ALL ABOUT BABY BEE
Baby Bee's size: He is the size of a COCONUT.
Baby Bee's development: He measures around 45cm in length and weighs around 4.5/5lbs now. His brain is working enthusiastically forming all of the millions of complex connections needed for learning in the outside world. At this stage he is able to recognise and react to familiar voices and simple songs.
If he were born this week he would be able to process food on his own as the digestive enzymes in his tummy are now working.
ALL ABOUT MUMMY
How far along? 34 Weeks.
Maternity clothes? No new items.
Stretch marks? 1 new stretchmark, so 5 in total now. My tummy is beginning to feel very tight and like it is stretched to full capacity.
Sleep? I'm beginning to forget what this thing called 'sleep' actually is. Night times are NOT fun for me at the moment as i'm in so much discomfort and cannot find a comfortable position when lying down so lucky if i can manage a couple of hours sleep. I'm also suffering with a horrid cold a chest infection which is affecting my breathing and disturbing sleep even more than usual as nose is permanently bunged up and my bump/chest hurt when i cough. Baby Bee is putting pressure on my lower pelvis and bladder area so i'm also making more frequent trips to the loo.
Best moment this fortnight: Hearing Baby Bee's heartbeat at the midwife appointment and being told that he's moved into a head down position. On the downside i had a telling off for my blood pressure being too high and my iron levels too low so now taking daily iron supplements that have been prescribed by the GP.
Miss anything? My feet! lol! I tried to paint my toenails the other day and it turned into some form of karate style ninja warrior mission! Suffice to say, i ended up with nail varnish everywhere and toes partially painted.
Movement: Feeling less kicks but more somersaults/wriggling motions which at times can actually be quite painful and comfortable as space in there becomes quite limited. I do like watching my tummy move around in funny positions though as he wriggles about or stretches an arm/foot out.
Food cravings: No.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Sickness has fluctuated quite a bit this past fortnight, i have days with none and then days where i being sick from the moment i wake up until the moment i go to bed.
Gender: It's a boy.
Labour signs: Intense feelings of pressure in my lower abdomen/pelvic area as Baby Bee begins to descend.
Belly button in or out? In
Symptoms: Fatigue, frequent peeing, exhaustion, lower pelvic pressure, heartburn, shortness of breath and memory loss.
Happy or moody most of the time: It's definitely not been a good fortnight mood wise as pregnancy symptoms combined with a cold and chest infection have completely knocked me for six and left me feeling drained and exhausted.
Looking forward to: Ordering the new double pushchair for Riley and Baby Bee. Also need to pack his hospital bag as i still haven't got round to doing this yet and i now have some gorgeous newborn items to put in there that i won in the Matilda Mae Memorial Auction from The Essential One.
Love Vikki xxx