29 Weeks Pregnant

29 weeks

How the little bean has developed;

  • I’m now as big as a squash
  • I’m 38.6 cm long, I’m growing at a steady rate and I weigh 2.54lbs now
  • My brain is coming to the end of the growth spurt and it now controls my body temperature and my breathing
  • My organs are developing to make sure they can all work by themselves when I’m born
  • I can even cough now inside your belly
  • I’ve got lots of energy at the moment, have you been feeling me move? Sometimes I practice football kicks and sometimes ballet stretching my legs.

Mummy update

The last week has been a bit difficult, I’m starting to feel really tired and breathless even at the smallest of things, like packing the kids school bags. I think bubba has moved up out of my pelvis again which is making life a little bit more comfortable from a walking perspective, less so when trying to eat.

I haven’t had any more Braxton Hicks since last week which is a relief. I was slightly concerned by the timings and also that I may have been leaking a bit of fluid. I spoke to my midwife about this when I had my 28 week appointment and she sent me to the antenatal day assessment unit to just get checked out. They monitored the baby moving and made sure my water wasn’t leaking so all is good.

My weight is still staying pretty static at the moment so I’m expecting it to just balloon anytime in the next few weeks. I’m still using my stretch mark cream each day to try and prevent any more marks I wish that I’d done this in my first 2 pregnancies I think it is definitely making a difference this time round.

Day to Day life

I’ve spent a lot of time on my computer looking for things for Ben’s birthday. He really wants an animal themed bedroom as he’s mad on nature. We have a netflix subscription and he watches all the nature documentaries and a kids program called Wild Kratz which is amazing. He knows so much about animals, it’s just not that easy to find bits online for his bedroom that aren’t either babyish or too grown up. Plus with everything else going on in the house at the moment hubby doesn’t have a lot of time to redo his bedroom!

Building work has started to pick up and we’re going to have a busy 3 weeks with plumbers and electrician finishing the first fix. In 3-4 weeks time I should have a fitted kitchen though which is really exciting, I’m just hoping that everything runs to schedule and the deliveries turn up on time.

I’ve started to buy some bits for the baby now and think about what I need and what is on my wish list. I can only buy a few little bits though as I have nowhere to store anything at the moment.

Health update

I’ve had my flu and whooping cough vaccines this week so feeling a bit sore after these, not ill just got a sore neck and under the weather.

My pelvis was doing really well and I got a bit over confident. We took the boys out to McDonalds for tea as a treat and I left my crutches in the car, this was a big mistake as walking out I had a horrific pain and could barely walk. Definitely back on the crutches permanently now, even if I feel OK I have to remember that they prevent further injury.

I saw the midwife on Friday for the 28 week blood tests and she sent me for some monitoring at the hospital. The more pain I’m in the less the baby moves, typically as soon as they put me on the monitor she woke up and put on a little dance show in my belly! It was good to be reassured though that everything was OK and that I wasn’t loosing any fluid which I was concerned about.

The doctors have given me some Oramorph to help with the pain as well as the slow release morphine I’m taking. I was happier to take this than up the dosage of my daily medication as I can just take it when I really need it and hopefully it will have less impact on the baby.

I had an appointment with my physio as well this week who did some acupuncture to release some of the muscle tension in my mid back. This has really helped as I was starting to feel really sore from using the crutches and not walking properly. My lumber spine where I have had the fusion is feeling OK and so far I haven’t had any major problems or any neurological symptoms that would suggest that nerves are being pinched.

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  • Reply Jess

    I love reading pregnancy updates! You look so lovely too, I remember I felt amazing around the 30 week mark, but it was also when my stretch marks first appeared lol x

    November 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Jess, hoping that I’ll miss the stretch marks this time if I keep using the cream. Might be wishful thinking though! 🙂

      November 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Janine

    Aw I actually never did a pregnancy update on my two. I just didn’t think anyone was too interested n reading about it because I had not much to say. I didn’t have many symptoms at all for example craving or morning sickness.

    November 10, 2015 at 10:09 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      I think it makes the pregnancy go quicker doing an update every week. Hoping to print them all off in a book for baby when she grows up to look back on

      November 12, 2015 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Emma @sophieellaandme

    Great pregnancy update! You have a lovely bump! x

    November 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Emma x

      November 12, 2015 at 11:53 am
  • Reply laura447

    Aww you look lovely and that’s a good bump you have 🙂 I’ve not actually visited your blog before but will be doing on a regular basis now as I’d love to keep up to date on your pregnancy progress. I really hope you have an easier week next week, you’re doing well despite the pain you’ve been in. Laura x

    November 10, 2015 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Laura x

      November 12, 2015 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Ahh sorry you’re having a tough time. You do look beautiful though. 🙂

    I remember feeling really sore for ages after my flu/whooping cough jabs.

    November 10, 2015 at 11:13 am
  • Reply fritha

    I’m a little bit ahead of you (36 weeks) so I feel for you with some of the symptoms, especially the out of breathiness! You look fantastic, I hope the rest of your pregnancy is a smooth ride

    November 10, 2015 at 9:41 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you, feel like I’m almost in the home stretch now. x

      November 10, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Oana

    I hope your back pain will remain within controllable levels, you are a very brave lady and admirable for the determination to build a family and do your very best in spite of chronic pain and daily discomfort!xx

    November 10, 2015 at 9:36 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks I sometimes think I was a bit crazy to do this all again after the back surgery. But nothing in life worth having is easy 🙂 x

      November 10, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Adventures of a Novice Mum

    You look so lovely. Such wonder following their development, isn’t it. Hoping your pain eases off with the medication and acupunture. All the best with your building works … I’m not a fan; but they have to happen sometimes, hey. 🙂 #MaternityMondays

    November 10, 2015 at 12:20 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks nearly in the home stretch for both the building works and the pregnancy! 🙂

      November 10, 2015 at 8:58 am
  • Reply The Mummy Adventure

    You are looking gorgeous! I miss my bump! I love the sound of the animal room, good luck finding the perfect pieces

    November 9, 2015 at 10:32 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks I am quite liking the bump although my husband kindly pointed out yesterday how large it was! x

      November 10, 2015 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    This is a lovely time of pregnancy. It’s a shame you are getting pain in your pelvis. Hope you feel better as soon.

    November 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Mellissa, nearly in the home stretch 🙂

      November 10, 2015 at 8:59 am
  • Reply Polly Davies

    you’re looking greet, hope you have a good week with not too much pain xx

    November 9, 2015 at 9:50 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Polly xx

      November 10, 2015 at 9:00 am
  • Reply My Little Babog Blog

    Ah love reading Pregnancy updates, you look fab. It was only a few months ago that I was writing my pregnancy updates. She’s 12 weeks on Thursday #sniff

    November 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      I thinking writing the weekly update makes it go so quickly. Wow 12 weeks already, time really needs to slow down xx

      November 10, 2015 at 9:00 am
  • Reply helen gandy

    Ohh your bump is so gorgeous! You are looking great even if you’re not feeling it 🙁 Hope you have a good week with bump this week and look forward to reading your next update! Popping over from #maternitymondays and #fartglitter

    November 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Helen x

      November 10, 2015 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Mummy's Blog

    I have my whooping cough jab tomorrow. I can’t say I’m looking forward to it, I got really unwell after the last one. Glad the physio went well x

    November 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      I think I had more of an ill feeling after the flu one. The whooping cough jab just made my arm ache a bit. x

      November 10, 2015 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Naomi

    Wow, you are having a tough pregnancy here, but you are looking great. Hope the medication sorts you out a bit.

    November 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Naomi just trying to stay positive, it’ll all be worth it in the end x

      November 10, 2015 at 9:02 am

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