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Pregnancy Diary Week 20

Pregnancy Diary Week 20

Pregnancy Diary Week 20 – We’ve hit the half way mark and the bump is growing nicely.

Pregnancy Diary Week 20

Our scan is booked for Monday and I’m really excited to be able to see the baby again.

I rang and asked if it was okay for Isabelle to come with us so that she could see the baby rather than just know it’s there. As she’s seven they said it was fine.

We went to I ibounce on Sunday so that Isabelle could burn off some energy. She loved it although I think Daddy was a bit more than knackered when he was finished.

Scan Day

We dropped Isabelle off at school and picked her up at 11am as arranged. We had to make her a packed lunch otherwise the poor thing wouldn’t get any lunch. As with any outing where we take food this was the focus – she wanted to eat her lunch!

We waited ages on the waiting room as usual and finally our name was called.

The sonographer was not at all happy that Isabelle was with us and wanted to know who had given us permission as it’s not hospital policy to allow children as it’s distracting. I totally understand that but assured her that Isabelle was quite capable of sitting quietly (fingers crossed).

The baby was lying in a really awkward position facing downwards and towards my spine. This made taking measurements really difficult.

The image of the baby wasn’t that great either. We saw arms and legs but it wasn’t a clear whole baby like in previous scans.

Isabelle thought that the baby looked like a fishbone and was more interested in getting inside her packed lunch box.

After much jumping and wiggling by me the Sonographer gave up trying to get the heart measurements as the baby had its arm over its chest.

The result was that we had to be booked in for another scan on Friday when hopefully the baby will have moved position.

I’ve been really super tired this week as I can’t sleep properly due to cramp in my feet and legs. It’s waking me up and I have to get up and walk up and down the bedroom to get rid of it.

I’ve been plagued with this in each pregnancy and it’s totally crippling.

Second Ultrasound Scan

So on Friday we went along for a second 20 week scan so that the measurements could be completed. Fingers crossed that the baby has decided to move.

It’s tempting to find out the sex of the baby but I know that I will regret not keeping it a surprise.

Whilst the baby is still facing downwards it didn’t have its back to us so we saw a lot more than spine!

The heart measurements were taken first which a clear picture was seen and all the measurements were not only taken but awesomely normal. Yey!

After this the Sonographer had a bit of a look around and we had a much better view of the baby including a lovely shot of it’s feet.

It’s really curled up, so much so that it’s actually kicking itself in the head. The scan showed close up of it’s nose, mouth and eye sockets. We also saw as it booted itself in the head.

It was lovely bumping into one of Chris’ friends who is due around the same time as us so it might be nice for him to have a ‘Dad friend’ to do the usual moaning about sleepless nights, baby sick, baby poo and the impending nagging that I will undoubtedly do!

I came out with clutching some lovely pictures, but more importantly all the measurements are completely within the normal range so we got the big tick for a healthy baby so far. Phew.

So what’s next? Is it just me that ticks off the pregnancy to-do list in my head. I have to book in for my whooping cough injection at 23 weeks.

We still haven’t bought anything. I’ve done lots of looking and have a list of things that we’re going to need, but I don’t want to start buying until we’ve finished decluttering the house so that we have some actual space to put things.

I’ve also started to connect with some other mums online who are due around the same time as me which is lovely since I think constant talk of pregnancy and all things baby can bore the hell out of every other human being on the planet.

Have a good week!

Lisa x

I’m linking up to the Bumps & Babies Linky with Let’s Talk Mommy Blog where you can read more pregnancy and baby related posts. You can also read all of my Pregnancy Diary posts by heading over the the Pregnancy Diary page which you can find along the header or by clicking Here. 

 

 

Pregnancy Diary Week 19

Pregnancy Diary Week 19

I’m writing this whilst sat in the confines of our local soft play. It’s freezing so I might have to get a cuppa to warm my hands on.

Pregnancy Diary Week 19

My belly has really popped out this last couple of weeks. I should measure it to track my growth. It’s definitely taken on a roundness which still looks like I’m a bit chubby in certain clothes.

I haven’t been sick for four whole days which feels amazing. I still gets bouts of feeling sick but I can cope with that.

Uh oh I spoke too soon!

urgh the sickness has kicked in again as my nose seems to have upped its smell sensors. Yuk!

Spots! I have two lovely volcanic style face eruptions on my chin, you know the kind that concealer won’t stick to.

My hair is also coming out a lot more than usual. I’m not too fussed with this at the moment because I have such thick hair. So long as I don’t develop a bald spot.

I need to start thinking about getting some new clothes now. I really want a pair of skinny jeans with the over the bump bit, but I want to be able to try them on. Nowhere seems to actually stock a decent or even nice range of maternity wear on the high street.

I’m fine for the moment as I tend to wear skirts/dresses and tights most of the time at work and these are stretching with me.

20 Week Scan…..

On Monday! I was excited for the scan anyway, but even more so now that Isabelle is coming along.

I phoned ahead to see if this was a possibility as I know that siblings aren’t really supposed to attend scans, but as she’s older at seven they were more than happy for her to attend.

She’s very excited about this, but is going to be on the look out for a willy just in case it might be a dreaded boy.

We have talked about the possibility that the baby might well be a boy, and that she will totally love it if it is.

We stupidly watched Boss Baby where a little boy gets a baby brother and the Mum and Dad don’t have any time for him anymore as they’re just looking after the baby all of the time. This worried her a bit and she had lots of questions:

  • Are we going to be able to play games with her?
  • Will we love the baby more than her?
  • Will we read to her at bed time anymore?

I think we’ve managed to reassure her that we will still do lots of things with her, just with the baby there as well.

We’re going to involve Isabelle as much as possible so that hopefully she will be absolutely fine with sharing her Mummy and Daddy. Coming to the scan I think will help with this as she’s totally impatient to meet her baby brother or sister as it’s taking ‘AGES’.

Have a great week.

Lisa x

I’m linking up to the Bumps and Babies Linky over at Lets Talk Mommy Blog.

Pregnancy Diary Week 18

Pregnancy Diary Week 18

Pregnancy Diary Week 18 – week commencing 31st December. Social media is awash with all the cool things that people are getting up to this New Years Eve and I just know that I will struggle to stay awake.

Pregnancy Diary Week 18

I’m not even going to try and force myself to stay awake until midnight. I wake up at around 4am every single day which is a total pain but it also makes the days really long. You may think that this is due to being uncomfortable but I haven’t quite got to that stage yet, I just wake up at this time every day and have done for a while.

We went shopping for some nice food and let Isabelle pick some fizzy drinks. We played some board games and watched Ratburger which was quite good. By 8pm I was already yawning my head off and it can’t have been much after that that I gave in and fell asleep.

When I woke up I took myself off to bed and we put Isabelle to bed as well. A bit boring but sometimes you just have to go with what your body craves.

New Years Day I wanted to go to the beach with the dog but as usual at the moment it was pouring down with rain. We’re so bored of all this rain at the moment.

Tuesday was back to work for Daddy whilst we had our final together before Isabelle and I are back to school and work on Wednesday. We also remembered that Isabelle’s school shoes strap broke just before Christmas so a quick shoe shop followed by a trip to the newly opened Brick & Mix Lego shop where you can stay and play

Isabelle has just started to get into the proper small piece Lego and got some sets for both her birthday and Christmas.

To finish off our last day together we had a chilled afternoon with a bit of kids you tube watching and snuggling in front of the TV.

Food

My eating has improved over Christmas. The whole buffet style diet with lots of cheeses, crackers and pickles is going down well. Why don’t we eat like this all the time.

I actually ate chicken curry and rice last night.

I can feel the baby moving around loads now. I’m just waiting for the moment when you can feel it from the outside so that Isabelle can feel her baby brother or sister.

Isabelle is getting really impatient with the whole waiting game. I’ve got the bounty app on my phone and currently (Tuesday) I have 152 days to go. Is that a couple of weeks? Will it be here it time for Easter? We’ve gone over it more than 152 times but still she asks!

She also wants to know when we’ll know if it’s a boy or a girl. I’ve explained that you can find out but we want to keep it as a surprise. She thinks this is totally rubbish but we like the not knowing.

Cramp

I’ve got the dreaded cramp back in my feet which is awful. My toes trust over each other and I can’t seem to stamp it out quick enough. A colleague once told me that you should put a potato at the bottom of your bed. Now at the time (last pregnancy) I was willing to try anything, but she hadn’t specified what kind of potato so I went with a jacket potato. Who knows if it helped to lessen the cramp in my feet but it was funny when Chris came to bed late one night and the potato fell on the floor. Not an everyday occurrence.

The baby is actually quite active but it’s only been today (Saturday) and yesterday that you can feel it with you hand on my belly. Nobody has yet felt this apart from me as these ones are few and far between.

I’m really looking forward to the 20 week scan and seeing the baby again. I wish that Isabelle. Luke come with us as she so wants to be involved and is getting quite impatient. I may ring the hospital to see if this is possible and then beg the school to allow her the time off!

Development

The baby is the size of an onion now (ewww), measuring around 14.2cm and weighing about 190g.

The babys nerves will now be forming a protective covering of myelin which is vital for the nervous system to develop and function properly after birth.

The baby will now be doing a lot of kicking, rolling and moving around. Now that they have developed their grip they may be holding onto and pulling the umbilical cord (makes me cringe a bit).

If the baby is a girl, she will already be developing eggs in her ovaries – amazing

Bring on week 19!

Lisa x

I’m linking up with Jenny over at Lets Talk Mommy Blog for the Bumps and Babies Linky 

My Goals for 2018

My goals for 2018

It somehow doesn’t feel right for me to write New Years Resolutions since everyone seems to fail miserably at these so I’m going to write my goals for 2018 instead.

My Goals for 2018

Stop Procrastinating

This applies to work and life. I’ve got to start not only setting goals and to-do items, but to actually tick them off the list. There’s loads of things that I want/dream of doing but then don’t……….No more. Bring it on!

Decluttering

We have years worth of stuff that we no longer have use for or are too small (clothes). I’m going to tackle this bit by bit by selling some stuff, donating some to charity and sorting stuff for the tip/recycling centre. I’ve got a separate list for this and have already sorted two bags of clothes for the charity shop. Added onto this is a bit of DIY with shelving etc so that we have actual home for all of our stuff.

Blogging consistently

My blogging is a bit haphazard of late. I’m going to put this down to the early stages of pregnancy which seems to have taken over me for the last couple of months. I am writing a weekly pregnancy diary which I’m enjoying. It will be good fun to read back on what a miserable cow I was at the beginning stages. My aim is to post twice a week to start with and anything more will be a bonus.

Making some money

With a baby due at the beginning of June I need to focus on making some cash so that I can enjoy my maternity leave. I’m hoping to have a year off work but we’ll see how things are going. Any suggestions welcome.

Saving some money

With two kids already there is always reasons why we can’t save money. A total cop out as I think we could achieve this if we stop and think about what/how we’re spending our money. I’m going to open up a savings account. I’ve already made a budget spreadsheet with all bills listed. I’m going to go through this to see what we can get rid of or reduce. I’ve also joined a Facebook group where tips and suggestions are made for saving money.

Learn to drive

Hmm at 36 I’m still a non-driver. This has never bothered me before but recently it’s become really annoying that it takes so long to get to places on public transport. The weather I think has made me think this way. It’s been miserable with loads of rain in Devon lately so it doesn’t really give you the get up and go to go out. I can drive (well I hope I can still remember) back when I was pregnant with Isabelle (seems to be a pattern) but I got too big and then when I went for my test when I’d only slept for about two hours I failed and ditched it. Time to get back on the horse!

Take time for myself

I’m really bad at this. I work four days a week and work in my blog every evening. If I sort out the procrastinating and limit things to scheduled time slots then I should be able to fit in some time for things like face packs, doing my nails and having a bath. I’m not asking for the world but a little bit of home pampering would be nice. I’m also looking into pregnancy yoga since I’ve not got gestational diabetes I’m going to be planning as smooth a labour as possible. It may also help with the back ache that keeps creeping in at the moment.

Making time for each other

Chris’ job means that he’s not at home most evenings so some days I go to work just as he’s waking up and I’m in bed when he gets home. We don’t do much talking or spending time together other than sitting watching a bit of TV together. I hate the term ‘ date nights’ but I succumb to it and think we should start taking it in turn to arrange nights out or nights in minus our phones.

Being more social

I’m not very good at this so I’m going to make much more of an effort so that I have people away from work and home maybe just to have a good old moan with. Isabelle has some lovely friends as well so I’m going to make much more of an effort to make play dates for her to have time with her friends.

I think I’m going to leave it at that since overall they are quite big, plus if I make too many I’m more likely to fail.

What goals do you have for 2018? Let me know in the comments.

Lisa x

Pregnancy Diary Week 17

Pregnancy Diary Week 17

Pregnancy Diary Week 17 – week commencing 24th December. So it’s Christmas Eve and as we’ve been so unorganised it’s a day of present wrapping for us.

Pregnancy Diary Week 17

This time last year we had it sorted and had a chilled day including a visit to our local pub before heading home for a pizza and Christmas film.

This year I’m upstairs wrapping and Chris is downstairs cleaning and entertaining Isabelle.

Christmas wrapping whilst crouched on the floor has done nothing for my back or my knees.

I used to suffer with chronic neck pain which was a constant years ago and unfortunately both my back and my neck are screaming in pain at the moment.

When I saw my midwife last week she wanted me to have some anti-sickness tablets so that I could try and eat the Christmas dinner that I was really dreading.

I’m stubborn so I won’t take anything whilst pregnant so I’ll just put up with the sickness and constant nausea.

By the end of Christmas Eve evening I felt exhausted and looked forward to bed.

Christmas Day started at 3.45am for us when I heard a little voice asking if it was time to get up yet. We managed to put her off until just before 5am when we gave in to the barrage of ‘how many more minutes’….

The unthinkable happened and Ryan got up as well. It usually takes ages!

We headed downstairs after opening the stockings to find a huge pile of presents. Charlie (our dog) was going super crazy as he knows that there are presents and a stocking for him. He has a corner of the room where he takes things to rip up (usually things he shouldn’t have) so we sent him off with some wrapping paper to shred.

The kids were happy with the numerous presents that they each had. Isabelle had a robot pony, a shopkins aeroplane along with lots of other pink things. Ryan got power tools which he wanted as he’s recently started a carpentry apprenticeship.

I was a bit disappointed with my presents but I’m going to put this down to my pregnant emotional state, but they weren’t what I’d hoped for and buying a pregnant woman pyjamas for when she’s fat doesn’t really scream thoughtful.

Never mind…..

The dreaded Christmas dinner was fine and did not have me running to the loo.

The whole eating for two is a load of rubbish. I feel really full really quickly.

The rest of the day was lovely but my bed was a welcome site come the end of the day.

Boxing Day we went to my mums and all my side of the family were there. It gets quite hectic with all the kids but it went well with I think only one fall out which was quickly resolved. Boxing Day is all about cold meats, roasties, pickles and picky bits which suited me fine.

This kind of eating I could get used to.

The following days were quiet at home. Unboxing and making Lego. The lounge is full of toys but we have managed to find homes for most of the new things.

Next year is going to include a huge decluttering of everything from clothes to toys in each and every room. The thought of having another baby and all the stuff that comes with it seems a bit daunting at the moment.

I went back to work on Thursday just for one day and it was nice to get out but I was exhausted by the end of it.

The baby is moving around quite a bit now I can feel the movements but you can’t feel it with your hand yet.

Development

The baby is now the size of an avocado (yuk) weighing around 140g and measuring about 13cm and would fit in the palm of your hand.

He/she looks like a proper little person now and their eyebrows and eyelashes have started to grow. Their eyes are still fused shut but they can move their eyes around.

Their heartbeat will be beating around 140 – 150 beats per minute and will be about twice as fast as yours.

Amazing. How is your pregnancy going?

I’m linking to the Bump & Babies Linky over on Lets Talk Mommy Blog.

Lisa x

Pregnancy Diary Week 16

Pregnancy Diary Week 16

This is my Pregnancy Diary Week 16. We’ve hit the four month mark. Christmas is stressing me out. I’m feeling all kinds of pressure to do loads of Christmassy stuff, brave the wind and rain to take Christmassy pictures and create memories for us all to add to our memory banks.

Pregnancy Diary Week 16

The reality of this is that I’m fed up of Christmas shopping and I don’t want to leave the comfort of my blanket and fluffy socks to go and hustle and bustle with the rest of the world.

We went to Sainsbury’s at the weekend which was an ordeal in itself.

We did manage to make some Chocolate Orange Christmas Puddings for Isabelle to give as gifts.

Maybe it’s because I’m working all of this week which leaves only the evenings to do anything when I’m already tired. It just feels like a massive effort!

I’ve also started to get back pain which isn’t great. It’s not constant but sharp twinges if I move too quickly or sometimes when getting up and down. I also feel like I’m sleeping all scrunched up at night so in the mornings theres lots of creaky noises when I stretch.

Baby Brain – is this a proven ‘thing’? This time round I seem to have lost words from my vocabulary. I know what I want to say but can’t remember the words such as last week the word brush completely fell out of my mind so I had to resort to charade like acting to describe it. Weird.

I saw the midwife again this week and the results of my glucose tolerance test. I assumed it was going to be positive as I’d been told previously that once you’ve had it once, you would have it in subsequent pregnancies.

It was NEGATIVE!!

I’m so pleased. I’ll be tested again at 26 weeks but I’m so happy that this means that I can go into labour naturally and no need for additional appointments and the need for being under a Consultant.

It made my day.

I also got to listen to the heartbeat which was loud and strong. It’s going to be another little fidget like the other two.

With that done and the Christmas shopping finished I can relax a little bit and dream of a water birth…….

Development

The baby is the size of an orange now, weighing around 100g and measuring about 11.6cm.

All the baby’s joints are fully formed. I can feel the baby moving around but it can’t be felt from the outside yet. They may also have found their thumb which they may be sucking. The baby is stronger now so will start to straighten their head and neck. It will also be able to move it’s face muscles but has yet to gain control of these.

Ooh this is a bit cringy but the baby may grab or play with their umbilical cord as they develop the ability to grip.

I’ve got a definite baby bump now, although it’s small it’s definitely there. I’m still wearing all my normal clothes but have started to think about what I need to buy. I think I’ll probably go down the tunic/tights route.

Until next week.

Lisa x

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Pregnancy Diary Week 15

Pregnancy Diary Week 15

Pregnancy Diary Week 15 – Week commencing 10th December. This week I feel like I have a little bit more energy. I’m not sure that Chris would agree with that as I’m still falling asleep at the drop of a hat.

I’ve got my glucose tolerance test this Wednesday and I’m expecting to have gestational diabetes again, which is often the case once you’ve had it in a previous pregnancy. When I was pregnant with Isabelle I was only just showing as positive for gestational diabetes so it was purely diet controlled and testing my sugar levels four times a day with a little pin prick machine.

I had to have lots of blood tests and an additional late scan to check the development and size of the baby. It also meant that I was induced at 38 and a half weeks pregnant. I didn’t have a good experience so at first thought that I would go against medical advice and opt for going into natural delivery since I didn’t have any complications or special care when Isabelle was born, but if anything was to happen it would all be my fault so it looks as if I’m backed into the mum guilt corner awaiting my fate.

I’m freezing! I know it’s winter and generally cold but I’m so cold in the evenings. Even in my PJ’s and under a fluffy blanket as well having the central heating and fire on. Everybody else is burning up whilst I’m clutching my blanket around me. Not sure if this is a pregnancy thing or just me!

so I had my glucose tolerance test this morning. Nothing to eat and only water to drink since midnight Tuesday. Of course Wednesday morning I was starving. I couldn’t have my rich tea biccies with a cuppa to stave off the sickness so hello toilet bowl!

I got to the appointment early in the hope that I would be seen early and thankfully I was called in straight away. The first blood test was fine. Not too ouchy. They then give you a cup of orange stuff to drink (not too gross) way better than having to down two bottle of lucozade , and then I had to sit for two hours in the waiting room – doing nothing!

They prefer you not to walk around either so I sat and re-read the Unmumsy Mum Diary. I saw lots of couples arrive and leave again. It was the longest two hours EVER!

Finally I was called by a different lady who took me to do my second blood test. It was brutal. It hurt. She may as well have stabbed me with a knife and collected the drops in her little vial thing. I felt warm and thought I was going to pass out, but no time for that as she ushered me out of the room. Goodbye…….

Back to work and the rest of the day I had a throbbing headache.

Oh and in the afternoon I went to watch Isabelle’s Christmas Concert which was lovely but not so much with a banging headache AND the heavens opened on the way to school so I got a soaking as well.

The rest of the week went by in a blur of work and tiredness.

I feel bad that at the weekend all I want to do is stay at home on the warm. I’m not eating or keeping enough down so I feel slightly weak and feeble. Christmas is nothing but a pain in the bum. There’s food everywhere and everybody wants to go out for Christmas drinks, neither of which I want. Bah humbug!

I hope next week will be a bit better, although it’s work as usual for me until Thursday…….

Development

The baby is the size of a peach, weighing around 70g and measuring about 10.1cm.

The head is in better proportion to the body now. The baby will be covered in a layer of fine hair called lanugo. This will keep he or she warm until they develop a layer of subcutaneous fat that will keep them warm once they are born.

Although the eyelids are fused shut, the baby can recognise light.

They will also be developing their sucking, gasping and swallowing skills and amazingly will be able to hear my voice.

Lisa x

For all Pregnancy Diary Updates head to the top of the page and hit the Pregnancy Diary link.

#Blogmas – Handmade Chocolate Treats

#Blogmas – Handmade Chocolate Treats

Both Chris and I have worked this week so haven’t really done a lot of Christmassy stuff with Isabelle so I said that we would do some crafty things at home. The first on the list was to make some handmade Chocolate treats to give as gifts to family.

Chocolate Orange Christmas Puddings

I pinched this idea off a work colleague as I thought they looked really great and who doesn’t like a Chocolate Orange.

Here’s what you need:

  • Chocolate Oranges (as many for the number of people you want to make for)
  • A big bar of white chocolate for the topping. Again the amount will depend on how many you are making. We made 5 and used a large bar of milky bar
  • Either ready made holly cake toppers or red and green icing to make your own.
  • Cellophane wrapping/bags to put them in
  • Ribbon for tying

We unwrapped the chocolate oranges and put them in a bun tin so that they didn’t roll away.

If making the holly and berry toppers yourself, cut these out and set to the side for later.

Melt the white chocolate and put a spoonful on the top of the chocolate orange allowing it to drip down the sides.

Add the holly and berry toppers and put into the fridge until set.

Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon.

Perfect and simple to make.

Christmas Chocolate Block

I’ve seen these many times on pinterest so we decided to make our own version.

What you will need:

  • A square shaped tin lined with greaseproof paper. We lined ours with foil as we found the empty greaseproof paper box in the cupboard.
  • Lots and lots of chocolate – We opted for three large sized bars of Galaxy, one had rice crispy bits in and the two other were milk chocolate.
  • White chocolate for a bit of swirling on the top
  • Toppings – We opted for Cadbury’s Snow Balls, Maltezers reindeers, sprinkles, silver balls, pink sugar crystals and red edible flakey glittery type cake toppings

Melt the milk chocolate and pot into the tin making sure that it covers the bottom.

We then melted the white chocolate chocolate and swirled it through the milk chocolate.

Bash up the Chocolate snowballs and sprinkly willy nilly on top.

All other toppings just get added to the top – perfect for the kids to do.

Pop into the fridge and wait to set.

Once set you can break into pieces and add to a cellophane bag as a lovely chocolate gift, or you could do what we did and sit in front of the telly and scoff the lot!

Enjoy x

 

Pregnancy Diary Week 14

Pregnancy Diary Week 14

Pregnancy Diary Week 14 – Week commencing 3rd December. So now that we’ve entered December I really need to switch my thoughts from feeling sick and tired to the Big C.

Pregnancy Diary Week 14

Christmas has been well and truly pushed out of my mind due to it being overtaken by tiredness and sickness. I’ve now mastered the art of being sick quietly which I suppose is quite an achievement. Looks of pity or disgust at this stage are neither welcome.

I should point out at this point that I’m so very happy to be having another baby which I don’t think is coming through in any of my previous blog posts. I’ve read and been told many a time that this stage will end shortly and that I will soon start to bloom and feel full of energy.

I don’t think that I’ve possessed any decent amount of energy since being a mum so if by some miracle that happens I’ll be quite happy.

I’m getting really bad headaches which I think are down to not eating or being able to keep a decent amount of food down.

To get into the Christmas mood we thought we would go late night shopping and have a look at the Christmas Lights. We were lucky enough to watch Spark which is a electro-drumming show which was really good. This was followed by the most chaotic trip to McDonald’s with what seemed like the entire population of Exeter.

After a full day at work followed by our after work trip I was asleep in front of the TV by about 8.30pm.

It did signify the start of us thinking about Christmas and all that it entails.

Development

The baby is about the size of a lemon, measures around 8.3cm and weighs about 43g.

The baby looks like a proper person now with hair and eyebrows. They even have their own fingerprints.

I also read that I can be affected by ‘Baby Brain’ which I definitely think I have. I go through the kids names in a list including the dog before I get to the right one, and words keep escaping me. Mid sentence I know what I want to say but the word just isn’t there. Has this happened to you?

Lisa x

For all Pregnancy Diary Updates head to the top of the page and hit the Pregnancy Diary link.

Pregnancy Diary Week 13

Pregnancy Diary  Week 13

Pregnancy Diary Week 13 – Week beginning 26th November. I feel like everything is a bit much of the same at the moment.

 

Pregnancy Diary Week 13

I’m struggling with tiredness and sickness which seems to be all I can think about. I wish that as a human I could function without the need for food. I could really do with some energy at the moment as each day is turning into a clock watching game.

Now that the news is out in the open I’ve already had the following questions thrown at me:

  • Do you know what you’re having?
  • Do you want a boy or a girl?
  • Have you thought about names?
  • When will you be giving up work?
  • Do you know how long you will take maternity leave for?

Blah blah blah…………NO!

I’ve thought about things such as prams, nursery furniture and whether or not it will be a girl or boy but that is as far as i’ve got.

We haven’t been in any shops and haven’t bought a single thing yet. It’s way too soon as far as I’m concerned.

Yey I’ve only got another 27 weeks of the repetition of the above………As you can see my mood is just chipper at the moment.

Development

The baby is about the size of an egg now, weighing around 23g and measuring about 7.4cm.

They can kick and turn their head. They can also swallow, yawn and hiccup. The kidneys have begun to function and the vocal chords are beginning to develop.

This is a biggie – the baby can taste the food that I eat. I wonder if this will have a positive or negative effect. My diet is pretty bad at the moment. I’m eating a lot of cheese so the baby is going to either love it or hate it. We’ll see…

Lisa x

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