30 weeks pregnancy update …. Countdown starts here!

29 + 6 bump shots!

30 weeks!?  Really?! How has that happened?  I’m sure this is the fastest pregnancy in history – I guess the biggest factor in that is having two other little people to run around after & occupy my thoughts.

Beak is truly making him / herself known now with lots of wriggling & kicking about (some of which is decidedly uncomfortable.) This baby definitely seems to be in a different position to the other two, the movements often feel very different. Ben tries daily to feel kicks & wriggles but Beak is stubborn as all hell & usually stops!
At 30 weeks I’m finding the SPD is getting harder to stave off – it has been threatening from about 16 weeks but I’ve been careful – I know what upsets it so I’ve avoided those things! Not working full time or driving to Leeds & back every day is clearly a major factor in this! Having not worked for the last 7 or so weeks I’ve obviously been able to be quite flexible about what I do & not push things. It will be interesting to see how this pans out over the coming half term. The bonus is of course that I can be relatively flexible and choose not to work if I’m struggling (though the impact of this on our bank balance may be more of a deciding factor than my sore pelvis!) 
Sleeping is getting to be more of a challenge – heartburn is stopping me from getting to sleep on occasion & my hips are certainly stopping me staying asleep. Dave is being a complete star allowing me to stay in bed of a morning but my hips clearly have a different agenda. 
So aside from heartburn & sore hips, a stabby pelvis & numb thighs? Its all good. My bp is thus far behaving, I escaped the gestational diabetes (whoooop!) and Beak is a perfectly sensible size. 
The countdown begins here … 


  1. Kirstles
    September 2, 2013 / 8:59 am

    Exciting!! 🙂

  2. AK Templer
    September 2, 2013 / 10:01 am

    wow that gone really fast! lovely bump picture too! x

    • September 2, 2013 / 10:54 am

      Its flying by! Sure it will slow down now I've hit 30wks lol

  3. Emmysmummy
    September 2, 2013 / 10:39 am

    Amazing pics…suddenly missing my bump and feeling broody. Quick slap me

    • September 2, 2013 / 10:55 am

      I'm trying extra hard to enjoy this bump as I know there won't be any more!!

  4. September 2, 2013 / 11:17 am

    So Exciting! You look fabulous! A lovely bump, hope the SPD eases for you.

    • September 2, 2013 / 12:11 pm

      Aw thanks Jen x

  5. September 2, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    yay how exciting! you certainly have my empathy with the SPD, i suffered with it about 3 yrs ago while pregnant and i unfortunately still suffer even now. I used to go to bed with a wheat bag to pop on my hips. I hope it eases soon honey

    Thanks for linking up your very special countdown! to #MagicMoments x

    • September 3, 2013 / 6:37 am

      I couldn't live without my heated bean bag thing – they are a god send aren't they! X

  6. September 2, 2013 / 9:27 pm

    Wow, how quick has that 30 weeks gone!? You look great and the pic of Ben and Beak is so sweet!

    • September 3, 2013 / 6:38 am

      He's so excited 🙂

  7. September 6, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Aw look how fantastic you look!! It really is count down from 30 weeks isn't it! If you feel 20 weeks has flown that baby will be here in no time! x

    • September 6, 2013 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Lisa! The time is just wooshing past!

  8. September 6, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    You have an impressive bump! I had SPD as well, what a nightnmare – I hope you are feeling better soon. The time is going to fly from now – 30 weeks is a big milestone, and of course anything after 38 weeks feels like forever!!! Look forward to following/stalking you on your pregnancy journey!

    • September 6, 2013 / 3:35 pm

      Yes 38 weeks plus is a lifetime isnt it! Will be slightly different this time tho as Beak will be born by planned section (I refuse to say 'elective' as I'm certainly not choosing it) so I have a set date to count down to! Eeek

  9. September 6, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    Ojhhhh I hated SPD – I could barely get up and my bum constantly hurt. I hope it goes away soon. Very lovely neat bump though!¬ 🙂

    • September 6, 2013 / 5:40 pm

      Its horrible isn't it. 3rd time round I know pretty well what sets it off & am managing it quite well.
      Think being back at work soon will be a different story though!

  10. September 6, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    Good luck!! Wow you look great – cant believe you're coping so well with two others, too!

    • September 6, 2013 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks Liz! Not working all summer holidays helps 😉

    • September 6, 2013 / 9:07 pm

      Me too – but then even if it really cripples me now its not too long to cope. Positive attitude etc lol

    • September 7, 2013 / 10:41 am

      Aw thank you x

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