Baby Number Two

36 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Two}

Today I turn 36 weeks which I’m pretty sure means I am now officially nine months pregnant! Before I know it, my second pregnancy will all be over. And all being well, I’ll have a tiny (although probably not that tiny) baby boy in my arms. The excitement to meet our little bundle is definitely building. But so is the realisation that somehow he has to come out! And I’m beginning to doubt myself and my abilities. Must.stay.positive! 

HOW FAR ALONG?

36 Weeks

DUE DATE?

14th June 2017

GENDER?

Boy!

HOW’S BABY DOING?

At week 36 baby boy weighs around 5.3lb and is about the same as a honeydew melon! It’s safe to say I am feeling HUGE.  He is around 18.2 inches from crown to heel. He will apparently gain about 28g a day over the next few weeks!

I actually had my 34 week appointment on the day I turned 35 weeks. On the days leading up to it I was so worried about baby still being in the transverse position and had spent hours googling all the risks involved. I’d got myself a bit worked up about it all. Only to get there and be told that he had moved from the transverse position… to bloody BREECH. Wonderful. 

It’s now a waiting game until my next midwife appointment in a few days to see if he has moved by himself or not. If he is still breech I will be referred to the hospital for a scan to confirm his position. Then Ill need to see a consultant to discuss trying to turn him and what my options are. I feel so sad that I may not get my home birth but I’m trying not to worry too much until we know more after my next appointment. In the mean time I have been spending every evening bouncing away on my ball in the hope of giving him a helping hand to turn around. Fingers crossed!

WEIGHT CHANGE?

Feels like I have put on about 10 stone. Probably more like 3 but still, I feel HUGE. 

SYMPTOMS?

Breathlessness and acid re-flux/heartburn are kicking my arse at the moment. I’ve also noticed that if I have had a busy day (pretty much every day) that my feet are a little swollen by the end of the day too. I said to Josh a couple of days back that I feel like I’ve hit a wall and I suddenly just feel so exhausted and heavy now.

MOVEMENT?

I don’t know if it’s because of the fact he’s breech or he’s just running out of room but babies movements have become extremely strong and very uncomfortable over the last couple of weeks! It feels like he’s trying to break free most of the time.

STRETCHMARKS?

I’m sure there are going to be some new ones appear during these last few weeks as everything feels SO stretched. I have taken to slathering myself with body butter every day to try and keep any new ones to a minimum. Also still wearing my secret saviours band when I remember! 

SLEEP?

Sleep has been better lately. I’m normally up once in the night to take Bella down to the toilet and to pee myself but apart from that I’m sleeping fairly soundly. 

CRAVINGS?

The cereal craving is back. I actually ordered three different boxes on last weeks food shop. I only have the one bowl at breakfast but I genuinely wake up feeling excited for it! (Get.A.Life.Harriet.)  Also seem to have a bit of a thing for curry at the moment! Pretty sure we had it about 3 maybe even 4 times in the last fortnight. Oh and ice cream. The sunshine makes me want alllllll the ice cream. 

HOW I’M FEELING?

I’m feeling pretty anxious at the moment about baby being breech. I’m looking forward to having a bit of a better idea about what’s going to happen in a few days time. 

MISS ANYTHING?

Being able to get down on the floor to properly play with Bella. I’m just too big and uncomfortable now and I’m not convinced I’d even be able to get back up!

FAVOURITE OUTFIT THIS FORTNIGHT?

Not necessarily an outfit as such but I picked up some slip on sandals from Primark recently and they are so comfy. I can see myself living in them from hear on out. 

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?

Our spa break was definitely the highlight! We had the loveliest couple of days enjoying each others company. We shopped, enjoyed wonderful food and relaxed in the spa. But mainly we just tried to enjoy being together as a couple for what will probably be the last time for a while. 

LOOKING FORWARD TO?

Making the switch to working from home instead of having to drag myself into the office three days a week! I’m not actually taking a proper maternity leave this time and instead will just be doing my usual tasks from home with baby in tow. I will be taking a month or so off while I settle into a routine but I’m planning on working right up until I pop. At least being at home means I can work from my office in my pjs with unlimited snacks and maybe even the occasional nap too 😉 

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Harriet XO

12 Comments

  1. Sarah Cantwell

    May 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Aw reading this brings it all back. I can’t believe it’s all over. I hope baby boy moves into a good position for you.

    1. Harriet

      May 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Ah bless you! Thanks Sarah. I hope you are all doing well xxx

  2. Gemma

    May 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    So excited for you! Heart burn was a killer for me too, I literally used to swig from the gaviacon bottle. You’re almost there!

    1. Harriet

      May 18, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Gemma! Ah yes, I have been doing that too! xx

  3. Tanita

    May 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Aw bless you lovely the end of pregnancy I find incredibly hard. Very much so because I get so big. The bump is just so huge and in the way isn’t, although beautiful and it blows my mind how our bodies change so much too. Your bump is looking so lovely. It makes me miss a bump. I hope the acid reflux eases off soon its not nice at all. Have you looked at hypno-birthing just as a way to ease the nerves and trust your body. xxx

    1. Harriet

      May 18, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Yes I think I am struggling more because I carry SO big too! Thank you lovely. Yes I have been doing some hypnobirthing before bed every night although I am pretty sure I fall asleep within about five minutes! haha xx

  4. Rebecca | AAUBlog

    May 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    hope baby boy turns around for you – there is still time. Then it might make it feel like there is a little more room in there!

    1. Harriet

      May 18, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Thank you! Yes I hope so! xo

  5. Ickle Pickle

    May 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    My first son turned at the last minute and I didn’t realise!! Your bump is just lovely! You will miss it! Kaz x

  6. Emma @sophieellaandme

    May 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I hope baby boy turns for you! The excitement for cereal made me giggle haha! x

  7. Cass Bailey

    May 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    My daughter didn’t turn but my son did 😉
    Fingers crossed for you x x

  8. Janine Dolan

    May 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

    You must be nearly at the end now. Good luck.

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