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Pregnancy Update

I can’t believe it but there are only 6 weeks left of this pregnancy according to the calendar!

I have had an uneventful but sort of stressful pregnancy: diagnosed again with hypothyroidism then antenatal depression. Struggled for nearly six months with insomnia and the crankiness and tearfulness that resulted from the lack of rest. Then a spell of lack of iron that left me lethargic. For the past two weeks I have been feeling exhausted most of the time, no matter how much sleep, vitamins and iron I get and heavy, although this baby isn’t massively bigger than Emma. Climbing stairs, walking for any length of time and standing are challenges that leave me breathless for minutes.

I have had a “funny” midwife who seemed most times more interested in her watch than me and who has obsessively insisted that this baby is laying transversally and then breech, despite him hiccuping close to my pubic bone during the checkup visit and talking rubbish like moving my baby inside my womb a month before his due date…

To be honest, I dread NOT being pregnant despite all listed above, as this time I haven’t watched the scales at all and found myself justified in having a slice of cake or a cooked breakfast from time to time. I know that once the baby is born and the baby fog lifts I will be again in the race against myself to lose weight, eat healthy and look trim…

But hey, I am nearly there and on the bright side of things, I have managed to follow through with my Open University course so far, worked as much as I possibly could at making my blog better and eventually help me earn some income and fulfilled my mummy and wife role duties, with dinner cooked most nights and ironed clothes still a common occurrence.

Most of all, I look forward to holding in my arms a tiny, brand new baby, introduce him to his baby sister, spend time cuddling together, getting to know him, putting him in cute, “manly” outfits and just be a mummy, once again!

This is me at 32 weeks, I need to take another picture with the bump but I am leaving it for when I reach 36 weeks. I think every 4 weeks is often enough for selfies, even during pregnancy 🙂



This entry was posted in: Parenting


Mum to one beautiful girl on earth and one sweet baby boy in heaven. Privileged carer. Encourager and friend.


  1. I look forward to hold your baby,too,Oana. You have had so much going on and you are amazing. Every time I visit your blog I see new things and I love it. You have a very good touch of looking after your home and family and keeping things going. I cheresh the fact,that I know you.May you and baby be well,enjoy all the food you like-now and anytime.May you get the midwife that you can trust and feel nurtured. xoxoxo It will all work out,just sometimes going through it is tuff,but this is what makes us beautiful and wise.xoxoxo

    • I think some things I need to accept as they are, Iva. I will see my midwife another few times and then she will be out of my life. As long as baby and I are safe, I will just have to stick with it…Thanks for the compliments, I love making our house homely but I have had a lot of help from Alex in finding the right house and that helps :-).xx

  2. Charly Dove says

    You look so good – amazing you only have 6 weeks to go. They’ll fly by too. And you’ll be too busy to worry I’m sure. Very exciting times 🙂

    • Yes, Charly, I am trying to fit in as much as I can before Christmas knowing that after that I might be busy for a wee while 🙂

  3. my lovely you are like a super hero .. being that pregnant i looked like a bus and i had taken to the sofa like a good un! you on the other hand really are like a wonder women x

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  4. Gorgeous bump. Those last few weeks will whizz by and let’s hope the unhelpful midwife is nowhere around you at the time! Good luck with the last run #MagicMoments

    • Yes and I am actually getting a bit apprehensive now as I know the time is short. Trying to do as much as I can with Emma before baby is born.xx

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