Family, Pregnancy

I’m growing a humanoid

6th June 2016
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It’s probably about time I dusted off the cobwebs from my dear little blog. I’ve had so many things I wanted to write about, so many pictures I wanted to post. But it turns out that growing a humanoid is actually pretty life consuming and what I wanted to prioritise. Most people in my life know now about the impending arrival, affectionately nicknamed Wasabi, so I thought I’d give a quick low down on the last 33 weeks. Yes, I am 33 weeks today!

Conception
Use your imagination…

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First Trimester (weeks 0-12)
Apparently I was one of the lucky ones. Pretty much no morning sickness in sight! I did get quite a lot of general mild nausea and felt quite exhausted at times, but really that was it. I have to admit that my old eating habits kicked in a bit and I used pregnancy as an excuse to console myself with food. Naughty! So I did put on a ‘few’ extra and uncesseary pounds during this period (when I already had left over holiday pounds to get rid of as well!)

Second Trimester (weeks 12-28)
I learned to EMBRACE THE BUMP :) After I’d spent a lot of time trying to cover it up (because I just felt fat and didn’t actually look pregnant before), something clicked and I said “screw it, set the bump free!” There was no hiding it now anyway because I did the whole ‘popping’ thing. Then somewhere around 18 weeks I think, I also started to feel Wasabi’s movements which have just grown stronger by the day. And around 22 weeks the verdict was out and we knew we were having a boy!

With all the growing though also came the back pain. I’ve had lower back pain for a while (which I blame on working in an office) but this back pain came whenever I had a growth spurt and at times felt so crippling I often struggled to get out of bed.

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Third Trimester(weeks 28-present day and imminent baby pop!)
So here I am well into my third and final trimester. I thought I was doing pretty well up until about 2 or 3 weeks ago. That’s when the endless restless nights became my normality. I’m generally tossing throughout the night either because I’m trying to get comfy, am struggling to breathe (as my uterus pushes up further), my ribs hurt, my back hurts, Wasabi thinks it’s play time in my tummy, I need to pee (which I never had to get up for before this and now it’s every night…) or I’m generally just overheating. Not to mention my hayfever has picked up with all the grass pollen out and about at the moment.

Ah sorry about the moaniness, my husband will testify that an increased level of moaniness is also a symptom of pregnancy!

I read something on a baby website this week that also made me giggle because nothing could be truer… “Whereas before you were sashaying, you may find yourself waddling.” Yep, this momma-to-be has definitely got her waddle on!

But despite it all, I wouldn’t change any of it. I’m growing a human, a person, a freakin’ LIVING THING! It was never going to be easy and I love it all the same. In less than 2 months I’m going to meet this giant wormy thing that’s doing somersaults in my belly and I can’t wait!

1 Comment

  • Reply Mandy 7th June 2016 at 6:25 am

    As blog excuses go, this is a pretty good one! It’s good to hear from you and good to know that you have just weeks to go. I wish you comfort and peace in the weeks to come and hope you get some sleep!

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