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25 Week Update

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I had a mini ‘I’m soooo fat’ melt down this week and then had it very quickly counterbalanced when talking to a Mum I’d never met before in the swimming changing rooms today who while I stood in front of her in my bikini didn’t realise I was pregnant – what she must have thought I’d had for breakfast I have NO idea!!!

OK, so I accept my meltdown may have been a little over the top but I also think this belly is a little hard to miss now? Surely?

Generally I’m still doing really well – I’m taking Omprazole to try and reduce the indigestion and sickness which does seem to be helping and most of the time I’m pretty sane and reasonable although there was an incident where Rich cooked a curry badly that I sobbed for an hour over which was a low point!!

Sleep is pretty hit and miss still but I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m hoping are going to make that better…the first starts tomorrow and is an early evening relaxation class – it complements the hypnobirthing methods I used in my labour with Ted (and will again this time) and is a chance to take an hour to myself to completely zone out and relax complete with a pillow and blanket…ahh Bliss!

The second is a collaboration I’m looking forward to sharing with you all very soon and the third is a few days in Cornwall for my brother’s wedding complete with Spa Hotel and doting Grandparents to help with the little dude – I’m so excited for us all to go away together and to be able to spoil ourselves a little with relaxation and some quality family time, just what we need right now.

I will report back with local recommendations and hopefully stories of fun, love, laughter and plenty of peaceful sleeping!

Meanwhile, this week in Toddlerland Ted has turned 18 months and really mastered his scooter…

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Become very attached to his helmet, wearing it at any opportunity…

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And has realised that we all think it’s very cute when he folds his arms then sits ‘thinking’!!

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It’s all rock n roll around here!

 

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23 week update…

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Here is Peanut so far!
I’m growing in a very similar way to last time so maybe that means we’re expecting another blue one?…or maybe this is just how I carry – it’s so hard not to get caught up in all the old wives tales (which interesting are all pointing towards pink)…I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

In other news, ‘IT’ has started… just like Ted, once Peanut started to wriggle a lot it has strongly felt my dinner takes up far too much room and kicks/headbutts/belly flops it back out – late onset sickness has graced me with its presence once more. Oh joy!

Other than that, all is well – I’m tired but I think that’s just running about with/behind an 18 month old all day! Emotionally, second time around is proving a whole lot easier (on everyone), there have been hardly any tears and Rich thinks I’ve been a rational person most of the time, yay!

This week/month/pregnancy I am loving the Mum to Be range by Sanctuary – especially the Body Butter. It’s not cheap at £10.25 a tub but it’s luxuriously thick plus it smells lush without being too over powering, definitely worth the pennies, especially if it helps me keep those pesky stretch marks at bay!

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