9/09/2013

Pregnancy Diary: Week 28 & 29

08/09/13

28 & 29 Weeks Pregnant.

As my pregnancy progresses simple things are beginning to become hard work and It's safe to say these past two weeks have been the most difficult. Third trimester has not been my friend so far. The nausea, heartburn and exhaustion have returned from First trimester and new symptoms such as ache's and pains, stomach and legs cramps have all come into the equation! There is never a dull day in Third trimester! I also had a huge anxiety attack at 28 weeks and it frightened me so so much. I had never experienced anything like that before and did not know what was happening. I couldn't breathe, was hysterically crying, shaking and retching  It wasn't a pretty picture. The more I tried to calm down the worse the anxiety attack became. Nick rushed home from work and we ended up going to see my GP right away. He signed me off work for ten days due to stress and ordered me to relax and take it easy. I contemplated taking my maternity leave early but decided to carry on. I am beginning to feel a lot better but for a week or two I didn't feel like myself at all. 

My bump seems to have gotten a lot lot bigger lately and all my stretch marks seem to have appeared over night. I am covered below my stomach and all on my hips. You can't expect to carry a baby and not get the odd stretch mark and they are so worth it. My belly button sticks right out now and it looks really comical as my bump looks like a Cyclops! 

I am continuously feeling our little bubba wriggle about now. I mostly feel big movements and changes rather than the sharp kicks. His favourite thing to do is to kick me in the ribs, it feels so strange. It doesn't hurt at all it just feels indescribable. I laugh cause he mainly does it when I am slouching at the PC it's like he is telling me to sit up straight! Stop slouching Mummy! Another new sensation is when I am in bed at night his head is so low down it almost feels like he is going to fall out. I hope he stays in the position for the birth! 





We bought a Maxi Cosi Cabrio Fix car seat this week thanks to Nick's Grandparents. It fits perfectly into our car and it also fits our Icandy Apple pram. We struggled to get it for a while as it was sold out at all our local stores. Now it's bought it's one less thing on my to do list. 

My lovely Mother in law and I have begun planning my baby shower too! I say I have been planning it but really it is all down to her! I just chose a date and selected the people I want to attend. It's not for a while yet. We decided to throw it once I am on Maternity leave. I really cannot wait for it. It will be a great chance for all my close family and friends to get together and celebrate the upcoming birth of my baby boy! 

I honestly can't believe how quick this pregnancy has gone. It doesn't feel two minutes ago since I found out I was pregnant and was dancing around on my own in the living room! I absolutely adore our boy so much and can't wait to meet him! 

13 comments:

  1. Aww panic attacks are awful at the best of times. I cant imagine how scary they are when pregnant. I pray you dont have another one :( When I get them the thing what helps the most it to concentrate on my breathing. Slow controlled breaths. Hope it helps xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I had never had one before so I was very scared! I then was worried I would be harming the baby by causing him stress. So that made me feel worse and guilty! I feel fine now though and it was a few weeks ago. Hope it doesn't happen again! xx

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  2. Aww bless you hun xxx I use bio oil for stretch marks and do think it's helping to fade mine and it's only been 5 months. I remember the heartburn - i was literally downing gaviscon by the end. I found that anything fruity/sugary and pastry made my heartburn worse. xx

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    1. Ohh I have some bio oil. I hate how greasy it makes you feel though. I am funny with things like that. Will try persevere though! I have gaviscon on prescription ha ha but have cravings for milkshake lately so that has been helping a lot! :) x

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  3. Poor you, panic attack sounds very scary. Hopefully they are rare! Your stretchmarks don't look bad at all, but I hate the greasy feeling too!! Look forward to hearing about the rest of your pregnancy

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    Sarah @ www.bumpbabycandme.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks love. I am going to go and follow you now!

      My stretch marks don't look to bad (on those photo's!) they are really coming through now. I am earning my stripes. So worth it though! x

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  4. I'm sorry you have been having a hard time. It will most defiantly be worth it when little big Noah is here. Hehe see what i did there :) XXXX

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    1. It's getting better. I don't feel as bad now. Thankfully. Only two more weeks left at work too. Then maternity, woohoo!

      Ha ha, oh yes little big Noah! :) x

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  5. I love reading your pregnancy diary and cant wait to see pics of your little prince when he is here. I hope the next few weeks pass easily for you xx

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    1. Thank you so much Keri. We can't wait either. Hope these next 9 weeks fly by! x

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  6. Rose-Marie Elliott12 September 2013 at 11:49

    Aw its like reading about me! Got our cabriofix seat yesterday thanks to me Nana! Only thing now is debating whether to invest in the family fix isofix seat thing...we have a Hyundai veloster (not very baby friendly) and just don't know whether it'll be worth it or easier....I am debating too whether to have a baby shower...didn't know if was a american thing or if it seems rude asking people to come and they think they have to buy stuff! Not really got anyone that would plan one tbh most of my friends are far too busy sometimes :(

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    1. Hiya! That is something we are contemplating too with the isofix. It's so expensive isn't it! You wouldn't think it would cost the same as the car seat!

      It was my mother in laws idea to have a baby shower and I am not normally one for the limelight. I hate attention! But I want to celebrate our boy! Baby showers seem to be getting popular in the UK now too. I don't expect people to buy me extravagant gifts, a pack of wipes would do me! :) x

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  7. Aww, what a beautiful bump! I'm sorry to hear about the panic attack. That can be really scary, esp if you've never had one before and don't know what it is. Hope you're looking after yourself and enjoy the weekend!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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