Week 35 – Day 1

34 days to go! Pram is here, car seat is ordered! Just the final stuff for the hospital bag and making sure the cot is the correct height and then we’re ready!

Spoke to Cris a couple of days ago who’s has a slightly less straight forward pregnancy than me. She’s getting induced on the 27th. THAT’S TWO WEEKS! It really hit me then that it’s very very soon. And then we will have babies and no longer be pregnant, and everything will be different. Shit is getting very very real indeed.


Some very good news we had is that she’s already engaged head down into my pelvis which makes it extremely unlikely for her to turn the wrong way. Technically she still has enough space to turn until about next week, but hopefully she’ll stay where she is which is the correct way.


Week 34 – Day 2

40 days left until due date!! Pram-gate might have come to an end with a woman in Rotterdam selling one that’s never used. Please let us be able to get this sorted so we can tick it off the list already. I’m so sick of prawns already… bet she’s gonna hate lying in it anyway. 

Yesterday at dinner she was properly pushing my ribs outwards. It hurts. I think she’s now actually filling up the entire space in the womb and it’s getting very tight. 

I randomly started calling her “trollet”. That’s the troll in Swedish. Not like a big evil mean trolley, but a small cheeky mischevious one. I have a really old carved out troll in my room back home at my parents… and under it it says: Ut i varje sinne, finns ett troll längst därinne. Not quite sure how to translate “sinne” it’s sort of the like soul/essence of a person  and the quote says that deep down in everyone there’s a little troll lurking… sort of. Meh, it works in Swedish. Anyway, enough about trolls. Here’s the bump! Plus Dave! 

Week 33 – Day 1

Started the day with an hour of pregnancy massage, best thing ever. As the achy back has been getting more noticeable this massage is really nice at just loosening everything up again. Cycled to work afterwards feeling like a brand new person. Got the next one booked for when I start my maternity leave to make sure it kicks off nicely. 

So here’s the belly now! More and more it’s feeling tight in the evenings. Like there’s far too much in there and it shouldn’t actually fit. And more and more I’m realising that it’s gonna have to come out, one way or another. 

We were supposed to start discussing the birth plan with the midwife yesterday but decided to do it after we’ve finished the prenatal course so that we have all the info. Now the midwife appointments are every two weeks and I think after the next one it’ll be every week almost to monitor everything. So far everything still looks good. My blood pressure is super steady and the baby is growing like she should. So no concerns! 

Week 31 – Day 2

Busy weekend sorting out the flat and baby room! Got new shelves up in the living room which means the kallax unit in the old office is now empty and ready for drawers for the baby clothes and blankets and all other baby related things. 

Today a trip to IKEA is on the cards, and hopefully we’ll find everything we need 🙂 

The bump pic is from yesterday: 

I’m starting to reach the stage where for time to time I’m really feeling fed up and done with being preggo… Miss 85% of my wardrobe and buying new things and fitting in to normal size gaps. Two more months to go! 

Week 30 – Day 2

Waiting for the flight back from Dublin. Last flight this year. Last flight as not a mother. I have nothing against being just in one place when it’s my choice, but there are still so many things I want to plan in and do and now I actually can’t. 

My last post about how everything was easy backfired a bit! On Friday we went out for a meal and I massively over ate (and it was quite oily which didn’t help). Later that evening I kept burping up all the food into my mouth and I tried to speak at the same time so sort of choked on the half food half vomit :/ then as I was coughing loads I full on wee’d myself. Not just a little drizzle, but full on wet patch all over the crotch! Daym. 

Lessons learned: Do not over eat! It’s uncomfortable for hours afterwards, I end up burping up sick, and potentially choking on it. 

Anyway, here’s a delayed bump pic from Friday! The internet in the middle of nowhere in Ireland was really bad.

Less than six more weeks of work, and ten more weeks of this! Time to properly start nesting, so this week and next me and Dave will be aiming to get the baby room fully sorted! 

Week 29 – Day 0

So I hadn’t actually noticed it that much, but when I look at this weeks’ bump pic there actually quite a bit of difference from two weeks ago! IMG-2158

Very much bigger now! And although I hadn’t thought much about it, I really am getting more tired. This morning I got the lift in work to go up one floor, something I have NEVER done before… all because when I walked up yesterday I was panting like someone how hasn’t moved around for 20 years. Crazy!

I’m also really starting to miss my normal clothes. I can’t say that I’m super fashion focused, but now with all the nice new things out in the shops for fall I really want to treat myself, and I know there’s no point :/ so feeling just a bit out of the loop.

Officially we’ve entered the 30th week, and I can’t believe it can be as little as 2 months left before she’s reasonably here. I can’t begin to imagine how much it will all change.

Week 27 – Day 0

We’re well and truly 3rd trimestering! 90 days to go, and a lot of stuff is suddenly happening.

  • In the next 4 weeks, there’s serious growth spurt happening, where she properly fattens up!
  • She dreams! and has a consciousness! Like a real person
  • If she’s born premature now, the chances that she survives with no lasting damages is very high 🙂 so a little relief there.
  • From my next appointment at the midwife the visits will be more frequent, and they will do another blood test.

Dave’s away this weekend, so I’ve got three days to myself. Not quite sure what I’ll get up to yet, but if I’m as tired as I have been the last two days, I’m guessing not much… Then next weekend it’s Liverpool!! Where I’ll get to see Cris and her bump ❤

I think this week’s bump looks pretty similar to previous ones, but I’m expecting a faster pace of change over the next month! I’m really happy that I haven’t had to buy any maternity clothes yet (besides the two pairs of jeans) but I reckon that will change very soon. Most of my tops don’t cover the bottom of my bell anymore :/