Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bump Update: 28 weeks

Life in our house has been a bit hectic the last few weeks. Every evening after work there seems to have been something different we had to go and do and I feel like I haven't stopped. I tried to chill out this weekend, but even ended up mooching off to town to get the last few bits for Christmas (I always forget a few things, like getting my mum a table present for Christmas Day!). I've been trying to get a lot done before Christmas really, as after Christmas I want to start to wind down and take it easy as it will only be 8 weeks or so before my due date! The hubby and I spent a day sorting out the baby's room. He is going to be sharing with the step-daughter to begin with as we only have two bedrooms. But fortunately, it is a huge room and we plan to have him in with us for the first 6 months or so. By in with us, I  mean in the cot in our room, not in our bed!

So we unpacked boxes of nappies, cuddly toys, baby toiletries, wipes etc and went through the mountain of clothes that we have been so kindly given by three wonderful women! We've bought a few bits new obviously, we want him to have somethings that his Mummy and Daddy bought him, but really he needs no new clothes until he is about 6 or 7 months old (depending on how big or small he is!). We have also bought a mini wardrobe, which is super cute, and I am soo looking forward to this arriving. The only thing that is really missing from the room is a chair. But I really don't think I can fit one it. Not with bunk beds, a cot, a mini wardrobe, bookshelf and two chest of drawers! But I am starting to think about where I might feed him, especially in the night...

Anyway, this week saw my glucose tolerance test. For those not in the know (i.e. not over a certain BMI!!) this is a test that measures how well your body processes sugar. It basically determines whether you have gestational diabetes (although there is a further test if it looks like you have it). Basically you have a blood test, drink a load of lucozade and then have another blood test a few hours later. Oh and you also have to fast! Mine was on Monday morning, so I had to spend Sunday evening with no food or drink! Besides little sips of water. Not a pleasant evening, but I managed it and it the tests all came back clear!

I also had a growth scan and everything is measuring right, including my fundal height which was exactly spot on! It was also lovely to hear his heartbeat again. I keep saying he as well, as the scanner was able to finally confirm he is 100% all boy! Good job as he has so many blue clothes!

The kicks I was feeling have started to change into more squiggles and wriggles really, I think there must be getting less room in there for him to move around.  Two weeks ago he was lead head down and now apparently he is lead right across my belly (not good!) so I constantly feel uncomfortable and find getting up and bending down really painful.I really want him to move back into head down, although I know he still has a few more weeks to do that yet. Thankfully, the sciatica pain I've been getting hasn't been too bad this week. I took a picture of myself and didn't realise that I've actually grown quite a bit; I can no longer fasten my non-maternity jeans! But everyone keeps saying how neat and small I look. I haven't yet managed to weigh myself yet, but I don't feel I've put any weight on anywhere besides the bump, which is good.  I think the tiredness is creeping back, which I am NOT looking forward to! But if that's the worst of the pregnancy symptoms I get then I guess I can live with it.

My pregnancy app says that he is now around 15 inches long and 2 and a half pounds! I am having baby envy and keep seeing people on facebook or in the 'real' world having babies and I just want mine to arrive now.

I also found my Christmas Day dress this week, which I am most excited about, you can see it here and it is gorgeous, a lovely fabric and really flattering over the bump. I have ordered about 6 pairs of tights as well to see which ones will go best with it!

The next update I'll do will be around 30 weeks, which will be around Christmas time! Can't wait; hubby and I have two weeks off and I cannot wait to chill out.

Maternity bra shopping in M&S!! 

mummystartingout x


  1. Hello Amy! So sorry I've not left a comment for a while - have seen the odd update here and there but things have been hectic and I've been a lazy commenter. But when I read about your fall, i had to just send my best wishes and hope that you cope ok for the next few weeks. If nothing else, it's an enforced rest, which is no bad thing. I'm sure it will be frustrating not being able to nest but you'll have a few weeks near the end and you'll be amazed how much you get done! Take care and I can thoroughly recommend the box set of Modern Family to amuse you for a few hours! Avril xx

    1. Hey Avril!

      Ah thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, definitley enforcing rest! Thankfully the hubby and I sorted out a lot of clothes and the nursery stuff at the weekend, so we are mostly organised, bits of things still need doing as does hospital bag etc - which I learnt from having to spend time in the maternity ward - get bags packed early haha.

      I know what you mean about being hectic , I don't know if it's just the time of year or what, but things have been so busy.

      Modern Family? never heard of that, I shall see if I can find it online!


    2. Hi again, just back on checking out your lovely nails today and saw this comment! Glad you had the nursery stuff sorted…that's one less thing to worry about!
      Oh do check out Modern Family - you should be able to see clips on YouTube - it's a fly on the wall family drama…a little bit like The Office in format but about a dysfunctional US family. We were recommended it and brought the box set on holidays. Hilarious and we have watched it again since and will again. Have a great weekend, Avxxx