I am now 30 weeks, the baby is the weight of a large cabbage and I can feel it on my back!
I have had another rubbish couple of weeks due to having a cold followed by another virus type thing with only 2 days of feeling normal in-between. It’s annoying as when I feel good, I feel really good but when I feel ill I feel awful. It makes my anxiety really bad, especially as I was getting stomach cramps. I think it was just an effect of the virus but it made me think I was going into premature labour.
I have started getting really bad stitches every time I walk anywhere which is very annoying and I have also started to get a really aching groin area, it literally feels like the whole thing is bruised. I can’t remember having it last time. I definitely don’t feel like one of those pregnant women who can carry on as normal but I know compared to some of the things that can happen in pregnancy I am lucky.
I have been getting big nesting instincts, it makes me want to paint so our house in currently undergoing a freshly decorated bathroom and bedroom. I have a list of things I want done in the next few weeks so that I can then focus on getting prepared for the labour.
My hormones have been turning me into a bit of a loon lately. If Dad2BabyInsomniac makes a jokey comment then I am more likely to cry instead of laugh and I keep getting really irritable / bored / miserable. Basically my moods are all over the place.
Sleeping is not great, I usually have really disturbed sleep for the first part of the night and am pretty much guaranteed to wake up around 3am for a while so I think my body is definitely trying to prepare me for what is coming.
I am still not eating sugar, it’s been three weeks now and I feel so much better. Annoyingly though I read something about how awful agave syrup was so I am now sticking to maple syrup which is way more expensive. Luckily Dad2BabyInsomniac has stopped eating it too so our house is sugar free. All round the change is good apart from one thing – I AM CRAVING MINI EGGS. They are all I can think about and it doesn’t help that there are at the end of pretty much every aisle in the supermarket! I love them and am trying to decide whether it is better to have one night where I can eat them or just battle on and not give in, Dad2BabyInsomniac thinks that if I eat them once then I will end up losing my will power and eating sugar all the time again. He might be right but I need them!
I love the fact that the countdown is now in single figures and as of Wednesday there are only six weeks until I am full term!
13 Weeks Pregnant