Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Pregnancy Patter - 32 Weeks And It's All Starting To 'Kick' In

Well, this post should now bring me up to date and back on track after last weeks 28 and 30 weeks double catch-up post.

I'm 32 weeks today. 32 weeks. That's just under 2 months until EDD. Eek.

I really can't believe how quickly it's going. Maybe it's because I have Mini Cheddar to look after now and what with the holiday last month it's all systems go in the Lucas household to prepare for the new arrival. We have MC's 3rd birthday in just under 5 weeks so I have that to organise too which will keep me busy, as well as continuing my freelance work.

I went for a routine midwife appointment last Wednesday and all was fine. Measuring well and the baby was head down at the time, although that could change on a minute by minute basis for a while.  I know the baby was breech on holiday as the kicks were really low down exactly how I carried all along with MC and I knew it had turned because the kicks are under my ribcage now.

I mentioned last time that the baby is a lot more active that MC was - well, it's not letting up. Sometimes the kicks are really painful and the weird shapes my stomach makes are quite freaky. The Braxton Hicks contractions are really something now too - so much so that last Friday evening I had one that was so intense that I did think for a few minutes I was about to go into premature labour.

This has prompted Matt and I to organise my hospital bag this week. We bought new born nappies on Sunday in readiness and I already have items of clothing for the new baby so it is starting to come together. I just need to wash all MC's old newborn items and tidy up the nursery and we are almost ready.

I say almost because we have a bit of a problem with the cot.

MC was using it as a cot bed up until November so we need to convert it back into a cot (and buy a new mattress). When we made it into a cot bed we put the screw set for the cot somewhere safe. Somewhere a little too safe unfortunately. Luckily we are able to order a new set of screws for it and we are waiting on delivery - just hope they come soon.

It's really starting to hit Matt and I that we are going to have two children soon. It's a strange feeling sometimes. I know when I was on holiday last month there was a time when MC was asleep in the buggy at EPCOT and I was on my own with her for a while. I just sat there looking at her and thinking about how I'm going to spread my love across two children. I know I will. I know I will love this child just as much as I love MC but I can't help but cherish these last few months with my darling daughter.

Oh, and as a follow up to last weeks bump pic - I found an even better one from holiday which really shows off the size of my belly! This was actually taken 10th January at Chef Mickeys - so I've grown even more...needless to say, I'm struggling to stay in my size 8 maternity jeans now :(


Sharon Donnelly said...

Looking good hon! you will have enough love for two for sure and you'll struggle to remember the days before baby no.2 arrived after a while, it really does feel like Noah has been with us forever! Definitely cherish those last days with MC though, that's all I kept thinking when I went over by 12 days, at least I was getting more time with Isla (even if I was the size of a house!). Love keeping up with your news! x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

Beautiful pic of you :) And don't worry about loving number two, love just seems to expand to embrace every child you have xx

Northernmum said...

that seems to have come round so quickly!

and for the record  I would also struggle to fit in your size eight maternity jeans....

Inside The Wendy House said...

You look so gorgeous Heather. (Goofy's looking good too!!)  It is amazing how our capacity for love is boundless when new babies arrive.  Enjoy these last few weeks with MC.  :) xxx

PhotoPuddle said...

I totally understand what you mean about having two children. It's sort of becoming a bit more real to me too. I love my daughter so much and can't imagine loving another child as much. I know I will, that's just how it works, but it does kind of feel a bit surreal. I hope it doesn't change anything between me and my daughter as we really are so close.

Mummyandthebeastie said...

I know what you mean about these last few weeks with our first borns! Although it's going to be tough once I am really heavily pregnant and looking after Beastie but I am not going to forget how precious these days are going to be. It's not going to be just the two of us anymore (besides hubby), he is going to have to share me and I am going to have to divide my attention. He won't just be my whole world, there will be another little person who will be equally so. Weird isn't it? We are starting to move up a gear now with preparation. I have written my hospital bag list but have only bought pads so far...need to get a move on. Lovely picture by the way :-) xx

Emma said...

You look fab! I had lots of concerns about having baby number 2 and the effect that would have on my relationship with Z, but spreading the love was easier than I expected! 

Enjoy these last couple of months with MC. xxx

Beadzoid said...

Awww you do look totally fab - and you've done very well to stay in your size 8 maternity pants that long!  2 months, how exciting! From conversations I've had and accounts I've read everyone wonders how they'll spread the love - I wonder when I contemplete a possible 2nd - but everyone always says "you just do" so I look forward to hearing that from you in a few months! :D

I don't suppose you're going to Brit Mums are you? Maybe a bit much on your plate but thought I'd ask anyway! xx

jessies_online said...

you look great! I wouldn't be able to get my ankles into size 8 jeans you lucky lucky thing! You will easily be able to spread your love between the 2 and MC will be such a great big sister x

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Time really is going so very fast, not long until you meet yoru new beauty and you know there will be loads of love for them both.  Mich x

MsXpat said...

Lovely pic, what a hug! Its amazing how quickly the bump grows when its close to the due date :0)

Anonymous said...

That is really attention-grabbing, You're an overly skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to in the hunt for more of your excellent post. Additionally, I've shared your
site in my social networks

Also visit my webpage :: Abercrombie Pas Cher

Anonymous said...

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot
about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home
a little bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog.
An excellent read. I'll definitely be back.

Feel free to visit my web-site :: Full Article

Anonymous said...

Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon
your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact
enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I'll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

my web site ... Abercrombie & fitch

Anonymous said...

I am really thankful to the holder of this web page who has shared this great post at at this place.

Feel free to surf to my web-site ... Full Report

Anonymous said...

Thank you for any other great article. Where else may
anyone get that type of information in such a perfect manner of writing?
I've a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the look for such information.

Here is my web site: Nike UK

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around
on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed
in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

Look into my webpage ... Cheap Jerseys

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that's equally educative
and interesting, and let me tell you, you have hit the
nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about.
I'm very happy that I stumbled across this during my hunt for something concerning this.

Here is my website; Continued


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...