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.
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!
Miss M: NO BABBY!
Me: It might be a baby sister or baby brother.
Miss M: NO BABBY SISTER! NO BABBY BUBBA!
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! :)