Pregnancy after bypass: Week 31 pregnancy diary

Pregnancy after bypass: Week 31 pregnancy diary

I have started to really feel the effects of being in the third trimester of pregnancy this week. The week wasn’t too busy but did start off with a late night which haunted me all week. Pregnancy insomnia struck this week and it’s never fun not being able to sleep. This week the baby is the size of a pineapple or for a cute animal comparison, an otter. When you are first pregnant and the comparison is a blueberry it’s pretty cute, not now. Basically everything they compare the baby’s size to horrifies me that it’s fitting inside me.

I started off this week with a planned, quiet day at home. I did lots of baking and lunch prep and ended up taking my little guy to Chipmunks in the afternoon so I could have a good shot at finishing a blog post off. I also got a last minute invite to the New Zealand premiere of Bad Moms 2 and I jumped at the chance to go. It’s not long until I’m going to be stuck at home feeding a newborn for a while so I needed to seize the opportunity and leave the house on a whim while I still could. The movie was really good, after a tough week it was what I needed to relax and have a laugh.

Of course this meant I went to bed really late on Sunday night. I was tired on Monday morning but for the rest of the week my sleep was shocking. Some nights I didn’t get to bed until late and even when I went to bed early I really struggled to sleep anyway. I am super uncomfortable most of the time now anyway and even getting into bed at night doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. I am feeling every gram of this belly and the toll pregnancy in general is taking on my body at this point. I’ve started wearing a soft breastfeeding bra to bed at night and it’s helping. I haven’t been used to having boobs get in the way all the time when I’m trying to sleep so it’s good to reign them in.

I have been full steam ahead with my planning and getting ready for Christmas this week. I got quite a bit more Christmas present shopping done and I’m probably about halfway now. Since I’m doing so well I just want to get it done and dusted but I’m hoping I will have it all done in four weeks’ time when I finish work. I even started getting things for Christmas dinner. We are having my parents and grandmother over for Christmas dinner so I decided that anything I can freeze or will keep between now and Christmas, I will start getting a few things each grocery shop until Christmas. This will help me to spread the cost and the effort and that’s exactly what I need at the moment.

I had a good week at work and compared to last week being the longest feeling short week ever, this week went really quick. Apart from Halloween and taking my little guy trick or treating one night after school I had a quiet outside of work week too which was good. Our weekend started with a playdate for my little guy with his best mates and we had friends over for guy Fawkes (a day early) on Saturday night which was really nice.

The baby has been super active this week. Almost every time I sit down and sit still she will start moving and the movements are not so much kicks anymore, I can feel all sorts of other things like her hiccupping and moving whole limbs in there. I accidentally got her a couple more outfits this week, whoops but there’s just so much cute girl stuff out there I can’t stop myself.

I finished packing her bag for the hospital this week by adding in some going home outfits for her. I have packed two prem size and two newborn sized all in ones and two little newborn sized bodysuits to choose from to dress her in. Fingers crossed she will fit one of those options! It feels good to get her bag completely done. Mine just needs a coming home from the hospital outfit packed into too and then that’s ready to go as well.

How far along? 31 weeks, basically seven months along now.

How big is the peanut? The size of a pineapple or an otter. How something that big fits in there astounds me.

Total weight gain/loss? This week I gained half a kilo.

Maternity clothes? I’m still sticking with dresses most of the time. I wore jeans to work one day this week and regretted it.

Sleep? Not great, pregnancy insomnia has found me.

Labour signs? Apparently I could start having Braxton Hicks contractions around about now but I haven’t felt any so far.

Belly button in or out? It’s in most of the time but sometimes when I sit down, especially at the end of the day, my bellybutton is not the shape and look it used to be.

What I miss? So much at this point. I can’t wait for the pregnancy dietary restrictions to end.

What I’m looking forward to? Not being pregnant anymore!

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