Friday, 22 March 2019

PREGNANCY UPDATE: 3RD TRIMESTER / FACTS & COMPLICATIONS




Hello Loves!

In todays post I thought I would share with you the changes I have been experiencing during the third trimester. I have (for the most part) been enjoying pregnancy despite the complications I have experiences but more on that later...I am now however starting to feel a little fed up, the bigger I get and more impatient to meet my baby boy by the day!


Date: Tuesday 19th March

Baby Size: A Pineapple

Maternity Clothes: I have actually been super lucky on the clothes front, I am still fitting in most of my pre pregnancy clothes. I am super grateful that I still fit in them as It means I'm saving money which Is essential as babies ain't cheap! 

Movement: My placenta is towards the front which means I don't feel as much movement as those with their placenta towards the back, I guess mine acts as a cushion. Having said that my baby boy really comes to life at night, like super late he's a night owl I guess!

Symptoms: I have been getting a little heartburn more recently but nothing too bad thankfully. I have found the bigger I get the worse my spacial awareness becomes, which is a total nightmare when you are already naturally clumsy! I have been getting more lower back pain which is annoying but manageable. Finally I have been experiencing Braxton-Hicks, they haven't been majorly painful just uncomfortable. 

Sleep: I have been really lucky so far when it comes to sleep since I haven't had much trouble at all. I have noticed however that I have been getting much more tired recently similar to how I felt during the first trimester. Thankfully I am now on maternity leave so I have time to sleep if I need to!

Mood: For the most part I have been super happy and not too hormonal however I have been getting more stressed out recently which I am about explain why that is...



So, this pregnancy for me hasn't been completely straight forward, I have had bleeding throughout which of course has been a huge stress despite the fact it isn't due to anything serious. I am now having to have appointments at the hospital twice a week, one being a standard monitoring and the other a growth scan.

I had a growth scan a couple of weeks back which led the midwife to discover that baby boy was measuring quite small thankfully he looks super healthy. Since he is measuring quite small I am no longer allowed to carry to 40 weeks I am going to have to be induced at around 36/37 weeks which is terrifying but necessary. I also had a hospital stay about a week ago as I thought my waters had gone and I tested positive for amniotic fluid. Luckily my waters hadn't fully gone, it was more like either a small hole or tear. I had to stay in for 24 hours for monitoring, antibiotics and steroid injections.  Sine then however things seemed to have calmed down which I am so thankful for. Baby boy still has some baking to do!

If you've had children I'd love to know how you found your third trimester to be.


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  1. Wow sounds like it has been an adventurous third trimester! Baby the size of a pineapple? I cannot wait till my baby gets that big. I'm currently 18 weeks and apparently my baby is the size of a sweet potato. Loving your blog posts!

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    1. It really has! Pregnancy can be so stressful however it will all be worth it in the end! Apparently, I just looked at those weekly comparison thingys. oh congratulations, pregnancy is just so amazing isn't it? Thanks Lovely, I'm glad you're enjoying them! -xo

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