I’ve been trying to write this post for 2 weeks but the tiredness and having the cold and trying to get finished up at work has taken over!
Not a great picture this time (and that mirror needs a clean) but I’m getting BIG! I’ve put on a total of two and a half stone which is apparently at the upper end of acceptable weight gain during pregnancy! That better be a lot of water in there!
Time is flying by at the moment and it’s pretty scary that in a maximum of 6 weeks baby will be here! It’s strange to think that any day now I could go into labour, but I try not to think about that too much!
Since my last post we’ve had Mother’s Day, where I got the sweetest card from “bump” that totally sent me into a puddle of joy-filled tears…
…we packed our hospital case…
…and attended all four antenatal classes. It was really good to get advice and information from the midwives, but also to discuss things with other people sharing the same hopes and fears, and it was a really comfortable environment to ask questions.
How I’m Feeling
I’m getting pretty uncomfortable now with pain in my back and the top of my bump. My hands and feet are swelling up and walking has been reduced to a shuffley-waddle at slow speed as the weight of my bump slows me down. I bought a maternity support belt yesterday and it has definitely helped but as I’ll still gain weight until baby arrives I imagine this is how I’ll be until then!
What I’m Wearing
My wardrobe is still reducing as baby gets bigger and my maternity leggings and dresses are pretty much all that fit comfortably at the moment! I’m into larger work trousers but they don’t really have any support under the bump. I only have a week left though so I’ll cope!
What I’m Eating
Little and often is what they recommend at this stage because there’s not a lot of room in there for heavy meals!