31 Weeks Pregnant – What to expect!

31 Weeks Pregnant

This last week has just flown by and that seems to be the trend now – time is whizzing away and my due date is getting nearer and nearer.  And nearer.  I’m now 31 weeks pregnant.

Which would be fine, except I have done nothing really to get organised yet so, in the back of my mind, I’m now starting to panic just a little bit.

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Hmm, I need to have a think about what I actually need for baby #2.  I should write a list.  I should look at someone else’s list of what they recommend I need and then add it to MY list!  Do you have a list?

So far I have a co-sleeper (affiliate link) for Mini to sleep in next to me and 2 sleep suits.  That is all.  Oh dear.

Oh well actually no, I do also have a lot of clothes from when Miss M was a baby – most are pink but some are neutral so the baby won’t go bare.

I suppose I need nappies too – aww tiny newborn nappies!  What else do I need??  Oh dear, I think I was more organised first time round – I just can’t think straight!

I have my 31 week midwife appointment and whooping cough vaccination next week but otherwise, no other medical apps planned except for the 28 week blood test that I still haven’t had.  The midwife was supposed to send me the blood form for it but didn’t, I actually had to chase her for it yesterday which isn’t great as it’s now 3 week’s over due but I’m sure it’s ok.  She didn’t seem concerned about it.

I’m feeling massive and very tired most of the day and I can’t imagine getting much bigger but I know I will.  It’s crazy how much I know I’m going to expand in the next 9 weeks!  That said I only made it to 36 weeks with Miss M so I’ve never known before what it feels to be a full term pregnant woman.  I suspect I won’t like it much ha!  You can read about my hypnobirthing experience here.

My biscuit addiction is getting out of hand so I need to try and cut back but otherwise I’ve only put 1lb on this week so still managing my weight well.  I have no idea how.

Now I’ve actually written this post I’m worrying more about how unorganised I am, especially if I don’t make it to term again.  My goal this week is going to be to write that list of the things I need and start getting them!  If you have any tips on that, please comment below.

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  1. Rebecca U
    / 10:06 am

    eeek not long now. I felt SO tired when I was pregnant with my second but when she was born I felt less tired, even though I was getting less sleep – weird! Good luck x #mmwbh

    • / 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much! Oh you’ve made me have hope that perhaps I will feel less tired after the baby comes toooo :)

  2. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    / 10:06 am

    I remember with the twins we were prepared early on in case they made an early arrival, which they did. But also because I was so huge I would not have managed. It is such an exciting time and I am sure you will be ready when little one arrives x #MMWBH

    • / 8:52 pm

      I’m feeling the same – that soon I won’t be physically able to shop or set anything up! :)

  3. Mini Travellers
    / 5:25 pm

    My addiction at that stage was carrot cake, clearly for the sugar not the carrots. I ate far far too much! Exciting not long now. Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars.

    • / 8:50 pm

      Thanks lady! I want carrot cake toooooo now! :)

  4. heather griffiths
    / 4:27 pm

    Not that long to go! I hate a serious chocolate snowman addiction during my pregnancy! Good luck x

    • / 8:50 pm

      Ooh I would like a chocolate snowman too now ha ha! :)

  5. mummyofboygirltwins
    / 1:07 pm

    You’re in the 30’s! Exciting :) I was very organised but then I had to be seeing as we were expecting twins! You’ll be fine and you’ve a bit of time to go. Thanks for sharing on Sunday Stars #sundaystars Jess x

    • / 8:49 pm

      I am – argh ha! Thanks so much lady :)

  6. Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    / 11:16 am

    Haha! We only managed to sort the twins nursery 2 days before they arrived! We were SO disorganised! As a wise lady once told me though — ‘at the end of the day, a newborn doesn’t really need much! Nappies, milk and love.’ I thought that was lovely advice! And true! #SundayStars

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    • / 8:49 pm

      Ah she was right – that IS all they need :)

  7. anna busby
    / 8:26 am

    I was so disorganised with my second baby! everything ready about two months before with the first ! it was fine ! lol good luck !! #sundaystars

    • / 8:48 pm

      Isn’t it funny how different it is second time around! Thanks so much :)

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