This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Bunch of Swiss chard (who has EVER bought Swiss chard?) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Most importantly, no pre-eclampsia So now I’ve hit a milestone I wondered if I’d ever reach – passing the point in my first pregnancy when I developed pre-eclampsia and had to be… Continue reading 37 weeks: into uncharted territory
So now I’m on maternity leave, things are getting scarily real. There’s actually a baby on the way pretty soon! In between daytime TV property makeover shows and ill-advisedly watching old episodes of One Born, I’ve started ‘getting organised’ as best I can – and job one was packing the hospital bag (or bags as… Continue reading 35 & 36 weeks: packing ‘that’ bag and getting prepared
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Cantaloupe melon Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic pain (yet again) Oh happy day! I’m on maternity leave with the prospect of 5 weeks of relaxation ahead of me (if you ignore all the various things I’ve got to do over the next month!). My last day… Continue reading 33 & 34 weeks: job done, feet up
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: a bunch of leeks (these are becoming ever more tenuous) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Feeling like a Transit van I’m having to combine the last two weeks of updates into one here – I have literally no idea where time is going or what I’m doing… Continue reading 31 & 32 weeks: playing catch up
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: ‘Good-sized’ cabbage (whatever that means) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Pelvic pain! Last Saturday was a real treat for me and the Mr, as we made the most of Little Man staying at Grandma and Grandad’s and went out for a date night to celebrate hitting 30… Continue reading 30 weeks: adventures in waddling
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Butternut squash Pregnancy symptom of the week: Really wanting a lie in! This week’s update is not a long one – primarily because in comparison to last week’s growth scan excitement, not much has happened. Sleep is still disturbed as I toss and turn uncomfortably, and I’m… Continue reading 29 weeks: the joys of being the sober one
This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: Aubergine (again, somehow, as it also was apparently at 23 weeks. I suppose it depends on the size of your aubergine) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Disturbed sleep (due to enormo-bump, being too warm and having vivid dreams) This week saw a big day in my antenatal… Continue reading 28 weeks: how does my little one grow?