27 weeks – according to my pregnancy app this is the start of the third trimester. Eeek – it’s getting closer, and with a planned C section booked at 39 weeks, this means no more than 12 weeks to go!
I am trying to get a bit more organised now. The pram is ready, the car seat is ready – and that’s it. We need to build the crib, wash the baby clothes, sort out some nappies, wipes and other essentials and I need to start thinking about packing my hospital bag. Having had 2 previous premature births, I want to be ready just in case this baby decides to join the party a bit early. I have a few bits that I have picked up when shopping – maternity pads, big knickers, pyjamas, breast pads. I need to sort out a few first size sleepsuits and vests for the baby, I need to pack a wash bag, and I need to find some comfortable clothes for me to wear post surgery. I think that’s about it!
At this stage in my last pregnancy I was on crutches and suffering with severe SPD. This time around I have certainly fared better so far, but I can feel twinges in my lower back and hips this week. I am praying it’s just ligament stretching and muscle pain rather than the return of pelvic problems.
I don’t think the bump has grown much more this week, but it’s hard to tell really. I feel huge! I have a midwife appointment on 6th April, and they will measure me then. I have always measured too big in all my previous pregnancies, so I suspect it will be the same this time round. I seem to make decent sized babies, and hold a lot of water! Before my next midwife appointment we also have a 4D bonding scan booked, and I can’t wait to see the little one again, and see how much they have grown. Watch out for pictures from that in next weeks update!
You can read my 26 week post here.