3 November 2014

Week 27 Pregnancy Update - The Third Trimester

To be honest, I am not too sure when the third trimester starts, some people say from 25 weeks right up to 28 weeks but I really don't know. I just assume that it's around the 27 week mark as that's a third of the way into my pregnancy. 

Entering the third trimester feels like a huge milestone. After losing a baby last year and finally getting this far and knowing that I'm only a third of the way away from meeting my baby is such a relief. 

At this stage my baby really means business when it comes to growing. He is measuring around 39cm in length and weighing about 2.5 pounds. 

My bump is growing huge now and I find it harder to get a good night’s sleep, constantly tossing and turning to get comfortable. Between that and the constant urge to pee, I'm sure you can imagine how disturbed my sleep is. I find that using my Theraline pillow (you can read my review here) between my legs and under my tummy gives me extra support and can really help, even if it's just to have a relax and rest not actually sleep. 

Tiredness is very normal at this stage as not only is lugging a huge bump around quite exhausting but, the baby is also using my supplies and causing mum to feel tired. 

Normally, at this stage, with the birth date drawing closer, I would usually be considering doing my birth plan; where I'd like to have the baby, who will be there, what I do an don't want etc, but to be honest, after having 2 children previously, I am fully aware that labour often does not go to plan and so having a birth plan can just lead to disappointment when it doesn't happen as you wish. For that reason, I'm not doing one, my labour will flow as expected and if anything happens, the midwives will know what to do for the best. 

This week I see my midwife so that she can take some blood again and go through my preparations for labour so I'll see you next week for the next update.

4 comments:

  1. I was told third trimester is from week 28 so thats how I did it.
    I'm going through my birth plan next week with my midwife can't believe am nearly 34 weeks.

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  2. Tri :- means three. So I would expect that your though on thirds is pretty accurate. Used to be 28 weeks was viability (so those who were thinking of 24 weeks, may be confusing it with viability. As I believe that is now 24 weeks).

    Well Done ! In sharing your experiences with others, as well as considering your own preferences in regards to Birth Plan. Birth Plan seems to be a way of communicating your preferences. As may not know midwife on duty, or may meet when well advanced in labour, labour advancing quickly etc. Nice that you seem to have developed trust and confidence in regards to Midwife / Midwives.

    Best Wishes for future. Will be nice to see baby, and be kept up to date on how you and family are doing via your blog.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Pam Francis Gregory3 November 2014 at 17:20

    Look forward to the nest update

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  4. I am hitting my 28th week tomorrow. Very excited. Love seeing your journey x

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