A lot has been happening baby wise now that i am nearing the end of my pregnancy so i think i will start doing weekly updates again rather then fortnightly ones next week. But here is what week's 33 and 34 of my pregnancy were like.
|34 week bump|
I have also been feeling pretty good still no sickness, cravings, heartburn or aches and pains. Although i have been finding my back hurts and i am finding it difficult to bend down now and i am starting to find it uncomfortable lying in bed and i am forever tossing and turning all night. And the heat is really getting to me the bigger i get, i am getting so hot and sweaty and i can not bear being out in the sun as i just get so hot and bothered and tired and out of breath and i normally love being out in the sun. Sleeping on a night time in this heat is awful,being heavily pregnant in this heat is no fun at all. But apart from these little niggles i have been feeling fine and i am still finding this my easiest pregnancy yet especially now that my iron tablets are working i find that i am not as tired as i was and i have more energy now then i did.
In other news my maternity pay has finally been sorted as you may know i gave up my job after my maternity leave to Sophia ended as the cost of childcare for two children was going to cost more then i earned so i did not think i would be entitled to any kind of maternity pay but because i was still classed as employed when i fell pregnant i am entitled to maternity allowance which is based on my pay slips from work and i actually end up receiving more in maternity allowance then i did of statutory maternity pay i received from work when i was on maternity leave the last time. So i am finally starting my baby shopping now my maternity allowance is sorted as i have been putting it off for ages. I have only brought some clothes and bottles and blankets so far for baby and my hospital bag things as we just can not seem to make are mind up on things like the double buggy. I am just lucky i have a lot of baby stuff still off Sophia as at this rate i will not have started my baby shopping before baby's arrival.
Week 34 i had a midwife appointment when i turned 34 weeks and my blood pressure and urine were fine and baby's heartbeat was fine but my bump was measuring 38 cm so it is now measuring four weeks ahead which is crazy as i don't feel like my bump has grown and i have gone from measuring small for dates to big for dates, but i am not worrying yet as i will see what they say at my next growth scan. I also mentioned that baby has been a bit quiet lately and not moving as much as normal so i was sent straight to the hospital maternity assessment to get checked out where i was hooked up to the heart trace monitor and of course as soon as that was put on baby woke up and had a party kicking and wriggling non stop. But they said baby was lying back to back and was in a funny position so that was probably why the movements had changed. I felt a bit silly but i am glad i went and got checked out as it is best to be safe.
My lower back has been sore this week and i just can not get comfortable even sitting on the sofa is becoming impossible as i am so uncomfortable all the time. My legs have also been really achy all week but i find going for a walk then sitting with my feet up is helping. Still no cravings, heartburn or sickness which is brilliant and my skin is smooth and clear and my hair is still shiny and thick which i love. Baby is really active this week he wriggles and kicks non stop and you can see my tummy changing shape and moving, i will miss the feeling when he is born.
Also this week Chloe left primary school and i thought that my hormones would make me cry and i nearly did but i managed not to. I am really looking forward to spending time with both of my girls before baby is born. I have also started nesting of sorts i have been making lots of to do lists and i have started having a clear out of the house and i am trying to be organised, i have a list of what we need for baby and i am going to drag the other half shopping to get it all in next week when he is off work. I have even been and got Chloe's new school uniform in for September.