Thankfully I’ve been feeling ok over the last week and most importantly the long Easter weekend, but I managed to catch a horrible cold and cough that had been doing the rounds two weeks ago. I don’t know whether it was because I’m pregnant that it felt really severe and prolonged, but I ended up having it for about a week and a half which is a lot longer than it would usually take me to get over a cold. I definitely felt it more because I wasnt able to take anything like I usually would if I wasnt pregnant, so I felt really run down and have ended up having to work quite a few days at home and even take a day off sick which is pretty unheard of for me.
However in better news, my skin seems to have finally cleared up and I’m enjoying how healthy my hair looks and feels. Although I do know that I probably wont be saying that after baby arrives and it all starts shedding like it did the first time round!
No new cravings to report. But I have taken quite a liking to a new Apple and Pear Robinsons Fruit and Barley Water that the husband recently discovered, which is great because it’s really helped me up my water in take which has been pretty poor to date. Especially when I compare it to how much water I drank when I was pregnant the first time around. Whilst I havent had any particular cravings, I have noticed that my appetite has increased in the last few weeks which makes me think that baby must be going through a bit of a growth spurt (yikes!).
My emotions have been relatively stable over the last few weeks, with the exception of one morning when I burst into tears as we were getting ready for work. It was over something relatively minor the husband said and I couldn’t even explain why I was crying when he asked me. I just sobbed for a couple of minutes before pulling myself together and carrying on my day like nothing had even happened. Totally normal right!
What I’m Enjoying The Most So Far
I’m quite enjoying my bump at the moment. I do have moments (quite a few) where I think I am and feel huge, but I am also having more and more moments where I enjoy looking at my growing little bump. I’m making an effort to consciously appreciate and enjoy it because I remember how much I missed my bump after I had the little lady the first time round, and given that this could quite possibly be the last time I’m pregnant I really want to make sure I appreciate it all.
What I’m Missing The Most So Far
Being able to get comfortable at bed time. I’ve noticed over the last couple of weeks that its starting to get quite difficult to get properly comfortable at bed time, even with my Dreamgenii pillow. I also know, that if my first pregnancy is anything to go by its only going to get more difficult as the weeks go by.
What I’m Looking Forward To
Going into the third and final trimester! As of this week we will be in our third and final trimester and I can’t believe how much I am looking forward to it. When I look back at my first pregnancy, I enjoyed the second trimester the most for all the obvious reasons. The first and third trimesters were definitely the hardest the first time round and I guess there is no reason why that wont be the case again this time round. But even so, I really cant wait to get into the final part of pregnancy. Not because I’m not enjoying it, but because I’m actually feeling rather impatient now and want to meet this little one.
This little ones movements are definitely starting to get much more pronounced and sometimes a little uncomfortable. I’ve also noticed that I’ve started getting period type pains very briefly every now and then. I’m not sure whether it’s the baby moving around that causing them, or whether its my body getting ready. My bump hasn’t really been getting hard at the same time so I don’t think it’s quite braxton hicks yet.
I had my Rheus D injection and 28 week check (ever so slightly early) this week which I was strangely looking forward to. It feels like I’ve seen the midwife a lot less during this pregnancy which I know is normal for a second pregnancy, but you still cant help but feel like you’ve been forgotten a little so it was nice to have a quick check up and chat. Baby is measuring exactly right at 27/28 weeks which is great. I was convinced that baby would be measuring bigger than they should be as I feel huge already, but it must be all in my head!
Week 26 – 28 Highlights
Finally sharing our gender reveal with family, friends and on the blog has been lovely. I can’t believe we managed to keep it a secret between us for so long. Whilst I wasnt too keen on finding out what we were having in the first place and would still have prefered to have kept it an unknown, I have to admit it has been quite nice to know and to be able to share it with our friends and family too. It has probably been the longest and most drawn out gender reveal ever, which I blame my slight perfectionist streak for.
I can’t believe that by the end of the week we’ll be into our third trimester, not long to go now. Roll on June!