Baby Number Two

26 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Two}

I feel like the weeks are flying by now and I can’t believe that my next update will mark the beginning of the third and final trimester. So many people told me how your second pregnancy whizzes by compared to the first and oh boy, it is so true.

HOW FAR ALONG?

26 weeks & 2 days

DUE DATE?

14th June 2017 – Less than 100 days to go until my due date!!

GENDER?

Boy!

HOW’S BABY DOING?

At week 26, baby weighs as much as a red cabbage! Which is about 1.7lbs. From head to heel he is now over 14 inches long. According to my app, babies growing body is supported by his strengthening spine, which now has 150 joints, 33 rings and 1,000 ligaments! Which is just crazy! Our baby boy’s taste buds are now fully developed, his nostrils are beginning to open and his mouth and lips are becoming more sensitive. 

WEIGHT CHANGE?
I have been making a conscious effort to eat healthier the past couple of weeks and have cut right down on the amount of treats I’m allowing myself. I’m feeling so much better for it but but I have also been weighing myself much less frequently so I’m not sure what my weight is at the moment. Although I’m starting to feel huge now and have really noticed the extra weight gain in my face, which I haaaaate! 

SYMPTOMS?

My main pregnancy symptom over the past couple of weeks has been my crazy emotions. They are all over the place and I’ve had quite a few teary moments lately. I’ve also been super thirsty which has been worrying me slightly as I know it can be a sign of Gestational Diabetes. I am booked in for my blood test in a couple of weeks to check and I have everything crossed that I don’t have it. 

MOVEMENT?

Baby boy is extremely active now which is always so reassuring! It feels like he is constantly on the go, squirming and wiggling about in there. Although, I did have a bit of a panic last week as I realised I couldn’t remember the last time I had felt him move. I tried the usual laying on my side, having a glass of cold water and something sugary to eat but he still didn’t move. As this was very unusual I went up to the maternity ward to get checked over and thankfully all was fine. As soon as the midwife touched my bump he started wiggling and she had no problems finding his heartbeat! Little monkey is keeping us on our toes already!

STRETCHMARKS?

No new ones that I can see yet. I am still using my secret saviours band with the day gel every day and then using the night cream before bed each night. I absolutely adore the smell of both of the products and genuinely look forward to using them!  

SLEEP?

Sleep is really hit and miss lately. I either sleep really well and don’t wake at all or I find myself counting sheep at 1am, 3am and 5am. I also feel super tired during the afternoons and could definitely take a nap at my desk if I had the chance.

CRAVINGS?

Honey! I literally can’t get enough of the stuff. I have been especially loving honey and banana on toast and greek yoghurt topped with a drizzle of honey too. Better than the sausage rolls I suppose πŸ˜‰

HOW I’M FEELING?

I found week 24 really tough and found myself in tears almost daily for various crazy reasons. My emotions seem to be settling down a bit again thank god. Apart from that I’m feeling okay. I’m looking forward to my midwife appointment next week so that I can discuss my home birth in a bit more detail. 

MISS ANYTHING?

For the first time I think probably EVER I have been fancying an alcoholic beverage. I rarely drink so this totally took me by surprise. I’ve been having some slimline tonic with fresh lime and just pretending its a G&T instead! 

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?

A couple of weeks back I won a Selfish Mother tee and have been loving wearing that with ripped jeans and an oversized cardigan. I’ve been thinking about picking up some new bits for Spring, especially tops as mine are all becoming too small now. I think I will probably just pick up some over sized shirts/ shirt dresses that will see me through the last few months of my pregnancy as the weather gets warmer and that I can also wear afterwards which are suitable for breastfeeding. 

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?

I got my hair done at the weekend and it’s amazing what a little self care can do for your confidence. I went a bit blonder and a bit shorter and I’m really pleased with it! 

LOOKING FORWARD TO?

My next midwife appointment as it feels like forever since I last saw her! Josh and I have also got plans to go out for Sushi at one of our favourite restaurants next week which I can’t wait for. 

 

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Harriet XO

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