32 weeks pregnant. I swear the first seven months of this pregnancy went by so slowly, but this final trimester seems to be flying by. Slow down pregnancy! How do I have less than eight weeks to go?
I know most people will away pregnancy and can’t wait for the end. But, we have so much going on in our lives at the moment, we’re actually both hoping that baby stays in for as long as possible!
We are those crazy people right now who are trying to do way too many things at once. I’m over here tripling my workload to try and batch schedule freelance work so I can take a mini maternity leave. Aitan has just bought and opened a cafe – yup…crazy! That’s been no easy feat that’s for sure. He’s working literally around the clock trying to renovate it and get it on its feet before baby comes and we are also just in the middle of getting a mortgage approved for our very first house. All while juggling pregnancy and regular family life.
So, new business, new house, new baby, me fighting to get a maternity leave, oh and then throw a four year old and Christmas into the mix, you can imagine how amazing my stress levels are right now.
This week baby is the size of a pineapple!
How I’m Feeling
We did manage to get a little break this week as we went on a ‘baby-moon’ to The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall. We stayed there for a night and the next morning I had a pregnancy spa journey which was so unbelievably lovely. It’s been such a chaotic few months, I cannot tell you how needed that 24 hours was.
I will admit that despite an amazing moment of relaxation, I am feeling so tired at the moment. Fatigue has well and truly crept in. I’m struggling to get through the day, which is not fun when I have so much work to get done.
Other than the tiredness though, I am oddly feeling so much more prepared for baby now (if you’ve read the last few updates you would have seen that we hadn’t even bought a thing). We have finally done lots and lots of baby shopping this week and I’ve even started to pack my hospital bag…just in case.
My bump has suddenly just popped. I look and feel very pregnant. But, it’s still amazing just how many people get shocked when I tell them how far along I am. Everyone keeps commenting on how tiny my bump is. It’s funny how you, yourself feel like a huge beached whale even if you don’t necessarily look it.
I’m glad I have a bump now, but I really am not enjoying the fat around my face, arms and legs. It’s making me feel so self conscious and I’m dodging the camera and mirror at every opportunity. I honestly cannot wait to get my body back (I hope it comes back).
But, I do feel like the end is in sight so I’m trying really hard not to let it affect me too much.
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If anyone else is pregnant, let me know below. I’d love to follow your journey too!