Mood: I feel like a broken record whenever I do these pregnancy updates, as I always talk about my anxiety, but I promised I would be as honest as possible. I have been really struggling with anxiety this week, I hate being away from Sam, just because it makes me feel uneasy. I also hate going out because that makes me worry too. I'm not even sure what I'm anxious about, sometimes its just that feeling but I can't tell why I'm having it. I'm also experiencing quite a lot of pain, which could be another reason I am anxious.
Symptoms: I have lots of bump pain, and have been experiencing lots of braxton hicks. After being told that I could go into preterm labour again, as baby already is head down, I have tried my best to take it easy, but its easier said than done. The sickness is still there too, I say this every week I'm sure I should just copy and paste it - haha. I can't seem to keep anything down, but I have tried to keep eating even though I just feel anxious because I'm worried that I'll end up being sick, which puts me off food.
Sleep: I still can't get comfortable enough to sleep. If I lay on my side I end up with bump pain, which I have most of the day. If I lay on my back I feel like I can't breathe because of the extra weight I have gained. Although I haven't actually got that much of a big bump, I have gone up two cup sizes, which I guess is where I have gained the weight.
Movement: Baby E is still very active, although I'm sure she is running out of room in there. She mainly kicks if Emily is talking to my bump - or if I want to go to sleep. I do find the kicks really reassuring though.
Food Cravings: Grapes straight out of the fridge, and ice pops.
Gender: It's a GIRL!
Highlight of the week: Finally finishing the girls room! I'm so happy its all done and finished now, it is like a weight off my mind. We just have a few little bits that are left to get for Baby E now, such as crib sheets, a pushchair, and a changing mat.
Looking forward to: Seeing if she has grown! I have another growth scan coming up, and while I am really nervous about it, I am trying to stay positive and hoping that it is good news and she has started to grow!
Baby Development: Week 29: 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.