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36 Confessions At 36 Weeks Pregnant

Things are very, very busy at the moment, and it has been very overwhelming and stressful. However stressed I have become, I am proud to say that I have struggled through it and not let it keep me down or keep me in bed. That said, writing has very much taken a back seat. It’s sitting so far away I can barely see it.

So, I thought that posting another ‘listicle’ blog post would not only get me writing again (somewhat) but also take some of the pressure off.

  1. I forget how big my stomach actually is and am always reminded when exiting a toilet cubicle.
  2. I always need a wee.
  3. Thrush is the most irritating and relentless side effect of pregnancy, especially in the third trimester.
  4. I miss being able to sit on the floor and create.
  5. I haven’t worn a pair of jeans in about 4 months.
  6. My wardrobe consists of leggings, my younger brother’s t-shirts and jumpers, pencil skirts (that sit under my boobs) and more leggings.
  7. I can’t wait to wear ‘normal’ things again.
  8. My feet swelled up so much that I wore my mum’s size 7 (I’m a size 5) flip-flops when going for a walk.
  9. Every time I see a baby I nudge my SO and say; “We’re gonna have one of them.”
  10. I am super grateful to be having a girl when I see toddler-aged boys running around.
  11. I still haven’t got everything ready for her arrival.
  12. Her kicks are a mixture of the following; reassuring, comforting, annoying (when I’m trying to sleep), creepy and kinda lovely.
  13. I haven’t sung to her yet.
  14. I somewhat believe that we have a telepathic connection whilst she is still in my belly.
  15. I have had a few sips of red wine in the last few weeks.
  16. I stick my bump out even more if I am waiting to cross the street/get a seat on a bus.
  17. My boobs definitely need to be re-measured.
  18. Some days I can’t wait to no longer be pregnant, mostly for selfish reasons.
  19. I have woken up in the night absolutely terrified of her arrival.
  20. I like to tell myself that she’s going to be a ‘chill’ baby.
  21. I’m amazed that my recent high-stress and high-anxiety levels seem to have no affect on her whatsoever.
  22. I really miss going running.
  23. Some days my heart is completely full of love for her.
  24. I really hope she has dark hair.
  25. I sometimes look at other mothers with more than one baby and think; “Why would you want to be pregnant more than once?!”
  26. I’m scared to be seen as a ‘bad mother’ for wanting a C-Section.
  27. My knees, hips and back ache a lot after just walking.
  28. I probably haven’t done as many kegel exercises as I should have.
  29. I’m a little nervous about my post-birth body.
  30. I am looking forward to sleeping on my front and back again.
  31. I worry when I haven’t felt her kick in a wee while.
  32. The shape of my belly changes depending on the time of day and position I am in.
  33. I’ve realised that my belly button is not in the middle of my stomach.
  34. Resting can be boring but very necessary.
  35. I have been sleeping with her cuddly toy elephant for 6 months now and can’t imagine not having it in my bed.
  36. Did I mention I was terrified?


  1. Gypsie

    I love this! I’m not even half way there yet and can already totally relate to some of this! Some of it made me laugh and some made me slightly terrified for the rest of my pregnancy but loved reading all of it! Good luck and sending love ❤️

    1. Lauren

      Hope I didn’t scare you too much! Congrats on your pregnancy 🙂 If you ever wanna chat pregnancy with anyone feel free to get in touch x

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