10 weeks to go. TEN! (lets forget that I could well go overdue by up to two weeks...)
Not long until I'm counting down in single figures and wondering when the urge to nest will kick in!
Does organising, or the want to organise, count as nesting? Because I don't want to clean. I hate cleaning. But I want to get organised. I love to write a list - a do to list, a to buy list, a to pack list, a to change list.... and when I feel unorganised it has an impact on my mental health too. I need a clear house and a clear mind! I've had another happy week, but I'm definitely getting a nagging voice in my head that's telling me to make a start on rearranging furniture in the house, and to paint the cot.
We bought Phoebe and Leonard new beds this week - they're being delivered next week. Partly because we wanted them to have single sized beds instead of toddler sized, but mainly because I want the cot free to paint ahead of this baby's arrival.
I've got a pile of baby clothes to sort through. I've got a pile of my clothes to donate. I've got a whole load of packing boxes that still need to be dealt with, and NO ENERGY to do it! It's a part of pregnancy, I get that, and I'm not beating myself up, BUT it's so frustrating to not be able to physically do what I mentally want to. If that makes sense?!
This week I had my 28 week midwife appointment. A bit late due to the timing of the clinic clashing with plans but all is looking okay. My bump was measuring 30cm at 29+3 days so I am measuring slightly ahead of where I should be (it's 1cm per week), and this baby is higher on the chart than the other two, but the midwife didn't seem worried.
I've definitely started eating less food now because I feel full super quick and if I eat the same amount as I was before I feel sick and uncomfortable for hours! So maybe the whole bump size/baby size thing will even out over the next few weeks. I think my next appointment is at 33 weeks.
I've gained 9kg in weight, which I think is okay?! I've really no idea, but again the midwife didn't seem concerned. I've not been asked to go for a gestational diabetes test.
I'm still waiting to hear back from my new local hospital RE my self-referral, and I need that to happen fairly quickly as I'm due to have my bloods taken.
Half term meant lots of walking and being on my feet for long stretches. It's been so lovely having Phoebe home, but I'm feeling swollen and sore below, and need to remind myself to take it easy next week!
Other symptoms this week:
I've started leaking colostrum - YAY!
I've still been working out, but it's getting HARD!
The nausea has crept back in.
Restless legs a couple of evenings.
I've felt light headed a few times when standing up - anaemia?!
Sleep is still okay. I'm listening to my hypnobirthing MP3's if I wake for a wee and can't get back to sleep.
This baby's movements are so STRONG!