How the little bean has developed;
- I’m now the size of an aubergine
- I’m 30 cm long and I weigh 1.32lbs now
- I’m going to have a big growth spurt and in 4 weeks I’ll be twice the size I am now!
- My hair is starting to change colour now, I wonder if it will be dark like my brothers when they were born.
- My lungs are developing and inside is a substance to stop them getting sticky and collapsing when I breath out
- I can hear all sorts going on out there and I keep jumping at the loud noises
I’ve been feeling a bit rough over the last 2 weeks and didn’t get round to doing a week 23 update. I’ve been in a lot of pain and also had a sickness bug and stomach problem, it never rains but it pours! I’m really pleased that I’m at the 24 week stage now, at least I know that if anything does happen the baby has a chance of survival which is a relief to me.
Baby is doing really well and is a little wriggler. The bump seems huge, I had to have a scan yesterday at the hospital and even they were surprised that her bottom was right up against my ribs already. I’m sure it wasn’t this high when I was 24 weeks pregnant with the boys. She is measuring bang on for her due date apart from her legs which seem to be about 5 days ahead of the rest of her size, guess this one is going to be tall.
Day to Day life
I’m getting a bit bored on the whole reduced activity thing. I’m struggling to even to do basic household jobs like washing and ironing so I’ve been feeling a little bit depressed. Talking to other people though this seems to be quite normal in pregnancy, with all the hormones that are going around it’s quite natural to have up and down periods.
The house building is progressing and we now have an outline of the extension. A couple of weeks and the back wall of the house is going to be removed and boarded to put in the massive steel. I’m dreading this as it’s going to be cold and messy, need to order some slippers and get the warm clothes out. It’s really exciting and I can’t wait until it’s finished, it’ll make such a big difference to our family life to have more space.
This week’s progress, no turning back now!
My back is still holding up pretty well at the moment, there are a few aches and pains but nothing like it was pre or post surgery. I can feel the tension and muscles working harder in my thighs and bottom to support everything but my physio said this is completely normal.
The biggest problem is my pelvis which still hasn’t gotten any better, I’ve got a more detailed post about my hospital adventure to explain everything that has been going on and what the doctors have said. I just really need to take things as easy as possible, it’s not like with a back condition where you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles. With SPD or PGP the best advice I’ve had is to rest, always move your legs together and sleep with a pillow between your legs. These are all things that I’ve been doing since I had the back surgery anyway so I’m quite used to it be now.
I’m currently getting around on crutches or crawling at home when I need too. The boys have been great and have been fetching and carrying things for me, I’m rewarding then with ‘house points’ at home to make this seem less of a chore and at least they are getting something back for helping me. They have been really good and I’m so lucky to have two little helpers. I saw the obstetrician yesterday and he is going to talk to a pelvis pain specialist about me to see if there’s anything else we can do. In reality though it’s really up to me to modify my life and find a way to get through this, fingers crossed when the baby is born this pain will go away.
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