34 down, 6 to go…

I am in my 34th week of pregnancy and now have just less than 6 weeks until my due date! Before I got pregnant I always thought 9 months of pregnancy would feel like they last forever, but mine has flown by, however I am very ready for her to be here now and out of my tummy. A lot of ladies I follow on Instagram who were a bit ahead of me in their pregnancy are all having their babies now – it’s making me so excited and a little impatient.I would say these last couple of weeks have definitely been the toughest for me. Although I had awful nausea in my first trimester, I am just so uncomfortable, tired and struggling with all the aches and pains now – I know the next 6 weeks will get worse too.

Thankfully I have been sleeping well, and I am making the most of it whilst I can! I usually can never lie in and feel so guilty and like I have wasted the day if I sleep past 8:30 – crazy I know! But lately I have been able to sleep in till about 9:30/10 so I am just letting my body get the rest it needs, I know I may not get much sleep in the next 6 weeks and certainly not a lot when she’s here so I might as well enjoy it whilst it lasts.

I had my 34 week antenatal appointment yesterday. Everything was good, her heartbeat nice and strong, she is head down (which explains the rib pain and constant need to go to the toilet) and 1/5th engaged already. My midwife explained this doesn’t necessarily mean she will come early, but she reminded me you are considered full term at 37 weeks, so she could come in 3 weeks and wouldn’t be considered premature or need any extra help – which is scary! I think I have been quite laid back in regards to things like packing my hospital bag and making sure I have everything prepared, but when she pointed that out it made me realise I need to book up and get sorted, just incase we do have an early arrival. So I started packing my hospital bag last night haha!

I am trying to keep busy to make the time go fast, I try to go on a long walk every day with Mitch and the dog, I do some light weights and other exercises most days. I want to try and keep this up for as long as possible too. Mitch and I are also focusing on spending as much quality time as possible just the two of us. Even if that is just sat chatting on the sofa, or watching a good box set together. We have been going to a lot of cute cafes for lunch which has been nice. We’re going to visit my family next week which is quite far away but my midwife said I should be okay but to take my notes just incase. That will be the last long journey I make but it will be nice to see friends and family one last time before my baby is here.

Thank you for all the lovely messages you have been leaving on my Instagram – I love hearing from women who are going through the same or similar. Keep going, nearly there! Here’s hoping the next 6 weeks fly by!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Love Lucy x

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