Motherhood

Month Seven

Ahhh, third trimester. In a nutshell, the sweet ‘honeymoon period’ of pregnancy is now behind me and I have officially entered the ‘uncomfortable stage’. Although it hasn’t been as bad… yet!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been feeling a bit up and down. Firstly, I suffered from a cold, that was lingering for over two weeks… not fun when you can’t take any cold tablets or help yourself with any other remedies. I had to rely on home remedies and that’s probably why it took so long for my body to fight just a simple cold. Super annoying! The hip pain has also intensified and I am especially uncomfortable in the mornings, when the muscles and joints are stiff. I have whipped out my pregnancy / exercise ball and I am going to start sitting on it from now on until the end – fingers crossed it will help ease the pain a bit!

Baby kicks are definitely super intense now and very different to what they were last month. They feel like strong kicks and jabs, and not just little delicate pushes and kicks. Sometimes they almost startle me, they’re so powerful! I still love them though and I am trying so hard to remember this feeling for when I’m no longer pregnant. Those kicks are always the best part of a pregnancy.

We are still working on the nursery but we’re slowly getting there! My nesting instinct is still strong and I’ve been making lists of what needs to be done, what we still need to buy for the baby etc. Hopefully most of the things will be done and finished before Christmas.

Oh yes, I missed one week of photos – I went to Poland to visit my parents and I didn’t have a chance to take my 27th week photo.

pregnancy update photo 28 weeks

pregnancy update photo 29 weeks

pregnancy update photo 30 weeks

 

Alina Clark - A family and lifestyle documentary photographer based in Essex

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My name is Alina and I am a documentary family photographer based in Essex, United Kingdom. I love capturing everyday life just the way it is – unscripted, a bit messy and extraordinary in the most ordinary way.

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