Due to the lateness of my last bump diary post, I am already due another one and am behind in posting again as I am actually nearly 35 weeks now. I will catch up soon and be on time I hope! This past couple of weeks have been quiet in terms of pregnancy, as we have had a busy period of time what with our wedding anniversary, Mads birthday and of course Christmas.
I woke up on our wedding anniversary and felt so awful, it turns out I had that norovirus bug that has been doing the rounds. Being pregnant, plus being sick and tired as it is, completely wiped me out and I had to do something I have never done before- call Mr E and get him home from work to look after Mads so I could go to bed. I felt awful but it was only for 48 hours, unfortunately we missed our anniversary meal out- typical!
I have started to get the good old pregnancy insomnia, I find some nights I just can’t sleep at all, and I have been willing it to get to morning. The exact same thing happened with Mads around this time, and I find myself awake most days at 4am. It is frustrating, but it is just an acccumulation of lots of things going on, hormones and of course uncomfiness.
I find if I overdo it now I get very achy. On Christmas Eve we stayed at my Mums and I had been running around all day and all night because of Mads birthday- I ended up feeling so sore, my bump went all hard and my back ached all evening. I think when this happens it is a reminder to slow down a little bit, although of course this is hard with a toddler. I am lucky however that Mads does nap for a couple of hours in the afternoons so I can relax on the sofa, or have a little sleep.
I also have a weird pain in my ribs on my right hand side and also in my back on my right hand side too. It can get really painful, especially at night, I presume it is just where baby is lying. I seem to remember getting it with Mads but not quite so badly. When I saw the midwife she said that my uterus is pushing up against my ribs. But again it is nothing I can’t handle- really in terms of pregnancy symptoms I am really quite lucky.
My linea negra line has appeared and it is exactly the same as it was with Mads- starts above my belly button and is wonky (annoying) and then goes straight from my belly button down to my pubic bone. I think it will get darker and then will hopefully fade again a few months after giving birth. Do not get me started on my belly button- it is the freakiest thing I have ever seen, it hasn’t popped- its just disappeared. Weird.
We have nothing ready for Bug at all, have bought a few new clothes but apart from that all her hand me down clothes from Mads need washing, the moses basket is still in the loft, we haven’t bought anything else we need, and Mads new big girl room is still empty with no furniture. I want to try and pack my hospital bag in the next couple of weeks but apart from that I haven’t really got the nesting thing yet. I didn’t pack my hospital bag until the night before my c-section with Mads!
Other than that there is nothing much to report- pregnancy is hopefully going well, and we are very soon going to be meet our little Bug- we can’t wait!