The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 37

The one where you can feel EVERYTHING.

By Catherine Hudson, editor of FashTravels

FashBaby: A whole new kind of adventure hosted at FashTravels. Here, you’ll find a weekly diary of my pregnancy journey.

Yep. I know you are in there.

I can feel EVERYTHING. As in every little movement has become a big swish and swoop, every ‘kick’ has become a lunge, where a foot, or whatever, can actually poke out of the side of my belly until it leaves a little brown mark behind, when it eventually is coaxed back in. I can feel swimming and swirling, and baby shuffling. YIKES. This has to come out of me somehow, doesn’t it?…..

Pedicure.

Oh, since I had my massage, I now think I can book a pedicure, hey? YEP! Wonderful, sitting there while someone massages your feet, if you aren’t too ticklish/grossed out by someone touching your feet, that is. I heard that a pedicure can bring on early labour – nothing founded, that I could read, but just something I’ve heard. But that wasn’t the only reason I booked it. It was just really really lovely to sit and do nothing much while someone else pampered me. Plus, I can’t touch my toes.

Out and about and in pain vs being at home and bored

Ah, the pregnant dilemma. I imagine once the baby is here it will be ‘out and about and stressed vs being at home and stressed’. But I am trying to get out still, mainly because I am impatient and the worst at being ‘bored’. I hate being bored, it sends me into a mild depression. I went to have pizza with my sister and niece, Ava pictured above, this weekend. Wow, it was knackering. Ava is 19 months old and into everything. From shop windows and mannequins to escalators and not getting in her pram. She’s on the go, and her mum (who is pregnant herself), are on a ‘go-slow’ – which just does;t quite match up. Still, at least I got to go home and have a nap, while she had to go home and entertain a not-tired-out Ava. Ah the luxury of being a first time pregnant person!

 

* I must prelude anything I write in this blog series as totally my own experiences and opinions. I’ve already learned to prefix everything I say in general conversation about pregnancy and babies with, ‘everyone’s different, but…’

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INSIDE MY BABY BRAIN…

 Things I am loving, this week

 

  • My gorgeous niece. Because she loves shopping and accessories, and look how CUTE.

  • My NutriBullet, because it is the only thing that means I eat anything healthy and colourful, outside the remit of my usual beige buffet.

READ MY COLUMN EVERY WEEK HERE ON FASHBABY (A WHOLE NEW KIND OF ADVENTURE) AT FASHTRAVELS.COM, TO FOLLOW MY PREGNANCY JOURNEY

READ MORE…

  1. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Introduction: Weeks 0-18
    Hello, my name is Catherine and I‘m pregnant!
  2. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 19
    Hearing the heartbeat and telling people
  3. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 20
    Sleeping, 20-week scan and nesting
  4. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 21
    Confidence, quiet time and trial runs
  5. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 22
    The one where we went on a babymoon to Sri Lanka
  6. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 23
    Bathtime, being lazy and shaving rules
  7. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 24
    We’re a team, baby – you, me and…
  8. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 25
    Seeing your baby in 4D – what is it and is it a good idea?
  9. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 26
    Christmas, acid reflux and wondering who I am
  10. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 27
    Being stuck in limbo and working 9am – 5pm/6pm/7pm…
  11. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ – Week 28
    Injections and indifference
  12. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 29
    Oh right. I’m pregnant…
  13. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what? Week 30
    Advice from friends about what to pack in a hospital bag
  14. The pregnancy diaries: When to start maternity leave
  15. The pregnancy diaries: What formula milk to use?
  16. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what? Week 31
    Get it checked out, washing days and the circle of life
  17. The pregnancy diaries: What to pack in a hospital bag
  18. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 32
    Considered movements, loving bathtime and starting NCT classes
  19. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 33
    Never-ending questions, and why you need to give your mum a break
  20. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 34
    Saying goodbye isn’t the end
  21. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 35
    Working from home AKA cabin fever
  22. The pregnancy diaries: ‘I’m pregnant. Now what?’ Week 36
    Getting out and about while I still can. Sort of. 

 

 

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