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Pregnancy Diary 27 Weeks

Pregnancy Diary 27 Weeks

Pregnancy Diary 27 Weeks – I know I’ve said this before but this pregnancy seems to be whizzing by. I’m now in my third trimester and am on count down to maternity leave now.

Pregnancy Diary 27 Weeks

There’s still so much to do. I should be soaking up every moment of this pregnancy as this is my third and final baby, but we seem to get caught up in the boring bits of life.

My back is still giving me a lot of pain but I do have a physiotherapy appointment next week, have been using my wheat bag, and trying not to do too much walking around which seems to make it worse actually sitting too much does as well so it’s a no win situation really.

Breastfeeding

I’ve no doubt that I will breastfeed this baby but it does fill me with anxiety as it was so disastrous last time. I’m going to go into this with an open mind and also a formula back up option just in case. I’m NOT going to stress about this too much.

Oh I’m such a liar! With this and the thought of actually giving birth again it’s nearly sending me over the edge!

Hands up if you’ve had to explain the intricate details of breastfeeding to your kids. Isabelle had decided that she was going to feed the baby when it is born and so I had to explain that I would be the one to feed the baby when it’s born.

But why? She asked.

I was quite surprised that she asked this as she’s seen and been around breastfeeding mothers. Clearly they were discrete enough that she hadn’t realised what they were doing.

This has given her seven year old brain endless amusement.

She’s questioned everything from how the baby gets the milk out to will I be walking down the street with my top off (let’s hope not).

We just know that she’s going to have her beady eyes on me to witness this hilarious (her words) act.

Gestational diabetes

I was told at the time of my glucose tolerance test that if I didn’t hear anything I could assume that it was negative. This should mean that it’s negative but with the snow we had last week causing a backlog at the hospital, I’m not going to assume until I get the actual result which I will get from the midwife when I see her next week.

Giving birth

Nobody is letting this one go. As much as I would like to bury my head in the sand it’s a hot topic since my bump is so pronounced.

I know what I don’t want:

  • Pain
  • A caesarean
  • To tear
  • An epidural
  • To be induced
  • An episiotomy

I just want the baby out once the time comes. I’m not going to plan as such as this hasn’t worked out for me at all.

I wouldn’t mind having a water birth a go as this wasn’t an option previously, the first being too quick and the second the pools were in use.

Would I have a home birth? Probably not. Images of the dog watching and Isabelle either being too interested or ending up traumatised spring to mind.

Development

The baby is now the size of a head of broccoli weighing around 1lb 9oz and measuring about 36.6cm.

The baby can now distinguish the difference between light and day and may have hiccups.

If the baby was born now it would have a chance of survival. I hate reading stuff like this as it’s way too soon for the baby to come considering how many changes happen from day to day.

Apparently if Chris was to put his head on my tummy he may be able to hear the baby’s heartbeat – we must try this.

My appetite should increase at this point, but it’s the complete opposite. I feel full all the time and when I do eat it’s much smaller amounts than I would usually eat. The baby feels like it’s right underneath my ribs and pushing upwards at the moment which isn’t particularly comfortable.

Until next week.

Lisa x

19 thoughts to “Pregnancy Diary 27 Weeks”

  1. Back pain is horrible I hope your physiotherapist helps and can give you some gentle excercises to help relieve the pain.

  2. Awww such an exciting time! Make sure you are getting plenty of rest! Have you heard of Raspberry Tea capsules? I’d like to think they helped me have an easier labour than expected. Relax, easier said than done but it will help! Sim x

  3. Good luck – each pregnancy goes by faster and faster, All you can do is what feels right for you with regards to feeding the baby and don’t feel judged by others.

  4. Oh the back pain. It sucks . I remember I couldn’t walk when I got close to delivery . I’d get shooting pains up and down my legs , turns out thankfully it was all baby related and once baby came out my back eased up. I found sleeping very hard at that stage , I used to forget not to lay on my back, it’s hard to be heavily pregnant but you’re also closer to meeting the little one xx

  5. Ahh 27 weeks! How exciting! Hopefully your GD is negative, I had to have the test with all of mine too due to protein in my urine.

  6. I know it’s easier said than done but try not to stress out thinking about the birth and breastfeeding although it’s really nice that your daughter has taken such an interest in the feeding side x

  7. I know. I can’t help it as both other births I’ve felt completely out of control and both weren’t particularly good experiences. I’m trying not to dwell on it too much though x

  8. Thankfully I have my physio booked in for tomorrow so they may be able to give me some tips or exercises to do. I feel really really inactive and lazy, but I honestly can’t walk around that much. It sucks 🙁

  9. I think it’s my own judgement that’s the biggest problem but I’m going to try and be a bit easier on myself. If it works great and if it doesn’t then so be it x

  10. I did drink the raspberry leaf tea at the end of my pregnancy last time. In fact I tried everything to avoid being induced x

  11. This brings back so many memories. My daughter was to young to ask questions about breastfeeding when her sister was born, but when she tried to feed her own baby dolls I thought it was kind of amazing

  12. I used to have an app and each week would tell me the size of the baby. I remember that reading your post. so cute that your little one is a broccoli at the moment 🙂

  13. Eep, exciting times ahead! I had a water birth for both my babies and if the oool is available and tithings are going well then I’d definitely recommend it. Hope your back pain eases. I remember my niece basically having her face in my chest watching me breastfeed my son once, wasn’t awkward at all haha xx

  14. Exciting times ahead! Try not to worry (easier said than done right!) and fingers crossed for you that your glucose test comes back ok. Back pain is so annoying but – not long now 🙂

  15. Thankfully it was negative. Still getting lots of back ache but am trying to rest as much as I can. Thanks for popping over x

  16. I really do think I want to try water but last time i couldn’t just because there wasn’t one available. I’m not sure I’m brave enough to have a pool at home to guarantee it x

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