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 – 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.

Pregnancy Update: 24 weeks

How far along: 24 weeks 3 days.

Baby size: According to my many pregnancy apps, she’s about the size of an eggplant/aubergine.

Weight gain: Last appointment was on 04.01.2022 and I had actually lost 800 grams.

Maternity clothes: I have the one pair of pants that still fits so I’ve just ordered my first pair of maternity jeans. I wear a lot of dresses with tights so I had to get a couple pairs of maternity tights as my regular ones are getting too tight on my belly.

Stretch marks: I’ve had them since I was 11 and I don’t think I have acquired any new ones since becoming pregnant.

Sleep: Wonderful, can’t get enough.

Gender: Girl!

Best moment: Her daddy was able to feel her move for the first time this morning, so there’s that.

Looking forward to: Meeting her.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular, just super hungry and thirsty.

What I miss: Strawberries.

Symptoms: Someone SHOULD have told me that I’d have pain in my vagina. Not my actual vagina but pretty much everywhere around it. My pelvic area is killing me and I groan every time I move. My breasts are pretty sore too and I have the occasional heartburn but, other than that, everything is fine.

Mood: Wanting to get everything done but low on energy. Happy and calm.

The highs: My hair, nails and skin have never been better.

The lows: How much I have to pee.