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30 Weeks Pregnant

30weeks

I’ve finally hit the magical 30-week mark in my pregnancy – now it is really starting to feel like there’s not much more to go! The baby is going through a real growth spurt, and so is my bump as you can see from the pictures below ( from 21, 25 and 30 weeks). 

I’ve stopped going to the gym as I started having continuous Braxton Hicks contractions last Sunday pretty much every time I got up and moved around. I tried to ignore them and go about my day as usual, but after the same thing continued on Monday at work I called my midwife who told me to call the triage (emergency line for pregnant women) who said that it’s probably just a sign of that I need to slow down a little bit and rest more. So now I’ve been trying to take it easy and let Matthew do more around the house…It seems to have done the trick, although I still have more contractions than before.

It feels like all our weekends nowadays are spent shopping for the baby, and so was yesterday. We ventured out to Mothercare and got e.g. a mattress for the cot bed, bedding and some clothes and other bits and pieces. As it was Black Friday weekend a lot of the stuff was on sale, which saved us quite a few bucks. Luckily we should now have all the big things, such as cot bed and mattress, pram and changing table – having a baby is so expensive!

Time to watch a film (if we could just find one we can agree on).

Have a good start to the week folks!

x Nina x

Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • Sharon

    you’re glowing, beautiful 🙂 take care xx

    November 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks Sharon! Really like the photos on your blog btw 🙂 x

      December 1, 2014 at 9:58 am
  • Maria

    Våra graviditeter följer tydligen exakt samma mönster. Här dök sammandragningarna också upp för omkring en vecka sedan. Hann också bli rätt orolig, men märker att det lugnar ner sig när jag varvar ner, så det är väl det som gäller nu. Sköt om dig! 🙂

    December 1, 2014 at 7:50 am
    • ninaaikas

      Skont att hora att det ar helt normalt – aven om man ju helst inte skulle ha sammandragningar 🙂 Det ar val bara att inse att man inte kan fortsatta som forut och att det ar helt ok att bara ligga pa soffan och bli uppassad 🙂

      December 1, 2014 at 10:06 am
  • Anonymous

    Men kan sammandragningarna innebära att det är riskabelt att flyga??

    December 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Det ar ju normalt att ha sammandragningar och att flyga ar helt safe (iaf korta strackor) sa ser ingen orsak varfor det skulle vara riskabelt. Far ju saklart se hur situationen utvecklas och ska ocksa se vad min barnmorska sager (har tid dagen innan vi flyger). Men det ar nog helt tydligt att sammandragningarna berodde pa att jag helt enkelt inte vilade tillrackligt eftersom de minskat massor nu nar jag har tagit det lugnare. So nae worries!

      December 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm
  • Anonymous

    Nå, se till att vila då!

    December 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm
  • Anonymous

    Kiva å höra från ditt nya liv. Det är jätte kiva att du tagit foton olika veckor i samma klännings i samma vita hörna! Har ni nån möjlighet att köpa något alls begagnat, typ från loppisar eller bekanta, inte Matthews kompisar 🙂 men några andra?

    December 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Tyvarr kanner vi nog ingen har med barn eller barn pa vag, sa ingen hjalp pa den fronten :/ Har nog kopt nan enstaka grej pa loppis, men pa nat satt vill jag helst ha nya saker (eller begagnade fran bekanta da man vet vem anvant grejerna) for var lilla tos…Fast jag ju inte har nat emot loppis 🙂

      December 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm
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