So another week has finished and I am now on my 33rd week but how did my 32nd week of my pregnancy pan out for me?
Well to be honest , I feel like all those little niggly pains, sickness , headaches, cravings and so on are starting to be a thing of the past and it all seems a little quiet .
The phrase I would use for this week would be ''Getting ready for the calm before the storm''.
There has been no huge change from the last week. I'm still sleeping well, eating well and feeling rather large and most of all still feeling nervous for what I know is about to come in the next few weeks .
Well we had that much loved visit to see the midwife this week.
Nothing spectacular and in fact the only thing I seemed bothered about was that the midwife I usually see was replaced with a less happy lady which I felt a little uncomfortable with.
The whole visit seemed very rushed and for me my visit to the midwife is something I tend to look forward to as my usual midwife takes time in listening to me and my concerns or weekly emotions. We usually have a good 15 minutes at least chatting just to make sure I feel ok and listen into baby and she reassures me everything is ok.
This time around the new lady filling her place for the week seemed to be in a hurry , had no interest except for the necessities and rushed me on my way.
All in all the visit felt like a failure in some way just because of the whole experience this time around which upset me a little to be honest.
We checked my blood pressure which was fine, the size of my belly which thankfully is where it should be now and also the position of baby too .
I was informed that baby is in the breech position which worried me some more but I was later reassured by friends that this is normal and baby will turn in time but the fear of me having to go through having him forcefully turned later or more worryingly for me a c-section made me more scared than before.
I know I should not , but I compare my pregnancy's and although I know each is different , I kind of expected that baby would be like the others , head down by now.
I get the feeling that this boy is going to be quite the handful this time around and as I have been so lucky with my previous births this may be the one to change all of that.
I must stay positive and ignore my fears or I will end up panicking more!
He has plenty time to turn and behave .
His heartbeat was as always strong and hearing that sound makes your insides spin in circles knowing everything is ok in there and he is doing great .
How is baby?
Our boy is very lively this week. I think he is enjoying his wriggles while he can as we know the space in there is going to get a little cramp as he grows over the next few weeks.
I can not help but wonder though if he has a head of hair or not.
My others had only a small few whisps except for my first born.
He will be measuring around 42cm from head to toe now which sounds quite large being he is in my little round tummy .
The one big thing that happened for baby this week also happened in respect of his name , finally me and his dad have come to a choice we both like although he prefers the shorter version to the name , whereas I like the fuller more cuter version .
I am sure we will make final decisions when we see his face and know which suits him more.
How am I doing?
Something that I did not know about this week was that my blood volume would have increased this week to between 40 /50 % and my uterus is now pushing upwards towards my diaphragm meaning I will be a little more out of breath sometimes .
After a weekend with family staying over making me laugh to the extent I had bruised ribs afterwards I'm sure . I have to admit it was a little harder to laugh as hard as I usually would.
I had a lucky escape when I missed a step at the weekend and my legs went a little weak walking down my stairs. Luckily I kept myself from falling with the help from the banister handle (which we later discovered to have been pulled from the wall) and taking the brunt force on my legs so not to hurt my back or belly and I ended up with sore legs for around 4 days but more importantly our baby was ok and it never even stirred him.
Other than my legs giving away on me and my giggle fits , I had a lovely week .
With only 8 more weeks to go now , I still keep forgetting to make a birth plan and pack my hospital bag so I think I should do those .
Hope you keep following our journey!