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!
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.
I posted this bump picture on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, at 23 weeks…
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Hello 23 week bump! I've been really rubbish at taking #bump photos… I NEED to get better! I'm hoping to do a comparison to bump with H vs with this baby. But that's only possible if I actually take photos! All I seem to take are #blog photos and, like most #parents, Toddler H photos. Let's see I can remember later this week #blamingbabybrain #pregnantblogger #23weekspregnant #meetothermums #mummylife #preggo #pregnancybump
Here’s a 23 week/24 week piccy..
Getting bigger! I’m sure that 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…
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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
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…
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:
- Maternity clothes from Love The Sales
- Becoming a sibling – my hopes for Toddler H
- Pregnancy scan nerves
- Surviving a winter cold when pregnant
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