This week has been quite pregnancy-focused, actually. We had our first NCT class on Wednesday evening which has started to make it all feel a bit more real!
On Tuesday we went for an outing with my lovely friend Katie, an amateur photographer, and she took some cute bump photos for us! It was good fun although I think hubby felt a bit silly when people walked past!
We’ve also seen the midwife again this week. I feel like we’re getting to know each other well now and feel more comfortable asking questions. The midwife asked about NCT and elaborated on some points the NCT leader had made and, shall we say, adjusted the facts on a few others! Bump is measuring well just below the 50th percentile so that’s giving us some idea of the size of baby clothes we need to buy ready for the baby coming!
I’ve also bought a few more bits for the hospital bag. I took a trip to Poundland and bought some cheap and nasty makeup brushes and sponges as I don’t want to have to repack my decent ones every day but know that I’d like to at least have the means to do my makeup in the bag even if I don’t actually bother! I’ve got a few free sample size bits of makeup like mascara so I’ll pack those up so I can at least feel vaguely presentable if I have the desire!
We went to the Mothercare Expectant Parent Event on Thursday evening. Hubby wasn’t keen beforehand but once we got there he was pleased that we went! The best part was the Norfolk Road Safety Team who did a presentation about car seat safety. This was most illuminating – apparently 1 in 3 car seats in Norfolk are fitted incorrectly – and Norfolk has good statistics compared to other counties! Most worrying. It’s made me a bit paranoid to be honest but the road safety team come out to your house and do free checks to make sure your seat is fitted correctly so I’ll definitely be doing that once we’ve put the base and seat in the car.
On Saturday morning I met up with the lovely pregnancy yoga ladies and we had a good natter. This chat coupled with a nice conversation with a hypnobirthing lady at Mothercare has prompted me to inquire seriously about hypnobirthing classes. I’ve talked about this since the start of my pregnancy but hubby considered it a waste of money; I think no we’re getting closer he’s starting to think that anything that helps me through labour must be a good thing! I’m hoping we’re still able to get on a course in time as apparently optimum time to do it is between 28 and 34 weeks. I’m sure it’ll be okay if we do it a little later on that that though (provided baby doesn’t decide to come early!).
In other pregnancy news, the heartburn has ramped up a bit this week and I’ve caved in an bought some Gaviscon which seems to be doing the trick. Sleeping isn’t so great either; the cramp issue is less frequent but I’m just generally more uncomfortable – I’ve also tried wedging pillows behind me to keep me on my left side as I keep ending up flat on my back – time to start getting this baby used to being in the right position!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. I simply wanted to share what I’ve been up to and provide links so others can see what’s available to them too!