How big is Baby Button-Nose this week?
At 32 weeks Baby Button-Nose is taking up more and more space in my uterus, weighs about 1.7kg and is as long as a kale. Length: 42.4cm, head to heel.
Pretty good. :) I’ve definitely started nesting and I’m on a complete mission to declutter our house. I’ve also sorted through all of Jasmine’s newborn clothes and washed all of the unisex stuff (I had more than I thought).
Braxton hicks – albeit not very frequently.
‘Fanny daggers’ – soz.
Really bad lower back pain – and my hips have been clicky too! Ouchie.
Stretching/burning sensation around my ribcage (below my breasts) – it’s pretty much constant and so uncomfortable.
Highlight of the week(s):
I’ve booked a deep clean of our house for when I’m 36 weeks pregnant and I am so, so excited about this. Because I’m planning a homebirth it was important to me that I don’t feel like the house is dirty and at the moment I always feel like it is because I find it hard to keep on top of the housework. If I do ultimately end up having baby in hospital then I’ll still be glad we have a nice clean home to come back to.
I’ve had some big movements over the last couple of weeks, ones that have made me go “ooof” out loud. But generally this baby doesn’t move around all that much. There’s a hard lump that sticks out just to the right of my belly button and I’m not sure if it’s a bum or a head! I feel hiccups quite low down so I’m thinking it’s probably baby’s bottom. My midwife hasn’t felt for baby’s position so I think I’ll ask at my next appointment. I’m paranoid about having a breech baby!
At 31+3 my fundal measurement was 30cms. My midwife was a little worried I was measuring small at first but once she plotted it on my growth chart she realised that I’d actually had quite a big growth spurt over the last few weeks.
31 week midwife appointment
All OK at this appointment except that I was told that my 28 week bloods showed that I was anaemic. Why it took 3 weeks to tell me, I’ll never know. Luckily I managed to get my prescription for iron tablets then and there (a doctor just so happened to be loitering behind the reception desk which saved me another trip back to the surgery later that day).
I have been feeling tired for weeks but had just put it down to being pregnant and being a mummy to a boisterous 2-year-old! I’ve been taking the tablets for a week and a bit now and I can’t say I’ve noticed much of an improvement in my energy levels but my blood will need retesting again soon so hopefully my iron levels have gone up.
Things I’m missing:
It takes me ages to get comfortable and fall asleep – I’ve ditched all of my pregnancy pillows because they weren’t really helping and were just making me hot! Once I’m asleep I’m soundo until the morning but I do wake up busting for a wee!
Pregnancy/baby related purchases:
After a lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing, we finally decided on and purchased a travel system – I’m planning to write about which one we chose in a separate blog post but so far I’m really pleased with it.
I’ve bought quite a lot of bits and pieces over the last few weeks and there’s not much left on our list to get now. My latest purchases include: some gorgeous unisex baby bits from La Redoute, Ewan the dream sheep and protective floor mats (for my homebirth).
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