Monday, 5 May 2014

Bump Update - 30 Weeks

This week baby boy is now around 39cm long. He will soon reach his birth length but will keep getting nice and chunky until he arrives. His lungs and digestive tract are almost fully developed.

I have more stretch marks this week, mostly around my belly button. I think it's partially due to the fact that he is quite low. Paige was always high and more spread out if that makes sense so didn't get stretch marks this early and then when I did they were around my hips.

His movements are starting to hurt. Sometimes I think he is training to be a karate kid in there as some of his movements are crazy. Mark was watching tv the other day and actually saw my whole belly moving and he wasn't looking directly at it.

I'm finding it hard to bend down, put shoes and socks on. I feel like I should be at least 34 weeks and not 30 weeks. I feel the same as I did with Paige around then.

I'm also experiencing Braxton hicks contractions, to be honest I think I've had them for a good few weeks now but they were always one or two a week so I never mentioned them as I forgot. Now they happen every day, at least 2/3 times a day. Its reminded me that I actually have to give birth again and my body is busy preparing itself. Scary!

I would say that I have been very hormonal this week. I'll cry at anything and then the next minute want to punch you in the face. No one mess with me! Haha.

Another fun thing this week was my whooping cough jab. I didn't feel a thing but my arm was dead for a couple of days after. Next week I have my 31 week midwife appointment.

Don't forget to check out my 29 week update and Paige's 30 week update.

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx


  1. Still can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going! Love your bump :) xx

    1. Thanks sweetie. I want it to slow down a little x

  2. Oh your bump is amazing! He definitely looks very low down. Can't believe you're so far along already! x

    1. Awww, thank you. He is very low. The eager beaver x

  3. Your looking gorgeous, lovely bump. And 30 weeks wow!


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