A whole 5 months have gone past! How the hell did that happen?! I feel huge at the moment and everyone keeps telling me it’s common with your second but I’m hoping it’s just me and to everyone else I just look 5 months pregnant 😂. Baby has his full name sorted now (as long as I don’t change my mind) and he’s got 2 huge storage boxes of stuff already! One full of clothes, blankets, muslins, vests etc and the other is full with nappy’s and tubs of milk, new bottles, dummies and bits and bobs. We’ve just bought our new Maxi-Cosi car seat but that’s the only big thing purchased so far! I’ve also just bought my Cath Kidston baby bag! I love it and I want to use it now!! I’m now on the look out for a new travel system and deciding which one I want so if anyone has any suggestions please throw them my way!!
I’ve been told baby isn’t all at the front he’s in the middle so he keeps lying on nerves and all of a sudden I’ll get shooting pains going up my back or down my legs- it’s worse in the mornings by the afternoon I’m ok and back to feeling comfortable ish.
Emotional state- I am crying at the drop of a hat at the moment! I’ve noticed that I get some days where I wake up and just want to cry. I Feel really fragile and like I could go into hibernation, other days I wake up and I’m completely normal. No emotions and am happy as Larry! I’m still a little snappy but everyone needs some snap in their lives right?! 😂🤷🏼♀️
Cravings- let me just say this, I wish I could have a gigantic babybel. That is all and pretty much sums this section up!
Luke did take me to the cheese festival that came to Bournemouth this past weekend and I was literally in my element! Best. Day. Ever.
Tummy changes- my stomach is almost fully hardened at all times now. I can fully feel kicks and movement and if he’s going on a mad one I can see the movement too! Every time luke try’s to feel, baby stops so he’s already trying to wind his daddy up 😂.
Things I’ve learnt from my googling obsession- I don’t think I’ve googled too much this week! I have searched safe teas to drink etc- I really miss drinking my herbals so I’ve googled camomile and mint tea and they’re both part of a healthy, daily diet. I’m also trying to switch to decaf tea and coffee but it’s not going too well as I forget! I’ve also been googling foot pain, my left ankle the last couple of days has been really uncomfortable to walk on! So from everything I’ve read so far it seems like my stance has probably shifted slightly and is very common to cause strain on the Achilles heel tendon. So I thought this sounded quite likely what shall I do? Well turns out nothing, because certain pressure points in the foot can trigger early contractions and preterm labour. So no foot massages or anything! Obviously if it becomes worse I’ll just call my doctor!
This past week my step brother had his baby girl. She’s so bloody cute and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her! So finally one of my siblings made me an auntie!💗 Connor loved her but was kicking off because he couldn’t hold her right away, whilst he was having cuddles it hit me we would be having another in less than 4 months. Crazy! Connor keeps asking if he’s going to help feed baby brother and hold him all the time and I keep reassuring him. Hey this time round we’ll be chucking the baby to him (jokes🙄) ha!
This summer is going to be baby filled with us, my niece being born, Luke’s brothers baby due and my cousins baby due all around the same time as us! What a baby boom hey!
if you quite fancy a read of my pregnancy journey so far check out 17 weeks pregnant!💙
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