Friday, 28 February 2014

30 Weeks Pregnant

The weeks to go are about to reach single digits! This little girl will be here in no time!

This week:
  • The weather has gone from 33 degrees to about 10 degrees in two days. I much prefer the colder days.
  • I got some intense fluid retention pains in my feet and hands after working a long, busy, hot day yesterday. It was so sore to move them and so I fashioned myself some slippers out of wet flannels and they worked perfectly!
  • I think it is safe to say that iced chocolates are my pregnancy craving. I drink a good few a day when I am working. Just milk, ice and choc syrup though. It does the trick without leaving me feeling totally guilty.
  • I had my parents stay with us for a bit and it was so nice to see them and they looked after us so well by taking over the kitchen for the week!
  • Sleep is still pretty tough, the number of pillows on the bed are increasing and Killer is getting frustrated at how many night time bathroom trips I have to take. What a hard life she has!
  • Baby C is being spoiled already and plans for her baby shower are underway! Hopefully tomorrow we can purchase some drawers (to be up-cycled) and get some foam cut for her bassinet.
  • Baby C is now as long as my foot (39-40cm) and starting to pack on the pounds. I can feel her hiccuping quite often and the kicks I used to feel are now more like stretches and rolls as she is starting to run out of room.
  • Bending over, doing up shoelaces and picking up items from the floor is getting tough! 
  • We get another scan at the end of next week so Dave gets to see her again!
  • We started ante-natal classes this week and the first one was pretty cool! Lots of info and potential friends and future baby playdates!


  1. internet's probably full of tutorials on this, but... amy, would you please share, how do YOU pile up pillows to make sleeping comfortable?

    i never had that problem during my first pregnancy (everything was smaller and tucked in), whereas this time is simply CANNOT sleep unless i am propped with pillows. and although what i do helps, i keep waking up every few hours because it's gotten painful again and i have to move and re-arrange myself.

    i've got four pillows: one under my head (usual stuff), one big foam pillow between my legs, fluffy feather pillow supporting my belly as i am sleeping on my side, and then another one behind my back so when i wake up and turn over, there's another pillow i can straight away tuck under my tummy to support it.

    the bigger i get, the more i am feeling that this is not enough any more - but i can't figure out what else to do and where else i can put pillows. i mean, what else IS there even to prop up?

    what's your setup?

    27 weeks

    1. Hey Maria, losing sleep is not fun right! How have you been finding the heat?
      My setup is actually less than yours! I have 2 pillows under my head, one between my legs/under bump, then one tucked behind me to keep me from rolling onto my back. But it keeps changing because with the inevitable bathroom trips I get back and change position anyway. I don't know if there is a win to the situation, although as Lauren mentioned there are pregnancy pillows that look pretty comfy but also huge! Might be worth a look though!

    2. hey girl,

      heat hasn't been an issue - it's so windy here that it rarely stays hot at night (we leave windows open in the evening and it just blows it all through and away), and i'm a very warm sleeper anyway, so can't really complain. at all.

      but this getting uncomfortable deal... yeah. i was hoping you'd have a tip or two that'd make me go, "i'll try that!"

      snoogle... hmm. i'll have a think. was sort of hoping to be able to build some sort of a contraption with the pillows we already have so i'm not dragging more stuff home. looking at what it's like, i might even try sewing a snoogle-shaped pillowcase and stuffing it with pillowstuffing (i've got a box or two of it), see if it'll work. looking at the pictures i'm not really sure though because this lady is doing essentially the same stuff with her snoogle that i am doing with my four pillows: one between legs, one for tummy, one for head, one behind the back...

  2. Maria, have you tried a snoogle or other specific pregnancy pillow? I loved my Snoogle.


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