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36 Weeks Pregnant – Bump Update

This could be my last update at 36 weeks pregnant. I was early with the gremlin going into labour at 39 weeks and 3 days. I do have a sneaky feeling this one may also be early but I’m not sure how much by! You can read my previous update here.

I had a little scare a couple of weeks ago as the midwife thought Piglet was breech! I wasn’t sure. She is coming back to see me on Monday for a home visit and to plan the birth. However, at the gremlin’s birthday party my oldest school friend who happens to be an obstetrician, had a feel. She assured me Piglet was head down, as I had suspected. In fact she could only feel her neck and shoulders, as the head was so low! My Mum got a good feel of the hip bones and her bum and we saw some really big kicking. Incredible really! Fingers crossed she doesn’t move and is ready to be born.

So how am I?

Symptoms at 36 Weeks Pregnant

Basically, when I overdo it (which I do a lot) or get a bad night’s sleep, I’m knackered. Kind of obvious really! The gremlin’s birthday (which was AMAZING and I will write about soon) wiped me out and we have had some early rises and night wakes. This has been hard. I am getting lots of Braxton Hicks and generally getting up and down to play with the gremlin is getting harder. I did have a bit of nausea a couple of weeks ago but that seemed to go; midwife thought a possible growth spurt when I saw her. I’m still getting some colostrum leakage. That’s about it really!

Food and Cravings

I don’t really think I have any. My appetite has cranked up again, especially in the mornings when at work but I reckon that’s the little chunk just getting fat now inside me. I’m still enjoying all foods but am fuller quicker. I just thank my lucky stars I don’t get heartburn or indigestion.

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Still going! I have slowed down with the frequency and as soon as I go on maternity leave I want to go swimming a few times. Piglet is really active during my sessions and wiggles all over. I do get some Braxton Hicks but nothing too bad. I must admit I am BORED. Exercising alone, the bike and cross trainer and sit down weights are starting to do my nut in. I’m looking forward to easing myself into it again slowly after Piglet comes and finally getting back to my usual High Intensity classes, spinning and Pump.

exercise at 36 weeks pregnant

My Body

It’s not really changed much apart from the obvious increasing bump. I weighed myself again recently and had not gained much since my check a good while ago. Everything still fits around bum and legs; just not always the bump. Still don’t have any stretch marks and after reading some posts on some of the Facebook groups I follow, I am soooo grateful to have not suffered SPD or hip pain. I really feel for some of the girls, especially the ones with little ones already.


My Feelings at 36 Weeks Pregnant

Excited!! I really can’t wait for Piglet to come now. I want to meet her, see what she is like and looks like. I’m going to write a post on my thoughts on my second labour but at the moment it’s not really in my head. I have half packed my bags and I finish work on Friday. This is a really strange feeling. Another year out feels insane. I’m still pretty happy in my skin and feeling confident. Just a bit of a waiting game now.

The Gremlin

She has started to show a bit more interest in my bump now I’m 36 weeks pregnant and is willing to feel her sister’s feet and big movements. She talks a lot about her baby sister coming and what she wants to do and her little future plans (very cute). There is a lot of cuddling and kissing the bump as well. We have involved her as much as we can and still think it could go either way when her sister is born! I’m going to write a bit on what we have tried to do to prepare her (not lots really)!! I think the main thing is I have been spending time playing with her; she had a fab birthday and we have been giving her lots of love.


So there you have it.

Will I be back at 40 weeks??




  1. August 30, 2016 / 6:46 am

    Oh gosh how exciting not far along now. I really hope things go smoothly for you! I can’t believe you have continued going to the gym! I can’t even manage to go and I have no excuse haha. I think when we have other children, we’re just going to try and get Evie involved as much as possible, especially when other guests come to see the new baby, I don’t want her to feel left out and I’m sure your little one will feel the same, she will love it 🙂 #twinklytuesday

  2. ShireDad
    August 30, 2016 / 7:26 am

    Not long to go now! I’m sure the Gremlin will love her daughter when she arrives. #twinklytuesday

  3. August 30, 2016 / 8:31 am

    You are amazing still exercising and going to the gym! Not long for you now, can’t wait to hear the big news! I need to start doing some things to prepare leo for his new brother, he kinda knows what’s going on and seems excited but I don’t know what will happen once baby is actually here!xx #TwinklyTuesday

  4. August 30, 2016 / 8:52 am

    How exciting! I cant believe that your little lady is almost here now. Its lovely reading your bump update, you are doing so well and look fab! Im so impressed that you’ve managed to keep up your fitness during your second pregnancy, the one thing I wish I did! Cant wait for the next update 🙂 Emily #TwinklyTuesday

  5. August 30, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Aw not long at all now! You’ve done so well to carry on still going to the gym and work, and all with a little one already – you’re like a warrior woman!! That’s great to hear that you’ve not had stretchmarks or hip pain. I love that denim shirt dress, you look lovely. Can’t wait to hear all about the new arrival! xx #TwinklyTuesday

  6. August 30, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Ooh so exciting! Good luck – interested to see if there will be a week 40 update! x

  7. August 30, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Such exciting times, I hope you have a little longer to spend with the gremlin before piglet comes along. It’s a precious time for your ‘only child’ before she becomes a sister. Your bump is looking fab, can’t believe you are so active going to the gym…respect is due! #TwinklyTuesday

  8. Lisa
    August 30, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    your still so small for 39 weeks!! im 39 too and i feel like a house!! haha.
    I hope everything goes well for you 🙂
    P.s I love that giraffe photo!!

  9. August 30, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Not long to go now! So exciting. I am 8 days away from my due date and getting nervous now! I saw your picture on instagram and it made me laugh. You have such a neat bump! #TwinklyTuesdays

  10. August 30, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Oooooh how exciting, not long to go now! Sorry, you’ve probably heard that left, right and centre. It’s lovely the Gremlin is so excited and has plans for her and her little sister – that is very cute. Enjoy your last week, and hope you get a bit of time off before Piglet arrives xx

  11. Soppy mum (Sara)
    August 31, 2016 / 7:02 am

    You look amazing!! Enjoy the last couple of weeks (if you have them) and look forward to new baby pictures!!! #bestandworst

  12. Kerry
    August 31, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Wow, you look amazing! I didn’t do any exercise at all when I was pregnant, although did work a full time caring job up until 3 weeks before due date. I had horrendous heartburn also, had to sleep sitting up! #bestandworst

  13. August 31, 2016 / 8:26 am

    You’re doing so well for 36 weeks! I was seriously narked by that point and my bump was a lot smaller. That said – Piglet turned up at 36+2 so clearly I wasn’t feeling good for a reason haha I hope your last few weeks pass smoothly #bestandworst

  14. August 31, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Can’t believe you’re already 36 weeks – not long to go now! Lovely update and glad to hear that Piglet doesn’t appear to be breech after all. I’m so impressed that you’re still managing to keep up with exercise at this stage and I love that your little gremlin has been giving your bump kisses and cuddles and talking about her future plans with her little sister – I am sure she is going to be a wonderful big sister. #twinklytuesday

  15. August 31, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Just a little way to go. Can’t wait on the update. #bestandworst

  16. Natasha Mairs
    August 31, 2016 / 9:29 am

    how exciting, just 4 more weeks left. can’t wait to see the baby photos #bestandworst

  17. August 31, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Ohh not long to go now hun, I’m not too sure you will be writing a 40 week update as that bump low!! Looking gorg as always 🙂 #bestandworst

  18. From Day Dot
    August 31, 2016 / 10:19 am

    It sounds like you’re doing so well! I’m 30 weeks so it’s good to read forwards and see what I could expect. I can’t imagine being able to feel my baby’s body parts from a feel of the bump, it must be so weird! Good luck for the rest of your pregnancy, however long it may be! #bestandworst

  19. Jaki
    August 31, 2016 / 10:54 am

    So excited for you. It’s frightening how fast it all goes isn’t it? Waiting with baited breath to hear the news! Lots of luck to you. x #bestandworst

  20. August 31, 2016 / 11:13 am

    awww not long at all is it! you are lucky re no heartburn. I drank soooo much gaviscon! #twinklytuesday

  21. August 31, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    You look fab and it’s been lovely seeing your bump growing. I had to take it easy throughout my pregnancy because of having a cervical stitch and I feel your pain. It was very boring just sitting on the exercise bike for 6 months but better than nothing. #bestandworst

  22. August 31, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    She’s not breech! I’m so happy for you! All that worry for nothing. That baby is ready to meet her mommy. #bestandworst

  23. Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby
    August 31, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Lovely bump… how exciting, not long to go now… Hope everything goes well with the birth of piglet. Good luck! #bestandworst

  24. August 31, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    At 36 weeks I had constant heartburn and barely moved I was that tired and achey. Go you showing us all how it’s done. #bestandworst

  25. August 31, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I finally made it back to the gym today, as my bump was starting to look a lot like yours. Good for you for sticking with it. If we don’t cross paths in the meantime, good luck Sarah.

  26. August 31, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Oh, exciting times. We have a new baby in the family (noooo, not mine, he is my nephew). At jus two weeks old he is still looks like a little wrinkled tortoise, gorgeous

  27. Briony
    August 31, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Not long now. How exciting!! It will be interesting to see how Gremlin reacts to being a big sister, I just don’t think you can predict it. I’m a bit jealous you haven’t been getting heartburn, I got it so badly whilst I was pregnant, I should have taken out shares in Rennies!! Looking forward to your next update #bestandworst

  28. Petite Words
    August 31, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Such an exciting time, I’ve just tuned in at the end of all the bump updates, but the beginning of all the fun of course! Enjoy it all and good luck (: #TwinklyTuesday

  29. August 31, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    revisiting from #bestandworst – you look great! good luck 🙂

  30. mummy here and there
    August 31, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I love the idea of using the bump for a holder, hehe! Won’t be long now, I gave birth to my son at 37 weeks 😉 Your so blessed to not have no heartburn, that symton is horrific X #bestandworst

  31. Nige
    August 31, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Not long to go now great that you are still in the gym great update thanks for hosting

  32. September 1, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Back again from #bestandworst. ..thanks for hosting xx

  33. September 1, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Wow; it really is so incredible. You will meet her so very soon. AND you look incredible by the way! #bestandworst

  34. September 1, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    I’m only 17 weeks and already can’t wait to get back to my pre-pregnancy exercise routine. I’m still running but I’m becoming much slower and it’s frustrating not being able to do my usual sit ups etc. So inconvenient!!! #bestandworst

  35. September 1, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    It sounds like you and the little one are doing great! So glad she isn’t breech. Good luck in these final weeks. Hope you have a safe and easy delivery. #Bestandworst

  36. September 4, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    That’s so sweet that your little girl is showing more interest, it’s cute the way they view things. I still can’t get over your exercising I think it’s brilliant and to be honest, probably why you’re in such good shape and not suffering with SPD. I’m so looking forward to a birth update but you never know we may have another bump update at 40 weeks! x #bestandworst

  37. Mrs C
    September 6, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Not long now! your fitness is going to so help with the labour and recovery – wish I’d been as fit! Mrs C x #bestandworst

  38. September 6, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Ooh not long now! Sounds like everything’s going well. My first was born at 39 and 3 too. Second at 40 and 4. Not far past due date really & nowhere near overdue, but it felt like forever I think partly because I hadn’t reached the due date & the midwife appt & sweep the first time so it already felt late just by reaching DD! Still, after labour & delivery was under an hour & accidentally at home, I felt I should have complained less about how slow she was being – I think she took me too seriously! 😀 Good luck with it all!

  39. Mummy in a TuTu (@mummyinatutu)
    September 7, 2016 / 5:57 am

    Im glad pregnancy is going so well – you look amazing and I cant believe you go to the gym!! Puts my pregnancy to shame!
    Thanks for hosting #bestandworst