Okay so there probably should have been at least 36 updates before this but I might as well start now, and have a little bit of a catch up in the next few days.
What’s happening this week?
Last week I was utterly worn out – but then that was my last week in work and I was training my replacement like mad! I felt drained at the weekend, after a few days of not doing much at all, I actually feel pretty refreshed!
At this stage, you get to know your limits as to what you can and can’t do! It might happen to some ladies earlier on in pregnancy but it’s just hit me this week.
On Tuesday, I had a whole day of activities planned (which basically involved quite a lot of shopping, meeting a friend for lunch and then a meal out in the evening with some old work colleagues). My lunch date was poorly so because that was cancelled I ended up going out a little later than planned. It worked out for the best because after just an hour of shopping I was flagging. I would have been dead on my feet had I gone out in the morning when I originally planned to!
So during the next couple of weeks, I’m only planning on doing things that I can do in little bursts (unless it involves a lot of sitting down!)
As mentioned in my previous post, my sleep patterns have been on and off, however now I’ve been away from work for a good few days, my brain seems to be calming down and I do feel that I’m sleeping better. Only issue is where to put my bump!!
General concensus is that you’re not supposed to spend much time on you’re back because of the pressure of the baby on your internal organs/spine/nerves etc however some times it’s necessary to do so. My hips get sore during the night, so I have to alternate between sleeping on either side, as well as a little bit of time on my back. I’m surprised my husband gets any sleep at all the amount of times I must roll over in bed, but I’m sure he is used to it by now!
Throughout my pregnancy, my hormone levels have been pretty controlled – I’m actually quite proud of myself! I’ve not been moody or snappy, something with I’m sure my husband is entirely grateful for. The only thing I can say is that I will cry very easily – although I was always a little bit like that before I got pregnant!
I made the mistake of watching ‘The Impossible’ yesterday. It’s a drama about the Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. I’m fascinated by all sorts of natural disasters and phenomenon so thought it would be my sort of film. It was really well done, but unfortunately very, very realistic, with some pretty grim special effects – in hindsight it was not a good decision for an emotional pregnant lady to watch it! Some of the scenes, and the decisions that were made in the film were absolutely horrific and I cried from start to finish!
I’m definitely picking a comedy next time!
As I am hoping to breastfeed once the baby arrives I got measured for my first nursing bra!! And wow, is it the most comfortable bra ever!
Because there just isn’t enough hours in the day to talk about boobs and bras, I’ll do a my next post about bras and boobs during my pregnancy!! I could go on about it forever!!
I have pretty bad stretch marks… and there’s probably not a lot I can do about it now! Since early on in pregnancy I’ve been rubbing cocoa butter and stretch mark cream into the bump every single day – however it’s not really made a great deal of difference. One of my friends swore by Bio-Oil, however I decided to go for the cheaper option! But it looks like it could have been a false economy!
I have had stretch marks previously from losing and gaining weight so I did expect them, but not I’m getting bigger, they’re just looking worse than usual.
Although they’re noticeable, I’m not going to stress about them. They’re the result of something that I’m extremely proud of so I’ll just have to learn to love them!!