29 Weeks Pregnant
Firstly, apologies as this is a few days late! It’s been an up and down week. But I’m 29 weeks pregnant!
I had my 28 week appointment with the midwife that was so/so – it was mainly good and I’m absolutely sure there is nothing to worry about but in my paranoid pregnancy state of mind, of course I’m a little worried.
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At the appointment I met a midwife and a student midwife, was were lovely. I lay on the bed and the student was asked to measure the fundal height of my uterus. This is done from 28 weeks onwards at all appointments and my understanding is that the measurement, in cms, is supposed to roughly be the same as the number of week’s pregnant you are. Give or take a couple of cms.
She said she measured it at 25cms, which would make the baby smaller that it ‘should be’ at this point but as far as I know, still in a healthy range. The midwife then re-measured and she wouldn’t tell me what measurement she got but said it was a lot under 25cms. Panic set in.
She told me she would measure again at the end of the appointment. Everything else went fine and she re-measured at the end, taking a bit more time. This time she was absolutely convinced that the uterus measured at 28cms, which would be spot on with where I am in my pregnancy.
I’m absolutely sure it’s fine – if anyone else was recounting this to me, I would tell them not to worry. It’s just playing on my mind a tiny bit though so I’ll be glad to get re-measured at my next appointment in a few weeks’ time.
This is weird though – she said the reason she couldn’t measure properly first time round was something to do with my tummy muscles being so strong. Now ladies, I can assure you that I do not possess a single tummy muscle. Well certainly not one that would hold much resistance to, well, anything.
Now, regardless of that, the baby’s heartbeat was good – around 128 – and it’s punching and kicking away like a mixed martial artist in there so I know all is well. That’s for the almost constant reassurance, Mini!
The pelvic pain is getting worse at times and I can almost feel Mini’s head lodged in my pelvic area and breaking me in half sometimes – many apologies if TMI! I’m sure I didn’t feel this until much later with Miss M’s pregnancy.
I’ve grown massively although not put any weight on in the past 3 weeks which is nothing short of a miracle given the amount of chocolate biscuits I’ve consumed. Otherwise, I’m a happy pregnant camper and set on enjoying the last 10 or so weeks.
I’m on the home run now though, time is ticking away super quickly and I’m so excited that I’ll be meeting Mini soon! I’m going to start practicing my hypnobirth breathing exercises this week too which I think will help relax me and get me in the zone to prepare for labour.
Hope you’re all having lovely weeks!
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