Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Week 28 Pregnancy Update and Youtube


How far along? 
End of week 28

Total weight gain? 
I haven't weighed since last week when I was 56.4kg.
My midwife has started measuring bump now too, she said bumpy is on the small side of normal. 
I think they like you to measure 2cms over or under, and jeffy-bump is in the 2cm under bracket. 
I'm not sure if that's just because I'm quite small, she wasn't worried though, so neither am I. 

Maternity clothes? 
No new maternity clothes, I don't really like any of them so I'd rather save money for some 'new mummy' treats when I am skinny again. Although, I desperately need to go and pick up some preggo-pants, sadly my bum has grown and so has bump. Normal pants just aren't acceptable right now! 
I did get my hospital gown though, ahhh! I can't believe getting to that time when I need to start thinking about packing the hospital bags. 
I'm also really struggling to find a winter coat. I don't want to buy a maternity one, but everything I've tried is so unflattering for bumpy and I. Any suggestions are very welcome.

Stretch marks? 
Not yet, I'm using NSPA oil now and I don't really like it, I miss my Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter but it's a little pricey. 
I'm on the search for a more purse friendly one that I liked the smell of. 

Rolling over in the night has become really painful, sometimes it even makes me yelp.
I wake up to go to the bathroom a lot still. So not too wonderful, but okay. 

Best moment this week? 
There are a few...

All Jeffy's movement, he sure is a feisty little thing. I'm wondering if he's going to be such a wiggly worm on the outside world?! I think I'm going to have trouble on my hands when he arrives! 

The comments I received on my latest Youtube channel were so lovely and overwhelming  I feel so lucky to have such supportive followers, massive thank you so much to each and every one of you. I've loved sharing this journey with you so far.  

Stef and I went out for dinner and drinks on Saturday night, it was so nice to have a little snippet of our 'old life' hehe. 

Oh, this might sound strange, but other people's babies arriving, Sofia from Sofia's Journal
and Amy from Amy Antoinette. It's made me feel so happy and excited for them, and I felt a little emotional too!  
One of my favourite pregnant blogging ladies Lucie, was also told her baby is very likely to arrive in the next couple of weeks, I'm ridiculously excited for her!
Frankie from the Saturdays finally had her little boy too, she announced her pregnancy the day I found out I was pregnant, so I've always been interested in her pregnancy. I can't wait to see a photo of her little chap! 

Worst moment this week? 
I don't think I have one really.

Miss anything? 
Going for runs and being able to drink more than one glass of wine. I thought I didn't miss it but I really do! 

Movement has been insane!! He's managed to find his way to my right rib now, and he feels really strong. 
He's also been getting hiccups and has had them about 5 or 6 times now. It was such a strange sensation the first time it happened, and when I realised what it was, it made me smile :) I do feel sorry for him though because they go on for a good 15-20 minutes sometimes.

Food cravings? 
Still just chocolate, I always need my daily fix. Hot chocolate has actually been on the agenda a lot this week, Starbucks signature hot chocolates are the best. I also discovered that a milk throffer is my new favourite kitchen appliance for home made hot chocolate. 

Anything making you feel sick or queezy? 
Just my heartburn.

A little boy. I have gone a little crazy with my baby boy inspiration board on Pinterest

Bad heart burn, sometimes it completely kills my appetite, which is strange because I'm still hungry when I actually eat, I just don't feel hungry. 
And as I mentioned before , the pelvic pain at night, I think this is due to the pressure on my hips and pelvis.  

Belly button in or out? 
Mostly out but it has popped back in more than once this week, I think he must be curled up around it when that happens. 

Happy or moody?
Generally happy, a tad hormonal. 

Looking forward to?
Stefan ordered some practical baby bits this week so I'm looking forward to receiving those, it makes everything feel very real and imminent! 

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  1. You look sooooo gorgeous! Hope the night pains get better for you!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

  2. Oh Hannah you beautiful autumnal pregoo lady! You look fantastic and LOOK at that bummmpppp eeekkkk!
    Thank you for the mention hehe - can't wait to "take you along" through labour with me ;-)
    Glad you didn't have a worst moment this week!!

    Lucie & The Bump

    1. aw thank you hun, you are honestly like my pregnant mentor hehe don't know what i would do without you :) xxx

  3. I just stumbled across your website 2 weeks ago and have been following since. I'm also 28 weeks pregnant so it's nice sharing this journey with you!

  4. Looking lovely for 28 weeks honey :) your bump is very cute.
    I must say you are very prepared if you are already thinking about packing your hospital bag, I've only just done mine at 36 weeks haha! Oh and the sleeping will get worse, I cannot get comfy at all now, just tend to lie like a plank of wood :) loving your updates & enjoy reading about your journey. Xx

    1. Thank you!
      Oh really? I was told to have it ready by week 32! That's not good, I think a lot of preggos look forward to at least being able to lie down comfortably afterwards, even knowing we wont be sleeping much! So glad you're enjoying the updates :) xx

  5. It may be worthwhile referring yourself to your hospital physio for your pelvic pain, sounds like SPD, I had it, it's fairly common and I needed to have my pelvis realigned. The pain moving at night is a tell tale sign as SPD is sorer in bed turning over at night. You are usually given a support belt for your bump but the good thing is SPD completely disappears when baby comes x

    1. oh really? I'll definitely have a chat with my midwife about it then, thank you for the advise. It's funny that you said that about the support belt too actually as I just decided this morning to get one! Having your pelvis realigned sounds a little terrifying and painful?! eeep! xx

  6. Good luck!!



  7. You look lovely! Glad it's going well for you :)

    Imogen - A rendezvous with you

  8. You are so adorable I've only recently just found ur channel and now your blog yay! I've just had a baby boy he is called Vinny, it's such an amazing thing being a mum and boys are the best!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

    1. just had a look through your blog and youtube today and i am now hooked :) baby vinny is SO cute!! x

  9. Oh you look lovely sweetheart. I'm so excited to meet this little boy of yours. I'm really broody these days, so your updates keep me at bay! We aren't quite ready for another yet! xx

  10. aw your blog is so cute, good luck with everything I'm so excited to see photos when you have him x

  11. Awww I thought I was following your blog but I am now! I'm currently 4days overdue ekk! I was the same with maternity clothes I never bothered buying them - all I got was some jeans from H&M that where great the whole pregnancy and maternity leggings from next , everything else were just my normal clothes as I was lucky enough not to put on weight anywhere else. You look great :)