32 Weeks Pregnant With Baby Number 3


It’s been four weeks since my last pregnancy update. A lot seems to have happened since then and it feels like an age ago and, to be honest, I am closer to 33 weeks than 32 but I thought I had better press publish before the baby actually makes an appearance.

We’ve had Boo’s birthday last week and quite a bit of stress due to one thing or another. It was G’s birthday at weekend too but his update on the blog will be later this week.

I am so pleased that the new baby will not have a January birthday. It will be so refreshing to celebrate something in a different month.

I promised myself as soon as the birthdays were over, I would start preparing for the baby. I am just not feeling it at all.

Of all of my pregnancies, this one just feels surreal. I have a voucher for one of the online baby stores so I am going to get the majority of my things from there.

As it is number three, I don’t need much. I have a lot of equipment from both of my other babies.

I need:

A moses basket mattress
A crib mattress
A changing mat (I don’t need this but I figured new bottoms deserved a new mat)
Some bottles.

I have aways bought Dr Brown’s bottles so I am going to stick with them but they have brought out some new ones so I am going to have a look at them.

Thankfully they come in a few colours-clear, blue, pink and lilac. G still has a bottle at night and his bottles are blue so I figured of I buy the new baby a different colour, they won’t get mixed up. His teats are much larger than that of a new born.

I then need to get a few bits for my hospital bag-maternity pads, possibly disposable knickers and tissues.

Then I think we are done.

Despite me being so laid back in preparing for this baby, the above list doesn’t sound too bad at all.

I had my second growth scan this week and they said baby is transverse which explains why I am finding it so hard to sit down and stand up. They said it is about 4lbs which I think is quite good for 32 weeks.

There was a lot of fluid around the baby-more than they would like. They said his stomach and everything else is ok and it is probably down to my blood sugars which, although are level at the moment, are making the baby wee more hence all the liquid.

They said they will keep me under closer observation-possibly more scans and that they are aiming to get me to 36 weeks.

That means there are only four weeks left so I had better start going through the list above.

While I am pleased the baby will be here earlier, 36 weeks is classed as late preterm and I really hope special care will not be needed.

On the other hand, I cannot even imagine how some ladies have to go to 42 weeks to meet their baby. That must feel like you are pregnant for 11 years rather than the 10 it feels like here.

They have given me birth options which I will go into next week. I think as there are only a few weeks left, I might update every week.

What an eventful month.


  1. Oh darling! That was an eventful month! No wonder you’re uncomfortable if baby is transverse. Can they do anything to turn it? I have everything crossed that you can get to the 36week mark xxx

    1. No George was breech and he wouldn’t turn so I had to have a section with him and, because of the section, they won’t turn. So if the baby stays like it is they’ll do another section anyway xx

  2. That’s an impressive bump Emma!! Can’t believe how close it is now. I know it must feel like forever to you but it’s like your pregnancy has gone so fast! Xxx

  3. Hi, just found this blog through Facebook group and I’m really enjoying reading your posts. I am 34 weeks pregnant tomorrow so we are due around the same time, your bump is very impressive!
    It’s my second child so I also have quite a lot of baby stuff already and have been putting off buying new bits and getting organised but just finished work this week so no excuses now must pack hospital bag etc!
    Good luck with everything, I will be following you to see how everything works out.

  4. Wow lovely bump! 4 weeks to go hey! Exciting. My daughter was 5lb 13oz at 38+4 and just managed to miss the SCBU. Typically as long as the babies breathing is great and they’re over 5lb 7oz (ish!) you should be ok! Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly and you’re home in no time x

  5. I hope you make 36 weeks. 4lb sounds like a great weight for 32 weeks. You must feel so uncomfortable with a transverse baby. Poor you! Look forward to reading further updates #MaternityMondays

  6. Look at that bump..gorgeous. only 4 weeks left, that’s so exciting. Can’t wait to hear the news that little one has arrived.xx #maternitymondays

  7. It sounds like you have had loads going on throughout January. You look fantastic – and good news on the weight of the baby, although I am so sorry you are so uncomfortable. Sending you lots of good thoughts x #MaternityMondays

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