Pregnancy Update Week 40 – Babies Arrival

Hi D Ho and welcome to the final pregnancy update for baby #2 – week 40! At this stage baby is the size of …a baby! The average baby apparently weighs 7.5 Lbs at this point and is about the size of a small pumpkin.

Pregnancy Update Week 40 - Comparison of Bumps on my First and Second Pregnancy
Pregnancy Update Week 40 – Comparison of Bumps on my First and Second Pregnancy

Its recommended to gain between 25 and 35 Lbs during pregnancy, a little more if you’re underweight to begin with and a little less if you were overweight. With baby #1 I put on Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 40 – Babies Arrival”

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Pregnancy Update Week 39 – Operation Baby Evection

Hi D Ho and welcome to my pregnancy update for week 39. As you may know our beautiful daughter has arrived, she arrived during week 40 but unfortunately I never got to post my week 39 update even though I had most of it written 😦 So before we get into what happened week 40 heres week 39s update:

At 39 weeks baby is the size of a mini watermelon (although to look at the size of my bump you would think baby is the size of a basket ball) and around 20 inches long. Comparing the week 39 photos from my first and second pregnancies really shows the difference the focus on my diet and exercise made this time around – its great to see my hard work paying off!

Pregnancy Update Week 39 - Spot the Differences in my Bump 1 and Bump 2 Photos?
Pregnancy Update Week 39 – Spot the Differences in my Bump 1 and Bump 2 Photos?

It really feels like bump has dropped this week, all the ligaments supporting bump are Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 39 – Operation Baby Evection”

Whats in my Hospital Bags

So I have finally officially packed my hospital bags – something I’ve been delaying for a while now. For weeks I had been gathering bits and pieces, putting orders in on line for things I might need and creating nice little piles of things to take with me. However; I just seemed to be reluctant to finally put all these pieces together and call my bags officially packed.

Finally Packed my Hospital Bags!!!
Finally Packed my Hospital Bags!!!

Its a strange feeling packing my bags this time around, most people say Continue reading “Whats in my Hospital Bags”

Pregnancy Update Week 38 – Easter

Hi D Ho and welcome to my pregnancy update for week 38, this week baby weighs around 6.8 Lbs and is about the length of a leek at 19 1/2 inches long. From this point on baby is considered full term (anywhere between 38 – 42 is full term) so we could have a baby any day now – although judging by Little Mans reluctance to make an appearance during my first pregnancy I’m not expecting anything to happen any time too soon.

Pregnancy Update Week 38 - Bump 1 and 2 Photo Comparisons
Pregnancy Update Week 38 – Bump 1 and 2 Photo Comparisons

 

First up this week we were into the hospital for a regular check up, Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 38 – Easter”

Pregnancy Update Week 37 – Me Time

Hi D Ho and welcome to my pregnancy update for week 37, at this stage baby weighs about 6 & 1/3 of Lbs (or maybe bigger – baby has always been measuring a bit bigger than their dates after all Dear Husband is 6 foot 2), is about 19 inches long and about the size of swiss chard or a winter melon if you know what either of those things are 🙂

Pregnancy Update Week 37 Bump #1 and #2 Photos
Pregnancy Update Week 37 Bump #1 and #2 Photos

Comparing my bump 1 and 2 photos I think my current bump seems just as big but Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 37 – Me Time”

Pregnancy Update Week 36 -DIY Co-Sleeping with Ikea!

Hi D Ho and welcome to my pregnancy update for week 36. At this stage baby weighs about 6 Lbs and is about the size of a head of romaine lettuce. Baby must be growing plenty of hair because a bottle of gaviscon has become a permeant feature in my handbag along with another huge bottle beside my bed that I’m working my way through nicely. I had a little bit of heartburn with little man but nothing compared to this pregnancy. Little man had a lot of hair when he was born so I’m slightly worried that I might give birth to a gorilla this time 🙂

Pregnancy Update Week 36 - Bump 2 Photo
Pregnancy Update Week 36

Bump wise I’m still expanding, putting on about Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 36 -DIY Co-Sleeping with Ikea!”

Pregnancy Update Week 35 – Breastfeeding 101

Hi D Ho and welcome to my pregnancy update for week 35. This week baby is a about one and a half foot long (getting big) and weighs about 5 1/4 pounds – about the size of a honeydew melon. I can really feel just how big baby is now, its like having a sack of potatoes stuck to your tummy that you have to bend over whenever you need to try and reach for anything (like my toes 🙂 but luckily I can still see them! ).

Pregnancy Update Week 35 - Bump 1 and 2 Photos
Pregnancy Update Week 35 – Bump 1 and 2 Photos

Weight wise  I’m still doing well, 16 Lbs less on so far in this pregnancy than in my last pregnancy at 35 weeks. Its great seeing the pay off in the photos now.

This week was my first full week off work but Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 35 – Breastfeeding 101”

Pregnancy Update Week 34 – Finishing Up

Hi D Ho and welcome to my week 34 pregnancy update (overdue but I’m catching up on my updates now – promise 🙂). At 34 weeks baby baby weighs about 4 3/4 pounds – about the size of a cantaloupe melon and is almost 18 inches long. The photos comparing my first and second pregnancy baby bumps are really starting to show the differences now. Would you believe I started this pregnancy slightly heavier than I did my first?

Pregnancy Update Week 34
Pregnancy Update Week 34

Everything changed during week 34. I’ve been complaining for some weeks now about my extreme tiredness (see updates from week 32 and week 33), on Thursday I went to Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 34 – Finishing Up”

Pregnancy Update Week 33 – Breech Baby?

Hi D Ho and welcome to my very late pregnancy update for week 33. I’m now 35 weeks pregnant but have been so exhausted the last few weeks that I’m playing catch up on my updates so apologies for the late posts. So at 33 weeks baby is the size of a pineapple and weighs about 4Lbs.

I’ve kept up my regular exercise – currently bootcamp twice week and pregnancy pilates once a week in the hope of it keeping me fit and giving me back some energy. I’m starting to see the benefits of it now – at 33 weeks with bump #1 I had put on 32 Lbs while at this stage with bump #2 Ive only put on 16 Lbs – exactly half my original weight gain at this point!

Pregnancy Update Week 33
Pregnancy Update Week 33

What do you think of the photos above? I think I look a lot healthier in the bump 2 photo.

Week 33 was a busy one, most importantly it was my Little Mans 2nd birthday. Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 33 – Breech Baby?”

Pregnancy Update Week 32 – Birthday Celebrations

Hi d Ho and welcome to my very late week 32 pregnancy update. This was a really busy week and SO TIRED these days, ALL THE TIME, that I just didn’t have the energy to write this post as scheduled so apologies for the very big delay!

Anyway at 32 weeks baby weighs 3 3/4 Lbs and is about the size of a jicama (apparently this is a Mexican turnip??? Never herd of it but can’t seem to find any Irish fruit or veg for this week 🙂 ). Baby even has fully developed finger and toe nails and is clearly growing loads of hair as my heartburn is ramping up! Heres my week 32 bump photos, the 2013 photo was taken before I went out for my work Christmas party, I think bump is pretty big consistently in both pictures but you can definitely see the difference in my face this time around!

Pregnancy Update Week 32
Pregnancy Update Week 32

So week 32 was my birthday week! My birthday falls on the 13th of Feb so we have the double celebrations of Continue reading “Pregnancy Update Week 32 – Birthday Celebrations”