Wow, hopefully no more than 10 weeks to go and I get a Squishy cuddle. It makes all the aches and other symptoms that I have had to work through worth it.
Little Squishy’s face will now almost look the way it will when he is born so for those wanting 3D scans anytime from now is a good time although he will appear a bit chubbier as more fat is laid down. He now weighs almost 3 pounds and is about the size of a large cabbage. The amniotic fluid that surrounds him will gradually reduce to allow for his growth. The bone marrow has now also taken over production of Squishy’s blood cells increasing his chances of survival outside the womb.
Braxton Hicks contractions may now begin to happen. This is when your bump briefly feels hard and normally just lasts a few minutes. Luckily I haven’t had any leg cramps for a few days now but using support tight and putting your legs up where possible can help. Keep up the exercise where possible although your legs maybe feeling heavier now and aches and pains may have set in especially with those that have already had children. Back pain is common in most pregnancies especially at this stage and more so in the evening or after standing for long periods of time. This can be relieved by better posture, exercise, wearing flat shoes, sitting down and massage.