Week 30 Pregnancy Update


30 Weeks Pregnant - An Island Family By Grace

I am glad to say that since my last pregnancy update at 21 and a half weeks, other than one episode, I have completely got over my ‘morning’ sickness! I was beginning to feel better then, and now I also have a fair bit more energy. I am still appreciating our quiet activity time after lunch, as I mentioned in my end of school year wrap up, but I am not constantly exhausted now. This week I am 30 weeks pregnant.

I have been continuing to enjoy growing plants out in our polytunnel, although I have to say bending down to do weeding is becoming a little less enjoyable! We are actually in the process of ordering parts to extend our polytunnel at the moment, so we will have much more growing space, which will be great. At the moment our courgettes are beginning to fruit, our potatoes are almost ready to be dug up, some spinach and lettuces are ready, and the pea plants are producing pods, but the other plants are not there yet. Hopefully they will have given us some more food before the end of the season!

Health-wise, I have been very well, and I only have minor complaints such as sore ligaments and being out of breath, which is normal for me during pregnancy, and I am not anaemic. As I mentioned in my Non-Fiction Summer Reading List, I enjoyed reading Helen Saul Case’s book Vitamins and Pregnancy: The Real Story. Although I will not necessarily implement all her recommendations, it has been very reassuring in seeing the large amount of evidence-based research from the UK, US and other countries around the world, that has been done in that area. I have now started reading a new book called Redeeming Childbirth, by Angie Tolpin, which is very encouraging. I had my blood glucose test last week, and I am not expected to have more ultrasound scans during the pregnancy.

I am hoping to deliver our baby in hospital on the island. They did offer me the option of having a home birth, but because of complications with one of our other children’s births, I am happy to be in the midwife-led unit at the hospital. Hopefully that will be possible, and I will not have to travel to the mainland. I can’t imagine a three hour journey while in labour being enjoyable!

I have been continuing to try recipes from the new Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, which I really like, although I have to say I have not been as healthy in my eating as I could have been! I still need to add in more exercise, which I hope to do by having a daily afternoon walk with the children over the summer.

30 Weeks #Pregnant / An Island Family By Grace

If you would like to know what I was wearing in the photos, the skirt was from New Look and the top was from Mothercare (although I bought them both on eBay), and the boots are from Amazon. The black vest (undershirt) was from Fruit of the Loom. I apologise for the grimace, but this was the first sunny day in two weeks, and I was obviously not used to it!

Since my last update, I had ordered newborn size babygros, bodysuits and a pram suit, so I am feeling a bit more organised now. I still can’t believe how small they are though!

As I only have about 10 weeks to go until my due date, things are feeling quite exciting! What are you looking forward to this summer? Please comment and let me know.


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16 Comments on “Week 30 Pregnancy Update

    • Thank you Alisha! I agree- my current ‘baby’ is 7, and it will be lovely to have a little one again. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  1. Glad that you are so well. Hope you have a happy summer walking round the Island and that the midges aren’t too bad.

    I need to increase my exercise levels too so that is a bit of a summer aim although I haven’t worked out sufficiently concrete ideas yet!

    • Thank you Sarah 🙂 The midges are OK at the moment, but we’ll see what happens over the next few months! Hope you also manage to fit some exercise into your summer- my motivation is a bit lacking at the moment!

  2. Beautiful Gwen!
    I am so tired also. If we do anything in the morning I am worn out in the afternoon and have to take a nap or rest. I have been enjoying slower days. I so wish we could get out and walk. It’s so hot here! We go to the beach or pool and then come straight back home. I have had to work out at home. That’s so nice that you don’t have to go to the mainland. I can’t imagine traveling that long while in labor.
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    • Thanks Rebekah! Yes, I can relate to the tiredness. Now I am past that really tired, sicky phase, I am still having a lie down after lunch, but trying not to fall asleep, as I feel yucky when I wake up. It is definitely not hot here, though! Hope it cools down for you a bit soon 🙂

  3. So good that you have a hospital on the island. I imagine you will be well looked after, and so much better than having to make a long trek.

    • Thank you Barbara. Yes, much better than a long journey, and the staff are lovely here 🙂

    • Thank you Terri! No doubt it will mostly go quickly. Our youngest daughter was born 3 weeks early, so it could be even sooner!

    • Thank you 🙂 Yes, I am a bit tired now, although mainly because I am finding it hard to sleep so well. Thankfully everyone else in the family is helping, and I am having a lie down after lunch each day! Thanks for your comment Mica.

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