Bump Diary: 35 weeks

by Hannah

This week I have the freedom of being able to write at my leisure, within reason, as I am now on maternity leave. It still doesn’t feel quite real if I’m honest and just like I am taking annual leave. To think that I won’t be returning to work until next year is a very strange thought indeed. I have felt more than ready to finish for a little while now and the relief is immense. Last week at work I had a couple of days where I felt a little off kilter, feeling like my blood pressure was very low making me feel faint, then coming over all hot combined with a little breathlessness…which continues on and off now. I shouldn’t complain, these are all symptoms of pregnancy and even more so in the late stages. I really do feel that this baby is really pushing up on my diaphragm restricting my lungs as I often feel like I can’t properly fill them, it’s like I have been for a run all the time and gives me an insight into what being extremely overweight must be like.

I have a million and one things that I would like to get done now I am a free agent but I am trying to pace myself as I do have a few weeks to go. As it will be pay day this week, I shall be going out to get my hospital bag items and get them all neatly packed away ready. So far all I have is maternity and breast pads and a new outfit for the baby. It’s an expense I could do without but I simply have to have a new nightie, dressing gown and underwear. Last time I was completely unprepared for my caesarean and the hipster shorts I took in with me were completely the wrong choice! It’s granny pants all the way…

It has been a few weeks since I have posted a bump picture and unfortunately we do have a fair gap between photo’s. What started out as a photo a week (like this diary) hasn’t quite been the case. I see a photo and just think yep that’s another photo of my bump…but this one taken by husband at the weekend really made me realise how much I have sprouted! As you can see I am exerting myself painting. We have changed the colour scheme in Beastie’s bedroom to freshen it up and make it into a bedroom that will be accommodating two little boys. We were very kindly given some paint from a fabulous new company called The Nursery Paint Company who I have previously written a post about before. The room is painted but we have a little bit of rearranging to do and artwork to put up on the walls so all will be revealed soon in a special post.



During the first weeks of my pregnancy I jumped on the scales to see what weight I had put on, just out of curiosity really. At the time I was seven pounds heavier and made a decision from that moment on not to bother checking too much, that was until last week where I braved them again. Now I know weighing yourself in pregnancy is a different kettle of fish to when you are not pregnant and just watching your weight but it’s still weight gain when all is said and done. Last week I measured at just over two stone heavier, so I am about on parr with the weight I was in my last pregnancy. It’s still a strange concept for a woman to get used to your ever changing shape. I am at that stage where I am thoroughly fed up of all my clothes and I can understand why I threw out certain items last time. Some days I am reasonably comfortable but other days I simply can’t tolerate anything under or over my bump and seeing as it’s a) too cold to go without clothing and b) completely inappropriate I shall carry on grumbling about it.

I shall leave you with another bump photo to carry on from the other entries over the last few months.


5 weeks to go...



Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy 20th February 2012 - 6:49 pm

Your bump still looks very neat and tidy for 35 weeks. Love it!
And yay!!!!!!! Maternity leave is finally here. I know I felt weird being at home right up until LittleMan was born, kept thinking I’d have to go back soon and kept lock watching and thinking what would be happening at work.
Enjoy your little break before all the fun really starts. And I can’t wait to see the bedroom big reveal! X

Katie @mummydaddyme 20th February 2012 - 8:39 pm

I loveeeeeeeee your bump. It is so cute and perfect. I can’t believe there is nearly a fully formed beastie boy in there. Enjoy maternity leave you lucky thing xx

HELEN 21st February 2012 - 9:55 am

what a cute bump! It looks smaller in the second photo…maybe earlier in the day?
Enjoy your maternity leave & don’t do too much…put your feet up & write some ranty posts on your blog to raise that blood pressure…obviously not too much though!
Can’t wait to see your bedroom post & the new artwork

SAHMlovingit 21st February 2012 - 1:16 pm

Ooooh enjoy your maternity leave lovely! Your bump is so lovely and neat. I’ve only put on 2 stone this time – last time I put on about 3.5 stone (!!!) I’m really surprised as all I’ve done is eat. I’ll have to put a bump pic up in my next update in a couple of weeks xx

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