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 🙂