31 Week Update

How far along?  31 weeks + 4 days (sorry I’m always posting these late at the moment!!)

Total weight gain:  My bump is measuring 30 cm which is 1 cm under but my midwife is totally happy with it as Scott and I aren’t particularly big people!  I completely forgot to use their scales to see how much weight I have put on but I am pretty sure I have gained a couple of pounds this week just from looking at my thighs!!
Maternity clothes?  Nothing new purchased this week but I am glad the weather has cooled down a bit so I can stick to my maternity jeans and some of my old stretchy tops with a slouchy cardi or an undone shirt!  The dresses I got from Ebay are lovely so I will be posting about them soon!
Stretch marks?  Still none but my skin is super dry and rashy on the bump.  Still using Palmers Cocoa Butter Original Formula morning and night, as well as the Mama Mio Boob Tube on my chest (review here
Sleep:  Sleep has been pretty rubbish this week, I am waking up to go to the loo lots and from rib pain!  Then in the mornings I am being woke up by kicks and headbutts until I finally sit up, so lie ins are now a thing of the past – already!

Best moment this week:  I started packing a few things in Harry’s hospital bag which was really quite fun and exciting!  We picked out what outfits to take and what we want him to wear first and to wear home!

Worst moment this week:  I guess there hasn’t been a real worst moment but my skin is still horrible and I am hating it!!

Miss anything?  Missing my clear skin!!

Movement: TONS of kicks and jabs and funny things moving across my tummy.. however Harry clearly isn’t moving where he should be as we found out at our midwife appointment that he is breech at the moment šŸ™ !  He still has a good few weeks to turn and get his head down but she said as I am quite small and there not a huge amount of fluid around him this could prove to be a little difficult!  Fingers crossed he will be on the move soon!!!!
Food cravings:  Still ham and mustard mayo sandwiches from M&S!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  The nausea has subsided a little this week which is good!

Gender: Boy.. and our midwife confirmed this again this week as she said he has the typical boy heartbeat apparently?! 
Labour signs: None.. BUT I did have an episode of Braxton Hicks one evening!! It was really really weird!  My tummy went totally solid and really tight on and off for about 10 minutes!  It wasn’t painful though and I can imagine they are nothing like actual contractions!
Symptoms:  The rib pain is getting unbearable, and now we know why!  Harry’s head is pushing against them really hard and every week it gets worse as he gets bigger of course! It doesn’t even help when I stretch out anymore so we just have to hope and pray he turns soon.  My midwife recommended popping paracetamol to ease the discomfort but that’s all I can really do
My skin is awful!  So so bad I actually hate going out in public!!!
I have had some numbness and aching in my right leg and again this is due to Harry’s position and the pressure its putting on the sciatic nerve.  When he moves this should stop!
Belly button in or out?  Really coming out now, you can see it through my top!

Happy or moody most of the time?  I’m pretty happy this week with random episodes of moodiness!!
Looking forward to: The arrival of Baby Clarke this week!!!!! 
Bump: (apologies this pic is well crap.. I look awful!!)

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  • Reply Kim Carberry 18/09/2013 at 10:20 am

    Ohh packing the hospital bag is so exciting! Makes it even more real!

  • Reply Amy Squires 18/09/2013 at 10:58 am

    Aww you have the cutest little bump ever.

  • Reply admin 18/09/2013 at 12:09 pm

    It is exciting Kim but also scary!! x

  • Reply admin 18/09/2013 at 12:09 pm

    Ahh thank you Amy šŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Kat R 18/09/2013 at 1:59 pm

    Ooh, I hope he moves around for you soon! I never knew about the rib pain until I was pregnant, soo not fun at all! xx

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  • Reply hannah maggs 18/09/2013 at 3:42 pm

    eeeeep packing his little hospital bag šŸ˜€ So excited for you!! You should deffo do a post on what you're taking & his coming home outfit when you've finished, bet loads of readers would love to see that.
    You're looking amazing btw! xx
    ps i went to primark today and they have laods of mini toiletries in for Ā£1, so might be good for your hospital bag šŸ™‚

  • Reply admin 18/09/2013 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you Kat! We are praying he moves round!!! The rib pain is crazy isn't it šŸ™ x

  • Reply admin 18/09/2013 at 6:09 pm

    Hannah I will defo do a post on his bag and on my bag when they are done šŸ™‚
    Thank you I want to feel like I look amazing but I just don't lol!!

    Ahh good tip! I'll be popping into primark this weekend!! Xx

  • Reply MissSparkles @ Sparkles and Stretchmarks 19/09/2013 at 12:22 am

    Awww I loved packing the hospital bag and choosing outfits!!! Although he ended up not wearing any as they were all too big for him!

    I had awful rib pain too! Its horrific


  • Reply admin 19/09/2013 at 9:16 am

    Its really fun isn't it but becomes so real! Getting mine packed this weekend to so we don't forget to do it when we move house!! I'm scared everything will be too big as well.. did you have to go out and buy smaller things??!

    Rib pain is the WORST thing ever! Surely its worse than labour right?! šŸ˜‰ xx

  • Reply Jack Tring 23/09/2013 at 12:15 pm

    Fingers crossed everything will be alright

  • Reply Krissy Gib 25/09/2013 at 8:40 am

    Aw cant wait to see that post on packing your hospital bag!! Would love to see what u are taking!! So exciting, makes it feel so real!! P.S. You look great in the pic hun u dont look awful!! xx

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