Wow, 36 weeks, where has the time gone? Even these hellish last couple of weeks on the sofa seem to be going by pretty quickly!
I thought I’d share with you all some of my latest bump pictures and do a quick question and answer!
Here are a few questions and answers about this pregnancy for those who are curious:
Sex of Baby: It’s boy number two – obviously a lot of testosterone in this house!
Weight gain: 10 kg. That´s seriously good for me considering I have been off my feet for so long and I put on twice as much in my first pregnancy.
Diet: During my first trimester I could barely eat, my second I was starving and my third trimester I have really had to control myself as it´s so easy when you are sitting around all day just to keep picking. What I didn’t do this time was eat for two and I tried to keep my protein levels up to avoid being hungry and thus snacking.
Here is a smoothie recipe I have been drinking a lot recently that you might want to try out if like me you´ve completely gone off meat and need some protein.
Exercise: I started Pilates really late in this pregnancy due to complications in my first trimester but I am soooo glad I did it. I think my back would have gone long before if I hadn´t exercised and I felt a lot more energised and fit this time around. If it weren´t for my back I would have carried on doing pilates until the birth but as it is I have had to stop this last month.
Sleep: I find myself getting sleepy late afternoon and if I don´t nap, which I usually don´t manage to do, I find myself falling asleep on the sofa really early at night. I cannot get comfortable right now so sleeping during the night is near on impossible, added to which I constantly need to pee now that baby is so low down and the braxton hicks seems to start around 4 am for about an hour until they die off.
Symptoms: Braxton hicks are out of this world right now. I can have a whole afternoon, a couple of hours or an entire day! Baby feels really low now and plug already seems to be coming away TMI. I´m also a lot more emotional this month and nesting has really kicked in.
Thoughts: Looking forward to getting my body back, and being able to move around freely. Dreading the continued sleepless nights but so excited to meet our new little man. Also worried about how to fit my work schedule and Oliver´s school schedule around the newborn or vice versa! Any tips VERY welcome!
Let me know how your pregnancies are going and how you were/are feeling at this point!