Friday, 11 July 2014

#BlogBumpClub - 33 weeks + 3

The time is really flying by now - 33 weeks?! My bump is starting to look slightly hilarious now - it's all out front so when I turn around it looks slightly unreal. I am tripping over lots of things on the floor as I can't see my feet, and Wiss has found that he can hide underneath my tummy and I can't see him!

I had another scan this week to check on the position of my placenta. It has moved up, thankfully, so there are no issues there and the baby is head down (spine under my ribs and legs kicking my right hip!)

All in all, I am still feeling very well. I have noticed that the tiredness is starting to creep back in after a day at work so I am alternating early nights with productive nights! We still haven't done anything by way of preparations for the new arrival (eek!) but we will be decorating our bedroom next weekend. Once that's done I can start to get the 'nursery' (really just a corner of our bedroom) ready. We will be using much of the stuff we have already, although much more minimalist this time, but I have been coveting the Bednest and have been hearing really great things about it.

I have been trying to make sure I look after myself properly - eating well (I'm addicted to avocadoes and olives at the moment!) and moisturising everywhere. I love the Stretch Butter from Nom Nom Skincare, and it seems I'm not the only one. It won the Gold award in the Free From Skincare awards! Nom Nom is a new company (based in Crystal Palace)making Organic skincare products certified by the Soil Association. At the moment the product ranges are specially for Pregnancy and Babies but there will be others soon. The gift sets would make an ideal treat...#justsaying!

Photo credit: Nom Nom
There's also some great diet advice on the Nom Nom website (Jayne is also a nutritionalist) and I have copied this section as I've been getting heartburn a lot recently:

"Nutrition - Here’s how to eat for a better night’s sleep. 
If your nightime is regularly disturbed by pregnancy heartburn you may benefit from eating smaller more frequent portions and eating your last meal at least a couple of hours before bedtime. Eating this way also helps to balance the hormones and transmitters which regulate sleep.

A carbohydrate rich dinner using wholegrains can increase the production of serotonin a calming neurotransmitter. To further boost your serotonin levels add poultry, dairy products, nuts, seeds, legumes, soy products, tuna and bananas to your diet as they are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid used in its production. Give these food combinations a try: chicken salad on whole wheat bread, nut butter and banana sandwich, banana and yoghurt/soy milk smoothie, prawn and egg fried brown rice, wholemeal pitta bread and humus.

If you’re frequently woken by leg cramps you may be low on calcium and magnesium which are important for their calming effect on nerves and muscles. Increase these by including dairy, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
Being well hydrated is important for a good night’s sleep but to avoid increasing the frequent nightime trips to the loo, which can become an issue in later pregnancy, try to get more of your water quota earlier in the day. 

In addition to the above, caffeine should of course be avoided.
Sweet dreams……"

There have been some #BlogBumpClub new arrivals already - congratulations to Amy and Sara-Jayne and their new little boys. You can check out their posts plus those from all the others here:

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  1. You look amazing! I said goodbye to my "lady garden" area last week as the bump is now too big to see anything down there. Nice. Great tip on the pamper products too - will be checking those out. And lovely to see I'm not the only one with an avocado addiction!

  2. Haha! Love the lady garden expression :) Yep, I guess we'll all have to say good bye to it for a while!
    And you've got the avocado thing going on too? I guess there could be much worse things for us.
    I'll be catching up on everyone else's weeks tonight. X

  3. Your bump is looking lovely - and yay for your placenta having moved too - it's such a relief isn't it!

    1. One less thing to worry about! Hooray for our placentas!

  4. Oh you are looking seriously great! And thanks for the tip- I shall be devouring Nom Nom tonight in my bid to eat well this pregnancy! x x x

    1. I don't know about you but it's hard to eat well when you're not feeling particularly into food at all. I have no interest in my usual menu planning. X

  5. HOW are you 33 weeks? Love that L is hiding under your bump. Pregnancy is such a glamorous time, isn't it? x

    1. Time is flying by isn't it? only 6 weeks to go now.....!
      Sooo glamorous indeed. I daren't even mention most of the tings ;) But its all worth it!
      I love your summer bucket list of things to do with E before the baby arrives. I may be pinching that idea too!


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