Mood: My mood has been very up and down recently. I would say more down than up, but I'm trying to stay as positive as I can - which is a lot harder than it seems. I have never hid the fact I have anxiety, and it seems the more pregnant I get the more anxious I become. This in itself has made it extremely hard to be excited about anything baby related. While I am so excited for our family to be growing, and the fact we are having another little girl - I'm so anxious and scared of labour (because my labour with Emily was pretty horrific) that it is putting a dampner on everything. I kind of just want to get it over and done with, so I can meet her.
Symptoms: Since the consultant said take it easy, I have been trying - and failing, ill admit that. I am suffering for it though and think I really should try to slow down a little bit, I have had lots of pain in my hips, back and bump. I've also been having lots of braxton hicks. I am keeping a eye out for the symptoms of pre-term labour like I have been advised, as the last thing I want is to go into early pregnancy this early on. The sickness is still there, eating away at me. I've started to be able to eat a little bit more than I have in the past, but its still not great or anywhere near as much as I should be eating. I'm hoping that these last few weeks of pregnancy fly by.
Sleep: I'm still not getting much sleep, Emily is so so unsettled at the moment, and I'm not sure why. We are planning on redoing her room next week, and she knows that she is getting a big girl bed - so I'm hoping that it is just the upcoming change that is bothering her.
Movement: Baby E is very active, she always has been to be honest - and so was Emily. Sam and I often joke that she is going to be a footballer or something as she is constantly kicking. Emily constantly wants to touch my bump, give her kisses and talk to her, which we have been encouraging her to do (when she wants to) because it is important to me that she feels involved and not pushed out.
Food Cravings: Ice pops and grapes. I wierdly craved ice pops and ice with Emily. I have literally been sitting with a glass full of ice cubes in the evening. At least it isn't chocolate.
Gender: It's a GIRL!
Highlight of the week: Getting more of the girls room decorated! We managed to get lots of little touches up in their room, and I have also got lots of lovely baby deliveries come this week. It really is starting to feel real now! I can't believe we are having another baby soon!
Looking forward to: Meeting our little girl finally, and seeing her and Emily together.
Baby Development: Week 28: Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain. To meet her increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because her bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink milk.