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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 […]

24 weeks pregnant

I’m now 24 weeks pregnant. If you missed last weeks post, take a read of my 23 week update! Little baby boy is around the length of an ear of corn (mmmm corn on the cob!) around 30cm!  This seems big all of a sudden!! […]

22 weeks pregnant

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant.
I totally forgot to do my pregnancy update last week!    But if you didn’t catch my 20 week update check it out!

This week baby boy is apparently the size of a spaghetti squash (nope, I don’t know what that is either!) but he is around 28cm head to toe and weighs about half a kilo!

Here’s me this week:

Bump Measurement: 37.5 inches (only +1 inch in three weeks which shocked me as I feel so much bigger!!)

Weight: 59.4kg (+3.2kg in one month Wow!!!!!)

Getting lots and lots of movement still from our little guy which is still amazing!  I love watching my tummy move from his kicks!

I had a midwife appointment this week and all was normal!  Nothing exciting to report there, booked in to see her again in a months time!

We’ve been out and about lots the last couple of weeks as Mark has been off work!  It’s been great to be doing lots of walking around and of course it’s good to have the energy to do that too at the moment!  It’s good timing before tiredness kicks in again in the third trimester!
One day last week we went to the island of La Digue and probably walked a little too far but I slept very well that night and was fine the next morning!
It’s been good to remind myself that I can (and should be) still be walking good distances!!
I’m also about to start an online pregnancy fitness programme which I’m really excited about!  I’ll be blogging more about that soon!!

April is the hottest time of year in Seychelles and it really has been hot!   It can be hard when it’s like this to drink enough water when you’re not pregnant so it definitely is harder to keep on top of it being pregnant (and running after a toddler)

This week I had my birthday so I took the opportunity to dress up a little which I never do these days so here’s me and the bump a little dolled up!

I thought I’d got over the cravings stage but this week I have not been able to get enough of grapefruit and lemonade together!  So yummy!!  I find it interesting that all my cravings have been for sharp tasting thigs!!

Still no name decisions have been made!!!

I’ll be back next week with my 23 week pregnancy update!

Maternity Matters~ Ghostwritermummy

20 weeks pregnant (halfway there!)

I’m now 20 weeks pregnant!  Halfway woohoo! This post is a day late, I totally lost track of days with Mark being off for Easter holidays!! If you missed last week, check out my 19 week update!! So up to now measurements for little boy […]

19 weeks pregnant and the big reveal!

I’m now 19 weeks pregnant! If you missed it check out last weeks update! This week Seychelles baba is as big as an heirloom  tomato (whatever that is!) which is more than 15cm crown to rump!  Also baby can apparently now start to hear my […]

18 weeks pregnant

I’m now 18 weeks pregnant!
Apparently little Seychelles baba is around the size of a bell pepper (over 14cm long crown to rump!) and is doing lots of arms and legs movement!!
If you missed last week take a read of my 17 week pregnancy update

Here’s me this week:

18 weeks pregnant


Bump measurement:36 inches (+0.5 inches from last week)

Weight: 56.2 kg (plus 1.2kg) 


I’ve been feeling lots of movements this week which is so lovely!  I’m so happy to have reached this stage because feeling those kicks is just the best thing in the world!  It totally makes up for the less nice things about pregnancy!!

I’ve also been having a bit of pain in my c-section scar.  I’ve done some reading and spoke to my midwife (as well as some lovely people on twitter!) and all seems pretty normal, it’s just down to my growing bump! 

We are really excited as at my midwife appointment yesterday I was given my scan date,   it’s next Thursday!  We can’t wait to see our baby again and hopefully find out that all is well in there and fingers crossed be able to see if we are having a boy or a girl!!

I had a bit of a realisation yesterday too that I need to carry Arthur less!  We were out and about a lot yesterday and it ment lots of picking him up for me and by last night I was aching all over it was not nice!!!

We’ve not thought really any more about names.  We thought all along that we’d wait to look until we knew if we were having a boy or a girl!  I’m excited to start looking properly again next week!

That’s it for now! I’ll be back next week with my 18 week pregnancy update and the results of the scan!!


17 weeks pregnant

I’m 17 weeks pregnant! If you missed it, check out my 16 weeks pregnant post! So this week Seychelles baba apparently weighs as much as a turnip (140g) and is around 13cm crown to rump!!  Also it can move all it’s joints and the little […]