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Monday, 11 December 2017


“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Kahlil Gibran


Every week I'll be sharing a capture of my littles - either individually or together. To capture how they grow and change week by week.

Can you believe it's only two weeks until Christmas? It seems most of the country enjoyed snow over the weekend, but down here in Kent all we got was rain! I don't think it bothered the littles too much though.. they just about managed this frosty trip to the park.



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34 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Three}

Friday, 8 December 2017

34 weeks pregnant, and I've definitely hit a wall. I'm just so. bloody. tired. I have zero motivation either (not helped by the colder weather), so I feel as if these last few weeks are going to draaaag even more. Ah!

HOW FAR ALONG?
34 weeks & 4 days

DUE DATE?
14th January 2018

GENDER?
Girl!

HOW’S BABY DOING?
I use the Baby Centre App to check on baby's progress - baby girl is roughly the size of a cantaloupe melon this week, weighing around 2.1kg and measuring 45cm long. She's still laying on those layers of fat, which will help her to regulate her body temperature once she is born. Going by the size of my bump, she's definitely filling out now!

I saw my midwife at 33 weeks, which was a rather exciting appointment. All checks were good, and baby girl was head down still. Even more exciting was the fact she was 2/5ths engaged already (something I could definitely feel). I'm pretty sure she's still bouncing in and out now, going by the lighting pains.. but it's a positive step!


WEIGHT CHANGE?
I'm pretty sure I'm half baby and half hot chocolate and marshmallows these days... I reckon that small weight gain is going to be rising pretty rapidly over the Christmas period.

SYMPTOMS?
I feel incredibly sorry for whoever has to spend time with me at the moment. The pregnancy hormones are real! I am just so heavy, tired and uncomfortable now, that the littlest thing will set me off... whoops.

Braxton hicks are pretty constant, and actually becoming pretty painful at times too. Oh and the lightning crotch I mentioned above too.. ouch! I feel as if my bump is so low now, so at least that's a little relief on my ribs.

SLEEP?
Oh how I miss sleeping well. If I'm not waking for a wee, I'm just awake in the middle of the night tossing and turning. I reaaaaally hope it doesn't turn into pregnancy insomnia, because I know how torturous that is.

CRAVINGS?
I'm not sure the hot chocolate thing is a craving, but I'm liiiiving for them right now. Just typing this I want to pop to Costa and grab a festive version.

HOW I’M FEELING?
I absolutely love pregnancy, but these last few weeks are oh so hard. I just feel like I want to hibernate and sleep all day now. But that's just impossible with two little ones and a house to keep running. I'm still loving all the baby wriggles though.. there's nothing like those!


MISS ANYTHING?
Sleep. Having energy. Being able to do things without it being a huuuuge effort... Can you tell I'm feeling pretty done now?

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
How have I gone this long without maternity leggings? I finally caved and bought myself some, and they are AMAZING. I do still love my maternity jeans though - you can read about how I've been loving my Mothercare jeans here.

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
Washing baby clothes! I forgot how amazing the smell of baby washing was, and just how lovely it is to have teeny tiny clothes hanging out to dry. Now I've just got to sort them all out again, and pop them away until she's born.

LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Jack's parents have offered to have the littles next weekend, so we can get all the last its sorted for baby girl. So that means building the co-sleeper, packing the home birth box and finding homes for everything. I'm so excited!

You can see how this pregnancy compares to Parker's (my second) here.

Linking to the Bumps & Babies Linky with Let's Talk Mummy