Isla Jean, Pregnancy

Blueberry at 29 weeks

How far along? 29 weeks

Total weight gain: 6 lbs! This seems to fluctuate a lot, as whenever I have one of my headaches I lose a good few lbs as I struggle to keep anything down. I’m glad I’m starting to put weight on now a bit, it reassures me that she’s growing OK
Maternity clothes? Living in my maternity trousers. My lovely friend Ana has lent me some of her maternity tops so I’ve got something respectable to wear for the funeral today. They’re really great and some really accentuate my bump so I actually look pregnant now rather than just fat!


Stretch marks? Don’t know, I don’t really pay much attention, if I’m going to get them, I’m going to get them, not much else I can do so there’s no point stressing over looking
Sleep: I really have forgotten what a good night’s sleep is! I’ve been exhausted for the last week, going to bed really early (like 8:30pm!!) but then really struggle to get to sleep and am still wide awake at 3am, or manage a couple of hours sleep and then wake up and don’t get back to sleep. I guess I should get used to this for the next however many years!!
Best moment this week: Having a nice dinner out with Chris to celebrate my 29th birthday. It was fun lying in bed watching my tummy move all over the place while Blueberry was fidgeting lots, Chris was amazed by how much she was moving around and how my tummy changed shape so much.

Miss Anything? Alcohol! After really crap days at work sometimes you just need a large gin and tonic! Also for my birthday I had a voucher for a free glass of champagne for me and Chris at the restaurant we were at, but I had to ask for it to be a soft drink instead. I’ve got to the point where I just sniff Chris’ drinks and dream. Everyone keeps saying ‘well you can have a sip, or you can have one drink’, but I’m not good at ‘just one’ so it’s best that I don’t at all!
Movement:
My darling daughter seems to think it’s fun to go crazy just as I want to go to sleep. I don’t find it fun at all. Chris has had words with her, but she didn’t listen!!

Food cravings: None at all. In some ways I keep thinking I’m missing out by not having any cravings, but then I think it’s probably a good thing that I don’t suddenly have the need to eat something very specific! I’m still loving savoury food though over sweet food, so I won’t be surprised if Blueberry comes out looking like a crisp!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just the ridiculous heart burn I’ve been getting, it’s so bad at times that I’m nearly sick. I’m considering buying shares in Rennie at the moment. Trying to sleep is killing me at the moment, as I can’t lie on my right side as I will get horrific heart burn within seconds, lying on my back for too long gives me pins and needles in my feet, and I’m not good at just sleeping on one side, so I fidget so much before I get to sleep, but invariably end up spending most my time sleeping on my left side.
Gender: Girl! Although I did have a dream over the weekend that when she was born they told me it was a boy, I just laughed, but I’m not quite sure how I would take it now if that actually happened!

Labour Signs: Not labour, but I think I may have been starting to get some Braxton Hicks occasionally. Not painful or too frequently at the moment, but at times get just get a bit uncomfortable!
Symptoms: Feeling constantly exhausted, but being unable to sleep, needing to pee lots, heartburn, not being able to get comfortable when lying in bed…beginning to wonder whether I need to invest in a special pillow, or whether I can continue to cope with just a few normal pillows under bump and hips at night
Belly Button in or out? In, lets hope it stays that way
Wedding rings on or off?
On, but still ridiculously loose so nearly lose it on occasion
Happy or Moody most of the time: It’s been a difficult week or two. On the whole quite happy, but work has been stressful as I’ve been really busy, and not in the office much, plus having to figure out everything that I do in my job so I can figure out what I need to train other people up on (only 7 weeks left at work now!), plus coming to terms with my Grandma dying has been pretty difficult. If I keep myself busy I’m OK, but if I let myself dwell on it then I become a blubbering wreck…I usually leave that for the middle of the night!
Looking forward to: Meeting my little girl, having alcohol, and all the food I’m not allowed to at the moment. I also can’t wait to go off on maternity leave, as then I’ll actually feel like this is really happening (in some ways it still hasn’t quite sunk in yet, maybe once I start looking and feeling like a complete whale I’ll believe this might actually be happening soon!!) plus I’ll have the time to finish sorting out all the little bits that I want to do before she arrives, which I never quite seem to have the time for at the moment!!

Blueberry at 29 weeks

Beautiful blanket my Grandma knitted for Blueberry

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