Thursday, 7 March 2013

Bump Watch: 36 Weeks!

Can you believe it?! I am now 36 weeks along!!!

Only TWO more Bump Watch updates to go until my c-section!!! Eeeek!

My 36 Week Bump Is Wearing:
Leopard Print Maxi Dress from New Look
Black cardigan from New Look

Pregnancy Gripes This Week

*Sleeping - It is beyond impossible to get comfortable. I need an actual crane to be able to hoist myself up and change positions during the night. And when I do eventually get to sleep - I have the craziest dreams ever.
 I am then woken up by the constant need to wee every half an hour or so, my hips hurt if I lay on one side for more than an hour, and I am usually woken up by a strange "tapping" sensation on my thigh - which I eventually realise is Bean giving me his "Wake Up!" knock through the bump, which is touching my leg as I'm curled up. Cheeky little bugger.

*Waddling -  Yes, more waddling this week. I've developed a weird kind of fluid movement to make it easier to walk, and I have to hold on to the bottom of the bump too or else it feels like the baby is going to fall out of me - so now I don't look so much like Donald Duck crossed with John Wayne anymore (good news) - but I do look like Mr Soft (not so good news)....

*Rubbish Hospital Tour - The hospital tour I was looking forward to was a waste of an hour. It was basically an hours worth of 20 people trying to cram into lots of teeny weeny little rooms and look at various beds - none of it was relevant to me as I am having a c-section and will be on a different ward, which they didn't show us.  
They seemed to spend most of the time trying to upsell the birthing pool, which I would have no interest in even if I COULD use it (which I can't) - the birthing pool was rather odd, as other than the pool it also had a purple mattress on the floor covered with "funky" pillows and a spinning disco ball above it.....

Really - a disco ball?! Of all the things in the whole wide world that I might possibly want while squeezing a human being out of my vagina, a disco ball is most likely the very last thing on the list......

*Pain - Just general pain! Back pain, leg pain, foot pain, pain in the lower bump.....Just PAIN!

*Feeling Faint - I discovered during the hour long hospital tour that I am no longer very good at being upright for long periods of time. I need chairs...a lot. I need air, and I need hydration constantly. Otherwise I feel like I'm going to flake out. It happened again this week when I was shopping - HOW cruel?! I can't even SHOP!

Nice Pregnancy Things This Week

* Days Out - This week I had some nice days out, my favourite being a trip to the new Central Perk cafe in Liverpool with my mum!
 FRIENDS is one of my all time favourite TV shows so I was SO excited when I heard that Central Perk had opened up in Liverpool!
The cafe is pretty much an exact replica of the set from FRIENDS, they even do a Finding Phoebe open mic night!, and next door is Tribbiani's Pizza Parlour! I'm planning on going back with my sister the day before the c-section - I'll need something to take my mind off the operation!!!

*Browsing for Easter Outfits - I've been browsing around the shops and online for a cute little Easter outfit for Bean. Its nice knowing he'll definitely be here in time for Easter as it means I can be prepared! I'm looking for either something yellow or a cute little old fashioned Sailor suit!! 

*Pizza! - As I've mentioned, I've gone off LOADS of food during the pregnancy - but thankfully I seem to be able to eat pizza again! YAY! So I celebrated with a slice the size of my face.....

*Pregnancy Massage - I was originally supposed to have a pregnancy massage a few weeks ago, but it ended up falling through - but I'm booked in for one on Friday and I am SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!!!!!

Things To Do This Week

* 36 week Midwife appointment - This will probably be the last midwife appointment before the birth, which is good as I hate the community centre I have to go to for them!! It will be nice to get the last appointment over and done with!

*Schedule a hair appointment - I want to have my highlights done before the baby arrives to make sure that I look as ok as possible on the thousands of photos that will be taken after the birth, so I need to make an appointment for sometime next week! 

Are you expecting too? How have you been feeling this week? 

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  1. OOh getting close now hun, I can't wait to meet Bean, well see a photo lol... I have entered your giveaway xx

  2. The disco ball comment made me laugh SO hard!

    1. Lol! I just won't ever understand it, who on earth decided a disco ball was a great idea for a woman in labour?!

  3. Haha @ the disco ball!And Yay for pizza again! Ooo let me know how the pregnancy massage goes please, as I am thunking about getting one. I'm also getting highlights very soon for the exact same reasons as you - the millions of photos afterwards :P

    The end is in sight for you now!!

    Bump to Baby

    1. Lol! I will do, I'm sooooo looking forward to it! :)

      I close! eeek!


  4. Oh its so close now, how come you're having a c-section though? (sorry to be nosy)! I cant wait until I can eat pizza again, im in my 33rd week now and starting to get very tired, very easily! :( Napping in the day helps but if i'm out and about i get so tired. No waddling yet though as i'm still quite small with only a 29cm measure on my bump!!


    1. I have a medical disorder which can be quite dangerous in labour (Graves Disease).
      Aww 33 weeks is when it starts to get hard!! :/
      ooh are you they doing a growth scan then?
      They usually only let you go 3 cms under on fundal measurements before they check up on baby!

  5. The Disco Ball thing seems a bit odd to me. We haven't been offered a tour of the hospital where we're having our little man yet. They've also never mentioned pain relief or a birth plan ... things I MUST remember to ask about when I next have a midwife appointment.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    1. Aww I've heard lots of people on Baby & Bump say that nobody has discussed the birth or pain relief with them either - and they are all 37 weeks along!!
      Have you been offered any classes? We went to an active birth one and they discussed pain relief a lot there.

      I think some hospitals don't offer the tours coz of the norovirus etc :/ I know ours wasn't doing it until recently.

    2. At least it's not only me then lol. When I had Stacey one of the first things my midwife asked me about was pain relief and my birth plan. I didn't get offered any classes though and I haven't been offered any this time either. I'm not too bothered but I think Nathan wanted to experience them (why? lol).xx

  6. Ha! A disco ball? Strange...

    So exciting, no time at all now! You look lovely by the way xx

    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  8. You're a beautiful mom! Congrats

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  9. Love the leopard print maxi dress! You look gorgeous :) Loved the disco ball comments, it'd be like giving birth in a nightclub, so weird! I'm the same as you with sleeping hence the fact that I'm writing this comment at 3.15am as I've given up on sleep tonight :( not long to go now though for both of us :) exciting! xxx

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