Bump Diary: 34 weeks

34 weeks? How is that even possible?! Only 6ish weeks to go until I meet baby! Eek!

We still have literally nothing ready. Little T is still sleeping in our room and using our only size 0+ carseat. The newborn clothes are still in the loft and we need to get a buggy board. Oh, and I think we’re going to end up calling this baby ‘Baby McBabyface’ at this rate too.

One thing I have been thinking about is preparing for labour. My last labour didn’t go exactly to plan, but I’m hoping for a VBAC this time around. I’ve written about my preparations for labour over on my other website, if you’re interested. I’ve also made some birth affirmation cards that I’m going to get printed and stick all over my house!

I feel like I am completely full of baby- there’s no room left for me any more! I don’t feel particularly huge, just uncomfortably full, if that makes sense. I also can’t wear my wedding and engagement rings any more, which is great because it means I don’t need to remember to take them off when I go out on the pull! I’m finding chasing around after a toddler pretty exhausting, but I haven’t actually been bothered by the heat recently, which surprised me.

Stretch marks have also made an unwelcome appearance again. I’m quite lucky, I don’t tend to get them too badly, but I have got a few a the top of my thighs. I didn’t get any on my bump until about 37 weeks last time, so I’d imagine it’s going to be the same this time round. I haven’t bothered using anything to try and prevent them, unlike last time, as I think you’re either going to get them or you’re not.

My bump updates haven’t been very regular recently but now I’m on maternity leave I’m hoping to do them a bit more regularly!

31 weeks


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