Pregnancy Update – Weeks 29 to 32

Hello everyone!

Today I’m back with a pregnancy update.

I mean to post weekly or biweekly updates but I haven’t been feeling well at all, which means I’ve been doing the bare minimum and not blogging if I don’t feel like it.

Let me tell you, being pregnant is hard work and the third trimester is no joke. I’m at the point where I don’t understand how people put themselves through this more than once. Maybe I’ll forget how uncomfortable it is?

Anyways, today I got dressed, took a bump picture and decided I should post an update.

How far along: 33 weeks today.

Due Date: 15 May 2022.

Baby size: By the end of week 32, baby is as big as a squash.

Weight gain: Weight loss, actually. I’m weighing less than I did before I got pregnant. Baby is fine and gaining weight, though.

Maternity clothes: Maternity leggings are a godsend and very comfortable but I’d rather wear pajamas all day every day.

Stretch marks: A couple and they don’t bother me at all.

Sleep: I fall asleep easily and sleep well but I take a while to find a comfortable position.

Gender: Girl!

Best moment: Just showing off my bump in general, having my mom feel her kick and feeling her little feet kick my ribs.

Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to holding her and looking at her little face.

Food cravings: Chocolate. Meat. Pringles.

What I miss: Being able to walk properly, no pelvic pain, being able to sleep on my stomach and back, eating whatever I want.

Symptoms: So, a month ago, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes which means I have been on a very strict diet and checking my blood sugar levels 4 times a day. This has been hard, because I want to eat ALL THE THINGS and simply cannot.

I’ve also mentioned the pelvic girdle pain, which makes it quite painful to walk and move in general.

A couple of weeks ago I got heartburn and it has yet to go away. I get it several times per day and it’s brutal.

What else? Sore nipples, swollen feet and hands, excessive peeing and general tiredness.

Mood: I must admit I’ve been a bit cranky and sensitive. Not feeling well physically makes me feel a bit depressed and upset.

The highs: Feeling her kick, feeling her little feet poking my belly, getting everything ready for her.

The lows: Every physical symptom and my strict diet.

Pregnancy Update – Weeks 27 and 28: Officially in the Third Trimester

How far along: 28 weeks.

Due Date: 15 May 2022.

Baby size: A head of lettuce.

Weight gain: 700g or 1.54 pounds.

Maternity clothes: Even my maternity tights are becoming too tight so I think I’ll skip them as soon as it warms up. Still wearing all my regular dresses.

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Sleep: Not the best. It’s getting hard to find a comfortable position to sleep.

Gender: Girl!

Best moment: Showing off my bump. People are starting to notice that I’m pregnant which is nice.

Looking forward to: Bringing her home.

Food cravings: Strawberries. Coca cola. Chocolate. Bread.

What I miss: Not being in pain every time I walk, sit down, get up, turn in bed, get in the car, get dressed.

Symptoms: Pelvic girdle pain and heartburn.

Mood: Worried about how mobile and comfortable I’ll be in the next three months. Very excited about meeting her!

The highs: Feeling her kick, talking to her.

The lows: Definitely all the pelvic pain.

Pregnancy update – 25 weeks

How far along: 25 weeks + 5 day

Due Date: 15 May 2022

Baby size: Whatever an acorn squash is.

Weight gain: None. I gained 1kg in the last month but I had previously lost some weight.

Maternity clothes: Yes! A pair of maternity pants, nursing bras and maternity tights. Still wearing all my pre-pregnancy dresses.

Stretch marks: Nothing new.

Sleep: Wonderful, can’t get enough. My dreams are quite wild, though.

Gender: Girl!

Best moment: She reacts to us tapping and talking to my belly.

Looking forward to: Her being here and watching Rui be a dad.

Food cravings: Strawberries. Coca cola.

What I miss: Strawberries. And just being able to order a salad.

Symptoms: Well, they’re here. Hemorrhoids. Sorry if this is TMI. I was told to expect them but I never thought they would come so soon. My pelvis and breasts are quite painful too and I’ve been having some heartburn.

Mood: Worried because her nursery is not yet ready. Nesting mode on.

The highs: Feeling her moving and buying her things.

The lows: How I moan every time I have to turn in bed.

My Pregnancy Purchases – First Time Mom

Hello there,

Today I’m sharing my pregnancy related purchases. As a first time pregnant mom, I’m not always sure what I’m going to need, so I’ve been buying things according to recommendations and based on what I feel I’m needing at the moment.

So far, this is what I’ve gotten.

Before I had read that there isn’t much you can actually do about stretch marks and that they’re mostly genetic, I got this belly butter to use on my belly and breasts. Even if it won’t prevent stretch marks, I’ll definitely keep applying it as a regular lotion. I like that it’s 99% natural, scent free and super smooth and creamy.

This pillow looked so comfy, I just had to get it. In reality, it’s definitely comfortable but it takes way too much space. It would be perfect if I slept alone or if we had a bigger bed. I shouldn’t definitely have gotten a smaller one. I’ll still try it as a nursing pillow.

I’m currently in love with this journal. I think it will be lovely to come back to in a few years.

My regular jeans don’t fit anymore, so I needed something comfortable and cheap that I can wear for the rest of my pregnancy. These go with pretty much every top and sweater I own, so they’ll do just fine.

I love to wear dresses year round, always with tights when the weather is cold. My many pairs of tights have now become too, well, tight around the waist so I had to get a couple of maternity tights. I’m probably get a couple more pairs as I’m wear mostly dresses these days. I wish these were thicker, though. I usually go for a matte, opaque look and prefer them to be at least 80 denier.

Because my regular bras are no longer comfortable. I’ve been living in sports bras but they don’t look quite right with regular clothes so I decided I’d get something that’s close to a sports bra but that I can keep wearing after pregnancy and while nursing.

I’d definitely welcome some recommendations from fellow moms.

What were your pregnancy essentials?

Love,

Cheila