33 Weeks Pregnant…Bump Diary.


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!



  • You look fantastic Katie. Make sure you take time to rest now Christmas is over. xxx

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      Thats nice of you to say Emma, cause I am certainly not feeling it! I am trying to rest up as much as I can! x

  • I have started to think about my hospital bag but other than that I am about as organised as you by the sound of things! I really hope this nesting kicks in soon!

    You look lovely and hope things don’t get any more incomfortable in the next few weeks x

  • Haha I didn’t pack my bag until I was in labour last time, I am the most unorganised person in the whole world! Can’t believe you are 35 weeks, your bump is amazing and you are so skinny everywhere else! x

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      Thanks lovely, I know I am so unorganised too. I literally haven’t got anything ready. x

  • Looking great Mrs E – I haven’t really got anything properly ready either and I’ll be 38 weeks this Friday, eek! x

  • Hannah says:

    You look great Katie! I was looking so blimpy by this stage! I was just thinking to myself earlier that your baby will be born next month – so exciting! x

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      I feel like a whale so thanks for saying this Hannah! I know I can’t believe it, I want it to hurry up and get here! x

  • Amy says:

    I also have that weird pain in my right ribs! It actually really hurts and is uncomfortable when I am sat down or driving. Also insomnia has hit me this week just like you! I am 33 weeks so a couple of weeks behind you xx

    • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

      Thats exactly the same as me, it is generally when I am sat or lying on the sofa- it goes when I lie on my side in bed. And the insomnia is a pain isn’t it! x

  • notmyyearoff says:

    last time I packed my back about 6 weeks before giving birth and used to drive around with it in my boot! I felt so prepared! 🙂 With number 2 i reckon I’ll probably relax a lot more – and it sounds like you’re a bit more relaxed too (although the norovirus sounds a bit nasty, glad you’re over that now!). Hope the decision comes easy to you soon about section vs. labour. x

  • You look so big in that photo Katie, how can there possibly be room for 7 more weeks growth (or 5 weeks now!)
    This last stretch is so uncomfy isn’t it? I had a pain in my ribs on my right side from about 30 weeks onwards and it was where she was resting her feet. Charming…. my ribs were her foot rest!

  • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three says:

    Thanks lovely, I know I am so unorganised too. I literally haven’t got anything ready. x

  • Susan Mann says:

    I know how much you are worrying about the delivery and what to have. I hope that things get easier and they help you decide on your delivery. You look fab and I too feel your pain in the ribs, it’s agony. Hugs and keep well. xx

  • Karen says:

    Wow, that seems to have flown by. Not long now and your little one will be here. I hated not being able to sleep at the end. Hope you don’t get any more uncomfortable xx

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