In all honesty, I really didn't feel like taking a photo for a bump update this week. It's so cold outside here today and we even had snow last night, so yes, I am indeed wearing some comfy pyjama bottoms in this photo! I have felt pretty rough and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm still struggling to shift this cold and throat infection. It's really frustrating not being able to take any sort of cold or flu medication so I am sticking to Halls soothers and Vicks Vaporub when I go to bed. Every time I cough, my huge belly jumps up and down, and I wonder if this is part of the reason why my back has been so sore- my muscles must be getting pulled in all sorts of funny ways every time I cough!
Aside from my cold and cough, symptom wise, I have had some very strange low down pressure feelings, which I guess are lightening pains and also a lot of pressure across my back and belly, to the point of Mr F panicking that I was in early labour. I think it's probably baby getting into the right position and dropping down into my pelvis. I have had moments when these pains have stopped me in my tracks and I've had to bend over or crouch down to ease the pain. I was in Subway this week just casually buying me and LO some lunch and the lady said I looked like I was about to drop! She was quite shocked when I told her my due date wasn't until New Year's day, and right now, I honestly think I may have had baby by then. Only time will tell.
This week's job is going to be to start gathering bit for my hospital bag as it's better to be prepared than not. I am actually quite excited to buy a few bits and pack it all up. It makes it all feel so much more real! I am also in the process of buying material to make curtains and a few other things for the nursery which is super exciting!
How far along? 34 weeks + 1 day
Weight: Still just over 10 stone 6lbs
Maternity clothes? Even my maternity tops are getting a bit tight now, but the jeans are great, as are PJ bottoms and leggings.
Stretch marks? Oh yes, unfortunately
Sleep: Terrible! I toss and turn all night and wake up panicking that I'm squashing the baby.
Best moment this week: There haven't been many great moments this week really, it's been a fairly crap week overall with a lot of bad news for us and for our friends
Miss anything? Being able to take normal medicine for colds and flu!!
Food cravings: It's all about the sweet stuff this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick? The lightening pains
Labour signs: I think baby is engaged and the lightening pains are making me think labour might be more imminent than New Year's day
Symptoms: Lightening, groin pain.
Belly button in or out? Out, but less so now my skin is stretching more
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody: Unwell and sad at so much bad news this week
Looking forward to: Getting things together for my hospital bag
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