32 Weeks of Bump

32 weeks

The baby is now the size of a squash! It is roughly 15.2-16.7 inches long and weights around 2.5-3.8lb. I last saw my community midwife when I was 29 weeks and she confirmed that baby had moved head down and the was only 2/5 palpable! This has meant my hip is no longer painful however the pressure is now all on my bladder!

The reality of being into single figures on the pregnancy countdown hit me last week. I have 8 weeks left to go, potentially 10, and I suddenly feel panicky and as if there is still so much to do! I need to sort my hospital bags, sort a bag for Little N as he will go to his granddad's while I’m at hospital, finish de-cluttering and rearranging my bedroom, finish purchasing the last few bits and bobs that baby needs… It sounds like I have lots of time but with a 1 year old requiring my attention and feeling the way I’ve been feeling the last few weeks, I’m getting nowhere fast!

The week before last I realised that I’d had a headache for four days; I sent a text to my midwife to check if I need to be worried and she sent me to hospital for a full check up to make sure it wasn’t preeclampsia. It wasn’t thank goodness, it was a migraine which passed after a few more days. Then last week I spoke to my GP to ask her to take a look at my 28 week blood test results.

My midwife had said my haemoglobin levels were low and that all I need to do was eat more green vegetables, however I have been feeling so awful: tired, breathless and no energy. My GP said that I need more iron supplements for the rest of the pregnancy so I have started those today. I hope I start to feel better soon as at the moment I don’t have the energy to walk up the stairs so how will I ever manage to give birth!

32 weeks down, 8 weeks to go!


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  1. I can't believe how quickly it seems to have gone!! 8 weeks (potentially 10) is loads of time to still get everything done. Take it easy and don't worry xx

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    1. Every time I blink another week has gone! x

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  2. I can't believe you only have 8 weeks to go! I'm glad your migraine wasn't anything more serious, I hope you feel better soon :) xx

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    1. It is mad how quick it has gone xx

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  3. Spa Tone is a a good & natural Fe choice from from natural liquid source from Wales! Wishing you well, Sian! X

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    1. I've heard of that before! I'm doing fine with the prescribed stuff though so will stick with it, as it's free ;) xx

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  4. best of luck for your baby! my best friend is just going into labour today too:)))xxxx love your fun dress !

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  5. You're bump looks so good and I love that top. Glad all was ok with the headache and I had to take iron tablets with the last pregnancy, I did start to feel better but it can take a while. I was nodding off ALL the time, it was embarrasing. Hope the last few weeks go well for you xx

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    1. Thank you, it has taken a few weeks but the iron tablets have made so much difference x

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  6. wow, not much to go... must be so exciting. you're carrying so well too!! :) xx

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