39 Week Bumpdate!!

​27th October 2016
How far along: 39 Weeks!

Size of baby: 20inches, mini watermelon!

Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, body aches, leaking boobs, back pain, hip pain, cramping, braxton hicks, sharp pains in ribs and stomach, heart burn, migraines, lightning crotch.

Weight: 66kg

Must have items: Body Pillow. Birthing ball. Heart burn medication

Aversions: Nothing in particular.

Sleep: Whats sleep?

Cravings: Whatever i feel like at the time.

Baby movement: Painful but amazing!

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: The sharp pains ive been having in my ribs and stomach that no one knows what it could be other then pressure from Oliver. The pains get worse when he moves and when i breathe. Not being able to have the membrane sweep also sucked.

Best moment this week: Getting an induction date! Which is next wednesday 2nd November, i cannot wait to meet out little man. To further on that we go in monday 31st October to get the cervadil put in, on tuesday 1st November we go back in to see if its worked, if it has not worked i get the balloon put in. Either way i will go in wednesday to be induced if Oliver hasnt made his appearance by then.

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: Meet our miracle baby Oliver!

Baby Buys: More clothes, Bumbo, Baby Bullet, and another change table 🙂

Mummy Buys: No mummy buys this week.

38 Week Bumpdate!

​20th October 2016
How far along: 38 Weeks!!!

Size of baby: 19.75inches, the size of a leek! I still remember when he was the size of a poppy seed! Thats crazy.

Symptoms: Hip, back pain. Really bad nausea. Heartburn/reflux. Lack of sleep. Pressure. Migraine!

Weight: 65kg

Must have items: Body Pillow. Birthing ball. Cold packs.

Aversions: Everything.

Sleep: Very broken from being sore and uncomfortable.

Cravings: Nothing in particular.

Baby movement: Ive still had alot of big movements however on tuesday Oliver wasn’t moving around much at all but when i got checked everything was okay 🙂

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: Moving around from sitting/laying to standing. Pain. Pressure.

Best moment this week: Getting our belly cast done. Feeling Oliver move around like crazy. Finding out if my body is ready i get a membrame sweep next tuesday at my appointment. Installing Olivers car seat.

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: Possibly getting a membrane sweep to get labour underway to meet our perfect little miracle!

Baby Buys: We didnt buy it as such but we got gifted a 2nd car seat from my who are amazing!

Mummy Buys: I dont think there were any Mummy buys this week.

37 Week bumpdate ♡

​13th October 2016
How far along: 37 Weeks, holy crap we made it to full term! 💙

Size of baby: 19.25 inches, swiss chard or romain lettuce.

Symptoms: Hip, back pain. Really bad nausea. Heartburn/reflux. Lack of sleep.

Weight: 66kg

Must have items: Body Pillow for sure! Although im start to even be uncomfortable while using it but definitely more comfortable then without it.

Aversions: Nothing as such.

Sleep: I dont know what a proper sleep is anymore.

Cravings: Nothing as such.

Baby movement: So many crazy big movements alot of which are becoming painful. Some also make a weird popping/clicking noise come from my belly.

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: Moving around from sitting/laying to standing. The pains in my hips and back have also been major challenges this week.

Best moment this week: Feeling Oliver move around, hearing his heart beat at our appointment, finding out i do not have gallstones like they thought, getting told he is on his way down! And also getting our maternity photos done by an amazing friend of ours ♡

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: Hopefully doing a belly cast this weekend which is really exciting! And we should also find out next tuesday if they are going to induce me or let me go naturally 🙂

Baby Buys: We brought a cube shelf for Ollie’s nursery to store a breast pump and etc on. We also painted our bedroom to get it ready for his arrival.

Mummy Buys: No mummy buys this week.

36 Week Bumpdate!!

​6th October 2016
How far along: 36 Weeks 💙

Size of baby: 18.75inces, crenshaw melon or papaya.

Symptoms: So much pressure, period like pains, sharp pains in my right ribs, back pain, braxton hicks, migraines, nausea.

Weight: 65kg!

Must have items: Exercise ball, body pillow! Body pillow is definitely a life saver lately, i dont think i could sleep without it anymkre

Aversions: Nothing as such.

Sleep: Sleep is uncomfortable which can be painful but im trying to get in as much as i can before Oliver makes his arrival.

Cravings: Dippin Dots ice cream 🙂

Baby movement: Still getting lots and lots of movements some are painful others arent, i still love the feeling of him moving around and becoming stronger each anf every day.

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: Ive had a few challenges this past week so ill start at the beginning. Last thursday i woke at 2am with severe period like pain, i was also getting tightenings randomly along with this and sharp pains in my right ribs which make it difficult for me to breathe and its painful. I rang the hospital that night explaining these to which the expressed they just think its braxton hicks and to rest and it should go away. Fast forward to Sunday, i was still getting all of this however it became alot more severe and painful so i called again and got told to go in. My cervix is still closed so thats a bonus however my liver function results were slightly high but they still sent me home and to get an ultrasound when i could as they were/are thinking gallstones. On Tuesday we had our last scan of Oliver! Who is growing perfectly. But after this we had an antenatal appointment which showed my blood pressure was elevated to 130/80 (im usually 110/60) so i done a urine test which showed elevated levels of protein so i was sent back to the assessment unit to have more bloods and to be monitored for a few hours. My blood pressure came back down fairly quickly thankfully and the blood test showed the same as the one of sunday, the urine test showed slightly high protein in my urine but not high enough to cause them any concern at this point. Yesterday which was wednesday i went and got my ultrasound done for the possible gallstones, they seen what could be a few gallstones or could be shadow from Oliver as he wasnt letting them see properly. We find out next tuesday what the specialist has to sa at our next antenatal app.

Best moment this week: Seeing Oliver and feeling him move around makes all the pains worth it. He is measuring at 5 pounds 7 ounces according to the scan ♡

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: Finding out the results from the ultrasound to hopefully find out whats causing me all of this crazy pain ive been having.

Baby Buys: We brought a baby safety gate and a few other baby safety things this week.

Mummy Buys: Disposable underwear for in the hospital, im not sure if ill use them but the option is there.

35 Week Bumpdate!

​29th September 2016
How far along: 35 Weeks 💙

Size of baby: 18inches. Honeydew melon or pinapple.

Symptoms: Nausea, back pain, tired, lack of sleep, swelling in feet and hands, cramping.

Weight: 65kg

Must have items: Exercise ball, body pillow, back brace.

Aversions: Nothing specific.

Sleep: I dont even think i know what sleep is anymore.

Cravings: Nothing in particular.

Baby movement: Crazy movements this week, beginning to get painful sometimes

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: Movement is getting more and more difficult, getting up from laying down also. Ive been getting pretty bad braxton hicks so also keeping and eye on those.

Best moment this week: My baby shower was amazing, it was so lovely to see all of my close friends and family. Seeing there love for Oliver already is amazing 🙂
Hospital bags are also now packed!

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: Seeing our boy! We get to see him again on tuesday and i am so excited 🙂

Baby Buys: We didnt buy anything for him as such this week however he got super duper spoilt by our friends and family on the weekend with to many things to even list!
We also anchored our entertainment unit and tv to the wall this week.

Mummy Buys: Maternity pads for hospital bag.

34 Week Bumpdate!!

​22nd September 2016
How far along: 34 Weeks 💙

Size of baby: 17.75inches, average cantalope. Scan also showed Oliver is weighing 4pound7ounces 🙂

Symptoms: Nausea, tired, back pain, swelling, my belly button is also now flat!

Weight: 64kg

Must have items: Exercise ball, body pillow, back brace.

Aversions: Anything that i dont feel like at the time, nothing specific

Sleep: Sleep has been horrible, i wake up so many times throughout the night to either move or go to the toilet.

Cravings: Nothing that stands out, however if i feel like something i have to have it.

Baby movement: Alot more strength this past week, i can feel bones sticking out of my sides when Oliver moves around.

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: Moving, getting everything done for my baby shower this weekend.

Best moment this week: Seeing Oliver again, finding out his weight, feeling his move around like crazy and also spending alot of time with my mumma bear.

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: I am most looking forward to spending time with close family and friends at my baby shower on sunday to celebrate our little boy with them all 🙂

Baby Buys: This week we brought our nappy bag and some more nappies.

Mummy Buys: No mummy buys.

33 Week Bumpdate!

​15th September 2016
How far along: 33 Weeks 💙

Size of baby: 17inches, the size of a pinapple

Symptoms: Heartburn, Back pain, so much nausea and i also have the flu 😦

Weight: 64kg

Must have items: Exercise ball, body pillow, back brace still

Aversions: Nothing

Sleep: I wake up everytime i need to move or am uncomfortable.

Cravings: Nothing in particular

Baby movement: So much movement with so much strength behind it.

Gender: Boy 💙

Challenges this week: Moving around, sleeping and the freaking flu!

Best moment this week: Seeing our amazing friends Scott and Kelly getting married ❤

What i am most looking forward to in the next week: We get to see our boy Oliver again on tuesdat thats pretty exciting.

Baby Buys: We havent made any baby buys this week.

Mummy Buys: No mummy buys this week either.