31 weeks and 5 days pregnant!

Okay so today my mood is a bit deflated. -.- I’m going to a friends 21st birthday party on the 5th November and I literally do not know what to wear. The things I’d usually wear are not going to work with a pregnant belly! So I came home with nothing. Arghhh.

This week I managed to get through work okay! I just did quite a bit less. His pram also got delivered on friday (28th/10) so thats all sorted ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll probably make a post for the pushchair by itself when I review it ๐Ÿ™‚ I also bought the last of my bigger stuff this week, like his bath, some towels, I’ve got his baby monitor now etc. I can’t wait for him to get here now! I’m currently sorting out my hospital bag. well, as much of it as I can, I’ve still got to get basic things for me like travel sized essentials.

I have put on a total of 2 stone since I’ve got pregnant! so now I’m currently weighing at 8 stone 2 and a quarter! According to my pregnancy+ app he is now still the size of a winter squash (whatever one of those are) and is approx. 16.18 inches in length and 3.31 pounds in weight! Heartburn is still constant when I eat but nothing a rennie can’t sort out! I feel a lot more awake since I’ve been taking some iron syrup that the doctor prescribed me.. and sleeping is getting better too. The only thing that I can’t wait to not feel anymore is his foot in my rib! Its always on the same side in the same place and is usually only when I’m sitting down!

Everything else has pretty much been the same! I found some stretch marks though, I was a bit gutted – seeing as I was so figure proud before I got pregnant! They’re only on my thighs and bum though so I guess I’m kind of grateful they’re not on my stomach ๐Ÿ™‚

I was sooo excited for this weekend I thought I was going to be able to see my maternity photos that I got done 3 weeks ago but they haven’t contacted me as of yet with them! I hope its soon its killing me waiting I’m sooo excited ๐Ÿ˜€

I think I have finally decided on a name and I have ordered him a Cuddle Company blanket and Taggie! Can’t wait for them to come ๐Ÿ˜€ I am not going to mention his name on here until I announce his birth ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Kirsty x

30 weeks and 4 days pregnant!

I know I say this every week but I just can NOT believe how fast this pregnancy is going! I was expecting it to drag and drag and me wish not to be pregnant anymore, but it hasn’t been like that in the slightest!

This week has been a pretty crazy week, I am definitelyย feeling the strains of being active whilst pregnant now.. Today is Saturday and on Tuesdayย I started feeling severe pains in my chest and under my bump, much more to the right hand side. Tuesday it wasn’t too bad and I pushed through it at work, Wednesday was a little different. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t really move around with the children, it hurt to stand and sit etc. So work sent me home. My mum thought it would be a good idea just to go up to the hospital to get it checked out.

I got to the hospital at about 4pm, they sent me to the Labour Ward where they put me on a heartbeat monitor to monitor the baby’s heartbeat. I’ll put a picture in at the bottom ๐Ÿ˜› his heartbeat was all good even though the midwife said he didn’t want to behave and stay in one place for the machine! haha. They must have also had too many bands that keep the heartbeat monitors on because she gave me them to keep! Baby boy hated these on him! He was wriggling and kicking them trying to get the off haha!

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They tested my urine which again at no surprise they said it came back with white blood cells in, this is becoming the story of my life.. they didn’t give me any antibiotics or anything though because I haven’t been feeling any symptoms of a UTI. They tested my blood which I finally got relief from, I’m not sure if I wrote about it here but I got a letter from the doctors about my glucose test. It said that the doctor wanted to talk to me about my results and so for days I was adamant that I had diabetes. The hospital said I didn’t have diabetes but my blood count is a bit low, although still acceptable. I think they want to put me on iron.. woo(!)

So I had Thursday off of work because the doctors said that I needed to rest a bit more, literally stayed in bed all day – it felt so good! My managers are quite supportive. Telling me not to come in if I don’t feel great, which is hard for me because I hate feeling like I’m letting them down, but I now need to think of me and my little boy, who is currently kicking me like mad. Yesterday I went into work, but I instantly regretted it. I started at 7:45 and managed to hold out until 11 when they sent me home. I wasn’t feeling the pains anymore, I am just sooo pale, feeling sick and literally so tired all the time, even if I haven’t done anything! So again, yesterday I rested pretty much all day!

My parents think I should think about taking my maternity leave much sooner than what I am planning on taking it, which I think I may have too.. but, I am not taking it just yet! I will go insane with boredom haha. I’m not sure I wrote about a lady in which I am helping on here yet either! My deputy manager introduced me to her, she is studying human development at a university in London. She needs a new mother and a newborn baby in order to complete her studies, its a long haul experiment, I think it takes about 18 months and I have agreed to help her. I think it will be quite nice to have someone else to talk to ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally got my moses basket on the stand! so my room is getting there ๐Ÿ™‚ So far I have my wardrobe, his changing unit, my bed and his moses basket all set up ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe how bright it looks in there now compared to how it used to! Theres still quite a bit to do in there but it is going to take time! I guess its all time and money hehe! I’m hoping to order my pushchair next weekend too! Exciting times ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll show you my moses basket ๐Ÿ˜€

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I love the style of this moses basket, I love how it curves at both ends and its so lightweight! It might be a little bigger or wider than some moses baskets but I’m just so in love with this design. I got him a little blue blanket in there too ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you heard of the Cuddle company? I really want to get him one of their blankets and taggiez.. ยฃ35 for the set I believe, you design it yourself and can get it personalised.. I think I have a name for him but I keep changing my mind arghh!! ๐Ÿ™‚

So according to my pregnancy+ app he is currently… the size of a winter squash. Which to me, in the photo looks like a pumpkin? aha he should be around 2.5-3.8 lbs by the time we reach week 32 ๐Ÿ™‚ and he should be approx. 15-17 inches in length from crown to heel! My heartburn has subsided a little bit, I don’t feel it as much although it still comes and goes.. I know I haven’t really been keeping track on my weight, but when I first found out I was pregnant back in May I was around 6 stone 5. (baring in mind I’m only 5 foot tall!) and now I am approx. 7 stone 11! omg.

Here are my bump pictures for 30 weeks and 4 days ๐Ÿ™‚ I can not believe how round the one looks where I’m sitting down! It looks kind of funny haha!

 

 

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(Sorry that this update was soo long!!)

Kirsty x

29 weeks and 5 days pregnant!

I’m getting a bit slow on these posts now and it’s just because I’m just sooo tired all the time. I feel like I wake up, go to work, come home and eat and then fall asleep just to repeat the process again the next day! I do 8.5 hour days at work and being in a nursery I’m literally non-stop all day, the things I’m beginning to struggle with at work now are mainly the nappy rounds. I work with 2-2.5 year olds so they are not the lightest of children like babies so either lifting them on and off of the changing mat or getting up and down from the floor (depending on who I’m changing) definitelyย ย is beginning to become a struggle. Getting up and down from the floor or bending down to pick up toys is another thing.. Sometimes I literally just do not have the energy to keep moving some days haha but as long as the baby is fine I am going to try and work for as long as I possibly can.

Got some more of baby’s clothes hung up in the wardrobe just need to get some more hangers, it seems like it’s taking forever because I bought some ‘gro-hangers’ from Mothercare, and now for some reason they’ve stopped stocking them! So I got some more yesterday from John Lewis, they aren’t extendable ones which I’m a bit gutted about but they do look good and hold his clothes ๐Ÿ™‚ Once I’ve sorted it all I will make a post showing his wardrobe.. although, I’m not too sure what’s easier? Does anyone else have a blog plus a Youtube account? I really want to make some YouTube videos as I think 1, it would be easier to just record his wardrobe rather than taking about a thousand photos. But 2, I really like writing my blog and creating my blog. Maybe if I started making videos I wouldn’t blog as much.. I’d like to think I would though. I’m a bit camera shy and don’t feel 100% comfortable sitting in front of a camera and talking – this is mainly because I have a slight turn in my left eye, which can also be known as a lazy eye which I hate.. I’m hoping my baby boy doesn’t have this also.. Let me know if anyone else has a YouTube account and I’ll go watch your videos ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m still yet to order the changing mat that I like which would then nearly complete my changing unit! I want to get some cot pockets/nappy stackers to go on the side of the changing unit, that way I can gain more storage from the drawers rather than filling them with nappies ๐Ÿ™‚ and in all honesty, I’m hoping to steal one of his drawers considering we will share a bedroom and I have no chest of drawers! I want to get some wicker baskets inside the wardrobe. But I’m not sure how well that will work ๐Ÿ™‚

Whilst going through all of the stuff I’ve got, in one of my samples I found the ‘Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula, Tummy Butter’ I have got the other stretch mark cream from Palmers, which seems to have been working as I still don’t have any stretch marks *TOUCH WOOD* but I hate greasy / sticky textures, I just can’t stand them. This tummy butter comes in a small 15g/5 oz. pot, probably just a tester sized pot and smells okay actually. Its ย a yellow ‘butter’ type cream if that makes sense. It seems a bit oily at first, but once it’s on the skin you wouldn’t know its there!

As for my bump! It’s starting to become a little uncomfortable now D: I can feel him and saw a little foot a couple of days ago! He’s moving around lots now ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone keeps asking me if I have thought of a name! I am struggling so much! I have one in mind but I’m not sure I will stick with it! I may start watching ‘names I love but will never use’ videos on Youtube for inspiration!

Here isย my 29 week 5 days bump ๐Ÿ™‚ Cannot believe I am 30 weeks on Tuesday!!

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Kirsty x

28 weeks and 4 days pregnant!

Okay so this week has been a little bit crazy with all of my furniture being put together! The man came to do my wardrobe and bed on Thursday and then my sisters husband put together my changing unit today! Its all starting to come together:) I look at my room at the minute though and think it’s all well and good for a moses basket.. but where on earth is a cot going to go!!! But I’m sure I’ll find space for one ๐Ÿ™‚ I will put some pictures up at some point but the past 2 weeks I have been so tired. I currently work 5 days a week and go to uni 1 evening a week so that’s probably why I’m so tired haha.

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I saw my midwife again on Thursday, she said I’m measuring at 27cm.. I think that’s what she said.. anyway it was either 25 or 27cm, she said all is good with baby and his heartbeat was sooo strong this time on the doppler! But guess what. apparently my urine is showing up ANOTHER water infection. I mean honestly, this is the 5th one. Although I’m not showing any symptoms of having a water infection. Maybe it’s just going to be another one of those things…Then yesterday, (7.10.16) I went to the hospital and did my glucose test.. I must say sitting in a hospital waiting room, hungry! for 2 hours is not the best way to spend your time haha!

And today I had my maternity photoshoot! I enjoyed it so much. The ladies I went to were amazing and from what they showed me on the camera my shots looked so good!! Can’t believe I have to wait 3 weeks until I am able to see them! I am definitely going to take baby to them for his newborn photos ๐Ÿ™‚

I managed to find a changing bag that I liked! I got a Cath Kidston one ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s got soo many pockets and attached to it is a travel changing mat! I will find the link now…ย http://www.cathkidston.com/cath-kidston/button-spot-tote-changing-bag-1018693

This bag was a bit pricey (in my opinion anyway) I wouldn’t usually pay ยฃ75 for a bag, but seeing as I am going to be using it every day for about 2-3 years I figured I didn’t want a cheap, rubbish one.

Baby has been on the move loads recently which is good ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe that soon these little kicks inside of me are going to turn into a real life newborn in my arms.. it still seems so surreal!

Here is my 28 week bump photo ๐Ÿ™‚ :

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Kirsty x