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Week 27 – spotty

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How far along? 27 weeks and 3 days

Total weight gain/loss: I’m very confused as either my weight is fluctuating randomly or our bathroom scales are highly inaccurate. The midwife calculates that I’ve put on about five kilos (and was happy with that) but then again I was fully clothed (minus shoes) when she weighed me.

Stretch marks?: None yet, but seeing as I cannot see my previous set, and as I guess that’s where more will arrive, it’s hard to tell really.

Sleep: The old cramping in my legs has started again – ow-wweeeeeeee. Around 4am this morning, I woke in a panic, shouting instructions to Husband on what he should do (“Foot, cramp! Pull my foot! Now my leg! No, the calf, the calf! My foot!”), which is really when our communication issues arise, him being half asleep and screamed at in not even his second but third language – poor man… And the cramps started in the middle of a horrid nightmare, so I was WIDE awake by the time we’d sorted out my leg. Off to the pharmacy this afternoon to purchase magnesium tablets.

Best moment this week: Leaving work on Friday afternoon! (See below)

Worst moment this week: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at work this week – incredibly busy week at work, full of timelines and deadlines and stress. My face has broken out in a delightful stress rash that lingers still. I’m all itchy and lumpy and bleurgh…

Movement: Yes, lots, and now clearly visible externally. I have no idea what is going on in there but I think we have another active one on our hands!

Belly button in or out?: Urgh, half out.

What I miss: A ginormous glass of red wine on a Friday evening…

What I am looking forward to: Calmer weeks at work from now until my last day!

Milestones: I haven’t had the chance to look at any of the “this week, your baby is…” type emails that I get, so I have no idea what milestones I should have been aware of. It felt on Friday afternoon that getting through this week was a milestone enough…!

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