It’s been exactly 11 weeks since I last shared a pregnancy update with you all. It feels like so much longer than that and yet it feels like that time has flown by. I was 23 weeks at that point, so not even into the third trimester, and now I’m 34 weeks and we’re just 6 weeks away from our little girl’s due date. I’m getting a little impatient to meet her now and I find myself wishing the time away, but I know there will come a time when I will miss her being with me in my belly, so I’m trying to savour it all too. Let’s look a little bit at how this third trimester has been for me.
I was feeling great going into my third trimester, my energy levels were still fairly high, I wasn’t putting on huge amounts of weight and I was happily ticking things off my baby to-do list as the weeks went by. I even walked a number of miles during our Disneyland Paris trip, which I was super proud of myself for. It didn’t take too long before I realised that this third trimester was actually going to be a tough one, however, as some of the more difficult symptoms started to creep in. I was getting a much bigger bump, so getting into a comfortable position to sleep was getting more and more difficult. I’ve had restless legs syndrome and sciatica pain to contend with too, so that nice, relaxing end to the day that I always hoped for, never seemed to come. As the weeks have gone by, I have been really trying to stay up and active but pregnancy aches and pains are no joke, and now that baby is head down it is super uncomfortable. I know it’ll be worth it in the end when I’m holding our sweet baby girl in my arms, but this pregnancy stuff is hard and I salute all the women who have been there before me. I’m currently in the process of preparing for her birth – getting our hospital bags ready (I’ll do a separate blog post about that) and reading a few books about good ways to cope with the labour. Again, I hope to share that with you in the future, as I try and navigate the good and helpful advice from the scaremongering stuff. Here’s to the last few weeks before we get to meet our baby girl and enjoying the last time we’re going to be spending every minute together before she comes into the world and we get to meet the little beauty we’ve created. I can’t wait to start that journey.