Pregnancy Update – 28 weeks

I’m now 28 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I’ve been for my 28 week midwife appointment, where I’ve had routine bloods taken and I also a flu and whopping cough jab – I feel like a pin cushion today!

So, a little update about what’s going on in my world –

Stretchmarks

I’m still using Silderm oil every evening before bed. I don’t have any stretchmarks yet. I wonder how long it will last, I keep expecting to wake up on morning covered in purple lines.

Maternity Clothes

I haven’t bought anything more. We’re trying to be sensible with our money from now until baby is born. I am terrified about how skint we will be when my maternity pay starts.

Sleep

Sleep isn’t great. I’m up during the night again, all the time! I must go for about 5 wee’s a night and I’m uncomfortable because of the SPD and my poorly back. I think I need to invest in some kind of pillow, but I’m not sure what the best option is.

Sickness

I still have regular heartburn and have started to feel sickly again, mainly on a morning. I’m not being sick, but the nausea isn’t very pleasant.

Emotions

I’m ok, I just feel really weary and I’m sick of being in pain. I’m on count down until our little man arrives.

Issues

I’m still suffering from severe SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) which is absolutely horrendous, the GP signed me off work for four weeks to rest and gave me Codeine. I’m reluctant to take it often but it just about takes the edge off the pain.

I’ve been for Physio now, and was given a back and bump brace for walking around, I can’t use crutches and am very limited as to what exercise I can do, because of my underlying back issue. Physio have said there’s little else they can do for me.

Movement

I’m getting lots of movement now. Baby kicks like crazy especially on an evening and a morning, he always seems to be on my left side, towards my hip I love feeling him kick, though some of the kicks shock me.

Cravings
 
No cravings really.
 

Preparations

Pretty much everything is picked, bought or ordered. We need a play mat, but that’s all I can think of at the moment. I’m pleased we got sorted early because I’m in so much pain so really can’t be bothered with decorating or shopping. I haven’t even got the energy or motivation for internet shopping. I must be ill!

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