32 weeks pregnant. Can you actually believe it. I have 8 weeks (give or take) until I have my baby. Until I actually give birth and will be responsible for my own little human. You can bet your life I am feeling alllll the emotions right now – scared, anxious, excited, impatient… blimey.
I am currently sat on my bed watching the crazy blizzard outside – yep it is the Beast from the East that is causing havoc in the UK right now. Jokes aside, it is probably the worst case of snow that we have had in years – so no doubt we have gone slightly mad. I didn’t go to work today because the snow was horrific on all the roads near me, and it was still coming down really heavily. Driving in hazardous conditions whilst 32 weeks pregnant? I’ll pass, cheers.
Lets forget about the snow for a while – get yourself a cuppa or something to munch on because you are getting a pregnancy update from yours truly. How am I getting on at 32 weeks? Officially in the third trimester, and getting bigger by the day…
Gahhhhh heartburn. Flipping heartburn – I f******* hate you. I went through a few weeks where I would have it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT – I am guessing this must have been when baby was sitting quite high up, so everything I ate just kind of *stayed* there for hours. Since then, my bump has dropped slightly, so it has eased off. But I do still get it every now and again – especially when I have anything with even the TINIEST bit of spice. Not good for the gal who has spice with everything.
Needing to pee
As mentioned above – my bump has definitely dropped, and this has now caused my little baby to press on my bladder A LOT. Yep, feeling the sudden urge to pee REALLY badly is fun, especially when it is 3am. Oh, and I think I get up 2 or 3 times every single night to pee. Sure, they recommend not drinking anything before you go to bed – but HELLO, I am getting huge & feeling hot and EVERY SINGLE TURN IN BED IS A WORKOUT. I need my water.
When they say your baby grows rapidly in the third trimester – they ain’t lying boys and girls. I definitely feel the weight when I move around now – it is literally like having bags of sugar stuck to your tummy whilst walking around.
Of course – as I have grown so rapidly over the past few weeks, I have some stretchmarks! Sure, you feel slightly disheartened when you spot them for the first time – but honestly I have learnt to love them. They always remind me that my body is working a miracle and carrying the most precious thing ever (n’awww). I use oil on my tummy – mostly because it feels uncomfortable and pretty DAMN itchy, but it does help with the marks a little bit too.
My iron levels are still a joke – they just keep dropping despite me being on iron tablets which is SUCH a pain. I have been prescribed another type of tablet, and am eating a crap load of red meat & spinach in the hope it brings them back up again. I have always had mild anaemia, but obviously since becoming pregnant this has just become worse – WHY DOES MY BODY NOT ABSORB IRON FFS?!
I think the fatigue I am feeling ties in with my low iron levels too. Being in the third trimester is tiring enough – add in low iron and you got yourself a very tired lil’ pregnant lady. Not to mention grumpy. But mostly tired.
My maternity leave from work is creeping closer and closer (!!!), in fact my last day at work is officially 4 weeks today. I cannot WAIT for that time to come too – I am definitely feeling it at work now – especially in the mornings & towards the end of the day. I have started going in a little bit later and spending some time relaxing in the mornings which has helped – but mostly I just can’t wait for my leave to start!
I think that is all I have update wise. My little baby has definitely gotten bigger and stronger because my GOD do I feel the kicks now, not to mention seeing all the movement on the outside. It is probably my favourite thing that happens in a day though – me and Saj probably spend a good half an hour together everyday just talking to my bump and seeing it move around. Pretty amazing.
Off to eat more chocolate and crisps now. I am craving junk SO bad someone stop me please.