33 Week Update

This pregnancy really is flying by – I am now 33 weeks pregnant and on the home stretch. As I mentioned on Instagram I have been having a few extra scans as the 20 week scan showed a low lying placenta. At 32 weeks it was still low so I have now been scheduled in to see a specialist at 36 weeks and they will make the final call on whether I can safely give birth to the baby or if I need to booked in for a c-section. In all honesty I really do not mind which way she comes… both ways have their benefits and negatives. I was looking forward to an easier natural birth as people say it usually is the second time around, and I now I know what to expect during and after I felt prepared. But I also like the idea of knowing exactly when she is coming if we did have a c-section and I can plan accordingly with Vivienne in mind. But the recovery time and not being able to carry Vivienne worries me. What will be will be, I am pretty relaxed either way. And excited!

Week 33

Maternity clothes: Still living in my H&M jeans and spending more time in my maternity leggings especially around the house

Stretch marks: Not yet – fingers still firmly crossed and cream being used whenever I remember

Have you started to show yet: Pretty sure I get bigger every day now – I’ve read I should be putting on one pound a week – definitely putting on more!

Sleep: 8 hours

Labor signs: Nope

What maternity item can’t you be without: At the moment its got to be the Burts Bees Mama Bee cream for my bump

Underwired or non wired: Still wearing my normal bras with underwire – have looked at a few nursing bras and will make the swap in the next week or so

Any lifesavers: Gaviscon – still. every. single. day.

Belly button in or out: Popped!

Wedding rings on or off: On

Miss anything: Exercise right now – really missing being able to run, even just down the street after Vivienne

Movement: Wriggling a lot – smaller movements

Food cravings: Cheese with Branston pickle

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still the hunger pains – it comes on instantly and if I don’t eat I feel like I am going to be sick

Gender: Baby girl

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy – but still prone to tears

Looking forward to:  I keep thinking of being able to hold her for the first time – gives me butterflies

Shop my ASOS maternity edit

Ashley x



  1. 19th January 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I hope it will all go well for you either way. I also felt that my second pregnancy flew by but I suppose it’s because we are busy with number one and I was also working full time then.

    • The Editing Mother
      20th January 2017 / 11:21 am

      Thank you so much. Yes totally – you’re so busy with number one you don’t have the time you did with the first to be thinking about it all. x

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