Am I boring everyone to death with all this pregnancy stuff? I would have found it boring before I was pregnant, so I understand! I know it’s not interesting for anyone else, but it’s all I can really think about. I hope this doesn’t mean I am going to talk non-stop about my baby too… and god forbid I flood my Instagram with photos. I am going to be such a bore!
Weight: I had a strong feeling I would see a steep rise in my weight this week. I was so hungry all week and so I thought baby might be having a growth spurt. I also felt a bit puffier and bloated than usual.
This week: 88.8 kgs (195.3 lbs)
Up: 1.1 kgs (2.4 lbs)
Total pregnancy gain: 8.8 kgs (19.3 lbs)
How far along: 29 weeks. Last week in my 20’s!
How big is baby: The size of a butternut pumpkin. Yep, I am definitely feeling that little pumpkin in my belly.
Sleep: Same, same. Insomnia most nights, but nothing I can’t cope with.
Symptoms: I am feeling just a little bloated in my hands, legs and feet this week. I’m also getting a few hot flushes and cramps in my legs and feet. Nothing serious.
Best moment of this week: I had a lovely weekend away to Bright with a couple of girlfriends (and AJ too). We booked this last year before I was pregnant and it was supposed to be a wine and cheese weekend, so it wasn’t quite what I had planned, but still great just the same. We are planning to do it again next year and AJ said he will look after bubs and drive us to the wineries so that I can let my hair down!
Miss anything: Yes, wine and cheese!!!! I got a bit shitty at one point over the weekend watching everyone get stuck into all the delicious wines and cheeses… but I got over it ha ha!
Movement: Baby is not moving around as much as normal, but I’m not sure if it’s because I have been too busy to pay much notice or because bubs is running out of space and can’t move so much anymore. Probably both.
Food cravings: It is all about sweet foods for me this week. I try to stick to a few squares of 85% dark chocolate, but I am not always perfect. I was having a shockingly bad day at work so AJ had some donuts delivered to me to cheer me up. Don’t worry, I didn’t eat them all. 🙂
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope. I tend to either be starving or lack any appetite and there isn’t much of an in between. I think I am getting a bit sick of steamed vegetables, brown rice, tuna and chicken and so I can’t be bothered eating. I just don’t have many great options for cooking in the hotel. Please let me house be ready soon!
How’s your mood: I’ve been feeling a little down throughout my pregnancy. I guess I have felt a bit lonely because my mum isn’t around anymore and none of my other family have reached out to show much interest. I have two brothers, one is estranged and the other lives far away and just had his own baby and my dad has never been a great communicator (bloody men). I’ve not ever been close to AJ’s mum or sisters, which I hope might change a bit when bubs comes along. Then, this week AJ’s mum and one of his sister’s sent me some nice text messages to check in and see how I was feeling. Then my brother also text me to see how I was going. I got a bit suspicious that the text came after AJ had caught up with my brother for coffee while on a work trip to Sydney. I asked him if he’d said anything to anyone and his expression gave him away a little bit. I didn’t ask anymore questions because I don’t need to know what was said, I am just grateful that he cared enough to mention it to our family (even though it’s a little embarrassing) and it made me feel so happy to have people reach out and show they care.
Looking forward to: My maternity leave replacement starting next week. Oh god, that will be amazing to have some help.
The Bump: I am really trying to get photos that show the bump, but it is more of a series of lumps and really not showing up in photos. I’m starting to wonder if I might never get that pop of baby bump?