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Last 10 weeks... What to expect!

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Sunshine511 Sun 13-Mar-16 23:24:02

Hi everyone! That's me just hit 30 weeks and curious to hear how other people's pregnancies have progressed in the last 10 weeks? Is it likely I'll start to feel much more tired than I already do? How much bigger am I likely to get etc? Will my heartburn get much worse than it is at the moment (if that's physically possible!!! Lol)? Would love to hear your experiences? It's my 2nd but for the life of me, I can't remember much of this from last time round. Thanks all x

delilabell Mon 14-Mar-16 10:08:11

Hi sunshine I'm 32 weeks so can't help much but am very interested to hear what people say! In the past few weeks I've grown a lot and feel v tired (having lots of naps in the afternoon when not at work) I get twinges and pains and my fingers have swollen up so I've had to take my rings off. How are you feeling?

mmmminx Mon 14-Mar-16 10:25:28

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mellowyellow1 Mon 14-Mar-16 10:52:20

I'm 37 weeks now and actually nowhere near as tired as I thought I'd be, I found 25 - 30 weeks stage harder, I am feeling uncomfortable and heavy but still able to do everything and have a surprising amount of energy!

My heartburn is still the same but overall really lucky and having a good pregnancy I'd say!

Everythinggettingbigger Mon 14-Mar-16 12:07:49

Hi Sunshine! 30 weeks tomorrow so in the same boat! also my 2nd but my situation is a lot different this time round....with my first I was quite lazy and put a lot of weight on, I was in uni and not working but finished around 25 weeks and had nothing to do but sit on my bum lol This time round I work 40+ hours a week, don't get a chance to sit still, have a house to run and a 5yo DS to look after. Im not finishing until 36+3 days... dreading the next 7ish weeks! I think the keeping active has really made a difference, a couple of weeks ago I just wanted to nap everyday (not possible in work) but that seems to have passed.

I don't feel like I can get much bigger but obviously we are going to blush Heartburn has been pretty much constant for about a week too!

Obviously not what you asked as I'm only 29+6 too but just letting you know you aren't alone in wondering what the next 10 weeks have in store for us lol

Squaffle Mon 14-Mar-16 12:36:06

Hi! I am 38+4 with my 1st and luckily have found the 'end part' pretty easy! I have been very fortunate to have a trouble-free pregnancy and am very grateful for this. I feel absolutely huge and that definitely limits things! Anything to do with feet is a struggle (putting on socks/shoes, cutting toenails etc), and I am no longer able to walk as quickly as I used to. Turning over in the night and sitting up in bed is a hilarious monumental effort but my sleep hasn't been too badly affected thank goodness. Haven't had heartburn so can't comment on that I'm afraid; sorry to hear you're suffering though! Good luck for your last 10 weeks xx

suspiciousofgoldfish Mon 14-Mar-16 12:56:44

After Squaffles Lovely positive post, I may as well join in with my contribution -

'Surely I can't get any bigger!'
(Think belly button popping, calf inflating, boob mountains....)

'Will my heartburn get worse?'
Yes. Stock up on rennies.

Everything will get more difficult - reaching for the remote, getting a glass of (acid-inducing) water, breathing, sitting, lying down.... You get the picture)

You may also feel like the baby, or someone else, is kicking you repeatedly in your vagina. All day long, with a crescendo on the evenings.

You may wake yourself up with the volume of your farts and/or snoring.

You won't be able to do anything at all without puffing.

Get some pant liners. You may experience the slightly horrific 'super gush discharge phenomenon' (there might be a medicinal term for this, I am not, in case you haven't noticed, a doctor).

Thought you had veiny boobs now? Just you wait till you get a varicose vein in between your boobs, that everyone can see.

As your body swells to quite frankly, enormous proportions, you may start to get the crazy itches - this can be anywhere but most Likely to be in places that are most un-itchable, nipples and soles of feet for example.

Oh yes, you may be lucky enough to have a ride on the emotional seesaw between bitter rage at nothing in particular and manic, sobbing episodes that tend to follow watching something like the Lloyds Bank advert with the black horse.

You may be one of these people who breeze through the last phase on a cloud of butterflies, but it's useful to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.


Everythinggettingbigger Mon 14-Mar-16 14:04:10

suspicious that's the best thing ive ever read and I am actually laughing out loud in work......oops!!

all just come suddenly rushing back to me from first preg!

Squaffle Mon 14-Mar-16 14:23:59

LOL, that bloody Lloyds advert! Gets me every time.

spacefrog35 Mon 14-Mar-16 14:29:11

I'm 37 & I agree with almost everything suspicious has said apart from the waking yourself up. I'd need to be sleeping in order to do that. I haven't slept for longer than 2 hrs in one stretch for about 6 weeks.

/weeps gently in a corner & tries not to punch everyone who says 'oh stock up on sleep now while you can'

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