Week 29 of My Pregnancy – Can’t help but get excited, the end is near

I can’t help it – I’m too excited about the prospects of possibly moving to our first new home! I just need to know if hubby has been accepted for a mortgage then I can start planning our move and changing NCT classes, GPs and hospitals etc. I am definitely going to miss our flat that we are in now though – it’s spacious and clean, but it’s better to have our own so our little baby boy can grow up in his own home. I’ve also started to look up plans for the nursery. I was thinking about painting a sky for the top half of the walls of the room and an under sea theme for the bottom half, so our boy can see what happens up above, on the surface and under the sea of our world. I have started to get bad heartburn which is annoying. I drink about a pint of milk every night, but that doesn’t seem to help all that much, except that it does give the baby a good amount of calcium. Sometimes, when I prop myself up in bed with my normal pillows, that seems to help the next day, so I’m going to try that from now on. I’ve started to get used to sleeping on my left side with my DreamGenii Maternity Support Pillow. I’ve also started to put on some weight around the sides of my belly and legs. It might be down to the excessive eating (even though there’s no space in my digestive system for the food). I feel like throwing up afterwards because I’m still eating like a non-pregnant person. SLOW DOWN WOMAN! Feel a bit massive, but it’s good that I’m pregnant as I just use the weight gain as an excuse. I keep telling myself that I’m going to lose the weight by exercising after the pregnancy, but a lot of mothers tell me that it’s hard to fit exercise in the first few months so I should take it as it comes and try not to put too much pressure on myself to lose the weight. I plan to breastfeed anyway and, apparently, you can lose up to 500 calories a day. Wow, if that’s not an effective weight loss regime, then I don’t know what is! I went to the dentist this week too. She advised me before she checked my teeth that pregnant women are more prone to bleeding gums and weaker teeth and that I should try and look after my teeth more than usual. She also reminded me that registered NHS pregnant women can get free dental treatment for up to a year after the baby’s birth. However, when she looked at my teeth she was quite impressed that my teeth were still in good condition. I guess flossing regularly and brushing twice a day helps! Hubby bought a changing table from eBay today. Really impressed with it as it comes with a mat and looks in really good condition. We still need to get some essential baby items but we still have time, as long as the baby stays in my belly for a while longer. A fun fact – The baby weighs about 2.5 pounds and is more than 15 inches long!

Leyla Preston (583 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/