Weeks 31 + 32

So yet again another two weeks went by as a blur, for many reasons. Let me list them out for you;

  • I am severely  N E S T I N G so I’ve basically been spending my free time bleaching my house and cleaning it until you can see your face on every surface.
  • I have left everything until last minute, so I am now rushing around like a headless chicken trying to get everything including this mini ‘make over’ done in this house. Nb. trying to get everything done with this massive bump!
  • I am spending as much time doing as fun activities with Ayan as possible as only very few weeks remain until he is officially not an only child anymore, so I am cherishing every moment.
  • I managed to record, edit and post one VLOG (yes the part 2 guys), I will also be posting it on the blog here!

So yes, apart from that, lets look at the major things happening this week. Baby may already be heads down, ready to greet you, not only that baby is already weighing in at 3.5-4 lbs! Can you believe that?!? I personally am not feeling so ‘heavy’ in the mornings, but I do have to keep on taking 30 second breaks after physical effort and by the end of the night I’m feeling like a bleached whale on most evenings. Baby is also resting as much as he/she can right now, ready to make the grand entrance into this world, they are also so big now that they are back to being in a curled up position, so it’s definitely getting cramped in there. My favourite thing happening this week? My little baby actually is playing back with me! When they stick a limb out, I will push it back in and they’ll push back out again, sooooo cute!! Although at this point of pregnancy I am really beginning to FEEL IT, and boy oh boy do I mean it. Have you ever tried climbing up 2 flights of stairs 33 weeks pregnant with a 11kg toddler in your arms? It’s tiring for sure. I am also cherishing every single second of every day being pregnant as I know the journey is nearly coming to an end and for sure I will miss being pregnant, no matter how hard it is.

What are your favourite parts of pregnancy this week?

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WEEK 29 + 30

Okay this is going to be a super quick update for my blog readers who are wondering where the hell I have dissappeared to. Sincerely, I have NO IDEA  where the past two weeks have gone, I know that sounds so bad, but really when I look into my diary, during week 29 I did A LOT and that is with no exaggeration, then during week 30 I spent my time feeling nearly the worst I’ve felt in many years (no it wasn’t the flu or anything) I had this strange pain in the back of my nexk, not blood pressure, that went through my shoulders and crippled me from either seeing. Still don’t know what it was, baby seemed all fine, however, I am sooo glad that it’s all over now. So as a recap, I generally can’t put a detailed source of what had/has happened the past two weeks, as it has just flown by, however, let’s have a look at where we have arrived size wise etc. for week 30.

I actually went for a scan at week 30, and found out my little darling is already weighing in at 3.3lbs! A chunky little monkey like daddy (as my MIL tells me). Baby is already heads down, and was doing some kind of aerobics as I watched in real time on the 4D scan (the only picture I caught baby was actually holding it’s foot to it’s head, so cute). I’m taking it as a sign that I’m doing a pretty good time at baking this baby because head circumference was measuring at 31 weeks + although I definitely cannot be that far along in the pregnancy, so we took it that little one is just prepping for the grand exit. Apart from that, all seems good and fingers crossed everything stays good, healthy and happy! And how was I feeling? Well TIRED for one, the slightest things exhaust me now, yet I am very proud of the fact that I am still incredibly active and I’m trying to keep my energy intact so I don’t get lazy – although who can be lazy with a toddler? I also have taken another break from the gym as it just wasn’t really working out for me, however, I will be be back soon. Until then I’m just ‘enjoying’ time off by actually keeping physically so busy at home, I have SO MUCH to do and so little time.

So yes, for those of you who may have thought I fell off the planet earth, I didn’t I was actually just trying to survive week 30, thankfully now I am back in form and I hope that I don’t have to experience something like that again! Oh and that cute littel 3D scan you see up there, yep that’s right, that sure is baby Moldovan #2! 🙂

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman.

My  V L O G on what not to say to a pregnant woman is out now! The minute a woman gets pregnant it’s almost like the rest of the population gain a free pass to comment, advise and accidentally insult the pregnant woman. From speaking to other mama’s at least I can live with the thought that I am not the only one and that it happens all around the world!

However, that does not mean it should happen, does it? So in my vlog posted below I give a few tips from personal experience and from others on what NOT to say to a pregnant woman! If you like the video then please don’t forget to like/share/subscribe, thank you!

Week 28!

Hello third trimester! We’re at the last stretch of the pregnancy and as well as being excited I am also scared! So what’s happening this week?

Know the Facts

Baby is weighing in at 2.25lbs and is around the 40cm mark from head to heel. Baby can blink his/her eyes, which are by now sporting cute little lashes and at some point baby will see the light differences filtering in through the womb. In addition to that, baby is accumulating body fat day by day in preparation for birth. I don’t know if this is coincidence or if baby can see the light flashing in through my womb, but every time I shine a light on my belly baby stops kicking!

In other news 

Although it may not seem like a lot is happening, in the momma’s world usually at this point if there already wasn’t ‘a lot’ happening, then it begins around now. Many are completing birth plans, going to antenatal birth classes, baby shopping (my favourite part) and nursery decorating.

Personally, I haven’t completed any kind of birth plan yet nor have I been to any antenatal classes due to the fact that previously I had given birth via c-section (transverse baby) and I am so hoping I will be able to try for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarian), however, in order to ‘stabilise’ anything, I’m waiting until the 32nd-34th week in order to see if baby is heads down or not, and from there on to be able to get fully assessed and checked to see if I am a good candidate for a VBAC (I’m pretty confident I am).

Baby shopping wise we have almost EVERYTHING, we planned well ahead and slowly bought everything so it didn’t seem like a ‘major spend’ in one go, even stocking up on nappies on Black Friday! Although to be absolutely honest it does help having a two year old as technically we didn’t start from scratch. However, I still have left to buy a new baby swing and a humidifer so if anyone has any good recommendations PLEASE comment and let me know!

Nursery wise we always knew we wanted two children close together and therefore during the first pregnancy, we had spent major time and effort into making this beautiful gender neutral Jungle Book Nursery, with Mufasa and Simba on a mountain far over, a Toy Story Ceiling with a huge yellow sun, yet when you switch the light off you can stare into a starry night sky. As you can tell I am sooo in love with my son’s baby room! I will be adding a baby name to the wall and I’m thinking of tying some ribbons to the crib to change the look up a little bit and maybe some new curtains too, but we will see. On another note, I still have SO MUCH TO DO around the house, meaning when I was pregnant with Ayan I did a little ‘makeover’ and since then I haven’t done so, I would like to do the same this time round and just have almost another clear out but honestly being super pregnant, having a toddler and a puppy and being a personal trainer is kind of crazy so somehow I never seem to be getting round to doing it and if I am it’s at extremely slow progress, but I will, and when I do, I will be doing a VLOG tour of my home makeover.

Talking about VLOGS , I have a NEW and EXCITING (also super funny) VLOG coming up over the next couple of days, as a little sneak the title is ‘What NOT to say to a pregnant woman.’ So keep posted!