How far along: Into Week 29 we go...
How big is baby? I'm not entirely sure what an Acorn Squash is, but I'll go small pumpkin-ish?
Sleep: The trimester of the pillow fortress has begun... pillows everywhere, and not a lot of rest.
Symptoms: The usual burn. Ribs and back. Peeing like a racehorse.
Best moment of this week: I turned 32 today, and realised that by my next birthday, I'll be a Mum to 2 beautiful little girls. Considering we thought our journey was over, it's mind-blowing. We also toured our new hospital to get more of an understanding of where things are, for when the time comes.
Miss anything: Being able to use the bathroom on the odd occasion, rather than every hour.
Movement: The kicks have gone back down to my crotch again - so I'm paranoid that she has flipped yet again.
Food cravings: Cookies. All the cookies.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Cleaning up 3y/o puke in the middle of the night... barf.
How's your mood? I'm doing okay. Sore and starting to count down, which is a bit surreal.
Looking forward to: Our next OB visit is on Tuesday, so hoping to see baby again! :)
The Bump: Not too different from last week!
I've been trying to keep a list of things that I'd like to eventually purchase for our newest wee one. They're things that I haven't used with Georgia & have had no experience with - so I'd love to hear any reviews, thoughts, or alternatives from fellow mamas. Things I've already sorted include: nursery furniture, pram/capsule, video monitor for new baby, bassinet, high chair.
What I'm thinking I need....
Large Play Mat
I had to purchase an Ergo Sport last time, because the regular carriers didn't fit comfortably being plus sized and post pregnancy. Since then, they've released the 360 which I've heard is brilliant.
How far along: 28 weeks along and officially in the third trimester - yay!
How big is baby? Baby is the size of an eggplant this week... I'm assuming a combination of weight & length.
Sleep: Other than the constant peeing, I'm sleeping okay.
Symptoms: Back and rib pain continues. I think this baby is gonna bust out of me Alien-style when the time comes. I also had one incredibly random day of nausea and morning sickness - a first for this pregnancy.
Best moment of this week: Passing my long Glucose Tolerance Test. Having hubby put up the crib again and getting excited for someone to use it again. And of course, getting to see that gorgeous little profile. She reminds me so much of Georgia when she was that little.. what do you think?
Movement: She's ramped it up this week! Both Georgia AND Jason could feel her kicks, and they are now off to the side of my belly, rather than internal ones in my pelvis that only I could feel before.
Food cravings: I'm back to wanting pizza again!
Anything making you queasy or sick: My body is fighting yet another head cold. Worst immune system ever!
How's your mood? So, so excited that baby flipped head down and we got to see her sweet face. I hope that calm feeling stays for a little while longer! I'm really feeling good overall.
Looking forward to: Tackling the baby clothes I need to wash/sort, and playing around in the nursery.
The Bump: BUMMMMMP.
Today was a GREAT day!
First up, I passed my Glucose Test, and my OB is really pleased. Baby is growing perfectly, measures 2 days ahead, estimated weight is 1.1kg already and has a nice strong heartbeat...
... AND SHE HAS FLIPPED HEAD DOWN!
I can't even tell you how happy that makes me. She's looking wonderful. And so beautiful. I know I'm biased, but look:
How far along: Here we are, entering into week 27 now.
How big is baby? Ah, the elusive rutabaga.... wait, what IS that again? :)
Sleep: Have had a few super late nights lately, so desperately craving some good nights... wishful thinking?
Symptoms: Itchy belly, sore ribs, sore back. The usual!
Best moment of this week: Bedtime wiggles from this little lady. She likes to hear me read stories to Georgia at bedtime... and also the Backstreet Boys station on Pandora.
Miss anything: Not yet; but if my GTT results are in tomorrow and go the way I think they will, I'll be missing sugar and carbs for a while!
Movement: Nights are still the best time to feel her move. All still low - so likely still hanging out in breech position.
Food cravings: Not quite sure what I feel like, to be honest. I'm living on cups of tea right now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing food related... but quite a few things lately.
How's your mood? I just want October to be here already! We need some good news, and I so so desperately need more newborn snuggles in my life.
Looking forward to: An OB appointment on Tuesday. I really want to see the baby again!
The Bump: Feeling lumpier and bumpier this week.
How far along: 26 weeks now.
How big is baby? As big as a head of lettuce... feels a lot heavier than that. #justsaying
Sleep: Not great, actually. But that's ok... I'm getting used to it & it'll help me be prepared for when baby is here.
Symptoms: The burning rib and back pain continues. My skin has broken out again too, yargh!
Best moment of this week: We picked up a second hand video monitor, and I had a bit more time to spend trying to arrange baby girl's new nursery. Still a long way to go, but I'm getting there.
Miss anything: Not really.
Movement: Mostly nights though occasionally I get some jabs in the daytime. She moves a lot while I'm doing my Spinning Babies exercises - just not in the right direction!
Food cravings: I still feel like pizza. So weird. Might need to make a homemade one this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Inversions and pelvic tilts are not fun, and I need to make sure I am doing them on an empty stomach, that's for sure. Willing to do everything I can to turn this kid!
How's your mood? I'm frustrated! I know that I sound like a broken record about baby being breech, but seriously.. I would be really gutted to have all my choice taken away from me when it comes to birth. After fighting so hard to get here & the high likelihood that this is our last baby, it's just hard - but then I feel awful for worrying, because our daughter actually getting here is so much more important in the long run. The mama guilt has started early with #2.
Looking forward to: Another week... I am just wanting this little baby to keep growing safely.
The Bump: Still in the weird, same-ish size, stage. I remember this from last time too.
How far along: Into Week 25 - yay!
How big is baby? This week, the baby is as big as a bunch of cauliflower.
Sleep: Uncomfortable. :( I can't sleep on my belly anymore, and I am not a natural side sleeper, so I'm tossing and turning.
Symptoms: I'm having a lot of burning rib pain this week. I've read that it can be because of baby sitting breech and her head putting pressure upwards, and it makes sense.. but man, it really hurts.
Best moment of this week: Baby was healthy at the ultrasound, even if she is still breech.
Miss anything: BELLY SLEEPING. Also, I miss taking a head-down baby for granted.
Movement: Still either on or off. Some days she wiggles around a bit, some days not a great deal.
Food cravings: I'm feeling like a pizza. #random
Anything making you queasy or sick: This constant rib pain, it's the worst.
How's your mood? Fairly anxious again, but we have a bit going on at the moment. I want the baby to flip. I want to ease this rib/back pain, so I'm researching chiropractors to see if they can help.
Looking forward to: Ticking off another week.
The Bump: Feeling similar to last week, really.
The one thing that I regretted when it came to baby purchases the first time around, was our choice of pram. We were on a tight budget after the IVF and we couldn't justify the crazy prices of the more expensive options - so we went with a basic pram that was light and easy to fold and store. That was fine... except for a few things we didn't realise at the time.
- The pram we bought was actually not ideal for newborns, as it didn't recline flat and wasn't supportive enough for wee ones on its own. The pram would have been compatible with an infant seat, only we were planning on getting a regular convertible car seat and so the sales lady didn't bother explaining that to us. Needless to say, as a baby, Georgia HATED the pram, and I ended up hating taking her out in it.
- It only faced outwards. As I mentioned just now, I had a pretty miserable baby in the pram those first few months, so I was constantly having to stop, walk around & check in on her when she was upset - I really, really needed the option to have her parent face. It got so bad that I ended up purchasing a clunky old cheap pram second hand that DID flip around, just so I could see my poor kid while we were out and about.
- The basket was useless and hard to get to, and because it was so lightweight, I could hardly hang my nappy bag on the pram without it feeling unstable and not particularly supportive.
It's no Bugaboo or iCandy or Silver Cross, but it's perfect for what we need it for. Miss G likes it too!