Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks


A day late post due to a tricky few days.. well weeks but I’ll get to that!

This could be my last post as the next will be on my due date and I have to admit I’d be happy to have bubs in arms at that stage. I’ve mentioned before they this pregnancy has been quite different to my last-lots of pesky symptoms etc-on my last pregnancy I was one of those annoying joyful people, bouncing around until D Day. This time not so much, moaning and waddling are now more my forte! 

I have now been on leave for almost 2 weeks but we have also had a tricky 2 weeks with Josh. He talks about his ‘baby brudda’ a lot but increasingly over the last little while we have seen tantrums increase, his already unpredictable sleep get worse and a clinginess and anger we have never seen before with only glimmers of his old self showing through. 

I must admit I’m a little broken by it, I can take the sleepless nights-sure more of those are to come soon but seeing him so upset unable to articulate it when he is usually so vocal breaks my heart. I know it will all be ok, eventually but right now with hormones flooding ahead of baby’s arrival I am emotional mess!

Back to the facts… 

How far along? 38 weeks 

Total weight gain: 3 stone-about the same as Josh but hope I can lose it like last time!!

Maternity clothes? Staple wardrobe these days are leggings and comfy tops!

Stretch marks? I have small lines each side of the bump which I ain’t to happy about. Using a new oil to help hopefully.  

Sleep: Not so bad, as expected-with the exception of above, along with toilet visits! 

Best moment this week: My baby brunch with my pals.. A small get together which was just lovely. 

Miss anything? Not being huge and Josh being ok. 

Food cravings: Naughty things!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Queasiness is there daily with a good dose of indigestion. 

Gender: Boy, I hope

Labour signs: A few braxton hicks but nothing major. Happy to wait until next week but then happy to say hello baby!

Symptoms: Back/Pevic pain when walking. 

Belly button in or out? Out with a ring around it.

Wedding rings on or off: Still on.

Happy or moody most of the time: Better now I’m finished work but emotional as per above. 

Looking forward to: Pedi with my pregnant pal tomorrow and holding my baby boy in my arms soon and becoming a family of 4. 


Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks


So the countdown begins.. I found with Josh up to 30 weeks I counted up and then I started to count down.. 

How far along? 30 weeks 

Total weight gain: Just over 2 stone now

Maternity clothes? I never really buy maternity clothes with the exception of jeans and with recent heat is just been cotton dresses etc that stretch!

Stretch marks? Just got this lovely oil that is made in Ireland too.

Sleep: See pic below! A lot of tossing a turning and toilet visits. 

Best moment this week: Appointment with midwives. Head down as I was concerned he had flipped. 

Miss anything? Again energy.. Hoping this will help..

Food cravings: I have acquired a recent ‘craving’ for the smell or desire to eat firefighters-very random but apparently common. *My husband insisted on taking this pic of me having a sniff in lidl-classy bird 😝👃🏼

Anything making you queasy or sick? Certain smells still get to me and it can still rare its unwanted head. 

Gender: Boy, so glad we found out now as Josh can fully understand and prepare for what’s coming!

Labour signs: No!

Symptoms: Aching upper and lower back. 

Belly button in or out? Out and more so when baby boy moves around. 

Wedding rings on or off: Still on.

Happy or moody most of the time: Definitely moanier

Looking forward to: The countdown begins so exciting things like getting the room ready etc will start happening soon.