This week has not been kind to me at all. I’m really starting to feel the effects of pregnancy now it’s getting towards the end. I’m just keeping my spirits high by doing fuller faces of make up and making more of an effort with myself and thinking about how it will all be worth it when she finally decides to make her arrival. I’m still trying to embrace everything to the max as I do feel amazing about the process my body has been through and will continue to go through for the next five weeks.

I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter if I have a nap during the day or not, my body will still not let me fall asleep until half past six in the morning. Every night this week I have been awake all night until stupid hours of the morning, other than one where I somehow managed to drop asleep at around midnight! I was so happy as I had my first visit from the health visitor the next morning at half eight so it couldn’t have come at a better time. When speaking to my midwife last week she mentioned about naps during the day to re-energise, but I literally slept for two days straight and was wide awake at night same as usual. Although it’s good to catch up on my sleep it was getting in the way of day-to-day life.
Despite the lack of sleep, I’ve still been in high spirits. I’m keeping myself motivated and trying to keep active, even if it’s simply walking around the house, to the shops or bouncing on my ball. I started a 30 day thigh challenge which involves simple squats so it’s nothing too exhausting, it’s a goal for this year to complete 5 so I thought I might as well get a shift on while I can. I’ve been enjoying cooking a lot in the last couple of months, I’ve been eating a lot better so that I don’t pile on too much weight and they’re all super easy and quick meals so I can keep it up after birth too.
I mentioned last week about how terrible Braxton Hicks had been for me, but oh how naive I was. This week has been horrible, to the extent of Connor measuring how far apart they are incase I was actually in labour! As first time parents this is obviously all new to us, so although that may sound an exaggeration it seemed rational at the time. It has been quite extremely and there’s been nothing I can do about it. I simply need to ride it out and wait for it to go. My bump has hardened up a hell of a lot the last couple of days too, and I’m experiencing a lot of pressure so this could mean she’s getting engaged and ready, but I won’t know for sure until my next check up.

It’s crazy to think that in 5 weeks it will be my due date and the sensation of feeling her moving in my belly won’t happen anymore. It’s hit me that my bump will go and I won’t be pregnant anymore. I began reflecting over the last 35 weeks and all the changes that my body has gone through, and what the baby has been through too. I consider myself lucky to have only experienced severe morning sickness and now being in extreme pain – all normal pregnancy things – as I know a few people that have experienced scares throughout their pregnancies. My body hasn’t let me down once, all my tests have come back normal and she’s had a strong heartbeat the whole time. I’m really going to miss being able to feel her moving around and miss my bump when I’ve given birth.

Here’s an image of my bump this week. I was having a good confidence day, and I haven’t shared any bump photos publicly so I thought I’d show you guys how my 34+5 week bump looked.

You May Also Like

Leave a Reply