28 weeks: Bumpdate

28 weeks

Feeling:On the whole I’ve felt pretty well this week. I can’t quite believe I’m 28 weeks pregnant already. Having gone quite slowly for the first part, this pregnancy has started to fly by over the past few weeks.

I definitely think that having the exercise of walking mum and dad’s dogs has helped get a bit more energy, so I’ll keep up the gentle walking now that I am home.

But I do think I need to learn when to stop now that I’m in the third trimester. On Tuesday last week, I was in the office, so I’d been up at 6am to walk the dogs, spent a day in the office, then spent an hour poo picking and suddenly as I went to drive home, I was hit with no energy. By the time I got home I struggled to even get up the stairs to get my PJs on.

Problem is, in my head, I’m still the same independent, able bodied woman, but I think I need to realise that my body is under a lot more stress and I need to listen to it a bit more. I’ve often said recently about my horse now that he’s older, that he’s willing in mind but not in body. I think this is starting to apply to me too!

Yesterday I headed out with the dogs in the morning and started to get a bit of pain in my pelvis area – a bit like a stitch pain. I carried on gently walking, thinking it would pass with exercise. Big mistake. When I got to just about the furthest point of my walk, about a mile away from home, the pain became unbearable. I can’t really describe it, other to say that it was like every stomach pain I had ever experienced rolled into one.

I was in tears and started to panic, thinking that nobody knew I was there (Mr M was at work) and that I was going into labour! I’m not usually such a drama queen, but I think it was pure panic. I managed to plod on, desperate to get closer to home. I called my sister, who lives in the same village, so that someone knew where I was. After about 20 minutes, the pain passed completely and over 24 hours later, I have been fine since.

By the time I got home, my sister came over, and I burst into tears, I had been so scared and felt very vulnerable. We checked the baby’s heartbeat on my doppler, which was strong and regular and it has been moving ever since, so I think it was just one of those things and nothing to worry about. What it has taught me though is invaluable. I will be taking it easier from now on. Staying closer to home and listening to my body more.

Appointments: None this week

Looking: Much the same this week. Although my mum has been away for ten days and said I had got bigger, so maybe I’m just getting used to growing.

Craving: Fruit. I cannot get enough of it at the moment.

Sleeping: Sleeping is continuing to be really good this week. Such a relief.

Baby is the size of: A Kabocha squash. No, I don’t know either…



  1. May 18, 2015 / 5:54 am

    I get the exact same feeling if I walk too far/too fast, I really have to slow down and rub my bump. I’m like you and keep forgetting it’s there, even though it’s not exactly small haha. Hope it doesn’t happen again! Xx

    • heelsandhooves
      May 18, 2015 / 10:17 am

      That’s reassuring to know it’s not uncommon, thanks sweetie. We need to put our feet up I think! Xx

  2. May 18, 2015 / 6:50 am

    I hear you on the needing to slow down! I’m struggling now! Bless you re the long walk – I hope you’re feeling better now 🙂 xxx

    • heelsandhooves
      May 18, 2015 / 10:18 am

      It’s so hard to though isn’t it, when life carries on as normal around you! Much better now thanks lovely. Hope the house move is going ok and you are managing to fit some rest in somewhere along the line xxx

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