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Learned this week

This week, I learned that:

  • bending down can earn you a short, sharp kick to the ribs (ouch!)
  • third trimester tiredness will kick in anyway, despite you taking iron supplements
  • baking macarons is challenging but as much fun as I hoped it would be
  • the decision to stop work three weeks before the due date was a good one after all!
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Learned this week

  • Even the best sleepers can have their off nights…
  • …and these are exhausting to the previously lucky parents who are used to a good sleeper.
  • Heartburn can strike even when you’ve not been eating.
  • That 33 weeks into a second pregnancy is a good time to stop training at the gym and switch to training only at home.
  • That, according to my midwife, I should have written my birth plan by now and that, according to Baby Centre, I should be packing my hospital bag this week – eek and double eek!
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    Learned this week

    • Toddler tantrums are really quite exhausting…
    • …but that ignoring them (if you can!) might just work
    • Carrying Little O for any length of time longer than 30 seconds is both tiring and painful
    • Scrubbing your nipples while still pregnant is not recommended. I hasten to add that this is not something that I tried this week but a useful tip from Baby Centre. It is not really something that ever crossed my mind to do.
    • Rain showers, a toddler and an infrequent tram service are not a good combination.