39 Week Update

38 Week Update

Sorry I have been so bad at keeping up with this, it seems that I have managed to keep myself busy in an attempt to speed up the time I have left.

So, where do I start! I seem to have accumulated a mountain of symptoms since my last update, my emotional state, however, you will be glad to know, is much better. (I still haven’t got the pregnancy glow- but I have come to terms with that).  As the last update was a massive rant, I will start my list of symptoms on a positive. I feel like a list is needed, I have that many pregnancy aliments.

  •  Increase in energy -I have been wanting to go out and do things rather than stay in bed all day, I haven’t felt the need to nap, just in general felt a lot more human.
  • Period type cramps – I thought I had escaped 9 months without any period cramps. Oh no, something to do with your uterus stretching.
  • Lightening Crotch – Feels like my lady parts are being stabbed from the insides. Rob likes to call this ‘THUNDER VAG’. (the name is actually quite appropriate). This is apparently the baby touching your cervix!
  • Braxton Hicks – I have noticed I get these rather frequently at night, however I quite like them. I find them quite reassuring.
  • Swelling– For some reason this has really bothered me. My hands and legs have become so puffy. Ive found that a bath with epsom salt helps a great deal, or a massage!
  • Pressure – Feeling like the whole of my upper body feels as though it’s going to fall through one of my…exits…at any moment.

Isn’t that a delightful list. It’s really not that bad at all its totally manageable and thats coming from the worlds biggest wimp. Other than symptoms I don’t have much else to report. I had my final growth scan, Baby Free is measuring up perfectly average, which means I can have my water birth.

In non Baby related news, me and Rob have been getting creative. I decided to do something productive with my time and painted this for the nursery. If you want a print of this I have made a FREE downloadable print clicking on the picture below. I have made the resolution super high, so you can print it large and it won’t be pixelated.

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And Rob has been rather clever and made these amazing wine caddies and flower planters out of reclaimed wood, they are available to buy from etsy here for £16.99. For my blog followers, get 20% off with this coupon code – THESTUDENTMUM25

 

 

 

37 week Pregnancy vlog

 

Baby Shower Haul | What I got for my Baby shower

Have a look at what I got for my baby shower – Be nosey! I love looking at what other mums got! Or maybe you’re attending a baby shower and need some gift ideas. Either way, I hope you enjoy watching, and don’t forget to subscribe!

DIY Baby Shower Favors

I’m on the home stretch and pregnancy boredom has reached a new level. So I put all this extra time to some use. I made some Adult Party bags for my Baby Shower, I think this should be a thing, I used to love getting party bags. I actually really enjoyed doing these, and I think it’s a nice personal way of saying Thank you. I made 3 different favors, the prints I created myself and have made them available to download, so you can create your own baby shower favors.

Party Bags

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What you need-

  • Brown craft bag (I got mine from ebay)
  • Name tag (Mine are actually place cards from paperchase)
  • Mini wooden peg (I got mine from ebay)
  • Cellophane bags
  • Customised stickers
  • Milk bottle sweets

 

  1. Burts Bees Lip balm

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What you need-

  • Burts bees lip balm
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • My FREE print out – available here 

2. Lush Bath Bomb 

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What you need-

  • Lush Bath Bomb
  • Cellophane bag (I got mine from Tiger Stores)
  • Ribbon
  • Card
  • Double sided tape
  • My FREE print out – available here

3. Soap 

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What you need-

  • Soap (I got mine from M&S)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Card (I used a place card from Paperchase)

34 Week Update

 

This update, is a bit of a rant. So far I have felt compelled to treasure every single second of pregnancy, and I can honestly say I have enjoyed most of it and I am beyond amazed at how my body has adapted to accommodate a little human. However this past week, treasure every moment, I have not. I have spent the past two weeks sleeping (or not sleeping) with a mound of pillows between my legs as an attempt to reach some sort of comfort level. Once I have settled, I find myself getting out of bed every 30 minutes because my bladder has been restricted to the size of an ant. On top of pregnancy incontinence, every time I lay down I turn into a fire breathing dragon- heart burn has made an unwelcome return this week.

So sleep, which is pretty essential, is not on the cards for me at the moment. Aswell as this, maybe even because of the lack of sleep, my skin has erupted into an acne fest. I feel that I have been let down by the legend that is ‘pregnancy glow’. I am not glowing. I have been excited about this impending glow. So now I’m on the home straight I thought I’d be in the land of Jlo-esque skin. Instead I am a sweaty, spotty mess-Glowing I am not.

Rant over. On a more positive note, I had a growth scan this week and got to see little (or not so little) Baby Free again. No matter how many scans I have, each time I’m amazed that I actually have a baby in there. We even saw that Baby Free has hair! little strands of hair floating around. Also Baby Free appears to be a bit of a chunk, he/she is measuring a couple of weeks ahead, and the estimated weight at 33 weeks was 5 lbs! However according to Bev (my midwife) growth scans are notorious for being inaccurate.

Again I apologise for a slightly hormonal and sleep deprived update this week. I’m sure things will improve? ha.

 

 

HUGE BABY HAUL

 

I’m on the home stretch! Here’s a final few bits that I’ve brought before D-Day (or should I say May day- ha!)

Thank you for watching!