34 Week Pregnancy Update + Bumpie

Where is the time going?! If you’ve been following my pregnancy updates you’ll know I’ve had a stressful few weeks. Squish and my bump have been continuing to measure small throughout my pregnancy to the point where early induction was being discussed. I had another growth scan on Monday though and Squish is back on track! I’ve honestly never been so relieved. The consultant still expects Squish to be a smaller baby but he’s happy that Squish is healthy and happy enough to continue to term! I’ve got 5 more weeks to keep growing my baby and try and get the house and my life organised!

34 Week Pregnancy Update + Bumpie

Symptoms 

I’m continuing to get Braxton Hicks frequently. I tend to get them more if I’ve had a very busy day so I’m trying my best to take it as easy as possible. It’s difficult though when you’re in nesting mode and want to do up the whole house in the space of three days!

Sleep is a thing I simply don’t remember any more! I’m extremely uncomfortable when trying to get to sleep, I get cramp in whatever side I lie on. On the off chance I finally get to sleep I promptly wake up to Squish dancing on my bladder! I then wake up super early and can’t get back to sleep. I feel like a functioning zombie but I suppose that’s practice for how life’s going to be with a newborn!

My moods have been very up and down this past week and my anxiety has been through the roof. I’m not entirely sure why but I’m putting it down to excess hormones and trying my best to stay calm.

Squish is as wriggly as ever! There’s a myth that babies slow down as you come towards the end of your pregnancy because they run out of space but this isn’t true. Your baby should keep moving in it’s usual pattern right up until it’s born. Thankfully Squish continues to have a dance party in my tummy every night once I’ve gotten into bed so there’s been no slowing down whatsoever!

Bumpie

34 Week Pregnancy Update + Bumpie

I’ve been very lucky so far and still don’t have any stretch marks. *touch wood* As much as my bump is a pain at times I’m actually kind of going to miss it. Crazy to think that in five weeks time I won’t have a little Squish kicking me all the time!

We attending our first parenting and birth class this week. It was local with six other mums to be and their partners to try and introduce us to some parents in the same boat with similar due dates. We discussed everything up to and including labour and have another class this week coming to discuss what happens after labour and learn a little more about feeding. It was a two hour class and a little overwhelming if I’m honest the amount of information we got but it was lovely to hear from other mums to be and to know you’re not alone in feeling like a zombie whale who just wants to meet their baby already!

How did you find the last few weeks before your due date? Did you just want to be finished with your pregnancy and meet your baby?
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20 Comments

  1. July 8, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Oh my goodnessss!! This post has made me soooo broody!! You’re so lucky having no stretch marks yet, they say if it starts to itch and you scratch, that’s when they’ll come so I guess try your hardest to avoid it!
    Beautifully formed bump!
    Rosie

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      I feel very lucky indeed not to have any stretch marks yet! I’ve tried my best to moisturise my bump every night and so far it’s working!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  2. shaunaclairesop
    July 8, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I’m not pregnant, and to be honest I never intend to be, but I am HOOKED reading your pregnancy updates! I feel like I’m invested in your journey and I honestly wish you all the luck in the world! It’s going to be the most wonderful adventure for you x

    Shauna || https://goddessguide.co.uk

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Aww I’m so glad you’re enjoying them! Thankyou so much for the luck, I really can’t wait until Squish is finally here!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  3. July 8, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I love the cute name you’ve given to your baby, even if Squish is havibg a dancing party after you settle down. You have a neat little bump too. Hope you’re managing to rest and cope with the extremely warm weather.

    Sharon xx

    rosieloveslife.co.uk

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Hehe Thankyou! I really don’t know how the name Squish happened but it just kind of stuck, it’ll be weird calling baby something else when they’re here! Hehe
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  4. July 8, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    I love reading these posts!! It feels like about three minutes ago that you announced your pregnancy. I honesty don’t know where this year is disappearing to. I was a July baby and my mum likes to complain whenever she gets the chance about how hard it was trying to get comfortable enough to sleep through the heat. I can’t even imagine how much you’re struggling with this weather!! I’m so happy for you that Squish is back on track size-wise!! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      So glad you’re enjoying them! It is crazy how fast it’s gone isn’t it! I can’t quite believe it sometimes that Squish is almost here!
      Oh I’m a July baby too so my poor mum went through the same thing bless her!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  5. July 9, 2018 / 2:01 am

    I love reading your pregnancy updates because it helps me reminisce on when I was pregnant with my 2. Not long to go now though! You have such a small cute neat bump! And lucky you for not getting any stretch marks, so jealous!

    Heather | x Highland Beauty

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      It really isn’t long to go! I do feel very grateful not to have any stretch marks yet! Here’s hoping it lasts!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  6. July 9, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I love your pregnancy updates! Literally where have these weeks gone, it doesn’t feel like 10 minutes ago that you were only a few weeks along! I’m so glad everything is going smoothly; apart from the lack of sleep! Guess that’s good practice for when he arrives haha! 😉 Looking forward to reading ALL the baby content from you 🙂 xxx

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      So glad you’re enjoying them! It really has flown by hasn’t it! I can’t quite believe Squish will be here in a few weeks!
      Definitely good practice for all those newborn sleepless nights! Lol
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  7. July 9, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Pregnancy updates always make me so broody! Both my girls came early so I didn’t have much waiting around! x

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      Oh did they?? You’re lucky! My birthday is next Saturday, Squish can arrive any time after that and I’ll be happy! Lol
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  8. July 9, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Ahhhhh its not long now!!! I love your pregnancy updates but it’s also scary how quickly the weeks go – I swear it was only a couple of weeks ago you announced you were pregnant!

    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      Aww so pleased you’re enjoying them! It’s flown by hasn’t it! Can’t belive in a few weeks Squish will actually be here!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  9. Mummy Cat
    July 11, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    you have such a lovely bump! with my third pregnancy the last few weeks had been hell, i was so sore in my hips and lots of reduced movements that they got her out at 38 weeks but ive never gone to 40 weeks with any of mine haha! good luck with your final weeks x

    • palegirlrambling
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      They put us through so much stress don’t they! My birthday is next Saturday and I’ll be happy for Squish to arrive any time after that! Lol
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  10. July 14, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    I love these posts! Gorgeous bump.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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