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 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 28 – The Third Trimester

Hi D Ho and welcome to my 28 week pregnancy update. Baby is now about 2.25 lbs and about the size of an aubergine (or egg plant in the US). Week 28 also officially marks the start of the third trimester.

Pregnancy Update Week 28
Pregnancy Update Week 28

This week has been a real pregnancy focused week. To start with I was back with my GP for a routine check up, all is well with baby but I’m a bit run down so she felt it was best that I take a few days off to rest. So home I tottered for a good old afternoon nap and thats where I stayed for most of Thursday and Friday. You might remember from last weeks post – Week 27 and the January Blues I was finding the first week back after Christmas tough going so I really think this extra rest did me the world of good.

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Pregnancy Update Week 19 – Gentle Birth and Mindfulness

Hi D Ho! Week 19 pregnancy update is here already and baby is now the size of mango (or an heirloom tomatoe if you’ve been paying attention to too many US based baby websites like us 🙂 ). Babies kicking up a storm these days and certainly making their presence known.

Week 19 Bump
Week 19 Bump
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