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The Pregnancy Diaries: 37 Weeks (Sciatica vs. Pelvic Girdle Pain)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 37 Weeks (Sciatica vs. Pelvic Girdle Pain)

Woah there, how am I only three weeks away from my due date?! Okay, the due date is BS anyway so I’m more like a month off right? Yep, that feels way more acceptable.

So this week I’ve had my first bit of pregnancy discomfort and YES I know, I’ve been very lucky and deserve to have a bit of pain now but FML does it have to come in the form of waddling like an actual dying duck?

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 36 Weeks (On Toxic Friendships)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 36 Weeks (On Toxic Friendships)

I’ve actually had this post sat in my drafts for yonkers, but been too scared to hit publish. In its original iteration I wanted to write about friendship in general because I’d recently had (by recently, I mean over the past year) a fair few thoughts about my mates. Some good, some bad, some downright icky. But I worried about pressing publish because I didn’t want to ‘out’ anyone as having been a crappy friend. Then I realised, who cares? The crappy friends aren’t gonna read it anyway, and even if they did — I guess the fact I’m calling them crappy friends is enough to let you know I give less f@cks about whether they are upset by this post.

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 35 Weeks (Birth Prep)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 35 Weeks (Birth Prep)

Let’s talk about birth prep shall we? Because there’s a stat out there which says we spend an average of 15 months planning a wedding, and a few days planning the birth of an ACTUAL HUMAN BEING. That’s nuts. I’m a total planner, and while I know you can’t actually have a rigid plan for something that is so open to a gazillion different variables, it made sense to me to have a rough idea of what I’d like to happen in an ideal world. And prep for that.

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 34 Weeks (Pregnancy Essentials)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 34 Weeks (Pregnancy Essentials)

Last week I mentioned a few of the things I thought I might need for the baby. But honestly, I have no frigging idea whether I’ll need stuff or not at this stage so it’s all guesswork, anecdotal evidence and pressure from the pushy helpful John Lewis staff. So, last week’s post was less informative and more inquisitive I guess. This week, I can speak with a little more authority as I wanna talk about the things I’ve found insanely helpful during pregnancy. My pregnancy essentials if you will.

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 33 Weeks (Cribs, Cots, Co-Sleeping)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 33 Weeks (Cribs, Cots, Co-Sleeping)

It’s 33 weeks y’all and I’m pretty much the same as I was last week. The third trimester, for me, is shaping up to be pretty similar to my second in that I feel pretty energetic most of the time, then hit a complete wall and want to go to bed. It’s now time to start thinking about ‘birth preferences’ as Oli and I need to write these in our notes soon which is pretty scary…..and the midwife has been worryingly asking me when I’m going to get anything for the baby (I currently have nada bar the bits I was kindly donated by my fairy godmother Kate).

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 32 Weeks (To Doula or not to Doula)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 32 Weeks (To Doula or not to Doula)

Happy 32 weeks! As I write this I’m officially 36 weeks pregnant and very much feeling the stress of packing a hospital bag and actually get some sh@t done. I’m guessing a lot of women take their maternity leave soon-ish, but I’m working until my due date (which I know I’m very lucky to be able to do) so I actually don’t have a huge amount of time to go buy stuff…..and on top of that, somehow now is the time people are really clamouring to see me and Mr Wanderluce so our social life is unnecessarily busy. So we don’t have a cot, or a crib….or whatever the fudge babies are supposed to sleep in, but so what? The NHS will give us a cool box apparently, just like they do in Finland. Next we’ll be embracing Hygge birthing units….gah.

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