34 weeks: Bumpdate

34 weeks

Feeling: I can’t believe I’m 34 weeks pregnantalready! I’m still pretty low on energy this week and am having to sleep as much as I possibly can. Small things are getting me really out of breath, which is frustrating, but at least it only started now, rather than earlier on in the pregnancy, I guess.

I’m still getting quite a lot of swelling in my hands and feet and my wedding rings now won’t come on and off at all. One of my favourite places at the moment is sitting on the balcony with my feet in a bowl of cold water. I also went swimming this week on one of the hottest days, which was divine. It takes all the weight off and cools you down at the same time. We’re lucky enough to have a priory swimming pool in our town, so I think this may be another favourite spot over the coming weeks.


Little R-M continues to be very active and I can still see it moving in my tummy quite often. Especially when I get in bed! Perfect timing little one.

Appointments: I had my 34 week midwife appointment this week and all seems well. The heartbeat is strong, my urine and blood pressure are fine and Little R-M is measuring at 33cm, which is slightly behind, but it has grown in the last two weeks, so the midwife was not concerned.

Looking: Much the same as last week I think..

Craving: Bottle Green Pomegranete and Elderflower cordial. I cannot get enough of it with sparkling water.

Sleeping: I’m not great at sleeping in the heat, so it’s been a bit on and off this week as the temperatures rise, but I’m getting in bed earlier to make sure I get enough overall.

Baby is the size of: A canteloupe melon



  1. June 30, 2015 / 3:09 am

    Lovely update, you’re looking great!!
    It’s horrible having to take wedding rings off isn’t it 🙁 mine came off a couple weeks ago and it reminded me when it happened with Arthur and I cried about it for ages (silly really!!)
    Love swimming too it’s the best feeling now!
    Hope this week is good for you lovely! Xx

    • heelsandhooves
      July 1, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks lovely! It is horrible with the rings especially when you’re pregnant, you kind of want the reassurance of them in a funny way! 37 degrees here today, we’re getting close to your climate!! Get me in that pool! Lol have a good week too Hun xx

  2. June 30, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Oh no the swelling does t sound good, I hope it passes soon, although I m sure this heat isn’t helping! I was joking to jack that we need fans that we can strap to ourselves at all times to cool is down haha xx

    • heelsandhooves
      July 1, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      You need to start a pregnancy shop with all your ideas for products! Lol. Get me a strap on fan now! Haha xx

    • heelsandhooves
      July 1, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks lovely. On the countdown now xxx

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