32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

- - 53 days to go until my due date! - -

I'm often woken up in the early morning with twists and turns, which is a lovely feeling. The dramatic kicks I used to feel are few and far between now due to the reduced space, and instead it's a day of tidal wave rolls and little feet poking about, giving my bump a peculiar shape. Our little one is a very hiccupy baby, at least twice a day I'll notice the rhythmic jolts which is very cute! I was worried the baby hadn't grown as I noticed my bump hadn't got much bigger, but to my relief our scan showed our baby has actually had a growth spurt, and is now measuring slightly above average and already estimated to weigh 4lbs 14ozs.

The past few weeks I've been suffering a lot of pelvic pain. Turning from one side to the other in bed brings on the worst pain, but it also happens when I get dressed, walk up stairs and get up from a sitting position. It sounds like SPD, so I'll be asking the midwife if there's anything which can help ease it. I'm also regularly waking up at unearthly hours for no reason, then lying awake for hours on end until I drift off to sleep again. Perhaps it's all good practice! My craving for anything sweet is as strong as before, but I'm trying not to go indulge too much as I don't want to suddenly gain a lot of weight and I know healthy snacks are best for the baby! Although the third trimester doesn't bring the most pleasant of symptoms, I'm happy to experience each and every one as I'm so thankful to be pregnant again and it means our bambino is growing.

We've now been to a few NCT classes, which have gone a lot better than we expected. We were very apprehensive beforehand about how me might respond when talking about labour and the memories it would bring back. My main concern was that I would start crying and have to leave the room, but we talked through our worries with our teacher beforehand and she let us know the outline of the classes so we knew what to expect and reassured us she wouldn't be talking about stillbirth or neonatal death. She also let the other couples know via email that our sons had died so they'd understand if we did get emotional. Luckily, no tears, the labour part of the class was over before we knew it and we're glad we did choose to opt to attend the NCT group.

Over the next few weeks I'll be writing my birth plan and packing my hospital bag. Strange to think I'll be giving birth again soon when it only feels like yesterday that William and Noah were born. Hopefully this time will be a positive experience and we'll leave with our baby in our arms.

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