33 Weeks Pregnant – 3 is the magic number


How the little bean has developed;

  • I’m now about the size of a honeydew melon
  • I’m 43.7 cm long and I weigh 4.23lbs now
  • My bones are getting harder so they can be nice and strong when I’m born
  • I can tell the difference between night and day, I’m trying to be nice this week and sleep at night for you mummy
  • My lungs are almost fully developed so if I do arrive early I will only need a little bit of help
  • I’ve had lots of hiccups this week, what have you been eating mummy!

Mummy update

Well this week is all about the number 3 for me. I’m 33 years old and 33 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. The reason I started this blog is because of my pregnancy and lack of information out there for women like me with back conditions, I’ve had 3 spinal surgeries in the last 3 years. Maybe 3 is my magic number? Oh and it’s also 3 weeks until Christmas from today, exciting times.

The baby is doing really well I’ve been checked out by numerous medical staff this week for various reasons and all are happy with baby’s movements. I’m still getting told I have a very nice size bump so am slightly concerned that she might be a larger than average baby.

I can definitely tell where she is at the moment, my ribs are taking a pounding from her not so gentle movements, to be honest I’m surprised they are still in one piece! As she insists on sticking her bottom or leg so far into my ribs it’s starting to get harder to eat as it seems like there is no room left for food. I’m trying to have little and often rather than a couple of big meals a day, as it doesn’t matter how hungry I am, I just can’t eat lots.

Day to Day life

The most exciting thing this week is that my kitchen is finished. For the first time in I think 6 weeks, we have a sink and a tap that water actually comes out of and a working hob. I’m just over the moon that I can eat proper food again as I was worried this baby is going to come out looking like a McDonalds chicken burger or other take away.


I had a fantastic surprise on Sunday when I went to my sister’s, my friends and family had thrown me a surpriseΒ baby shower, have a look and see what we got up to here.

Surprise baby shower

The boys are really counting down to Christmas now with only a week left at school. We’ve got a nativity to go to for Ben and a Carol Service both the boys are singing in. It’s really getting me into the Christmas spirit. Of course on Wednesday we had a surprise visitor arrive on my window sill. Will opened the curtains and there was a little elf the boys have called Sprout, he has been up to a bit of mischief and the boys can’t wait to find out what’s he’s been doing every morning.

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Can’t believe they are breaking up from school in a week though and I need to think of things to keep them busy that I can manage. Luckily I’ve been pinning lots of craft ideas my fellow lovely bloggers have posted. So I think it’s going to be very arty in this house over Christmas.

Health update

It’s not been a great week for me, last week I was talking about the funny turns and breathless feelings I’ve been having. On Saturday I was alone in the house with Ben, who’s 7, and I had a really funny turn. I managed to get onto the bed and he stayed with me checking that I could answer questions and was still ‘with it’. My heart was beating in n odd pattern and I was struggling to breathe, he called Daddy and within 10 minutes my Dad came round and called the paramedics. I had an EKG and my heart was skipping a few beats so I had to go to A&E to be checked over. Apparently this is quite normal in pregnancy but it was happening quite regularly. In a couple of weeks I have to go back for some more tests and to have an ECG to check all is OK. Has anyone else had something similar in their pregnancy?

The most important thing is that baby seems fine. My consultant on Wednesday was happy with the progress I’m making and said he’d keep a closer eye on me now as my due date approaches. My pelvis and back are getting more painful and although I’ve been on crutches for quite a while now, I think I’ve done really well to get this far without experiencing this level of pain. I hope this gives other women out there who have had spinal problems or back surgery some hope, at least I only have 4-7 weeks left and the pain has been completely manageable up to now.

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  • Reply acornishmum

    I had to have an ECG with my youngest, for me it turned out that I couldn’t cope with caffeine at all whilst pregnant and my one cup of coffee a day was giving me heart palpitations! I still can’t drink too much caffeine in one day or my heart goes a little crazy, but luckily it’s not a problem just odd. I hope yours settles down soon, at least you;re on the home stretch now with the bump – which looks beautiful by the way πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie x

    December 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Mummy Lala (Laura)

    Really love reading your updates. The kitchen looks fab and sounds like you had a great baby shower, what a lovely surprise.

    I have a bit of a funny heart (the electrics are all wrong) and it jumps around alot and I suffer from SVTs which means my heart beats at 250bpm a few times a month which is quite uncomfortable and when I was pregnant with Rowan it happened more often because of all the hormones racing around. Try not to worry about it and you’re going through all the correct steps to get yourself checked it. My problem is a problem I’ve had for 10 years and my cardiologist has said a lot of women’s heart jump around more during pregnancy and it’s nothing to worry about. You’ll be fine. It is just an unpleasant feeling. Hope I’ve not scared you with this, as that wasn’t my intention.

    Laura x

    December 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid

    Your kitchen is looking beautiful! The baby shower looks amazing, what a brilliant surprise x

    December 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, I had a great time at the baby shower x

      December 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Aimee Foster

    I’m so sorry to hear that you had such a health scare, it must have been so frightening. I hope you feel better now.
    I have major kitchen envy – that is a stunning kitchen! x

    December 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you, feeling much better now. x

      December 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Life as Mum

    Oh WOW! Your kitchen is stunning and so beautiful. How exciting with the surprise baby shower πŸ™‚ Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy.

    December 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      December 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh wow, your kitchen looks superb – I’m sure you’ll have lots of lovely family moments in that room.


    December 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks I’m so pleased with how it’s turning out, can’t wait for it to be finished x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply aliceyoung8

    3 really is the magic number for you. Feel like your in the homestretch of the countdown now. Your kitchen looks fab and glad it’s done before baby arrives. As Amelia was breech I also had a tonne of painful movements by my ribs but with her big head haha!!! X

    December 7, 2015 at 8:23 am
    • Reply Lisa

      I feel a bit mean always pushing her out of the way, but there’s only so much my ribs can take! x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply plutoniumsox

    Oh my goodness I’m so sorry you’ve had such a health scare this week. I have a friend who has had three children after horrendous back problems (she broke her back) so I’ll point her in the direction of your blog. Your kitchen is seriously beautiful, you must be so pleased! Your baby shower is equally gorgeous. What a week you’ve had!x

    December 6, 2015 at 11:17 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks would be great to hear from your friend how she found the deliveries, this is what I’m most apprehensive about. x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex)

    Your kitchen is stunning! The baby shower sounds amazing, how lovely. Kaz x

    December 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply joannavictoria

    A lovely post.I’m jealous of ur kitchen its georgous.

    December 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks I’m so pleased with how it’s all turning out.

      December 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Jodie

    Wow what a beautiful kitchen!!!! I gave birth at 33+1 with my first. Your bump is blossoming.

    December 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you, I like blossoming, I’d feel much happier if the medical staff used that than ‘nice size’!

      December 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Claire Witt

    Aww congrats on 33weeks!! feels like a life time ago since i was pregnant .. love your kitchen its gorgeous! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    December 6, 2015 at 7:55 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    Oh how exciting a surprise baby shower I love it. WOW your kitchen is my dream kitchen it’s so gorgeous. I absolutely love grey cabinets too. Stunning and not long now how exciting too. You look amazing. Popping over #love2blog

    December 6, 2015 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Jenny, can’t wait until it’s all finished and then I can take some proper pics x

      December 7, 2015 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Michaela Britton

    It seems like 3 is your magic number. I love the look of your kitchen, it is beautiful. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well x

    December 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks, so happy with the kitchen, can’t wait to see it all finished. x

      December 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    Oh I hope you were ok hun? Hopefully just a pregnancy thing eh? Getting closer and closer. Your kitchen and you look amazing. I bet you are so happy with it. Hopefully your little one is sleeping at night so you can sleep too! Hope the last few weeks go well for you. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon x

    December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      I’m Ok thanks just think they’re being extra careful was I’m pregnant. Hopefully I’ll be fine until she arrives and won’t have anything like this again. So happy with the kitchen, can’t wait to do a blog post about when it’s all finished x

      December 6, 2015 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply freddieandi

    Brilliant blog, will definitely be coming back for more!

    December 4, 2015 at 10:44 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      December 5, 2015 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Julie S.

    Wow your kitchen looks lovely. You’re at that lovely uncomfortable stage where breathing isn’t easy anymore. You look great though πŸ™‚ Hang in there, you know what comes next πŸ™‚ I’m a new reader to your blog so I’m wondering how the surgeries affect labor. Are you able to have a vaginal birth or are you required to get a cesarean?

    December 4, 2015 at 10:03 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Julie. I’m hoping for a natural delivery if I can but I have seen the obstetrician and anaesthetist to discuss a plan for a section if she gets stuck or it’s just not working. I’m just leaving it up to what happens on the day x

      December 5, 2015 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Mummy in Training (@mrskxxxx)

    Lovely post. You’re kitchen is beautiful. Hope you’re feeling better now #picknmix xx

    December 4, 2015 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thank you, so pleased with the kitchen. Yes I’m feeling more human, just have to take it easy and not get stressed. Worse thing is they made me give up caffeine for the time being!! x

      December 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm

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