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!
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 🙁 ! 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
Bump: (apologies this pic is well crap.. I look awful!!)