So here's me at 25 weeks....
No maternity clothes for me today. Top is from Zara, Cardigan is from Mango and khaki skinny jeans are from Topshop (can't believe they closed, it felt like a miracle)
Issues and delights this week
Movement The kicks are now hoofs and shoves. I love it. Except when there is a little foot on my bladder. There have been a few near emergencies as a result of those little feet this week. I love that my grandmother refers to these kicks as 'feeling life'. Her generation always ask me that. Lovely really.
Size The bump is now a shelf. It has become useful not only to grow humans but also as a book rest in bed, magazine rest in the bath and a 12 month old's seat. So far all of the bump is round and in the front. According to my pregnancy app my uterus is now the size of a basketball, the top of which is two inches above my belly button (which still hasn't popped). Well this week, I really feel like I'm smuggling a basket ball under my t-shirt.
Pain I had an awful time with tailbone pain between 20 and 28 weeks during my first pregnancy. I thought I had gotten off lightly this time round when I reached 20 weeks and was still pain free. As I always say, smugness is the devil. Five days ago it started. I saw a physiotherapist on my first pregnancy about the issue which is apparently due to a small fracture and the weight of my uterus pressing on it. Fun. The good news is that it goes away, well at least it did the last time, once the baby grew and changed position.
Dizziness I woke this morning feeling so dizzy that the floor felt like it was parallel to my ear. I elevated my legs, had a snack and a glass of juice. Nothing. It lasted six hours. I had plenty of light headedness at the beginning of my pregnancy but this was different. It was so severe that it made it hard to function. It reminded me of when I had pre-eclampsia. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't happen this time round. At the moment I have a one in two chance. Boo! I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow so I'm praying there is no protein in my urine and my blood pressure is normal. Otherwise, prepare for the return of swollen Amy.
Excitement I mentioned last week that I had a freaker moment about having two babies under two. Well this week I feel overwhelmingly delighted about a newborn.
Breastfeeding I'm going to do a full post on my experiences here as there is so much to share but let me say for now that I can't wait to nurse again!
Need for change At 18 weeks pregnant on Eve I felt this overwhelming need to change stuff. I got my hair cut. I cried. A lot. This week this urge to change and move things has hit again. I made my mum swear that if I ever got pregnant again she was never to cut my hair, no matter how convincing I sounded. I'm thinking that if I have my extensions removed and a trim that might do it. I am also feeling the need to re-decorate, clear out and basically wreck the house.
Blogging It is my sanctuary! I have been blogging daily on my beauty blog and trying to update here as much as possible. I have also got the bug to record videos. I was feeling a little flat about it for a while but seem to have renewed excitement.
Thanks for listening to all my waffling :) Tis' good to talk!
How are all of you doing?