35 weeks pregnant
Baby is the size of a Pineapple
My Weight: 66kgs (11kg gain)
Cravings: None – still everything tasting a bit blah. Could do with some fresh watermelon though.
Symptoms: Heartburn, lightning crotch, shortness of breath, increased discharge (TMI?)
I’ve been feeling: Emotional, sick and drained this week. Pregnancy has been far from top of mind.
I’m most nervous about: I worry a bit about how my first born will adjust to the big transition.
When I need to relax I listen to my labour music playlist
I can’t wait to be able to sleep lying down (even if it will be interrupted)
When I see my body I feel proud & confident, it’s quite incredible what it can handle
In preparation for the baby we are doing quick fire name suggestion evenings (to no avail)
If I could say anything to my baby right now it would be: As much as I’m getting more and more excited to meet you, please stay put for a few more weeks – there’s a lot to do still to prepare for your arrival, plus we need to agree on a name and I need to shake this cold! Keep up the kicks, each one is comfort and reassurance for me. Also if you could shimmy your way into prime position too that would be much appreciated. See you soon enough little man, you’re super loved and a big part of the family already.
If after reading this you’d be happy to share your own experience of pregnancy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to send you one of these pages (or you can send a photo of your own pregnancy journal).