Thursday, 19 January 2017
34 week pregnancy update
I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant and I seem to be getting bigger by the day! I'm at work until next Friday when I shall finally be on maternity leave, I absolutely love my job but oh my goodness it's getting hard! Waking up at 5.45am every morning and not getting home until 5.45 at night is a killer. My boss has kindly agreed to reduce my hours next week so I'm looking forward to finishing a little earlier.
Something else that I've been struggling with is feeling like public property, don't get me wrong, it's lovely when people take an interest in your pregnancy but I struggle to understand those who are desperate to tell you of their miscarriages and stillborns, their struggles with pregnancy and "pearls of wisdom." I sometimes feel like a piece of fruit that someone is groping in the supermarket with the amount of times my bump has been prodded and poked.
Suddenly everyone seems to turn into a midwife and will tell you exactly when they think your baby is going to arrive and what gender it will be. I'm very much ready to go into hiding with my bump now and not emerge until my baby is born.
I wouldn't say I've particularly craved anything but my sweet tooth does seem to be loving ALL of the chocolate. I'm not ashamed to say that I ate two chocolate bars one after the other yesterday. Saying that though I have also really been enjoying a big bowl of fruit salad at work. I'll definitely miss that once I'm on my maternity leave and will have to make my own!
I've not bought any more maternity clothes, as I only have a few weeks left there isn't much point. I'm still obsessed with my Topshop maternity PJs and B.D.A Belly Bandit leggings. I did however finally wear my bardot style maternity top, that I'd bought a while ago, for my friend's birthday meal last week. I teamed it with my super comfy leather look trousers from Next.
Baby is still super active, especially at night when I'm trying to fall asleep! I'm still thinking that this baby will be a boy!
I have my 34 week midwife appointment today and I'm very much looking forward to finding out whether she thinks my bump has dropped, I'm seriously hoping not as I have so much I want to do! I had my work baby shower this week which was completely unexpected and so lovely. They all got together to buy baby a PurFlo nest which I've read such fantastic things about and a gorgeous baby Gap cardigan with little bear ears! I have my friends and family baby shower next Saturday which I'm looking forward to and a spa treatment booked for the following Monday. So please don't arrive early little one!
The house is currently in a complete state. We're having our bathroom done, which I'm so excited for. but I'm desperate for it to be finished so that I can lounge in a Lush bath! Ava's new bed is finally being delivered this Sunday so we can start to sort out the nursery. I'm hoping that it will help me feel a little less stressed about everything. I'm looking forward to finally being at home and getting everywhere clean and tidy ready for the baby.
How was your second pregnancy different to your first? Did your second baby arrive early? I'd love to know.
Catch up on my previous updates:
-A bump update and the Christmas break so far
-It's not you it's my hormones
-My 20 week pregnancy update
-Being a guilty (pregnant) full-time working mum
-It's not going to be just the three of us anymore
-My first trimester update
-Baby number two and back to blogging
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