You can catch my last bump update here. Well boy oh boy it’s been a while hasn’t it?! I know these usually go up every other week but between moving and just having a really messed up blogging schedule(as I’m sure you may have noticed!) I just didn’t get around to sorting out a week 29 + 30 post on the Friday it should have been up!
So, what’s been crackalackin?!Week 29 was pretty similar to week 28, not a lot happened and I didn’t feel all that great. I think it’s safe to say that “transitioning” into the third trimester was well and truly awful. I think there was just the added stress of moving coming up too which just added to my anxiety and general low frequency.
If you read this post or follow me on any of my social media platforms, you’ll know that Jack and I moved on November 15th! The following day marked 30 weeks! THIRTY! How insane is that?! Baby was now the size of a cabbage! Week thirty was slightly better on the mental front but still not completely amazing. I spent most of week 30 sorting out house stuff and organising moving over our antenatal care to the new midwives and hospital so my brain was sort of kept occupied, but a few minor slip ups did manage to come creeping through, including one fairly major breakdown getting dressed one morning, boo.
Just before I turned 31 weeks I had my first appointment with one of the new midwives, which basically became my 32 weeks appointment/check up! Everything was looking fine, we just needed to arrange for me to have my scan at the new hospital. If you read this post you’ll know that my placenta was partially low so we needed a re-scan around 32 weeks to see if it had moved away from my cervix(it was basically partly covering buba’s exit).
We had our scan at 32 weeks + 1 day and thankfully, the placenta had moved up and was now not blocking the exit at all! Yippie! Basically, if the placenta still had not moved away from my cervix, it could have meant that we would have needed to have a planned c-section at 37 weeks, which was something I did not want! My mum actually came with me to my scan appointment as Jack had work and we didn’t have enough notice for him to take the time off. She really enjoyed getting to see her first grandson in there! He’s a little chunk! He was measuring approximately 4.6lbs eeeeep!
Symptoms wise, week 31 and 32 have been pretty similar. The tiredness that I felt at the beginning of my pregnancy has come creeping back in and getting up before 7am is a thing of the past! Sometimes it gets to 11am and I’m already so exhausted I feel as though I could go back to bed for a couple of hours! Most of the time, I troop on and the tiredness does seem to pass once I have lunch. Speaking of food, I’m not exaggerating when I say that everything effects my acid reflux! One thing that I found really effected it and made me feel actually quite panicky and anxious is caffeine, so I’m no longer having my one cup a day and I honestly hate to say it but I’m now a decaff girl until this little fella pops out!
Something else that has only just started to happen is that my hands get so sore! Sometimes they get slightly puffy and swollen but most of the time it’s just the pain that really irritates me. It’s almost like I can’t grip things without my skin and my bones feeling really tight! I mentioned this to my midewife and she said that it might be carpal tunnel, so again, here’s hoping it’s just a pregnancy thing and it goes away after baby Corbett is born because it’s not pleasant!
General day to day life is beginning to become a bit more of an effort now, I’m guessing it’s the extra weight and just my body telling me to slow down and rest before it’s time to deliver this baby! I can still walk around comfortably for an hour or so, but the other day I managed 3 hours in town and I was just getting really uncomfortable being on my feet and pains in my pelvis. The midewife did say that this would probably happen as baby’s head is resting/pushing against my pelvis at the minute apparently, yay!.. Oh and lets not talk about getting out of breath whilst talking, what’s that all about!?
So the last four weeks have been a bit up and down, but as this post goes live, we only have 6 weeks and 5 days left to go! I’m so bored of being pregnant now and I just want to meet our little bear cub! January can’t come soon enough! I hope you enjoyed this mammouth update and I hope you’re all well! Don’t forget I’m doing vlogmas too! You can subscribe here!