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35 Weeks Pregnant – Third Trimester

I’ve made it to 35 weeks pregnant but I must admit it’s starting to feel like 350 weeks! As you know, I’ve been generally well and had no major complaints but I’m just getting a little bored now. We’ve read the books, had the meltdowns, bought the gear – now we just need to have the baby!

Honeydew Nelon

I’m trying to be mindful of my posture and getting up and down more carefully so I don’t strain my back or stomach but it’s easier said than done. I think I might need to relocate myself to the other side of the bed to make maneuvering around our tiny bedroom a bit easier. Poor Matt.

Our related news from this week is that Matt & I are taking advantage of the new Shared Parental Leave scheme available to parents of babies born in the UK after April 2015.Β  We’re going to be spending the first 6 weeks of babies life off work together and Matt will return after that.

Of course this means a temporary reduction in income and less Maternity Leave for me. We think it’s worth the sacrifice as I’ll have much-needed support in the early days and Matt will get to experience fatherhood more fully. I’m going to write a more comprehensive post on this topic, hopefully providing some useful first hand info for anyone who’s interested.

Symptoms?

Nothing new is going on just continued puffiness and swelling of feet/ankles and occasionally my hands.

Stretch Marks?

Not yet!

Cravings?

I think we’ve established by now that I like to eat everything all the time. This is not a legitimate craving, I’m just a pig.

Moods?

As I said I’m feeling a bit impatient but I’m not particularly fed up, just trucking along. I’ve been thinking about the main event more and I am getting a little bit nervous but I’m trying to stay calm and not over-think. This approach has served me well so far so I’m carrying on with more of the same.

Anything new?

Not that I can think of!

I’ll be seeing my midwife again late next week at 36+3 providing there are no issues before then. I need to finish writing up my birth plan prior to that and will probably make a start on my hospital bag soon.

If you’d like to read the rest of my pregnancy updates – click here!

Adios!

 

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24 Comments

  1. 20th April 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Oooh I Remember the third trimester well! I found it pretty horrendous though lol. Enjoy your last few weeks of carrying bump πŸ™‚

  2. 20th April 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Oooh I Remember the third trimester well! I found it pretty horrendous though lol. Enjoy your last few weeks of carrying bump πŸ™‚

  3. 20th April 2015 / 5:37 pm

    That’s lovely that you can take 6 weeks off together! It will be wonderful for the whole family. xx #mummymonday

  4. 20th April 2015 / 5:37 pm

    That’s lovely that you can take 6 weeks off together! It will be wonderful for the whole family. xx #mummymonday

  5. 20th April 2015 / 6:07 pm

    Can’t tell you how great an idea I think it is that you guys are having 6 weeks off together!!! You will both be so glad of it I’m sure! The first few weeks can be tough alone. Wish Mr B could have done that!

    Good luck with the Birth Plan! Not sure if I still have a copy of mine but if I do I can share it. Although not a single thing in my plan ended up happening!! Heehee

    X Becca

    • 20th April 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Having 6 weeks off together is amazing. I wish the US would institute a better maternity leave!

      • 20th April 2015 / 7:26 pm

        The system in America is heartbreaking imo!

  6. 20th April 2015 / 8:42 pm

    How do you not have stretch marks? That’s so unfair, I had LOADS when I was at your stage. Wahh. Great that you get to take advantage of the shared parental leave scheme though. πŸ™‚ Ray xx

  7. 20th April 2015 / 8:42 pm

    How do you not have stretch marks? That’s so unfair, I had LOADS when I was at your stage. Wahh. Great that you get to take advantage of the shared parental leave scheme though. πŸ™‚ Ray xx

  8. 20th April 2015 / 8:42 pm

    I love to ready pregnancy update! Makes me want another baby #broody! That is great you have chosen 6 weeks off together. I do wish they had had this when I was pregnant with my two. Those first few weeks are a haze and having someone there for 6 weeks rather than 2 is great xx #MummyMonday

  9. 20th April 2015 / 8:42 pm

    I love to ready pregnancy update! Makes me want another baby #broody! That is great you have chosen 6 weeks off together. I do wish they had had this when I was pregnant with my two. Those first few weeks are a haze and having someone there for 6 weeks rather than 2 is great xx #MummyMonday

  10. Katy (What Katy Said)
    20th April 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Aww, I remember feeling like it was never going to end! Lovely you are taking advantage of the new scheme. We were lucky that the old scheme came into effect just as I had Little G so when I went back to work at 9 months Mr F was able to have 6 weeks off as part of my maternity leave so she didn’t have to be in care while I was gone (I only worked my notice). I would have loved to have him home longer in the beginning though, such an important time x

  11. 21st April 2015 / 4:22 am

    Ohhh I remember hitting the “35 week” mark.. I felt it could happen any minute and started to wish it would hurry the “eff” up!! Enjoy it though πŸ™‚ I miss being pregnant sometimes and those last few weeks were the best πŸ™‚ So exciting! Make the most of feeling your little one flipping around and enjoy the pampering/extra attention that growing a tiny human brings πŸ™‚ I know it’s hard to be patient.. but savour it x

    Ohhhh and take some baby bump selfies! Good luck x

    • 21st April 2015 / 7:29 am

      great advice thank you. You’re definately right it will all be over and all be starting at the same time – before I know it! x

  12. 21st April 2015 / 4:22 am

    Ohhh I remember hitting the “35 week” mark.. I felt it could happen any minute and started to wish it would hurry the “eff” up!! Enjoy it though πŸ™‚ I miss being pregnant sometimes and those last few weeks were the best πŸ™‚ So exciting! Make the most of feeling your little one flipping around and enjoy the pampering/extra attention that growing a tiny human brings πŸ™‚ I know it’s hard to be patient.. but savour it x

    Ohhhh and take some baby bump selfies! Good luck x

    • 21st April 2015 / 7:29 am

      great advice thank you. You’re definately right it will all be over and all be starting at the same time – before I know it! x

  13. 21st April 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I am glad you will both get 6 weeks off together! That’s awesome! I know it’s hard feeling frumpy and tired, but the light is at the end of the tunnel and soon you will have a beautiful baby in your arms.
    Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop
    Laura x x x

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