Tummy at 33 Weeks:
Tummy at 34 Weeks:
Today, I reached my 34th week and 4 days of pregnancy, almost 8 months and 3 weeks pregnant and I am so tired. Here’s what I am experiencing right now:
Water Retention – Swollen feet and legs caused me to walk even more slowly now.
Braxton Hicks – Yup, mild contractions every now and then that started sometime last week. Sometimes it gets just a little bit painful and all I have to do is ‘tonggeng’ on the floor or bed and it’ll go away. (so I heard real contractions hurt A WHOLE LOT MOREEEEEEEEEE.)
‘Lightening’ – I didn’t know what that sharp pain at my pelvis area was at first until I asked Diah. Her reply to my question was ‘Oh My God’. Yup, and she said she only experienced it when she was in labour ward. I freaked out and I honestly wanted to cry. So I googled and found out that it’s called ‘Lightening’ and definitely a sign of labour. Everytime I get that pain, I would automatically feel like keeping my legs together and pressing hard. That is the baby’s head moving further down my body.
Nesting – YUP, again I didn’t know what nesting was until I googled and when I read, it totally describes what I am doing RIGHT NOW. “the insatiable desire to organize and clean the house, or to suddenly tackle a big project” HAHAHA. That is so true! I suddenly had the urge to clean up my room and studio to make way for baby and buy all the necessary items in one day. As for that big project, yes yes a big project for Studiofrost that came also out of nowhere and I kept telling myself that I can do it and I must do it before I give birth.
I am currently experiencing all of the above PLUS backaches and pains, swollen fingers and toes, trouble sleeping, heartburn, itching tummy and etc etc. Alhamdullilah, i have been fasting since the first day of Ramadhan. Maybe it’s berkat from Him, but I don’t feel hungry or thirsty throughout the day. It feels normal. Baby S remains active even during fasting month, especially around 6 in the evening right up to when I break fast. Maybe he knows it’s almost time to ‘makan’. Right after breaking fast, Baby S will be dancing chachacha in my tummy and he will keep doing that until I go to sleep. Nowadays, I get so tired; I go straight to dreamland the moment I lie on my bed. I wake up several times at night, of course because of the pain and erm to urinate. Also, I realized that I only sleep in 1 position. There was one night, I went to bed lying down facing my right and I woke up the next morning in the same position. It is too much of a hassle to change positions when sleeping because this whale will wake the husband up with her BIG movements. LOL
To all other pregnant mummies who are at the same stage as me, leave comments and tell me what you are experiencing please? It is so comforting to get comments from people who tells me ‘it’s going to be ok’, because although I know it will hurt like %$$#%@$#!$@#, the words of encouragement and support will always make me feel slightly better.