Tagged with third trimester

Labour – The calm before the storm?


Two hours since my last post and things have calmed down a bit. It’s now about ten minutes between contractions and they’re a bit milder. I get the odd whopper but, all in all, things are slowing. The midwife had said this could happen so I’m not unduly surprised. Chuck is watching Manga in bed, … Continue reading

Labour – It might actually be happening!


After having convinced myself, Chuck and his sister that I’ve ┬ájust been experiencing practice contractions since 8pm this evening, I’ve had to concede that actually I’m probably now in proper labour (and yep, still finding it┬ábearable enough to write my blog). I’m getting what feel like really viscous period pains every five to six minutes … Continue reading

39 weeks pregnant – Braxton Hicks


Well after all that whinging on about wanting to go into labour yesterday, I thought I’d got my wish last night. About 8pm I felt what I can only describe as a strong contraction in my lower abdomen which built up in intensity over about 45 seconds and “flowed” round to my back before disappearing. … Continue reading

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 36 – baby shower


I got more into my maternity leave this week – I did loads of things like “life admin” i.e. Sorting out my ISA and sending off eBay sales (woo!) I managed to pack my days full so I didn’t get bored, I’d rather be busy anyway. Sitting on the couch is just not comfortable at … 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