Once again i am late in posting my weekly pregnancy update as i am just so busy and have not had any time to blog, i tell a lie i have had the odd chance to blog on a night time but i have been so tired lately i just have had no motivation to do so. As i sit here now to type up this post i am now 31+4 day's pregnant and i am now down to single figure number of week's until baby number three's arrival.
Week 30 was quiet uneventful i did not have any midwife or hospital appointment's this week and we still have not started baby shopping either. I am still feeling pretty good with no sickness, heartburn, craving's or aches and pains. But i have been so tired this week i have no energy at all and i am also finding it really hard to sleep on a night time, as i keep waking up and finding it so hard to fall back to sleep again. Also the heat has really been getting to me and i get so hot and bothered and seem to be sweating loads. I am still feeling really breathless as well and i am getting so tired and out of breath just of doing normal everyday things like walking to the shop or doing housework, i feel like all my get up and go has got up and gone as i have no motivation at all to do anything. I do not have the luxury of being able to relax and rest as i have two children to look after and run around after non
Anyway as i mentioned last week at my 29 week midwife appointment i had a routine blood test and i got a letter from my G.P's surgery asking me to call them in regards to the blood test and i was told that they showed i had very low iron levels and they had prescribed iron tablet's for me to take three time's a day plus a higher dose folic acid tablet to take daily for the rest of my pregnancy. As my low iron levels are what has been making me feel so tired and breathless. So i am hoping once these tablet's kick in i will start to feel a bit more human as i really have been feeling rather dreadful, so i am now on eight tablets a day to help me through my pregnancy ( iron , blood pressure, asprin, and vitamins) now i just need to remember to take them daily which will be a challenge with my baby brain.
Also this week my bump seem's to have stopped growing as much it does not seem so big this week, but i am not worried as i am sure its just due to baby moving position and i am sure i will get bigger in the next few weeks as i near my due date. Baby is still very active and is wriggling and kicking a lot more now and seems to like to kick me under the ribs, ouch! He gets the hiccups a lot now too which i love the feeling of its like little bubbles popping in my tummy.
I Still have no craving's and i am eating the same as before and my appetite has returned to normal after having a few weeks of constantly feeling hungry. With the weather being hot i have realised i have been wanting to eat more salads and fruit and ice lollies but i still love my carbs and bread is still a firm favourite at the moment.
My crazy hormone's still seem to be under control i have had the odd snappy/ grumpy moment but no bursting into tear's for no reason and i feel like my normal happy self most of the time now which is brilliant.
In blogging new's this week i have appeared on two other blog's which i love firstly i appeared on The Ls mum daily routine's series which is a feature where other bloggers share there daily routines, i love this series as i am nosy and like seeing what other peoples life and routines are really like and i shared what are daily routine is like. I also appeared on Mum's days blog where there is a collection of birth story's (over 50) and i shared my second birth story with Sophia , again i love reading all these story's as now i am pregnant i love reading birth story's and how every birth is different as i feel like it prepares me in case something unexpected happens during labour but it also inspires me that my third labour could be super easy. That's all that has been happening this week , i will update on what week 31 of pregnancy was like soon.