36 WEEKS PREGNANT

So it’s official – we are now in the month that I am due to have my baby! What a crazy ol’ feeling that is! So the last 2 weeks have been quite eventful – probably the hardest 2 weeks of my pregnancy so far… Although I’m still undecided as to whether the third trimester is worse than the first… Let me know your thoughts!

Symptom Update:

Over the last 2 weeks I have developed a skin rash called ‘polymorphic eruption of pregnancy’ – it basically starts in your stretch marks, is itchy, and becomes red and inflamed quite quickly! I went to my doctor, who prescribed me with a steroid cream, the results of which have been quite underwhelming to be honest. So when the rash started to spread, (I’m talking legs, bum, arms, hands etc), I kind of had to go back because it’s actually taking over my body! He then prescribed me with some antihistamines, which make me feel super drowsy so I take them at night hoping that they might help me sleep?!

Speaking of sleep, it’s pretty much non-existent right now – I’m waking up quite often in the night, and it seems to be a different symptom each time! Sometimes it’s my rash, sometimes it’s hip ache, back ache, rib ache (a new addition since last night!)

I have absolutely loved being pregnant, but in terms of physical symptoms – I’m so over it!

Cravings:

My main craving is the same as 2 weeks ago (it’s been quite a long one, this one!) and that is Apple and Blackcurrant squash. Preferably the double strength one from Tesco… I actually tried the Robinsons one and it just didn’t hit the spot! So I’ve been going through that fairly rapidly, makes me happy!

Movement:

Our little active peanut is still verrryyyy active, lots of rolls and him making funny shapes in my belly! It can be quite uncomfortable, particularly because now I think he is fully upside down and his feet are underneath my ribs (ouch). But still very thankful that I can feel him so much and that means he is a happy baby! Yay!

I’m very much hoping that my symptoms improve over the next few weeks, especially as I’m going back to work on Monday for 2 weeks (not sure what I was thinking?!) #prayforhayley

As usual, my 36 week update vlog is live on my channel – if you want to check it out you can find it here:

Author: Land of Lawson

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