Week 32 – Day 6

Day 6…not 5? My app changed the counting when I downloaded it on my new phone. Either way due date is still the same, but I guess the weeks switch on Thursdays? I’m well confused.

Another evening of prenatal course yesterday with trying out different pushing positions. My favourites are squatting on the floor, like oldskool toilet style, or on all fours either on the bed or on the floor as well. Definitely not a fan of lying down… Also quite pleased that we’re getting to know all the other parents to be a bit better. It’s a funny mix of people with all sorts of different backgrounds, which is quite nice.

I’m starting to suspect that I’m hitting the point in pregnancy when things are becoming a tad more difficult. Yes, I’ve been tired and stuff already, but it’s been pretty standard and manageable to still continue at a reasonable pace. This week though… cycling has slowed right down, back aches have ramped right up and the tiredness has hit cause I’ve started sleeping worse and worse. Sort of a restless sleep where I wake myself up every time I have to move or turn around.

On the plus side, I’ve started working two days from home as of this week which I’ll do until I go on leave. That’s made the mornings and the commuting a lot easier. And besides I only have three weeks left in work now, so I should be able to power through that.



Week 29 – Day 2

On the train back from Cologne and I’m so tired, but can’t seem to sleep. It’s been a really great weekend, but with two late nights, lots of walking around and getting woken up by the fire alarm and having to evacuate this morning… It has definitely taken its toll.

And I really miss Dave, and being at home in our bed, and on our sofa. And I really don’t want to get up for work tomorrow. 

Three day week though, and then Dublin and my last trip before I’m consigned to Amsterdam. I feel it’s a good time to stop. In my heart I still want to squeeze in a London trip, but time is running out and my head tells me that I’ll thank myself and feels very sensible for staying in one place after this. 

Week 27 – Day 5

This morning my lower back has been really hurting. I’ve had little twitches on and off for a couple of weeks, but today I actually had to take some pain killers just to sit up at work without being in pain. I’m guessing it’s not exactly something that will just go away, but maybe I’ll try to book in a preggo massage. Or what Dave suggested which is to start using shoes with better support. Not a bad idea really since I mostly walk around in my converse which are just completely flat.

I’m currently on around +6 / 7 kg still but I can really feel it pushing on my back, and when I lay down as well it’s as if the belly is pulling my whole body downward. I know I said in the beginning that I’m not sure what to do with a month off work before the baby comes, but I’m actually really looking forward to it now. 8 more weeks of working!

Week 18 – Day 4

Let’s do a little summary bulletin:

  • I put on weight! Finally! One whole kilo
  • I’m meeting a fellow pregnant person for a coffee next week. Mixed feelings about this, but keeping an open mind
  • Still not feeling any movement in there
  • Still undecided about finding out the gender, but got two weeks to make up my mind
  • Lower back pain plus tailbone(!) ache is becoming more prominent
  • My gag reflex is super sensitive… like brushing my teeth and having the toothbrush too far in my mouth makes me want to throw up

Week 11 – Day 3

The long weekends that’s just passed was so nice. Really struggled to get up this morning, and this will be the first 5 day week in ages! I know, I know, people work 5 days a week…. It’s not a big deal.

I totally forgot to take a picture yesterday, so it’ll have to wait until next week. I did weigh myself though, ans still no weight gain?! It doesn’t add up. I can definitely not fit into my old jeans anymore, so I must have just expanded? The stuff I got off asos was good 🙂 need to exchange the jeans though as they are huge! and the tights I reckon will work better once the bump is bigger, as they’re currently just sort of sliding down all the time.

It’s been quite an active long weekend with lots of walking around, mainly casue of King’s Day, and I started noticing that I can really feel it in my lower back, and hip joints after a while. An effect of the pregnancy hormone I suppose, as it loosens up all your joints in preparation for birth! Fun times.