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.