Category: Pregnancy #2

Pregnancy #2: 24 week pregnancy update

Pregnancy #2: 24 week pregnancy update

Hello 24 weeks! Today I’m 24 weeks pregnant which means we’ve made it to viability – such a huge milestone in every pregnancy. We are officially counting down rather than up now and there’s only 16 weeks to go! Symptoms Other than tired beyond belief […]

Pregnancy #2: 22 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy #2: 22 Weeks Pregnant

What a busy fortnight it has been! We had our 20 week scan and announced that we are indeed having a boy! I’ve had so many lovely comments and messages about our gender reveal so I thought I would take this opportunity to say a […]

Our DIY Gender Reveal Photo Shoot: The Outtakes

Our DIY Gender Reveal Photo Shoot: The Outtakes

So if you didn’t already see, I published our gender reveal at the weekend. I did a lot of planning and put a lot of thought into how we were going to announce our news but as things go, it all went a bit pear shaped! The weather was not on our side, the space where I wanted to shoot it was blocked by cars and Florence’s mood was declining quickly. So instead we opted to photograph it at home, in our bedroom in a slightly different way. I made a wall backdrop from a selection of pink, white & blue balloons by tying them to our headboard and removed the bedding from our bed. The light was fading so I set up one of my lights too just to try and avoid any horrid dark / yellow tinges! Eventually after a long hour or so of trying to convince Florence to cooperate we managed to get the shots we needed (you can see them here) but today, I wanted to share with you the outtakes… the story behind the seemingly perfect images. Because for one, I’m all about keeping it real and two, some of them are pretty funny.

Take this one… She spotted an open bar of chocolate and we said she couldn’t have any.

Well, okay then. Just one piece though. If it means we get the photo. 

Mmmmm! But then something happened to her hair. 

The sugar kicked in. And then she wanted more… 

Okay, just one more piece.

And then… because she ate the chocolate so fast, she was sick. 

Don’t look at me, Mama. 

Show ME that. Okay, okay, I will sit here, but first let me show you my book.

*Sniffs* – The noise a rabbit makes…

See I told you they’d make you smile.

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Pregnancy #2: The 20 week scan and our gender reveal

Pregnancy #2: The 20 week scan and our gender reveal

On Tuesday we had a rather an exciting day! After reaching the all important 20 week milestone on Monday it was time for our anomaly scan which meant we got to see baby again. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of anticipation before a pregnancy […]

Gender Predictions – What do the Old Wives Tales Say?

Gender Predictions – What do the Old Wives Tales Say?

With our 20 week scan in just a matter of hours we hope to finally find out whether this baby in my belly is a girl or a boy. My money is on a boy, however you just never know until there’s proof do you, […]

Pregnancy #2: 20 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy #2: 20 Weeks Pregnant

We made it then, 20 weeks pregnant! Wowsers. I am a little bit speechless at the speed at which this pregnancy is passing by and reaching the half way mark is such a huge milestone. We have our 20 week scan tomorrow which I hope to tell you all about on Wednesday, but in the mean time I thought I’d write a little update as to how the last two weeks have been.

Symptoms

A whole host of symptoms have reared their head over the last fortnight as I get settled in to the second trimester, mostly presenting themselves at night time. I’m finding it really difficult to get comfortable at night – not helped by a star-fishing toddler who refuses to sleep without me after 1.30am – and so I am really taking advantage of every minute I get with my maternity pillow and using the wrap around hot water bottle on my hips to try and ease the pain. I’ve a horrible feeling that SPD might be making an appearance again this time around. I’ve also started to get symptoms of heart burn which seems to be triggered by anything tomato based – I had this last time too. One other thing I’ve found this last couple of weeks is that when I go to the loo I sometimes feel this intense pressure down there – it passes as soon as I’m up again but it was a bit alarming to start with.

You’re a wriggly one

Baby’s Movements have really stepped up a notch and I can feel him/her wriggling away at all different parts of the day. They’re mostly quite low down or to the right of my tummy and sometimes they’re so quick and spinny that it can make me feel a bit queasy! I’ve only felt the movements with my hand on the outside twice so far, but as they begin to get stronger and stronger I can’t think it’ll be very long until I can feel or even see them externally! It’s so strange having a posterior placenta this time.

Making plans for baby

Around this time during my pregnancy o started making plans and lists of all of the things I needed to do and buy before she arrived. With everything a bit chaotic here at the moment, I’m really feeling the need to get extra organised and so the lists are in full swing and I’m ready to start getting stuff done as soon as we know everything is okay with baby at the 20 week scan. One of the things I really need to do is make some space for baby because at the moment while we’re living back at Mum’s we are a bit limited in that department. I think we will likely change the layout of our bedroom and I’ve already started to minimize the toys Florence has downstairs.

What’s baby been up to?

Baby is now the size of a banana, around 6.5 inches! He or she is becoming a pro at swallowing and also now developing meconium (which is the first poop baby will do).  We have our 20 week scan tomorrow and this is when we will find out whether everything is growing and developing right so I feel like once that’s all confirmed I will start to relax a lot more.   As I mentioned earlier they’re wriggling almost non stop so that’s always a good sign.

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Pregnancy #2: 16 – 18 Week Pregnancy Update

Pregnancy #2: 16 – 18 Week Pregnancy Update

I really do feel like this pregnancy, since the first trimester ended, is absolutely flying by. How am I 18 weeks pregnant already? Just two weeks off of the half way point. Craziness. SYMPTOMS Thankfully, aside from a few episodes here and there, the morning […]

Could I be a boy Mama?

Could I be a boy Mama?

When I fell pregnant with Florence, I knew almost immediately that she was a girl. Something in my gut just told me she would be, and while I entertained the whole pink or blue debate,I knew that the sonographer at our 20 week scan would […]