Welcome to my 29 week pregnancy update!
It’s funny, when I’m sat working or just watching TV I think to myself how slowly time appears to be going. Then I come online to write another update and I can see quite clearly how time is actually flying by. I’m almost at the start of the end, i.e. the 30 week countdown, and I can’t quite believe it. I’ve been itching to pack my hospital bag since week 24 and now I am actually at the point where I can begin washing the tiny clothes I intend to pack and checking I have everything baby and I will need. Basically shits getting real.
So far, the muslin cloths are the only things to have made it through the wash. I’m having an internal argument with myself about whether I need to iron them or not. I’m thinking I might just leave them and fold them as neatly as I can – they’re lovely and soft from the wash and who wants a stiff muslin cloth anyway!?
Another exciting addition has also been made to the nursery. My parents very kindly offered to buy the moses basket for baby and it arrived over the weekend. Matt still needs to put the rocking stand together but I couldn’t help but coo and stroke the basket and imagine the small person who will soon be staring/crying back at me from inside it. It’s totally neutral should any more babies come along after this one…….only joking Matt!
Baby is the size of a pineapple this week and don’t I know about it. I feel her legs in the top right corner of my bump and I feel the pressure of her tiny head on my bladder frequently. I don’t need a midwife to tell me she is definitely head down. My bump doesn’t feel huge considering I am 29 weeks pregnant however I did get a few gasps over the weekend when I wore a tight fitting top. Time to lay off the cake.
Other symptoms from the last week include restless legs, more headaches, intense thirst, hunger and tiredness. I can feel that totally worn out tiredness of the first trimester creeping back. You know that feeling when you wake up after eight hours sleep and feel like you haven’t slept for a week. I guess I need to psyche myself up for feeling like this often! I have been sleeping fairly well considering, but I seem to need a few more hours come 6:30am when Florence strolls in. I have been having very vivid dreams including a dream in which I gave birth exactly as planned in the birthing pool. I was a bit disappointed come the morning that it had all been a dream.
I know some people have specific headings or questions for these updates to prompt them but I prefer to just bash my stream of consciousness into text as it comes to me.
I’ll leave you with my 29 week bump shot. I can see looking at the photos that my bump isn’t on the large side so I’m thinking this little cherub is going to be another 7.5lber. What do you think baby’s weight will be?
If you missed last weeks pregnancy update you can read it here.