Welcome to my Pregnancy Journal: Week 36
In an ideal world I would have started Birth of a Mummy in the first trimester but for reasons I mention here I was super cautious. Hopefully writing my Pregnancy Journal for the final few weeks of the third trimester will help the weeks fly by. Of course, in theory, week 36 might well end up being the only Pregnancy Journal entry I make!
I haven’t developed any new symptoms this week, well apart from sweating profusely in the heat, oh and having huge swollen feet! I wanted to punch the Penny of my twenties in the face this week. How did I think being pregnant could be glamorous in 32 degree heat?
The good news is this is my last week at work, and whilst the UK heatwave is due to end in the next couple of days, at least I will not have to contend with an un-air conditioned classroom for the rest of my pregnancy. Classrooms are stinky places at the best of time, I mean twenty 5 year old girls do fart a lot, but when coupled with the heat, the smell is, how shall we put it, acquired! Whilst I have been teaching, the majority of the time I have been sat down like this:
Yes, I have resorted to teaching whilst being sat with my feet in a box of cold water! Thank god for the wonderful teaching assistants who help me on a daily basis.
The heat has also at times made me feel extremely uncomfortable (no amount of cold showers will help) and grouchy. My poor husband is being subjected to all sorts of feebleness from me, however, he did win some husband points by purchasing me a pot of the Udderly Gorgeous Leg and Foot Treatment by the wonderful people at Cowshed. It has been a life saver when getting in from work. A product review will follow shortly.
Ok I will stop moaning about how hot it is, after all it’s not like this is unusual, hot days happen the world over. All I will say is that the heat has defined week 36.
In terms of other changes this week, I have noticed how clumsy I have become, something that I thought I had grown out of years ago (yes I was a clumsy child!). I either have to have my husband trailing behind me to pick up everything that I drop or I have to work out some elaborate way to get down to pick up what I have dropped.
‘Baby Brain’ is also playing a big role this week. I am forgetting everything, I am a very organised person but I feel anything but organised this week! Luckily I have remembered the basics and haven’t left the house naked…yet!
Apart from burgers for feet and baby brain, not much else has really changed this week.
Bump has definitely dropped slightly. I am writing this ahead of a midwife appointment at the end of the week, so by next week’s update I will have some more news on position of baby and how far we are engaged. What I do know is that Bump is being very active and has been using my stomach as a punching bag!
My husband’s work colleague thinks Bump will arrive this weekend. I think she believes that so Bump can share a birthday with her grown up daughter. But in all reality I can’t see it happening, I have a sneaky feeling this might drag. I haven’t had a Show, no milk exploding from my tits, no Braxton Hicks (that I am aware of) and everything feels very normal. Well as normal as it can do when you are carrying around a 6 pound bowling ball on your front in 32 degree heat! Oppps I have mentioned the heat again!
That is it for week 36. I need to go and finish the final bits of my hand over notes to my mat leave cover. I am very much looking forward to a couple of weeks of rest and nesting.
Do let me know how you have all dealt with heat during your pregnancy? Do you have any tips?