I can’t believe I’m already at this point.
Now is definitely when I start really feeling uncomfortable…
The ever-growing weight of the baby is noticeable in pretty much every daily activity.
But I’m enjoying it while he’s inside 🙂
Don’t worry baby, I’m not kicking you out [yet]!
Baby is the size of a jicama, weighs 3.75 pounds and is 16+” long
If baby was born today, he would have a 90+% chance of survival
(I don’t recommend prenatal gummies, but these were literally the only prenatals I could take)
– increases iron & energy level
Milk Thistle Capsules
– supports liver, increases milk supply
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Third Trimester Tea
– contains red raspberry leaf, spearmint, stinging nettle, oatstraw, chamomile, rosehip & alfalfa
Napiers Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea
– gently tones & prepares uterus for labour
Napiers Organic Nettle Leaf Tea
– provides calcium, magnesium & iron
Dandelion Leaf Tea
– supports liver
[the links above are the exact supplements that I bought]
Nothing much different except my feet look and feel like balloons sometimes
I’ve found that walking/exercising really helps the circulation. For a quick relief, I lay on my back and elevate my feet well above heart level. Within 20 minutes they are back to normal.
The UK heat + no A/C in any homes, many cars or shops has been very difficult to adjust to. That has definitely contributed to the balloon feet, constant lip & back sweat as well as lack of sleep.
As you can see from my supplement list, I have been taking some liver support supplements to help with swelling.
They have become quite rough and painful sometimes, but I don’t mind much as I love feeling him move and interact.
I can’t even begin to explain my craving for iced latte in pregnancy. It’s just too much.
The coldness. The flavour. The ice.
[Iced Latte = espresso + milk + ice + flavoring (optional) = pure heaven]
Posterior for the most part…
At this point, that is still okay as he has a lot of room and fluid to change position which he does throughout the day.
However, I have been working on trying to maintain a forward-leaning position to encourage him to be anterior.
[The baby’s back is the heaviest part of him so leaning forward will encourage him to swing around to the front]
The goal is to not go into labour with him posterior.
Posterior labours are associated with longer & harder labours. (And back labour = ouch!) Babies also don’t descend or come out very easily posterior.
Besides the ones I got across my chest in the very early weeks of pregnancy, I do not have any!
I don’t have any on my belly, hips, bum or thighs. Although I know for the most part, stretch marks are hereditary, I have been using Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil every morning and night since 27 weeks and think that actually has helped nourished and stretch my skin!
Check out my 32 WEEK PREGNANCY VLOG!
Until next time…