Motherhood

Month Eight

This update means I am now in my last month of pregnancy! I can definitely feel it, I have to move and walk MUCH slower (even though in my head I am still fast and I want to do things quickly) – which is sometimes annoying, especially when you have an energetic little boy to run after! I am also getting more tired during the day – I have to sneak in naps whenever I can because I feel so drained by the late afternoon. Apart from that the hips and joints are obviously stretching, so I am having a lot of hip pain and occasional lower back pain.

We had a scan at 32 weeks – little lady is growing well and all is in order. She is head down now, which means I get A LOT of pressure on my bladder… not fun. And now that she’s almost running out of space in my belly I can see her rolling around and kicking pretty clearly, which sometimes seems so surreal. I tried to film it on my phone, but every time I press record, she stops moving! Cheeky girl.

The nursery is almost finished (!), just adding a few finishing touches, decorations etc. The baby clothes are washed, hospital bags packed… and I think we are almost ready for this baby!

31 weeks pregnant bump

32 weeks pregnant bump

33 weeks pregnant bump

34 weeks pregnant bump

35 weeks pregnant bump

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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