31 weeks pregnant

Blood pressure, sickness and tiredness




It has been a while since I did a pregnancy update. I have been too tired, too busy or just too unwell to write much but I have finally found some time to sit down and write a wee update.

The last update I did was when I was 25 weeks pregnant, oops didn't realise it had been that long!, and in that time we have had a good few midwife appointments.

At the 28 week appointment with the midwife it was found that my blood pressure was raised (140/80) although the student first got it to be 140/100, so I have now been asked to come in for blood pressure checks every two weeks. At that appointment I has had protein in my urine so it was looking like pre-eclampsia could be rearing it's ugly head! They also found I had a urine infection so all in all the 28 week appointment as a bit of a disaster.



Fast forward a couple of weeks and I had a blood pressure appointment at 30 weeks and thankfully my blood pressure has gone down (118/78) so that is positive and my urine was also clear so I am hoping that the high blood pressure at 28 weeks was a blip (on the way to the appointment M feel and really banged her head on the carpark which made me feel sick from the sound so it could have been that).

As well as having a urine infection, which I did not really notice I had and would not have known if the midwife had not phoned to ask if I had any symptoms (a week after the urine test), I have had a stomach bug which really made me feel miserable. Thankfully that passed after a couple of days and now I feel so much better.

That said with nine weeks to go I will admit I am now getting very tired and very ready to meet this little one!

What vegetable are you?


At 31 weeks I am now carrying a coconut and baby now weights over 3lbs (3lb 3oz approximately) and is now around 41cm long! Not much more growing left now.

Swelling?


With my raised blood pressure and protein in my urine at 28 weeks I had fully expected swelling to be all the range right now but strangely I am STILL wearing my wedding rings!!! Even if I had to take them off tomorrow I would be so happy to have just been able to wear them this long. Last time we are sure I had taken them off before the 20 weeks scan (using every method known to man to try and get them off without chopping off my fingers).

Symptoms?




Heartburn. Need a say more. Awful, dreadful, painful heartburn.

My ribs have been pretty sore for about a month now but they do seem to be easing a bit and are certainly now as bad as when I had rib flare when I was pregnant with M.

Baby update


At 31 weeks Button will be gaining weight by growing body fat. Button's skin will also be becoming less red and more pink in colour.

His or her iris' can now dilate  in response to light changes.

At this stage in development baby is having longer sleeping periods which would explain why I don't feel it move for longer periods of time (which Button then makes up for later when he or she awakens!).

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

2 comments :

  1. Wow 31 weeks already, that's flown by! So glad all is well, not long at all now :) xx

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  2. I hope you avoid pre eclampsia. Not nice as I know from experience! The urine infection could have triggered a bit of protein, just make sure you get checked with that at each appt and if you notice any swelling get in to be checked - its best to be safe xxx

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