growing big

The bump happend over night, basically.
Welcome week 29 + 1 day today.

Wonder if I gained close to 10kg now? It says baby is around 1,3kg and 32 cm long now.

Every night I wake up just after 3am. Zero chance to go back to sleep until 6am.. if I’m lucky I get another hour sleep or my day starts then.

Last weekend we went to a friends wedding in France. Long days, lots of people. I got absolute exhausted by all the impressions, people, and being out and about. But tried my best to join in as much I could.
But on the Sunday I couldn’t do anything more then to rest. I stayed in bed all day.
Monday felt like a big hang over. I think I felt more tired due to the 35 degrees and a growing bump; A lot of pain in my ribs. Little bit better now.

Oh ! and  this morning I had my first dream about giving birth. Apparently I woke up and I felt that my water broke, me and Jake went to the hospital and the lady came out with the biggest of syringe saying:

-Spread your legs so I can give you this.
-Oh no I said and walk away. No chance you will do that. ( hate syringes ) so I decided to walk in the forrest till our baby came out.

Luckily that was a dream, cause there is no chance of syringes down in you know what?? I’ll die if soooo…

Happy Friday! I’m off work this weekend. It’s my birthday tomorrow!

by the way, Kristin shared her birth story yesterday so visit her. Like a little saga.

love m

 

 

Prego mama

These last months have passed by so quickly. Already in week 27, soon 28.
I’m getting ‘bigger’ each week that passes and in total I have gained 7kg.

Yesterday Jake and I visited the midwife and she measured my stomache,
then listened to the baby’s heart beats,  bless our little stinky it’s growing big.
Such a magical journey this.

Walking around with a ball of a stomach, crazy curiosity, sometimes  wonder how it’s even possible? but more than anything, an overwhelming excitement to meet this glorious little person you’re about to cherish for the rest of our lives. It’s a wild thought to think we all start from the same place

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling stronger than ever and I’m so excited for all there is to come.
Feels like our whole autumn is booked for different appointments, breast feeding courses, mama groups, blood tests and measuring this stomache!

Yesterday my stomache measured 25cm for my pelvic bone to the top of the bump?
Blood results was perfect, weight good… All good. Happy mama! I stopped drinking coffee as it gives me too much pain . No cravings from what I know.

There have been some of you who asked what clothes I prefer to wear now when I’m pregnant.
Here’s few tips from my shop, comfy is always nice.

LA Shirt comes in blue & black. One size.
So comfy, nice with jeans, leggings, boots whatever. A knitted sweater on top can be cozy.

10pm dress – comes in different colours. One size.

Varberg Duster & Pant. Perfect set.
Duster is one size and pants come in the sizes s/m & m/l.

This update is a payed update with FGL Store

xx

 

The first weeks being pregnant.

Yes! Jake and I are gonna have a baby in December.
Could not be more excited. I’m so happy to share it with you. It has  been a secret for 20 weeks already!

Feel so relieved now that we can finally tell people, both of us said from start we don’t wanna share the news until the scan. Might be the timing but it seems my body has reacted since the reveal as well. Now beginning to show a little bit more. Almost half way through …

Thinking back to the weeks they go by so quickly, the baby will be here in no time. Yikes! Let me share how it’s been up until now:

  •  Super super hungry in the beginning, like all the time! and If didn’t eat straight away – I could get extremely angry! Sorry Jake
  • Some nights I’ve been so tired, and after a days work I have to be horizontal on the sofa, sleepy as hell! Haven’t been able to do anything some nights.
  • Lifting heavy stuff makes my back tired and sore almost straight away. Sharing this with some of my friends they quickly told me off… when preggers : YOU DON’T LIFT – OK – !
  • More respect for myself with the pregnancy. Much easier to say no. I really want more structure. Thanks, hormones.
  • Close friends, know that I’m constantly peeing, that’s nothing compared to now. Oh man I can pee every minute.
  • Sleepless nights ( A L R E A D Y ) guess someone is getting ready for it in time. Could also be the result of being sleepy early in the evenings?
  • I think I enjoy berries more than usual? For a while I ate strawberries everyday, possible pregnancy craving? But I think they’re sweeter this year due to all this sun
  • Twice I felt a bit sick, but after a lie down, all was fine

Many people have been giving me tips regarding the need for iron… eat meat! You gotta eat meat!

Here’s a secret… you can get more iron from eating veggies.
Blood results and all the other tests I’ve been through have been great, then when I tell the nurses about me only eating veggies they all look a bit surprised, so it’s almost like teaching the nurse some ‘new info’ regarding nutrients.
Which I find funny, so many live today thinking meat is the ONLY way of a healthy diet. But mama dear, it’s not! So many facts regarding this and I’m happy I can be a living proof of just this. But each to their own, do what you believe is right and best for you.

Some good vegetables to eat when pregnant, if anyone wants some tips:

  • Lentils, beans, peas. My favourites, how lucky! They also contain good amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals.
  • Nuts and seeds. Always for breakfast. Wish I was as good as Kristin eating them as snacks too, working on it!
    Pumpkins, Sesame, hemp, flax seeds are the seeds richest in iron. Seeds contain good amounts of plant protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, antioxidants. Omega 3 Omega 6.
  • Vegetables often have a higher iron content than foods typically associated with high iron, such as meat and eggs.
  • Leafy Greens . Spinach, Kale, Broccoli and brussel sprouts are also good!
    Consuming vitamin C-rich foods together with foods rich in non-heme iron may increase the absorption of iron by up 300% . (source)

 

Much love,

m