This week has been a strange one. Morning sickness has made a comeback bigger than Guns’N’Roses at Coachella, and energy has reached an all time low on the charts. On the other hand, it’s been the most productive week so far and organisation is at a sickening level.
Let me start off with the lows so we can end on a brighter note. This week has seen the dreaded return of morning sickness, to the point of my bathroom being covered. Sorry for TMI, but this wouldn’t be a true-to-life recollection of pregnancy for people to relate to, or for myself to look back on in the future and be like “ohhh I remember that, that wasn’t nice”. It’s normal for morning sickness to make a return, especially in these final weeks as your insides are getting more and more squashed, as is your little human in your womb! Along with the sickness has sprung tiredness and energy levels that are ridiculously low. It’s been a case of waking up in the morning and wanting to go back to sleep straight away, then needing a nap in the afternoon, then being tired at 7pm again. Having said this, when it comes to actually getting in bed it has been such a challenge to sleep! I’m having those sleeping issues again, but it’s exhausting me this time around. 2 nights in a row I was still awake at 4am crying because I was so tired. I’ve found that washing my hair or taking a shower helps, so I’ll do that and towel dry my hair and get back in bed and often fall straight to sleep. If you’re in the same boat, try it! You can thank me later, it’s okay…
I’m also having waves of energy that won’t let me stop decluttering. Honestly, I’ve decluttered my bedroom 3 times in the past 2 weeks and I still feel like I need to do more! I’d be better off chucking out everything I own and just get it over and done with because I can see myself getting there if it carries on. Apparently it’s quite common for woman in the final weeks of pregnancy to get into an organisational frenzy so that she feels everything is perfect for when the baby makes their big arrival. It’s called nesting, so if you’re tidying and organising like no tomorrow then it’s okay – you’re not going crazy! I also spend a lot of my time in my bedroom too as I feel like it’s my safe area, and I can’t stand my door being left open. It’s all part and parcel of the nesting phase, so Connor will have to keep putting up with me being a moany b*tch for the time being.
I’m packing my hospital bag this week, or at least making as much of a start as I can. I know I have 8 weeks left, but that’s the final thing I need to do before the big delivery so I’m thinking of getting it out of the way as soon as possible to the next 8 weeks can be smooth sailing and there’s no rushing around to find anything if I was go into labour early. I really have a strong feeling I’ll be early anyway, and the date that sticks in my head is 16th March for some unknown reason! It’s exactly two weeks early, or I’ll give birth in the 38th week of pregnancy. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll be late. I really believe in gut instincts though so I’m sticking with early for the time being.
There we have it, week 31. That makes me 32 weeks pregnant, which is so daunting! I just hope the weeks continue to pass as quickly as they are because I can’t wait to have my baby in my arms now.