24 weeks pregnant – 2nd baby | Insomnia and viability

Life with a toddler, Parenting, Pregnancy, Pregnancy diary

This is a short short post, apologies for not being good with these updates, hopefully I’m hitting some significant milestones! My last update was at 19 weeks and to highlight exactly how the weeks are flying by, I have a 22 week update sat in drafts… Oops! I’m now 24 weeks pregnant with Baby #2 which means viability, something I was so pleased to reach with H, and again this time round. It feels like a big deal.

24 weeks pregnant with my second baby

Pregnancy is flying by and I’m shocked that baby will be here in about 16 weeks. Like with Toddler H, my gut says they’ll be a tiny bit early. Fingers crossed anyway they’re at least on time as I don’t fancy being pregnant in too much hot weather! I do still forget I’m pregnant at times though!

 

So how am I feeling?

 

Shattered and struggling to sleep. I thought this was because I’m uncomfy in bed, but now it seems it that and big baby kicks! This sedate calm baby is developing her big sister’s kicking style – huge whollops!

 

Insomnia?

 

Big style! I’m waking and struggling to go to sleep. I don’t think I can blame kicks or pain or all of it either. I’m just wide awake. No reason. Just eyes wide awake.

 

Bump…

I posted this bump picture on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, at 23 weeks…

Here’s a 23 week/24 week piccy..

 

1st pregnancy vs 2nd pregnancy bump at 23 weeks and 24 weeks

Getting bigger! I’m sure thatΒ comparison of me at 23 weeks with H and 24 with Baby #2 definitely shows I’m bigger second time round. Though comparing the two 23 week photos, there isn’t much in it. Maybe my feeling that I suddenly popped (and all the comments I’ve had the last few days), I really have popped between 24 and 24.5 weeks.

 

The juggling act?

 

A 2 year old and pregnant…

This has been a hard hard week, it’s been half term and all our usual play groups and classes have been cancelled. It’s so hard to keep such an active toddler occupied, and H does thrive on her usual routine. I overdid it at the park on Tuesday, and H did too. Don’t get me wrong we had a fab time with her friends and me chatting with my friends, their mummies, as my comment on this photo atests to…

After playtime in the huge new park in Cheltenham to tire the toddler out, I was shattered. Sometimes I do forget I'm #pregnant! It's weird to think that baby will be here in 16 weeks, it doesn't really sound too long now. It's over 6 months since we last went to Pitville and H is now able to do most things, however I think even a month or two ago she would have been too young still. Needless to say her and her friends had a fantastic time getting braver and braver. There is a lot to be said about doing these sorts of things with their friends – they'd never do half of it on their own, or let go of mummy's hand but they will with their friends… Trampoline jumping on their own was a shock given they were so uncertain about just standing on the trampolines never mind letting go of mummy's hands when they first tried them yesterday. #toddlerfriends #pregnancy #cheltenham #pitvillepark #playpark

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However, she then didn’t nap and has been overtired since. We both had a rubbish day – she went hyper and I just cried when hubby got home. Anyway I’ve now come to visit my parents for a few days as their plans changed so, my original plan of visiting them next week suddenly moved forward.

I’m hoping for some respite and rest while I’m here.

 

That’s it for now…. apart from mentioning…

Pregnancg cravings:

I’m still eating all the cake, chocolate and endulging in a coffee once in a while to get through and satisfy those cravings … Oh and some cheese and pickle sandwiches for lunch!

 

My recent Pregnancy posts:

And of course all of my weekly Happy List posts (which I link up to the HappyDaysLinky) include my weekly updates in all things mummy, toddler and pregnancy!

My weekly Happy Lists

 

 

Lynne xx

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    Talya
    February 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Oh man the insomnia is so cruel just when you need to be getting your zzzzzs in…damn biology! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo
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    five little doves
    February 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    What a gorgeous bump! And yay for viability, always a lovely milestone to reach! #coolmumclub

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    Mum in Brum
    February 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Congrats on reaching 24 weeks! I’m creeping up behind you now and can’t believe we have the 20 week scan next week. We been full of cold and other germs so I can’t tell if the pregnancy is really affecting me or now. The insomnia is starting to kick in a little and I know it will start to get worse soon – think I’ll just get up and do some blogging in the middle of the night! Love the bump pics xx #coolmumclub

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    Briony
    February 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    You are not 24 weeks already! That has flown by. Insomnia sucks, I wish I had some words of wisdom but I do not. Xx

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    Lula Mercer
    February 24, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Insomnia sounds awful! πŸ™ I hope you get more/better sleep soon. Congratulations on reaching 24 weeks by the way! X #TheList

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    Helen
    February 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Aww I hear you when it comes to tiredness and trying to juggle being pregnant and having a toddler! I’m currently 26 weeks pregnant with my second baby and it is positively exhausting at times. Sorry to hear you’re struggling to sleep too – have you tried This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray? I love it for helping me relax πŸ™‚ #MaternityMondays

    Helen x

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    Ami Elizabeth
    February 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Ah viability is such a milestone isn’t it! I was so relieved when I reached 24 weeks. I really struggled at 24 & 25 weeks with insomnia and back ache, now 27 weeks and either I’m used to it or just coping better! Hope you begin to get some sleep again x x #MaternityMondays

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    farmerswifeandmummy
    February 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Ugh it’s so tough with a toddler. There’s a 4 year gap between my first two and that was sooooo much easier than the two year gap with this one. I feel your pain and it makes the insomnia even more annoying. Keep going love you can do it. #MaternityMondays

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    Crummy Mummy
    March 2, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    How exciting! Writing this with my two week old in my arms & being 24 weeks pregnant seems like a long time ago now! #thelistlinky
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