Friday, 24 March 2017

Pregnancy Update - The Final Countdown

It's the final countdown! I can't believe my first pregnancy will be over soon (fingers crossed). It makes me quite emotional as I have loved being pregnant, and I will miss my bump and feeling baby move. Equally, i'm excited to meet them and finally know the gender.

This is the last pregnancy update, so I hope you enjoy it. I am now 39 weeks and 3 days. Bump is due on Tuesday 28th March! Which is only days away now. I hope they don't keep us waiting too long.

So, how has the last couple of months been? I last updated in January and to be honest, apart from my growing bump nothing has changed much. I began my maternity leave last month and by the end of the first week, I noticed my skin had becomes extremely itchy and blotchy. I headed over to my GP, and they told me it was a skin condition called PUPPP which occurs during pregnancy and goes away after baby is born. At this moment I thought, great I have six weeks left and by the time baby comes I will probably have no skin left. My GP told me to take allergy tablets and prescribed me the smallest tube of cream (30g) which should last seven days and to use twice a day. Well, my itchiness was all over my body so that lasted fours days. Thankfully, he said Aloe Vera Gel works and so I  decided to give that a go. Low and behold it cleared my red, blotchy skin and soothed and got rid of my itchiness. Now my skin is back to normal yay!

Another thing I noticed is the distance I can walk. I am a big walker, I love it and I walk everywhere! Until about four weeks ago. Nothing hurts when I walk, but the weight I am carrying makes it harder to walk for miles. I can only do a mile before I have to stop and rest. This has been quite frustrating for me as I love walking so much and to only do a short distance at the moment is upsetting.

Other than those two factors, everything has been good. My midwife is happy with my weight (thank goodness), as I haven't been the most healthiest during the past 9 months, I haven't even put on a stone (I'm not sure how I haven't).

Right now baby is the size of a watermelon and is almost 20inches from crown to heel. Room inside my womb is limiting now, and I can feel every movement the baby is making. I'm also experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions every now and again, which feels just like period pains but  doesn't hurt.

Best moment this week? Meeting up with my antenatal class mums, who I haven't seen since November. Also, hubby surprised me by taking me to see Beauty and the Beast last Friday.

Worst Moment This Week? The boiler stopped working and we thought we would have to buy a new one. Considering out Fridge/freezer packed up a few weeks ago and we had to buy a new one. Luckily, it's ok and it was only the gas meter that packed up.

Food Cravings? None. All of the cravings I've been having in the past have gone.

Miss Anything? Being able to walk more than a mile without stopping.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope

Gender: I still don't know.

Symptoms: Occasional Braxton Hicks.

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy!!

Well, that's it guys. I just want to thank you for reading my pregnancy updates and also for your sweet comments and tweets to see how I'm doing. I greatly appreciate it. Now the next update will be when baby is here!
If you have any questions about pregnancy then don't hesitate to ask. Either in the comment below. Tweet or DM me.

Love Jenni x

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