Newham Baby Blog: “It’s only 10 weeks until D-Day”

Expectant mother Shara Bennett, from North Woolwich.

Expectant mother Shara Bennett, from North Woolwich. - Credit: Archant

Newham’s extraordinary mum-to-be-again returns with her second Baby Blog. Shara Bennett, from North Woolwich, is due to give birth around the same time as Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Shara is now 29 weeks pregnant and the baby is beginning to take its toll on her body.

Week 29 is almost over and week 30 is fast approaching, which means only ten weeks until D-day.

It can’t come quick enough if I’m being totally honest, I feel like this pregnancy is definitely putting more of a strain on my body than with my other girls.

All of us pregnant ladies do need to remember that while pregnancy may not be an illness, it can take its toll on the body.

Ladies we need to listen to our bodies and when it tells us to slow down then that’s exactly what we should be doing.

After my midwife visit this week, I know that my iron levels are low so I’m hoping that after seeing a consultant next week to check all of my vitamin levels, I can get some medication to help me start to feel 100 per cent again.

All in all, everything is progressing as it should.

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Bump measurements are catching up to where they should be, although numerous people see my bump as small and take pleasure in commenting on the size.

I often find myself justifying my size which is so annoying. Unfortunately, that is just another one of the many wonderful aspects of pregnancy.

Everybody around you has an opinion to give, whether it is wanted or not!

Just one final thing to moan about this pregnancy lark is the poor sleep at night time.

I know that once bubba arrives, sleep will still be hard to come by.

But at least the sleep I do get will be comfy at least, I can’t wait until I can sleep on my tummy again.

The arm and leg cramps are a nightmare, and who wants to spend £40 on a ‘miracle’ pillow? I’m a shopaholic, but even I can’t justify that!