34 weeks: I am almost pinching myself. It is starting... - NCT

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34 weeks

Camillage
Camillage

I am almost pinching myself. It is starting to feel real. 3.5 weeks left at work, nursery planned, enough to make do if "bumpy" appears at any moment. In antenatal class yesterday we learned about feeding. It's weird as the previous 2 classes about birth, then what happens if things go wrong, still didn't really make me feel that this is real. But somehow yesterday with the feeding class, the bump going crazy all day and now reaching the milestone of 34 weeks - it is starting to feel real. Some time in the next 6 or 7 weeks we will be bringing home a real human. A tiny person who we will be 100% responsible for. Wow. It is making my mind melt (either that or I am getting baby brain 🤣).

Hope everyone else is doing well? This really is a crazy journey. Xx

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It’s really amazing, and you look amazing too! I I have to say I couldn’t quite believe it until my boy was born, and here I am up early after feeding him, nearly 5 weeks later. I still have to pinch myself sometimes. I’m so excited for you. You thoroughly deserve this.xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Noobs

Thank you so much noobs. Great to hear you are doing well. Its brilliant to see lots of us warriors make it xx

Noobs
Noobs
in reply to Camillage

It certainly is. It’s a shock to the system though after 42 years of decent sleeps ha ha. It’s so exciting and terrifying being handed this little bundle but now it feels like he has always been here. I can’t tell you how lucky I feel and you’ll be exactly the same. Just amazing❤️.xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Noobs

Oh I can't wait. Bring it on xx

Hi Camillage. Well done👍🏻😘🤗🤰🏻 i feel the same. I mean you know your pregnant but you still cant believe it at times. Its such a magical surreal thing to happen. Its like WOW. Life is gona change for us soooo much, it will be hard work and although we will be sleep deprived and tired we wont have it any other way. We are so blessed. 🤲🙏

OMG you look fab!!! What a tidy bump!👌 I finished work a week today and they threw me a baby shower followed by a meal and lovely gifts. It was amazing, i was sad after but looked forward to being off as you get uncomfortable sleeping, frequent toilet trips, braxton hicks/period pains/back ache etc. You having many symptoms at this stage?

You are v organsied. 7 weeks to go im so happy for you. It will fly past now and soon you will be holding your very own baby in your arms! Im so excited for you. Good luck with the remainder and keep in touch. Xx😘

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Masha111

Oh wow, your last day at work sounds fab. I will probably just log off and that will be me. I had my last work trip to London this week. The train was delayed on the way down and I was late for my own meeting. I also got swollen ankles for the first time. 6 hours on a train is not good at this point ha ha. Still, it's done.

Symptoms? A bump, the occasional heart burn, swollen ankles when I sit on a train for too long, having to use a huge pregnancy pillow covered in flamingos which means I have to wake up every time I turn over (which is a lot), sleeplessness, boobs that look like the maps of tree routes. I think that's it. I am quite lucky, 42 years old and iron levels, pee tests, size and weight of baby, and blood pressure all average. I have been told at this point they don't see any reason to bring me on early which is great. How about you? Xx

Masha111
Masha111
in reply to Camillage

Omg thats great (not the symptoms bit) but everything else. (Lol to maps of tree routes) i cant believe it. Im 38 weeks today and baby can make an entrance any time. I am restricted to what i can do now. But having some work done on the house is keeping me distracted. I am trying to rest but it is hard. Wish we could skip the labour part and just be holding our babies lol. We are truly blessed id rather go through labour than not be pregnant.

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Masha111

Totally agree xx

Aww hun, it’s lovely to hear your update and a privilege to follow your story. Congratulations can’t wait to see pics of your little one 🥰xx

Thank you so much. I can't wait to share xx

Hidden
Hidden

Awwww you look lovely! I miss being pregnant - I absolutely loved it (once I stopped feeling so anxious!) Not long to go know! I hope it flies by for you xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Hidden

Thank you. I am enjoying it. I feel a little anxiety returning but I am not at all worried about birth or anything like that. It is going to happen. We are going to be parents. Yippee!!! How are you? X

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Camillage

It's natural to worry when you are solely responsible for the little life growing inside you. I think most women feel that way even if they had no trouble conceiving. You have a good attitude. I wasn't worried about the birth either and I had a really good experience (it's not all horror stories!). We are doing well thank you; Isabella is growing so fast 😢 The early days are hard work, nothing can prepare you for it, but it does get easier 😊 I miss those newborn days so much already, even the hard parts. Xx

Happy for you, enjoy every minute of it,I too couldn’t believe I was pregnant till my blessing arrived. enjoy the bump too, I miss mine. All the best for the remainder of the journey xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Kwags

I am enjoying the only time in adult life when you can really get away with wearing tight stripey clothes (unless you happen to be a size 6 model). I am enjoying the active little one (especially when I am in a meeting and feel like they want to join in or remind me they are there). I am mostly enjoying the anticipation of meeting the little one. And getting prepped for spending time with them and getting to know them.x

Looking good xxx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to gcw104

Thank you. How are you getting on? X

gcw104
gcw104
in reply to Camillage

Can’t believe your 34 weeks! my friend just had her baby too at 38 weeks times flying!

Meh I’m ok nothing much happening here cycle 5 since mc just plodding on.

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to gcw104

Have they told you any more? Suggested any changes? Xx

gcw104
gcw104
in reply to Camillage

Nope my last app was March discussed the results with all coming back fine, signed off there books unless we have another mc they will test the pregnancy tissue. Nowhere to Go

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to gcw104

Sent you a dm xx

Congrats on reaching this mile stone. You look really well and such a neat bump! I hope you enjoy the next few weeks until bubba arrives xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to HollieW

Thank you. I am looking forward to getting everything ready, finally having the nursery and being able to put all the clothes etc in. How are you getting on? X

HollieW
HollieW
in reply to Camillage

I'm okay thank you. I'm 27 weeks today and starting to feel real. Our nursery is being decorated on Tuesday so I can start actually putting stuff we have bought/been given in their room. Still get anxious that something will go wrong but is getting easier as the weeks roll on xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to HollieW

Each milestone is great isn't it. So exciting to be getting your nursery done. Ours is being done 2nd week in June x

Aww, you look lovely. Really not long now. My mat leave starts end of June so 4 weeks Tuesday. Completely understand the anxiety but trying not to let it get to me. All the best lovely xx

It's so surreal getting to this point. I can imagine everything from now on will be though. Ha ha

Not long to go then. I finish for leave on 18th June. 3 weeks and 2 days to go. Yay x

You look fab, enjoy it all! You really deserve it. xx

Looking great!

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Kempton

Thank you so much x

Looking great hon. I still haven't got my head around the fact that in about 2 months ours will be here. I'm pretty terrified to be honest. And I'm also loving being pregnant, I wanted It for so long and it's been such a great experience for me I kind of don't want it to end!! Enjoy these last few weeks xxx

Yes, it's definitely like that. But wishing time away at the same time so we can meet our wee ones x

congrats! You look fantastic!! Enjoy your last weeks of freedom! xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Daisy1245

I will most certainly do my best x

You look amazing Camillage, such a neat bump. Not long now these next few weeks will fly by I'm sure, I've found the further on I get the faster the weeks seem to go xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Leannefb

Thank you very much. It does definitely feel like time is running so quickly now. Xx

So excited for you, I hope you continue to enjoy every single moment. Wishing you the best x

Thank you very much. Hoping all goes well with your 2ww xx

Well done and congratulations for doing so well Camilage💝🤰🏻you look gorgeous too. Have a great remaining of your pregnancy, enjoy the peace and last few weeks of it in sunny weather😎

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Anya80

Thank you so much. Hope all is well with you? Xx

Anya80
Anya80
in reply to Camillage

All is well too at my end, thank you. I’m today 28wks and also cannot believe I’ve reached this far. This pregnancy is going super fast for me and thanks God very smooth! I have to slowly think about my definite date for starting maternity leave, can’t decide yet. Also lots to prepare for little one but I hope I’ll manage to do this in next coming weeks xxx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Anya80

That's great. I had to start with a list. Just to make sure I didn't go overboard🤣.

Plenty of time but brilliant to have reached another milestone. Xx

Congratulations on getting so far you’re looking great too. Make sure you get that bag packed if you haven’t already! X

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Binky1983

No bag packed yet.... hopefully in 3 weeks time xx

That’s amazingly beautiful! Im so happy to see you with a nice real pregnant body and so delighted to read this!

Wish u have a great delivery and dont forget to send us your tiny human’s picture! Take a great care of yourself! Wish lots of love and happiness for your new family! Xxxxxxx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Paris1771

Thank you so much. Won't be long before you are in the same place xx

Paris1771
Paris1771
in reply to Camillage

🤞🤞🤞😘😘🤗🤗❤️❤️

Gorgeous pic! You're absolutely glowing! ☺️ Can't believe we're 34 weeks!! Eeeee!! Sooo exciting we get to meet our little ones soon! 💖 Take care and enjoy these last few weeks with bump, time is just flying by! Much love xxx

Thank you. It is surreal isn't it? We are doing the antenatal classes and that is definitely making it feel more real xx

Ahhh you look lovely and happy youve been through a lot so you definitely deserve to be heres to a quick 3.5 weeks then you can relax until bumpys appearance!! Wishing you all the best 😊 xxx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to ALLY81

Thank you so much. I am very much looking forward to that xx

Aw not long now! I don’t think it felt real for me until a few weeks after she was born. Enjoy the time before they arrive xx

That's great ha ha. I am sure I shall be the same 🤣 xx

Wish there was a love button for this post 😘 You look fab!xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to precioce

Awww thank you. How is your world? Xx

precioce
precioce
in reply to Camillage

Not going to lie, it is amazing thanks. Edie is now 6 months and it is her Christening today. Can't believe we are so lucky xx

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to precioce

Oh how lovely. Have a wonderful wonderful day xx

You look fabulous and going to be a yummy mummy... it sure is real...wishing you well on your labour and birth and good luck 😊😊😘😘

Hidden
Hidden

What a great picture you look amazing 👍 I have really enjoyed following your story. Having spent last year with my own pregnancy full of anxiety it's been nice to feel like I've enjoyed a pregnancy (hopefully that doesn't sound weird/stalkerish!) Jack is 6 months and I totally feel like I'm pinching myself cause I can't believe it actually happened. I think it's the whole IVF journey is so overwhelming and for loads of us been many years (I was 12 in total to complete my family) enjoy these last few weeks before the main event 😀😀😀 x x x

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Hidden

Not at all. Completely understandable I am sure. Especially if you were so angst ridden in your own ha ha. So nice to hear you have your 6 month old there. I find I need to follow others stories for hope and reassurance, and also to give back some. Big hugs to you. And may we all have our miracles one day. Xx

Such a lovely post and selfie, Camillage! X

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to hannahkc

Thank you xx

Huge congratulations and good luck - I am due this weekend too so full of excitement and a little anxiety also. Take care.

Camillage
Camillage
in reply to Esme78

Oh that's wonderful. Wishing you all the best and a wonderful and peaceful experience xx

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