26 weeks pregnant

I’m 26 weeks pregnant.
If you missed last week, check out my 25 week update

This week our little guy is around 36 cm long and weighs around 760g (apparently the same weight as a red cabbage, who knew!?)
That is more than 100g in a week so he’s definitely starting to pile some fat on now!!  Grow little baby grow!!
Apparently he is also starting to practice breathing movements, doing little inhales and exhales of amniotic fluid….amazing!

This weeks bump Measurement: 40.5 inches (no change this week!)
This months weight: 61.1kg (+1.7kg in one month)

Here’s me this week:
26 weeks pregnant

So this week has been pretty busy.  Still have mum and dad here which is nice, although they leave on Sunday so it will be back to reality next week!

I had a pre-natal massage on Tuesday which was so so nice!  I would totally recommend to any pregnant lady because it really does feel amazing!  As I mentioned last week I’ve been getting a sore back and hips and it really helped ease that up, for a couple of days at least!!
I’m still enjoying my online pregnancy fitness class, if you want to know any more about it check out my review!

Thursday I had my monthly midwife appointment.
She did my first fundal measurement, and told me I was a little small for dates saying I was around 22cm when I should be about 25cm.  I was told not to worry but that I should eat more protein and vitamin C.  Of course I was worried anyway but Mum and Dad reminded me that I measured small with Arthur too and he’s totally fine 🙂
Next time I go I’ll get her to show me my measurements with Arthur to compare!
I also got to hear baby boy’s heartbeat which was really lovely and was told it was 145 bpm which apparently is normal so that’s good news!!

I told my midwife that I wanted to book in for a Caesarian section this time round.  With Arthur I had a elcs due to him being breach.  I have been told I can try to have a natural birth this time round but in all honesty the thought of having to have an emergency Caesarian due to complications from first Caesarian absolutely terrifies me.  I’d rather know that both me and the baby are safe from the start.
I’m sure there are some that may judge me for that but it’s a decision that me and my family think is best.

From now on my midwife appointments will be twice monthly so I have another at the end of May.  I’ll start from then including the fundal measurements in my stats at the top of the posts!

I’ve just measured my bump around my belly button and as you can see by my measurements at the top there has been no change this week in measurement.  I’m not going to freak out about this, I’m getting loads of kicks, in fact huge kicks this week.  I also know that little boy is shifting about a lot in there so perhaps he’s just laying differently to how he was last week!  If no change by midwife appointment at the end of the month or my movements decrease I’ll obviously go down to see someone straight away….but for now I’m going to be rather unlike myself and remain rational and calm about it all haha!  My bump feels bigger and my mum says it looks different, like a bit pointier!!!!

My belly button has well and truly popped which grosses me out no end.  I’ll be honest, it looks a whole lot like a cats bum!!!  You can see it through my tops if I wear something tight, I wore a plaster over it last time and I think I’ll be doing the same this time!!!

I think that’s all for today!  I’ll be back next week with my next update!!

6 thoughts on “26 weeks pregnant”

  • I can just see Arthur getting cross with his little brother and saying, ‘well I was bigger than you IN THE WOMB’ ;). Seriously it’s funny to think of a little brother to Arthur and how he might be similar and different. Arthur and him will have an amazing time learning from each other.

    As for decisions, you have to make them in the best way for you and your family. I don’t think anyone else can have all the information about the pros and cons for you and how you all feel about it so while they may be able to give you different experiences they have had or other information I don’t think anyone can or should judge. I certainly can’t, the belly button thing was news to me! Sounds from my limited experience like you are making totally the right decision.

    • It’s funny, this week I’m definitely feeling incredibly pregnant haha!! Thank you lovely 🙂 it is definitely flying by this time round! Xx

  • The cats bum bit made me chuckle a bit, I hate the way belly buttons get all weird. Having a biiiig catch up on blog reading now. I completely understand about the c section thing, we had an emergency one and it was horrible. This time we’ve been told its the same kind of risks so I would rather go for a section and be done with it rather than spend all my weeks worrying!
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    • Exactly!! Why put yourself through all those weeks of worrying about the unknown, it’s good to hear that it’s not just me 🙂
      Haha belly buttons really are horrible!! Xx

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