Late.. 29 Week Update

Friday, 6 September 2013


How far along?  29 Weeks + 6 days - apologies for such a late posting but I've been feeling poorly :-(


Total weight gain:  I feel SO fat and I hate it!!  I am defo putting on weight all over my bottom half now and it sucks.  I know its all for good reason and I need the weight there to support the baby but it still feels rubbish to look like a beach ball!
My bump has grown a lot this week as well, I have been asked a few times if I am smuggling a basketball under there!!

Maternity clothes?  Nothing new again.. I popped into Primark this week and picked up a few more basic tees which are great as they are so cheap it doesn't matter if they don't last particularly long.  Still hoping it cools down a bit soon so I can just wear a nice big baggy cardi!! (Sorry sun lovers) I'm on the lookout for a dress for a friends wedding reception in a few weeks, any reccommendations or suggestions? Something that won't drown me and will make my bump look good!!

Stretch marks?  Sticking with Palmers Original Cocoa Butter for now on my bump, legs and bum as it seems to be doing the job and keeps my skin really soft and supple.  I can still feel it on my skin a good 8 hours after I've applied it  Still using the Mama Mio boob lift treatment which seems to have diminished existing stretchmarks I had there! Its amazing!!!! (review here

Sleep:  Sleep has been ok this week but I haven't gone a night without waking a few times.. Totally my body getting me into preparation for Harry's arrival I am sure! 

Best moment this week:  I ate a steak!  I know its naughty but I have been so good through the whole pregnancy and the chef assured me it was perfectly safe for me to have a bit of rare meat now and then!  It wasn't just any old steak either, it was a Gaucho steak and it was 350g!  I ate the entire thing and it was incredible and most certainly was my best moment!

Worst moment this week:  I have had extreme rib pain this week which has been a right bummer :(

Miss anything?  Missing my slim figure a lot now, as much as I love my bump!!

Movement: Harry is insane! He doesn't stop moving and this week has been no exception.  His movements however have become less kicky and more actual big movements and twists and turns - I think this is due to his increase in size and the lack of space in there now.  I've also been feeling a lot of hiccups which are really funny and Mr H can hear them when he puts his ear to my tummy!!

Food cravings:  Still nothing in particular and not overly hungry!  Some evenings I have really had to force myself into eating dinner as I just feel so full all the time but then other times I am super hungry and can't wait to fill my face

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Pretty much the same as last week and suffering from quite a bit of nausea

Gender: Boy!!

Labor signs: None

Symptoms:  As above, the rib pain has been insane!  Its almost like a burning sensation that tends to be only on my right side at the moment.  I am thinking Harry is most likely head down and its his little legs kicking into my ribs which is causing the pain.  I could be totally wrong though.. its really hard to work out where exactly he is positioned!  I must admit there isn't really anything you can do about rib pain.. although a warm bath helps a little and laying down flat with my arms above my head too! I also found that not being at work made the rib pain so much better, it must be due to being sat down in front of a computer screen all day that does it!
I had a bit of a tummy bug this week too, I don't think it was baby related at all though and I was just under the weather!

Belly button in or out?  Flat/slightly in/slightly out!  I wonder if it will ever actually pop out properly!?

Happy or moody most of the time?  I am happy.. but apprehensive about not being moved in before our little boy enters the world :-(

Looking forward to: We have our first antenatal class this evening and also Mr H and I are going to go shopping for Harry this weekend to pick up some outfits we want him to wear when he is first born!

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11 comments:

  1. You look lovely!! Your bump suits you!! I've put loads of weight on my bottom half too, don't worry we will get skinny again together!! XX

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  2. You still look great, I'm very jealous!
    Sounds like you've had a rough week though, hope you feel better soon!
    Heather x

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  3. Aww thanks SJ I will miss the bump when its gone I am sure! Operation get skinny will go ahead shortly ;-) x

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  4. Thank you Heather! Its not been the best week, hopefully next one will be a better one :) x

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  5. I love these updates (new bloglovin follower) sadly I didn't start blogging until 32 weeks :( Please don't worry about the weight..you look amazing!!

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  6. I think your bump looks great. I've been finding asos good for dresses etc for any events I need to go to. X

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  7. Hi Lucie.

    I just found your fab blog thanks to Hayley over at Sparkles & Stretchmarks and am now following :D

    It was this time last year when we found out we were expecting Oscar so I'm loving reading all the pregnancy posts that people are putting up at the mo.

    I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your next update.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  8. I found u too from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I think u have a really nice blog. Like to follow u:)

    I have two kids and my youngest is 4 years old...must say I really miss beeing pregnant when I see pregnancy posts like this:)

    Hope u have a great weekend!

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  9. Thank you Rubee, thats really sweet! I find the dresses on ASOS look amazing online but when they arrive they aren't so great! x

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  10. Ahh thank you for following Louise :)!
    My next update will be today so you won't have to wait long!x

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