Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Pregnancy update 30 weeks

Visible changes in my body: about the weight- I went to see cardiologist and I was shocked- as my home scales are broke, I don't even know now if I lost or put on any weight; my bump is there and I love it, but just hate moment when someone saying "nothing there".

Other: I have seen physiotherapist, it was a quick appointment where lady talked us through how we should sit, how is best to lie on your side and how to easily change sides, how to get out of the car and bath etc and at the end gave us a bump band, which in all honesty made me feel no different. I have my 31 week appointment tomorrow with a midwife, booked a private scan for next weekend

How do I feel: where do I start..I have weird pains in my chest from time to time and at the back, they are so strong sometimes I just can't sit properly or breath; I also had I think Braxton Hicks (but I'm not sure) it took my breath away and it was painful in downstairs department and bottom part of my bump; I can't sit leaning forward as I can feel discomfort due to baby; my headaches are back, not every day, but once I had them in 3 waves in one day; and I have spots, hate them!); I also have very weird sleeping pattern-sometimes I woke up at 6 am and some days at 8 am.

Cravings: still none, well I don't know if it's a craving really I just wanted ice-cream, and finished a box in 2 days, I blame weather!

Fitness: The same routine- walking every day for max. 25 minutes and swimming once a week

Baby: At 30 weeks baby now measures a little more than 39cm from crown to toe. Her growth in terms of her length will soon slow down but she will continue to gain weight until she's born. She probably weighs about 1.3kg at this stage.
Baby’s brain, nervous system and organs continue to mature with every day she spends in the womb. If she was born now she’d still need specialist care as her lungs are not fully mature to breathe on their own and she lacks the body fat to regulate her body temperature.

Do you think I had Braxton Hicks?


  1. Eeek we are getting closer and closer. Not long to go it will fly by the last weeks. Can't wait to hear more and more about your new addition to the family soon. Not sure about Braxton hicks could be or possibly SPD or sciatica pain be careful you aren't doing too much hunny.

  2. It sounds like Braxton hicks to me but I can't be sure, I am in the same boat - weird tight feelings that I am just putting down to them!!

    Maybe you are doing too much walking? I know when I walk the dog my hips and lower back really hurt for days and down below! Its a pain because its the one thing I love to do with my husband for relaxation!


  3. So lovely to hear about pregnancy, each week brings so much excitement (as well as niggles in the body) - not long to go now!x

  4. Braxton Hicks can be quite scary and painful, though there are some that say they aren't painful at all. If you had feelings like a "tightening" across the bottom of your bump, it's probably BH. Sleeping patterns can be all over the place, too. Good luck to you and hope you feel better soon!

  5. I go through the headache phases. Sometimes I'll have one for 3 or 4 days then non for a few weeks, then I get them again.

    So excited for you as not long till your due. Xx

  6. It could well be Braxton Hicks - They were the cause of many a worry through our pregnancies. Hope it all goes well, and thanks for linking up! #MumdayMonday

  7. It could be braxton hicks, but it could also be general stretching I guess!
    Take it easy if you can :)

  8. You're on the last stretch now missus! Not long left to go now. Even though i am sure it feels like FOREVER! But trust me....this last part will whoosh by! So exciting. Thanks for linking up! #MMWBH x

  9. It does sound like it could have been BH, but it could also just have been random pregnancy pains :) Not long now! #MumdayMonday