Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries week31

Week 31. Baby is a coconut

Tiredness has made everything a battle this week. The restless nights are catching up with me. I feel almost as tired as my early weeks in Kos where I would fall asleep pretty much anywhere and everywhere. I seem to have a little reprieve around every 3rd night. I’m physically that exhausted that I do sleep better. I’m still getting up about 3 times due to the baby sitting on my bladder. However it’s a considerable improvement on the other 2 nights that are pretty difficult.

Due to this my evenings and weekends seem to be a bit of a blur. I’m either taking a nap or walking around like a zombie. I feel bad for Thomas and Paul they must think I’m a right bore these days! Paul wants me to try and finish work a bit earlier than planned. He thinks it’s a good idea for me to rest a bit before the baby comes. As I’m stubborn I really want to plod on until D day. But maybe I’ll try to compromise a little if work will let me.

This weekend we went to Bury to see my grandma. On the way home we met up with the rest of the family for curry as it was my brother’s birthday.  It was so good to get together but eating my body weight in tikka masala nearly sent me into a food coma. The thought of travelling home was a difficult one. Normally when you eat a big meal you feel the need to sleep but at the moment it hits me like a tonne of bricks. I feel like I am just going to nod off in front of everyone in the restaurant!

I’m hoping this is a bit of a phase. Fingers crossed my energy from trimester 2 will make a comeback before baby S arrives!

I’ve also getting a lot of hip pain at the moment, especially being sat at work all day. Not sure what the baby is doing but it feels very low and quite uncomfortable at times. It’s the same when I’m in the car. My bump is getting quite big now and I am not very flexible!

The cravings I had while pregnant with Thomas are making a surprise come back! I cannot get enough of ice cubes at the moment and the smell of the soap in the shower. This is making me think that this little monkey is a boy. Same cravings!

The ice cube thing is taking over my life. I’m filling little containers with water but I’m too impatient to wait for them to freeze. I just need to eat them. I’m not sure my teeth will survive this but I can’t help it! I bet I am doing Paul’s head in crunching them while we watch TV! 😂

The nursery is pretty much done now. The finishing touch was a nice big rocking chair from Paul’s mum and dad. I’ve caught Paul sat in there a couple of times. I think he’s trying to get his head around what is going to happen in a couple of months. I still can’t quite believe it either! We are so lucky and we cannot wait.

I finally seem to have made headway with getting my hospital notes sent over. I had a call from a nice lady at Jessops who has contacted my community midwife. Between them I think they have managed to get it sorted. Hopefully I will know more when I have my next scan in February. Then we can start to make some actual plans. Although I know you can only plan to a certain extent! My hospital bag is already packed as we know the last 2 months are going to fly by. Plus we have a lot to cram in before then!

Pregnancy Diaries week31

This week Paul and I reached a milestone of 2 years of being together. I can’t believe how much we have done in such a short space of time but at the same time feels like we have been in each other’s lives forever. Couldn’t imagine my life without him and cannot wait for year 3 becoming a family of 4! ❤


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14 Comments

  1. January 26, 2017 / 7:43 am

    I remember 31 weeks marking the end of me feeling relatively good and the SPD pain taking over. I hope your hip pain doesn’t get too bad. I’ve heard a lot of expectant mums loving ice cubes! Wishing you all the best for the rest of your pregnancy – not long to go now! #stayclassy
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    • January 27, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      It’s killing my teeth! I hope the hip pain goes too I am feeling that! Thank you x

  2. January 26, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Awww not long to go now!! Well done for packing your bag in advance, I was so lazy second time round haha. Congrats on your two year anniversary too! Hope you both get to do something nice (pregnancy is so tiring lol) #coolmumclub

  3. January 26, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Lovely – wonder if the cravings mean it’ll be another boy?! Can’t wait to find out honey…
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  4. January 29, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Congratulations on your two year anniversary and good luck with your pregnancy.

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