Amy Antoinette - A Motherhood & Lifestyle Blog: 32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

22 August 2013

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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  1. Oh I am just so excited for you and every time you post an update, I feel so happy for you both. You're going to be wonderful parents! It's cute that the baby is a bit of a hiccupp-er too! :) xx

  2. You look absolutely stunning. I'm overjoyed this pregnancy is going well for you. You and Matt deserve all the happiness in the world and I can't wait to see your little bambino in a couple of weeks time :) xxx

  3. I only started reading now. This sounds so well structured & informative. I will refer to it once Im pregnant. :)

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  4. I can't tell you how much I'm willing you well in these last few weeks. Really, I know you won't need it and that your babe is wonderfully fit and strong, but I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that your last few weeks of pregnancy and labour go as smoothly as possible. I don't know if you read the blog Made up of Little Things, but the blogger Rachael is currently pregnant and around the same stage as you, and is suffering from dreadful SPD. I know she's been having physio for it and wears a band to help her hips stay stable, so she might be able to help/advise you a little? Her twitter's @madeupof if you fancied speaking with her :) xxx

  5. You look absolutely beautiful in this photo! Sending so many positive wishes your way for the rest of your pregnancy and the birth :)

    Jess xo

  6. ahh its so close, you must be so excited! you look insanely beautiful in this photo! xx

  7. You look amazing Amy! I cannot believe how quick this is all going, it only seems a few weeks ago when I first read on here that you were pregnant :) I wish you, your husband and little bump all the best :)
    Amy xx
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  8. You are looking gorgeous Amy! Try and get yourself to a Physio as soon as you can, early treatment is crucial with SPD. You have my sympathy, it's awful. I hope you can get some relief soon. Thanks for the mention Rosie :) xx

  9. I'm so glad to read how well you're doing, you're such a beautiful mum and I'm keeping all my fingers crossed for you and wishing you all the best
    Nina from little nomad

  10. Stunning as ever Amy! Not long to go now :)

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  11. Aww lovely update Amy, I'm always glad to hear everything is going well for you!
    I hope you don't have SPD but if you do I would highly recommend seeing a goos osteopath as I was showing symptoms of that and sciatica and one session was a miracle worker and I feel fantastic again! I have a friend who's further along as well and she is seeing the same one soon too :-)

    Lucie x

  12. what a lovely update ! i hope you can handle the pain.
    I like reading your posts !


  13. You look so beautiful. I wish you all the best xx

  14. You look so beautiful. I'm also craving all things sweet, but I'm trying to satisfy my carvings with as much fruit as possible. Sometimes I do cave into chocolate and cake through! I've just been looking at signing up to some NCT courses in my local area. I hope your pelvic pain eases up. My best friend suffered from it terribly in her first pregnancy. Good luck with everything. Not long to go now! x

  15. You look wonderful. I can't believe how close you are now. Really, really excited for you. Just hang on and don't worry. All will be fine and you'll be cradling your life in your arms soon. I promise. xx

  16. It's going so fast Amy! I'm so excited for you and your hubby. I hope the pain eases off for you and you are able to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy comfortably. You're looking beautiful, as always! x


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