Being 33 Weeks Pregnant

June 1, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog,

– Sleep has suddenly become really hard. How can I be so tired yet find it difficult to drop off at night? I’ll tell you how: a head in my ribs, a baby with the hiccups at 2am and a middle of the night football habit.

– ICE. Oh god, ice. I love it so much. Current daily intake: 3 pints. YUM. Thinking about ice makes my mouth water.

– I put on my maternity jeans (Topshop Baxters, the type with stretchy pockets, size 10) this morning and it was a lot tougher to get them over my thighs. I think pregnancy weight is finally catching up with me…

– I have not ‘done’ my hair since I left for Greece (i.e. blow-dried/straightened). Instead I’ve been leaving it au naturel, which means curly. It’s nice for a change but I wish I had the energy to dry my hair properly. I’m thinking this is good practice for when the baby gets here, I’m sure blow-drying will be the last thing I’ll want to do.

– Work is now officially a drag. I worked from home twice last week and once the week before as my SPD was just horrendous, it goes away fairly swiftly with a good rest but comes back when I walk. Because of this I’ve brought my maternity leave forward by a week, meaning I will leave on 11th June. That’s 8 working days! I can’t wait.

– …because of this we have brought our moving date forward to 13th June. Which means we have less than a fortnight to pack up our London lives. Eek.

– I no longer have ankles. I have cankles.

– Baby is still breech which is not only worrying but really uncomfy – I’m going to Argos this evening to purchase a gym ball and will do my best to bounce her the right way up.

– I think we’re all ready for the arrival of baby, with the exception of being in the right city (let alone the right house). This weekend we went shopping for all the final bits; hospital essentials, bottles and steriliser (I will be breastfeeding but want Will to do one feed a day), baby monitor, newborn sleepsuits….

– I bought a pack of 2 breastfeeding bras from M&S. They are possibly the least sexiest item of clothing I’ve ever laid my eyes on, but BOY are they comfortable.

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  • Reply Muddling Along Mummy June 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Have you seen the Spinning Babies website? (I think) its got great stuff on getting the baby into the right position

    You're still looking utterly fab – try and rest and enjoy these last weeks with just the two of you

    • Reply aliceharold June 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

      Yes! I've been having a look at Spinning Babies (one of the suggestions is to do a handstand underwater.. hm) and have now got my exercise ball so I will be doing plenty of bouncing in the next 6 weeks x

  • Reply Me , The Man & The Baby June 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I couldnt breastfeed in the end but I still kept my bras and still wear them now a days – they are sooooo comfy! Your looking fantastic!! :) x

    • Reply aliceharold June 3, 2010 at 10:27 am

      I can't get over how comfy they are; they're amazing!! x

  • Reply mummy bear June 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    You look blooming! i am totally with you on the sleep, cankles, work drag thing! As for breech baby, acupuncture is supposed to really help.

    • Reply aliceharold June 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you! :)

      I will definitely look into some acupuncture as soon as I'm on maternity leave though the bouncing seems to be working well so far, Baby has definitely dropped out of my ribs and is shifting around. Plus, I'm kind of enjoying myself, it's like a space hopper for grown-ups…

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