Holy moly, how is it the third trimester already?! Not only is it the third trimester, but we will be hitting the 34 week mark this week, so I thought it was about time I wrote out a little update! I actually cannot comprehend how fast the weeks have flown past. We only have a few more weeks before I am considered to be full term (37 to 42 weeks) and I just cannot get my head around the fact that this pregnancy will be over soon and Baby Owen-Gibson will be here to join us.
People kept saying to me that the second trimester is when you feel your best and they are absolutely right! The first trimester was a lot of hormones, morning sickness, worrying about scans and just so much change (that post here if you want to catch up). Then the second trimester was the turning point. I felt so good that I shared two updates during that period (here and here). So many people told me the third trimester is the hardest and can be really tough and my third trimester hit me like a bus! I felt absolutely awful. I was exhausted, sore and uncomfortable, not sleeping and just felt completely out of sorts. It seemed like it all happened overnight and out of nowhere too. After a few days of feeling like this, I booked in with my GP straight away as I wasn’t sure if this was normal (not for me anyway, as I had felt so well for so long). It turns out it wasn’t. After a long chat the GP signed me off work for 2 weeks to rest and was concerned about a few warning signs that we have been keeping an eye on since (originally it was the risk of blood clots and now it’s an issue with my platelets). I really didn’t want to take time off work, but I did, and I cannot tell you how good it was for me. I spent my 2 weeks doing very little and just looking after myself and bump and by the end of it I felt so much better! I am now very near the 34-week mark and I am feeling pretty good. Don’t get me wrong, there are days where my pelvic pain is really bad, and I am still not sleeping properly, so I feel a bit rough, but overall and in the grand scheme of things I am feeling pretty good!
Nesting is real and I have well and truly got the bug! I don’t know when it really kicked in, but I have found myself wanting to get everything organised and clean. Not just baby things, but the WHOLE house. Every single cupboard, drawer, skirting board – you name it, I have been sorting it out, cleaning it and just generally organising things in a way that will hopefully make our life a little bit easier. Ryan has been sorting the nursery, building furniture and doing all the DIY jobs around the house and I have been doing all the clearing out, sorting, and general organising. You might have seen in my how I am preparing for having a baby post that I had made a spreadsheet to keep track of what we needed to buy for the baby. Well, since then I have quite possibly made twenty odd more lists of things that need to done, bought and sorted out. Each day involves trying to tick something off. We got to a point where we were doing bits in every room of the house and it was just utter chaos. Although, we can now see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, and I think we will have everything done soon. I just can’t wait to enjoy the last few weeks of it just being the two of us, relaxing and making the most of the time we have together.
I have written a whole post about our babymoon here as it was such a good thing for us to do and I couldn’t recommend one enough if you are expecting a baby. We spent a few days at a lodge near Bath (Darwin Escapes) and we just switched off from everything, went outdoors, ate lots of yummy food and enjoyed being together and it was bloody great!
So far the third trimester has had lots of ups and downs, but I feel like we are out the other side now and I am excited to see what the next few weeks have in store (hopefully that includes a clean house that is restored to its normal state)!