Pregnancy is a pain in my back side the past week, literally. I’m in a hoop with my lower back. I’ve been having lots of hot baths, rubbing tennis balls, using hot water bottles and resting when I can (which is hard with a 15m old). The pain subsides for an hour or two but then returns once I become active again. When dad is home I literally plonk my ass down and don’t move. This has resulted in beans on toast for dinner on a number of occasions but they’re been fed that’s all that matters, right?
My pregnancy app tells me little miss is the size of a head of lettuce and is approximately six pounds. However I know she is way more, she’s been measuring three weeks ahead for a couple of months now and doctors are getting slightly concerned about her weight so I’m off for a gestational diabetes tomorrow. I’ve no symptoms apart from little miss measuring ahead so she might out weigh her six pound siblings, although they both arrived a few weeks ahead of schedule.
Baby brain is at it’s peak having missed my breastfeeding course last week. Thankfully I’ve been able to reschedule it to next week and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m not setting unrealistic expectations of myself. Introducing a new baby to a baby will be hard enough so I’ve decided just to take each day as it comes, instead of saying I’m going to breastfeed for three or six months. I’ve picked up a couple of nursing bra’s, Multi-Mam compresses, nipple cream and I’ve been reading everything from positive to negative experiences to prepare myself better.
I feel like my life is complete this week. I’ve finally got my act together and started prepping for bumps arrival. We have her crib, moses basket, car seat and hospital bag done. Family, friends and fellow bloggers have been so generous passing on there old baby stuff. Without a doubt we have saved a fortune upcycling, re-using and receiving second hand. I’ve been watching the BabyDoc app and been picking up any newborn nappies and WaterWipes on sale the past few weeks so we’re saving a fortune on baby essentials. I would love to try cloth nappies so I’m looking into it at the moment. There’s a brilliant resource called The Cloth Nappy Library Ireland and they rent out cloth nappy bundles short and long-term so if you’re considering using cloth nappies they’re probably the best place to start.
My bump hasn’t got any bigger in my opinion but I’ve had a few comments from the five-year-old about my bum. She’s lucky she’s five and she’s lucky I love her. The other half called me a moan last night but before I could reply he retracted his statement. He’s also very lucky. Don’t mess with a pregnant woman!