Tagged with pregnancy symptoms

38 weeks pregnant – can’t sleep


In the final weeks of pregnancy everyone and their wife tells you to “gets lots of sleep while you still can”. If only. For no apparent reason I ping awake at around 5am every day and there is no going back to sleep afterwards. I am fully awake. Normally I will lie in bed listening … Continue reading

38 weeks pregnant – a new low


Today I achieved a new low, a previously unimagined level of pregnancy-related indignity. It was hot. So hot that I opted to wear a short-ish dress despite the fact that I last shaved my legs three days ago (the time before that is more easily recorded in months). Initially all was fine. My bulk and … Continue reading

Pregnancy week 38 – contractions


I really thought the Melon was going to arrive last night. I experienced a new and uncomfortable sensation in my lower abdomen which felt a lot like period pain – it was that dull ache you get around the time of the month that sort of grows until you go “ohhhh god that hurts” and … Continue reading

Pregnancy week 34 – Final week of work


Final week(ish) of work!!!! I finished on Wednesday because we set off for Scarborough for my cousin’s wedding Thursday night. It feels weird but to be honest it’s quite hard to know if it feels different to a holiday just yet… With the UK having a four day weekend thanks to the Diamond Jubilee anyway … Continue reading

Pregnancy week 32 – ouch!


costochondritis – my new word for the week. It’s what I think this rib pain is all about. Admittedly this is a classic case of Internet self-diagnosis but I found it on a forum with hundreds of other pregnant chicks complaining about the exact same symptoms I’ve had. Sharp, stabby rib pain. Usually localised to … Continue reading

Pregnancy week 29 – Hormonal mess


Chuck went to Florida on Tuesday morning at 6.45am and I cried like a war widow for half an hour after the taxi pulled away. It’s the hormones! The baby is kicking really strongly now. Although her little jabs, presses, upper cuts and lightning kicks are more measured now. She’s putting her weight behind them … Continue reading

Pregnancy week 9 – blaaaaaah


I’m a bit behind. Well quite a lot actually but I’m about to make amends! At week 9 my baby was the size of a grape. Quite small. But the same couldn’t have been said for my bum. It had become a lot bigger… in my opinion. It used to be a sticky-outy JLo number … Continue reading