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Pregnancy Diary 29 Weeks

Pregnancy Diary 29 Weeks

Pregnancy Diary 29 Weeks – It’s snowing again! This has got to be the strangest March ever! The shop shelves are again empty of milk and bread and the sledges are out. It’s a shame that I can’t go sledging with Isabelle or walking with the scaredy cat dog in the snow but my back is still giving me problems so I don’t want to risk any slips.

Pregnancy Diary 29 Weeks

Pregnancy Physio

I’ve got my physio appointment on Monday where they will hopefully give me some tips, exercises or even support for my back over the coming weeks which thankfully has eased off a little bit.

My appointment was cancelled due to the snow. Boo! So I’m just waiting for this to be rescheduled.

Snow Day

So as predicted for once, the snow came down on Sunday which resulted in a Snow Day on Monday. No school or work for any of us. Chris took Isabelle sledging.

Work

As of Monday 19th March I had exactly 36 working days left before my maternity leave kicks in. I’d like to say that I’m not counting but I AM!

Bloods tests

Friday I went for my 28 week check up and was supposed to have bloods taken which after three failed attempts it was abandoned. Luckily I work at a hospital so I could pop along to the blood room to get these done which I have now. My midwife said that she thought I was a bit pale so there may be a possibility that I may have an iron deficiency.

Movement

This baby is just as wriggly as the other two. We’re now at the point where there are definite elbows or feet sticking out. I can’t tell the difference between the sticky out bits but it feels like it’s doing star jumps. Ryan used to stretch out which was quite horrible and I would have to give him a bit of a nudge to go back into a more comfortable position. Isabelle used to get hiccups which was quite novel. I haven’t had either of these with this one, just lots of jabby type kicks which have made me gasp quite a few times.

One Born Every Minute

I sat and watched One Born Every Minute the other night which, after watching the forceps delivery I was left feeling quite traumatised. Both labours, the mums were on their backs which for me was the most uncomfortable position. Did you watch it? It was the one with Sunny and Shay who were really comical. It was quite sad that her mum didn’t approve of her choice of husband and is not in their lives, but her mother-in-law was there and so so supportive. The other couple had their forth baby and she was totally off her head on gas and air. I don’t remember the gas and air doing anything for me other than giving me a really dry mouth. The more I think about this, the more I think I would love to try a water birth.

Labour Talk

This is probably going to be a feature every week now as it’s not that far away. Chris works long hours and is quite often a hefty drive away from home which isn’t ideal. My actual due date is the 3rd June and Isabelle will be off school the week leading up to this which makes me feel slightly uneasy.

I asked her the other day what she’s going to do if the baby starts to come to which she answered – Scream. Ha ha.

I thought I would test her to see if she knew what to do in an emergency type situation (I promise I didn’t scare her). She knows that she has to phone Daddy and the cheeky little monkey knows the pin passcode to my phone and can find Daddy in my contacts list so that’s good. However, when I asked if she knew how to phone an ambulance she said she would phone 911!

I’m sure I’ll be fully functional to use the phone myself but always good to check these things.

Getting ready for Baby

We’re in the middle of sorting through the things that we already have which is more than I thought, and making a list of what we need to buy. Clothes wise I don’t think we need to buy much more since we don’t know the sex of the baby so we’re keeping it to a minimum.

I think I might write a separate post on what I consider to be Newborn Baby Essentials as when you’re a first time parent you are totally lead by magazines and websites that are there to get you to buy literally everything under the sun, most of which you may use once or possibly never.

I would like to get a beside the bed crib which will make feeding much easier for me, and I’m pre-empting that we might end up having this one in our bed so it would be better to have the additional space added on by the crib. Chris wants to use the rocking crib that we already have since his Nan bought this for us and isn’t here any longer. It might be that we have the beside the bed crib in our room and the rocking crib in the baby’s room which it can sleep in during the day. I’m not sure if you can leave a baby alone in a beside the bed crib if you’re not in the room in the event that they may roll onto the bed and out of the bed (Hmm need to think about that). This debate continues.

Washable Nappies

Do you use? Do you like them? We used them previously with Isabelle and I loved them but Chris didn’t and isn’t keen to go down that route again. I think we’ve come to a compromise in that if he takes the baby out and about we will have a little stash of disposables that he can use and I will use the washables when the baby is with me. I’m off to a Nappucino in a few weeks as I need to buy some wet bags and a bucket, and also just have a chat to our local nappy expert to update since it’s a while since I’ve used them.

Development

The baby is about the size of a cauliflower measuring around 38.6cm and weighing about 2.5lb.

The Vernix Caseosa (the waxy white substance which has been protecting it from the effects of the amniotic fluid) is beginning to disappear, as is the soft downy hair (lanugo) which has covered its body (although there might still be traces of both at birth).

The baby’s eyes are starting to focus. It makes you wonder what exactly they can see!

The baby should double in size between now and birth – heaven help me as my bump looks full term already now.

Baby gets first dibs on all the nutrients from the food that I eat and I get whatever is leftover.

At 29 weeks I have fast growing nails to look forward to. Sadly mine do grow fast but they are so flimsy that they split and look a bit of a mess at the moment. Oh and constipation is also part and parcel from now until the birth. Lucky me!

Until next week……

Lisa x

18 thoughts to “Pregnancy Diary 29 Weeks”

  1. Trying to enter your ottoman competition but comments are closed. Hope its ok to leave it here. I would store my kids toys in it

  2. I agree with your comment about this March being strange – can’t believe the snow we have had or the fact the shops ran out of milk and bread! How amazing to think you have a baby the size of a cauliflower inside your tummy!

  3. We’ve had a couple of glimmers of sunshine since but it would be nice if the rain would go away for a bit. I love the whole fruit and veg sizing of the baby and my 7yo thinks it’s hilarious x

  4. Lovely update. I’m 30 weeks now and definitely struggling now. I don’t watch One Born Every Minute – I find it over dramatic and not a true representation of labour!

  5. We have a bedside crib! I dont hesitate to recommend them! After 6 months I happily left my daughter to nap in it (when she wasnt napping on me haha). I also use cloth nappies 🙂 I love them the biggest thing for me is the environmental aspect. Did you every nappy ever used is still in landfill because of how long they take to decompose 🙁

  6. I can not believe we had snow in April too. Strange weather. Hope the weather starts to improve so you can enjoy some sunshine before your baby arrives 🙂

  7. Wow, not long now. Looks like you have ALMOST everything sorted, apart from the weather. Fingers crossed and really happy for you.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M

  8. I can’t believe how late we were still having snow! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and you get some relief from the back pain.

  9. I refused to watch one born every minute when I was pregnant and still haven’t picked it up. I would be on count down too! Sounds like Spring is finally on the way – yay! xx

  10. The snow in March was so weird, I think you were very wise not to risk sledging! Hope you get some good advice and support from your physio appointment. I love that your little girl said she’d phone 911!! You’re very brave watching OBEM when pregnant, I couldn’t watch it in either of my pregnancies as it scared me too much!xx

  11. It’s one of those programmes where I watch but want to look away but can’t seem to switch over x

  12. I know! I can’t seem to not watch OBEM even though the thought of giving birth again fills me with utter dread!

  13. Exciting times! I found that my 3rd baby was the one who really slotted in. You’ve got your routine with the first two and it’s lovely to have a third baby 🙂 I bought my Bednest when I had my 3rd and it was the best investment ever! I also did washable nappies with my 1st and my 2nd had them for about a week before I had mastitis and gave up. I bought eco-friendly biodegradable nappies instead. With my 3rd and my 4th, I didn’t even consider washables, but I used them when they had a rash (never for longer than a couple of days though!).

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