31 & 32 Week update

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Pregnancy Brain has begun to take over my life. Day by day I am becoming more forgetful and confused. I am placing things in the strangest places and missing appointments because I am convinced that they were an hour later only to check my calendar and find out that I was wrong. My latest blunder to place on Monday. I spent the entire morning waiting in anticipation to go to a scan at the hospital. (Ok I spent the whole weekend obsessing over it with excitement). I couldn’t wait to get a glimpse of by little bear. I reminded my husband several times at which time he should fetch me for the appointment. I couldn’t think of anything else for the whole morning. Lunch time came and I started to get ready for the appointment. My husband arrived home and soon we were off to the scan. We went to announce our arrival by the reception only to find out that we were an entire month early for the scan. I was majorly disappointed and quite embarrassed to say the least.

Today I went in to the doctor for a general pregnancy check up, all went well. I was so happy that she did a quick scan so I was able to get a glimpse of my little boy. I am looking forward to the longer scan at the hospital next month. During the scan I found out that he is beginning to position himself for birth. He is now lying head down and will stay that way until birth, which is not to far away now. There is only 8 weeks left until his due date. He is getting bigger and heavier by the day, I am beginning to feel his weight when I am standing for long periods of time. He is slowly putting strain on my back. He is also starting to disturb my sleep more and more. Last night when I was just comfortable and ready to fall asleep, he decided that it would be a good idea to stretch his legs out against my ribs. So I got up for a few minutes and walked around to encourage him to move in a different position. I must say that this really helped. I love being pregnant and feeling my little boy inside of be, but slowly it feels as if the space is running out. I can’t wait to meet my little boy and see his face for the first time.

It seems like I am only able to make the updates every two weeks, if you are lucky maybe I will get it right to have an update next week.

Wishing you all a wonderful day. 

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Weeks 26&27

  I am now in my 27th week of pregnancy. Time as been going so fast. According to my many pregnant apps my baby bear is somewhere between 850g-1kg. I have begun to wonder how big he will be when he is born. I was a small baby, however his father was a larger baby. For some reason I hav a feeling that he will be on the larger side and am preparing myself for a big boy.
Over the past two weeks I have had quite a few slightly painful kick and jabs. I feel like he has moved slightly higher in my belly since I am feeling a little more movement there. He has been extremely active this week, several times I was able to see movements from outside of my belly. He even allowed his daddy to feel him kick for the first time last week, it was definitely a very special moment. I am really enjoying to feel my little man move around inside of me. Last week I went for the sugar testing and was very happy to be given a good result. I must say that it was very difficult for me not to eat breakfast before going. 

  

I have began to think more and more about birth, as there is only 13 weeks left. Time has definitely passed by very quickly. This week I experienced Braxton Hicks contractions for the first time. It took me completely by surprise.  It didn’t last too long, although I did find myself breathing quite strangely. It went away as soon as I changed positions. I must say that I am glad to have some idea of what labour will feel like as it is something that I have been thinking about. I was actually worried that I wouldn’t be able to recognize if I was in labour, which now seems like a rather ridiculous thought.
I am wondering when I should put a hospital bag together, as it is commonly suggested to have it packed early in the event obaby arrives earlier than expected. Which wouldn’t surprise me since I am not completely convinced that the due date is accurate, however at the same time this is not something that worries me too much.