Pregnancy week 30: needing sleep

December 4, 2011

View of London and The Shard from CentrepointView of Oxford Street at night from Centrepoint

This post about my 30th week of pregnancy is actually bought to you from all the way over at 31 + 5 weeks; I’m hoping the baby doesn’t inherit my lateness gene.

I could blame this momentary blogging-lapse on the third trimester catching up with me (at this point I went back to being unbelievably tired, especially mid-afternoon and when faced with the walk home from the train station up a hill, and two flights of stairs). However, this seems churlish in light of the positives we’re now getting in return, such as feeling strong kicks all the time and there only being about ten weeks until we get to meet the baby in person.

As I said in my previous post, having arrived at 30 weeks does seem like a significant milestone…although most of being pregnant seems to be about tiny steps to the next big one; double figures, the twelve week mark, the next scan, the third trimester. However, as well as reaching the dizzying heights of the baby 30’s, this week I was also pretty high up with an amazing night view across London, hence the photos. Our – festively early – work Christmas party was in the bar at the top of Centre Point. I lasted until about 10pm before heading home to bed.

Thirty weeks pregnant baby bump photoThirty weeks pregnant baby bump photo

And as I’ve not posted one for a while, here’s some updated bump shots.

I think it’s fair to say I’m now finally looking properly pregnant (no-one has said to me ‘but your bump is TINY!’ for a while).

However I also look, as my mum pointed out, as if I’ve had a very long day…I’m off for a nap.


  • Melaina25

    December 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I think you look super cute!

    1. gillian

      December 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      That makes me feel a lot better, thank you! (And I’ll tell my mum you said that :-))

  • angelsandurchinsblog

    December 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    V. impressed that you lasted till 10pm! I can barely last till the childrens’ bedtimes these days.

  • angelsandurchinsblog

    December 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Not sure if my last post got through, but am impressed you lasted till 10pm!

    1. gillian

      December 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Just found your comments caught in my spam filter – sorry about that! I’m amazed I lasted that long too – I suspect my days of staying out late are long gone 🙂

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