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35 & 36 Week Pregnancy Update

October 14, 2016

35 + 36 Week Pregnancy Update

How far along: 36 weeks + 6 days
Symptoms: I had diarrhea and back ache in week 35, so Rich was pretty adamant that baby was on his way – he wasn’t! This week (week 36) has been my first week of maternity leave and I have been absolutely shattered, emotional and quite overwhelmed. I’m not actually sure if any of this is pregnancy symptom related or just the fact that I have a lot to do and have possibly been pushing myself a little? My belly has started making popping noises too which is so surreal. I spoke to the midwife about this and apparently its normal but no one knows whether it is water bubbles or babies joints. My main struggle at the moment is that I have started suffering from Pelvic Girdle Pain, I will wake up in the night with quite bad back and hip pain.
Food Cravings: I had a real hankering for tinned peaches this week, which was a first trimester craving! Anyway, so I bought some, but then typically the craving passed. I actually want some cream to eat them with but didn’t pick any up – its not acceptable to put milk with them is it?
Movement: He went a little quiet on Friday night which had worried me for a while, but since then has been probably his most active during my whole pregnancy.
Gender: Boy!
Sleep: Sleep is disturbed, I have been struggling to get off to sleep at night and then wake up really early and am wide awake. I normally wake up at 5am, then managed to drift off by half 6, however, Rich then goes to work so I wake up.
Stretch Marks: I still don’t think there are any, there is still time, though!
Miss Anything: I went shopping with my mum this week and Zara is just everything right now. I found it really depressing not being able to buy anything nice as I have no idea how my figure will look post baby. I am excited to be able to buy nice things that fit and feel like myself again as I have definitely reached the point where even my sweat pants are tight!
Best Moment: I had a lovely time shopping with my mum on Wednesday which was nice and also the baby shower was a really lovely highlight! More on that later.
Worst Moment: Yesterday I was feeling really overwhelmed and emotional. I was really struggling with small tasks and feeling generally down. I’m not sure if it was hormonal or that I actually have a lot to sort before the baby arrives but everything got on top of me!
Looking forward to: Feeling myself again – I am starting to struggle with having hormones compromise who I am and also want my body back as my clothes don’t fit anymore!

The comments +

  1. Maisie Gibbons

    October 17th, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Eeeeep, not long to go now! I've started getting stretch marks already and I'm only 25 weeks along, so I'm totally jealous of you ahah! I've been using bio oil and palmers cocoa butter for stretch marks daily, but apparently it's hereditary, so I don't think my attempts to prevent them have done much 🙁 xx

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