Monday, 23 September 2013

32 Week Update

How far along?  32 weeks & 2 days - late again! 

Total weight gain:  I haven't got the foggiest but I feel like a big fat whale

Maternity clothes?  I have officially outgrown almost everything I own non-maternity which SUCKS!  Tops just look silly stretched over my ever growing bump so I purchased a few very basic jersey tops from H&M to see me through till then end.  I'm not too bothered about looking amazing for the last few weeks of my pregnancy as I won't be at work, so I think a few plain tees and a cardi will do me fine! I'm wearing a maternity dress from EBay in my bump pic.. What do you think??

Stretch marks?  Still none.  I totally ran out of my Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula so I didn't use it for a whole day and I noticed a massive difference in my skin!  It was soooooo so dry and itchy so I reckon I am onto a winner with that stuff and I went out immediately for another tub!  So sticking with it for now and of course the Mama Mio Boob Tube on my chest (review here

Sleep:  Sleep is SO terrible I'm a mess! It's got to be a weird pregnancy thing as I seem to be waking up when the sun is up and being wide awake for no apparent reason like my body is getting me ready for sleepless nights!! Of course I am waking up in the middle of the night as well still, either for a wee or because my ribs are throbbing!

Best moment this week:  My good friend Sarah from Bump, Baby C and Me had her little boy!!! Baby Albie arrived on 18th September weighing 7lbs 12 and looks SUPER cute! I cannot wait to meet him and it was DEFINITELY the best moment this week!
Keep checking out her blog as I am sure she will be posting non stop about him!!

Worst moment this week:  house stress! We should have exchanged and didn't AGAIN!

Miss anything?  I miss my old clothes a little!

Movement: Harry is still lodged in there under my rib on my right side and hasn't turned :(  He has under 2 weeks to get himself turned or my midwife will start thinking about ways we can make him turn ourselves and then after that ways the hospital can possibly turn him which we really do not want.  Come on little man!!!!!

Food cravings:  Still ham and mustard mayo sandwiches from M&S and Ribena is a new one.. Also hot chocolate with hazelnut flavoring but that's probably more likely because it's getting chilly and the nights are drawing in!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nothing is making me feel particularly sick or nauseous this week 

Gender: Boy!!

Labour signs: None and no more Braxton Hicks yet either!

Symptoms:  I sound like a broken record with this one but the rib pain is just getting worse and worse by the week!  Its not just the front of my ribs but its the back as well, in fact the back actually hurts a lot more than it does on the front!  I have been taking paracetamol as my midwife advised but I haven't found that it helps at all so I'm not bothering with those anymore.
My skin has cleared up a little this week thanks to a new face wash which I will be sharing with you very soon!  

Belly button in or out?  Flat and half out now!!

Happy or moody most of the time?  I wouldn't say I have been moody but I've been quite stressed!

Looking forward to: Finishing work in a week and I have a nice leaving meal to attend!! 




  1. Ahh you look so lovely in that dress! I got a maternity dress off ebay but it made me look like a circus tent when I was full term haha. H&M were my lifesavers for cheap preggo clothes :) It's so nice when you finish work, snoozes in the day, yay! xx

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  2. aww you have a lovely bump :) enjoy these last few weeks!

    Lou xxx

  3. Thank you Kat! I am so pleased with it! It was really cheap as well! x

  4. Thank you Louise, that is so sweet! I will try and enjoy them as much as possible :) x

  5. Lucie you look like such a babe, that dress looks amazing! Do you know what brand it is? I think I need it, bad influence hehe :) I always love your updates :) xxx

  6. Oh stop it Hannah lol!!! It is a really nice dress though isn't it I'm really pleased with it! Will find the link and send it to you! It was a right cheapo brand but the fit of it is just lovely! xx

  7. Aww, your tummy looks so cute! Plus you look lovely in that dress hun! Cant wait for your next update, must say I also love a red dress you wore in a pic on Instagram a while back too, it was lovely!! Hope this week goes great for you and the rib pain gets better! :) xxx

  8. P.S. forgot to ask the Mama Mio Boob Tube cream how much does it last? As it isnt very cheap, so was wondering how many I would need for the whole pregnancy? Thanks :) xx

  9. Thank you Krissy!!!! The mama mio boob tube is lasting me ages and I use it every night! I would say it should last about 3 months as 1 pump is enough for your whole chest area xx

  10. Yay thanks! Will definitely be ordering it! Xx


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