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30 Weeks Pregnant – My Pregnancy Week-by-Week

30 Weeks Pregnant

I’m 3/4 of the way through!  So, only 10 weeks up go – 30 weeks pregnant!

Well, that’s the thing isn’t it – you think it’s 10 weeks but of course the baby might really arrive at any time before week 42.

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I hate unpredictability.  I hate it.  I’m a control freak planner.  I need to plan.  You can’t do much to plan when you’re having your baby but I do intend to write my birth plan this time so at least I’ll feel as prepared as I can be.

I did intend to write my birth plan for Miss but instead she decided to arrive at 36 weeks so I didn’t get time!  You can read about my hypnobirthing labour and delivery story here.

My next midwife appointment is in 2 weeks time so for now, apart from getting a blood test and whooping cough vaccination, all is happily quiet on the medical front.

The pelvic pain got very bad mid week where I could hardly walk so I’m monitoring that with my doc still.  I’ve tried to take a few light walks but it seems any walking for more than 5 minutes makes it worse.  As does sitting still for too long.  Great.  It’s manageable though for now – lots of rest.  And biscuits.

I’ve been eating all the biscuits.  ALL of them.  Somehow I’ve managed to not put on weight in the past 3 weeks – no idea how!  I’ve put on 21lbs altogether though so I know I’m on track for average pregnancy weight gain.

Mini’s kicking and punching has really ramped up which is lovely!  It’s so reassuring to feel, even the sharp punches to my nerves ouch!

I’ve decided I’m not worried about her potentially measuring small at the midwife appointment last week because she physically feels fine to me – big and very healthily active as far as I can feel!

This week we tried to prepare Miss M for Mini’s arrival which went something like:

Me: Is there a baby in Mummy’s tummy?
Miss M: No babby.
Me: There is – there’s a baby in Mummy’s tummy!
Me: It might be a baby sister or baby brother.

Oh dear.  If anyone has any tips on how to get a toddler used to the idea of a new baby, please let me know in the comments!

I hope you’re all having a lovely week! :)

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  1. Bloggermummylauren
    / 9:44 pm

    Ooh, how exciting, only 10ish weeks to go! I was like you, hated not knowing exactly when and what was going to happen. Sorry I don’t have any tips on getting a toddler used to the idea of a new sibling, my son was too your to really understand when his sister was born x

    • / 9:17 pm

      I wish I knew EXACTLY when this baby was going to come – I do not like the unknown ha! Thanks so much :)

  2. Katy {What Katy Said}
    / 11:32 am

    Best thing anyone ever told me is never to refer to the baby as your baby- always refer to it as belonging to the sibling. So Baby L was always Little G’s sister, Little G’s Baby etc etc.. They are much less put out if the baby arriving actually belongs to them. Involve her in everything, from choosing daily outfits to fetching everything for bath time, nappy changes. Also, G was the very first visitor to see her sister, nobody else was allowed to come visit until we had all settled in at home as a family. xxx

    • / 4:54 pm

      Oh that’s such a good idea – thanks Katy! I can definitely see how that would make a big difference :)

  3. Tin Box Traveller
    / 1:05 pm

    I’m a planner, but I can’t bring myself to physically write down a birthing plan this time (so far). It all went out the window with Tin Box Tot. However, I do have a lot of things in my head that I hope I will remember when it comes to ‘the crunch’. Or my inner control freak will take over and I’ll write War and Peace in the next few weeks. In the meantime, more biscuits!! :) #MummyMondays

    • / 4:53 pm

      Ha ha that’s what I’m thinking too – I’m putting off doing it in the fear it might be never-ending! Let me know if you do though :)

  4. Alice Young
    / 12:29 pm

    I look forward to reading these updates in #mummymonday! Your nearly there, very exciting! Your conversation with your toddler made me laugh; no babies!!! Thanks for linking up #MummyMonday xx

    • / 4:53 pm

      Oh thank you Alice!! Ha ha I think she’s slooooowly coming round to the idea! :)

  5. Stephanie
    / 12:09 pm

    So exciting, you’re so close now! I completely understand the annoyance of unpredictability. I keep telling my other half that our little one might be early or late and that the due date is just a random guess! I’ve seen a lot of other mum’s with a second baby on the way recommend giving the first born a ‘present’ from the baby that they’ll enjoy, and then when baby is born they say thank you and feel less pushed out! Good luck :) xx

    • / 4:52 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! Oh that’s a brilliant idea thank you – we’ll definitely do that :)

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