It’s Decemeber and I can finally say I will meet my baby next month!! I’m 34 weeks today and am more excited than ever. I’ve literally never wanted to be in pain so much in my life and meet my little boy. This week I’ve faced quite a few new discomforts which I guess are just due to the fact he’s growing so much and piling on the pounds. My baby is now about the size of a cantaloupe weighing about 4.5 pounds and measuring about 18 inches head to toe. Which is mind blowing. I remember when he would have been the size of a seseme seed and thinking that was crazy and now he is almost ready to come out and meet me!
This week I’ve been suffering with the worst rib pain ever! I literally feel like I’ve broken a rib. It’s been hurting to breath in, laugh, cough, sleep.. basically anything and there’s really not much that can be done which is pretty frustrating. I was in so much pain that my midwife sent me to have some checks and scan. Everything is fine, they think I may have pulled a muscle from having a sickness bug. I’ve been told I just need to wait for him to drop so he wont be pushing up towards my ribs, but its agony! I am so ready for him to be out now. One good thing about being in pain is that it meant we were able to see our baby again on the ultrasound. It made us so excited seeing his little face. He was sucking his thumb, it is so surreal being able to see him so clearly when he is still in my tummy. I’m pretty done with pregnancy. As amazing as it’s all been I am so ready to hold my baby in my arms instead of my tummy!
I’ve also noticed my feet and ankles swelling this week.. unfortunately!! I thought I had been lucky and dodged it but turns out I haven’t. It sounds like it’s all moan moan moan, which to be honest is all I feel I do. I am sure some of you will be able to relate to me! I know every moment of it is absolutely worth it and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I know I am so lucky to have a healthy little baby inside me. I think it is very normal though and that most women have this ‘get the baby out’ stage at this point in pregnancy. I’ve definitely reached it but I’m also trying to still enjoy it as much as I can. I know alone time with Korey is really special at the moment so we’ve been having lots of date nights and time together which is really lovely. We try and go to the cinema once a week because we love the cinema and we know once he comes we won’t be able to go for a while! Korey helps me so much with everything and I really am so grateful to be sharing this experience with him. I couldn’t have done it without his support.
Around this time last year Mallory had started having her first contractions and was in the first stages of labour, Blythe arrived two days later. So exciting! I can’t wait to feel those first contractions and know that my baby is on his way!
See you soon baby, we cannot wait!
Love H xx