I can’t believe that Harry is 9 months old today! It has gone so fast and it’s crazy to think that he is now as old as the length of a pregnancy! I know I say this most months but I think 9 months is quite a big one really.
Weight & Size
I had Harry weighed a week or two after my last update and unfortunately he had only put 40g on (for perspective he put 700g on the month before!), so he is only 19lb 7oz now. He was poorly with general colds, a throat infection and teething last month so I’m hoping it’s down to that because he was being sick most meals. It was really horrible to watch and I still dread meal times because I’m so worried about him being sick, but I’m hopeful that he will have put more weight on this month as he already feels more solid again. He is now pretty much exclusively in 9-12 month clothes, with only the odd thing that’s 6-9 months and seems to be randomly huge, so that’s also making me think he has put on more weight.
I can’t believe I’m actually writing this so soon after having my first baby, but I am officially trying for a second. It seems like absolute madness and only about 5 minutes since I had Harry, but there are several reasons why we have started so soon and I thought it would be interesting to document this time in our lives as we are going through it. Especially, as we probably won’t be telling people until 12 weeks if I do become pregnant again, and as I feel that this is a bit like a diary, it will probably be one of the few spaces I talk about being pregnant at the very early stages, so I might as well start at the very beginning.
I went into labour at 38 weeks and 4 days and had Harry the next day so I didn’t experience a lot of the uncomfortable symptoms typical of the third trimester, because I just didn’t get that big. Therefore, I actually really enjoyed the third trimester of my pregnancy with Harry and want to document it on my blog, like I have done with my first and second trimesters (even though Harry is coming up to 9 months old now!).
I finished work at 32 weeks pregnant, which really helped ease my symptoms. I found it really hard working as a midwife (especially on delivery suite) the whole time I was pregnant really, but especially during the third trimester. I experienced quite a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions after work and after night shifts I was completely exhausted, but I was able to add on my annual leave before my maternity leave and could go off quite early, which really helped. I still delivered a baby in the last half hour of my last shift though, which felt like quite a feat at 32 weeks!