Pregnancy Diary: Baby 12 in 2012 – Week 25



We have now begun week 25 of this pregnancy and all is going well with nothing much to report.

Until now I have been feeling fairly comfortable but towards the end of this week I have started feeling a little big bigger than I have been. We have just had the two hottest days of the year here and so I’ve felt heavier and more uncomfortable. Night times have been a little more difficult to deal with, having more bouts of heartburn and waking up with numb hips.

I’m resigning myself to the fact that the easiest, most pleasurable part of pregnancy is ending and we’re coming up to the more difficult, less enjoyable part. It’s a lot like re-decorating, really.  I start off all enthusiastic when I’m picking out colour schemes and furniture and fabrics and I go into it whole-heartedly and enthusiastically, painstakingly stripping walls and sanding woodwork… until I get halfway through and think, ‘I have had enough of this now. I just want to fast forward to the end where it’s all done and I can sit and look at something lovely’.  And so that’s how pregnancy is for me. I get to the third trimester and think, “I’ve had enough now! I’m huge and cumbersome and can’t get comfortable and I’m ready for it to be all over’.

The problem in both cases is that you really don’t want to finish the job too early. The results are far better all round if you take your time, work through the discomfort and pain (and boredom) and keep plugging until the end.

Tomorrow I meet with my consultant where we will be arranging the date that my caesarean section will be performed. It is strange to think that we will be knowing our new baby’s birthday so soon. We have never known a birth date this early on but at least it will give us a real countdown to work to.

It will be a November baby, that much we do know. We don’t have a November baby yet so the children are pleased we can cross the month off the list. They like to work through the year letting Mum and Dad know which months we still need to have babies in. Harry goes so far as to let us know the month we need to become pregnant in, in order to make it happen. So much for the misconception that children in large families hate their parents having more children!


3 thoughts on “Pregnancy Diary: Baby 12 in 2012 – Week 25

  1. I think it is a very big misconception that children in large families don’t want more siblings, my sixth baby is not even born yet (due 4 days ago) and my other children are already talking about the subsequent siblings!

    I’m sorry to hear you’re starting to get to the uncomfortable stage of pregnancy but at least soon you’ll have an end date to focus on! For me babies 2, 3 and 4 were each 10 days late and baby 5 was 11 days late, I wonder how late this one will be! I can’t wait. x

  2. I can totally sympathise with you! I am at the fed up stage now and could quite happily finish this pregnancy, but know it is too early.

    I think it’s great that you get a November baby…nice to spread the birthdays out! September and October are our busiest months. We didn’t plan that very well did we? Haha.

    Good Luck with your consultant appointment tomorrow xx

  3. Hi Tania. I found Osteopathy helped enormously with heartburn when I was pregnant – and kept me much more comfortable than I would otherwise have been. I didn’t even realise how cumbersome I had previously felt until I’d got off the treatment couch sometimes! If you can fit one in – especially one who specialises in pregnancy – it might help you. Mind you, you could teach them a thing or two, undoubtedly!

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