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Pregnant abroad? 7 great tips to help you cope

Life doesn’t stop when you’re pregnant – and you may indeed have great fun going abroad during the nine months. Indeed, most airlines will let you fly up until 36 weeks. But it can be a daunting thought, especially if it’s your first pregnancy. Ive […]

Getting organised for baby 2

In my attempt to calm my pre-trip panic that sets in every time we go away anywhere I’m writing this post about getting organised for baby 2!! So, on the 2nd August we leave our little island of Praslin to head to the “bright lights” […]

32 weeks pregnant

I am 32 weeks pregnant!  If you missed last week, check out my 31 week pregnancy update.

This week little boy is around 42cm long and weighs around 1.7kg

My measurements
Weight: 62.8kg (+0kg)
Fundal Measurement: 29 inches (+0 inches) * more on this in a moment.

Here’s me this week!
32 weeks pregnant bump shot
I feel like I’m looking extra tired at the moment!!!

So, as you have seen, my measurements have apparently not changed in two weeks.  I had a midwife appointment Thursday morning and got a bit of a telling off (again) I’m not eating enough apparently.  I have no idea why I haven’t put more weight on I have upped my food intake after the last midwife appointment.  I have also continued to take it easy as much as possible with a toddler at home!

My fundal measurement…..not changed, I’ll be honest I’m not convinced of this.  My midwife appointment was done in a big hurry and I’m not convinced that there has been no change at all.
Anyway I was of course still worried about this.

Luckily I had a scan later that morning.  The gynaecologist we saw was fantastic.  She was very reassuring and said that baby was growing perfectly well.  She also said that it’s probably because I am small (I really am at 5ft 2!)….this is something I have been telling myself and all my family have been telling me but it’s really nice to have a professional say it as well!
She said that to make sure she’d book me in for another scan at 36 weeks just to check his growth.  We had this with Arthur as well, due to him being a little small and breach!
In exciting news this little guy isn’t breach yay!

We unfortunately didn’t get a scan picture this time but it was an amazing one, it was absolutely crystal clear…the best one we’ve ever had.  We could clearly see his heart beating, his spine and all his little bones it was beautiful!!

This week, little boys kicks have been painful a lot of the time!  I am always uncomfortable now, at least it feels like it’s all the time!!
I’ve also had heartburn start to kick in, and a rather extreme case of that happened last Saturday night!

I’ve had some Braxton Hicks which I don’t really remember having with Arthur.  One day this week in particular really made me need to sit down and stay down for a while….luckily Arthur was having a nap!

This weeks countdown to our Caesarian date:
32 weeks pregnant.  Countdown to Caesarian section

I think that’s all for this week! I’ll be back next week!

My big fat pregnant Saturday night!

Saturday nights. Ahh the memories, or perhaps the lack there of.  Crawling in (sometimes literally) at 3am.  Staying in bed till midday on Sunday, feeling like death warmed up, watching loads of trash TV. This Saturday, I was up at 3am, feeling like death warmed […]

28 weeks pregnant

I’m 28 weeks pregnant!  That means I’m officially in the third trimester woohoo! If you missed last week, check out my 27 week update This week little boy bump is around 38cm long and is weighing just over a kilo (about as much as an […]

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!!

25 weeks pregnant

I’m 25 weeks pregnant! If you missed last week, check out my 24 week update! This week our little boy is around 35cm long and weighs around 660g which is as much as a swede!  (which reminds me I don’t think I’ve had swede since […]