Pregnancy Update Week 29 – Pyjama Days

Hi D Ho and welcome to my week 29 pregnancy update. Baby now weighs about 2 1/2 Lbs, is about 15 inches long from head to heel and is about the size of a butternut squash (yum yum, I love butternut squash 🙂 ).

Pregnancy Update Week 29
Pregnancy Update Week 29

This week we were finally back in the hospital for a check up – we haven’t been in since week 12 so it feels like a life time ago! All went well at the check up, they did an ultrasound to check on baby and all is good – baby is a good size and head down so there really isn’t much to report. A lovely student doctor was present who examined me also, she was so polite and gentle – I really hope she keeps these skills when she’s fully qualified!

The day of our hospital appointment was #NoComplaints day on twitter – one whole day of no complaints. I was a bit worried that my challenge was going to go out the window at the first hurdle as most of the appointments I have had so far have been challenging to say the least but for once it was all very calm and non-confrontational.  In the end £NoComplaints day went quite well – a little positivity goes a long way!

While writing this post I looked back at photos from week 29 of my last pregnancy I found lots of lovely photos from the baby shower that my lovely sister in law Paula threw for me when I was pregnant with Little Man in 2013. They were so confident I was having a boy (even though I hadn’t found out) that they had decorated the whole house in blue (good job they were right)! It was a great party but one thing I  really noticed in the photos was how lovely my skin and hair looked, the elusive pregnancy glow – what happened since????????

Back to the reality of pregnancy #2 and I’m still battling crippling tiredness. On Saturday I brought Little Man for his swimming session at 11 am and came straight home to bed for the rest of the day once it was over. Dear Husband has been very good trying to do as much as possible and leaving me to rest – he even dared to pack away our prized Belleke Christmas Nativity set (yes there are still some Christmas decorations left up in the “good” sitting room that I just haven’t had time to take down. Luckily we don’t use this room very often so I can lock the door and remain in a happy state of denial about whats behind it 🙂 ).

Pregnancy Update Week 29 - Pyjama Day
Pregnancy Update Week 29

On Sunday Dear Husband disappeared off to rugby so myself and Little Man had a pyjama day for ourselves not leaving the house at all. At one point he was curled up to me on the couch when baby started kicking, Little Man got such a shock at being kicked by my tummy and was not impressed to say the least!

Anyway thats my little update for week 29, hope you enjoyed it! If your expecting too, let me know how you are getting on – has the tiredness got to you too?

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 27 – January Blues

Hi D Ho, heres my pregnancy update for week 27!  Baby is now 2 Lbs in weight and about the size of a head of cauliflower.

Pregnancy Update Week 27b
Pregnancy Update Week 27

Baby is kicking so strongly and CONSTANTLY. Its really distracting when your working away in a quite office trying to concentrate on some terribly interesting report and baby keeps going “knock knock, I’m still here, knock knock” and then starts playing the drums with your tummy. Even poor Dear Husband (DH) was getting bet up by bump in bed the other night, the kicks were so strong he could feel them in his side as I was trying to sleep.

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Pregnancy Update Week 26 -Mammy Phases

Hi d Ho and welcome to the first pregnancy update of 2016 – week 26! Baby now weighs about 1 and 2/3rds of a pound and measures about 14 inches long – about the length of a bunch of spring onions.

Pregnancy Update Week 26
Pregnancy Update Week 26

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Pregnancy Update Week 25 – Christmas

Hi d ho and happy Christmas! Week 25 already and for this weeks pregnancy update baby is now the size of a turnip. According to babycenter.com baby is starting to grow hair and right on track  Mammy is starting to get heartburn – there is going to be another long three months ahead!

Bump wise I’m still expanding and Christmas won’t be helping the weight gain. However; I think you can start to see a difference in the bump 1 and bump 2 photos below – Im nearly a stone (14 Lbs) heavier in the bump 1 photo at 25 weeks than I am on this pregnancy with bump 2 and you can really see that in my face.

Week 25a
Week 25 Update – Bumps 1 and 2
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Pregnancy Update Weeks 23 and 24 – New York New York

Hi D Ho! Double week pregnancy update this week, we have been in New York for nearly  the last two weeks so between traveling and pregnancy/toddler jet lag I didn’t get a chance to write last weeks update.

So baby is now the size of a corn on the cob and bump has got huge!!!!!! Baby is kicking all the time and some of the kicks are so strong that they make me jump – its like someone coming up behind you and giving you a right wallop in the arm (except in your tummy, and from the inside – sneaky little thing 🙂 ).

Week 24a
Week 24 Bumps
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Pregnancy Update Week 22 – Galway Christmas Market

Hi d Ho, into pregnancy update week 22 and baby is now the size of a spaghetti squash – don’t think we have those in Ireland but apparently they are about  11 inches long and almost 1 pound in weight. Baby is also now starting to look less like an alien more like a miniature newborn.

Bump 2 Week 22
Bump 2 Week 22

Baby’s doing well and bump continues to get bigger, kicks are getting super strong now – I got one the other day that was so strong I jumped and gave DH a good wallop.

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Pregnancy Update Week 21 – Christmas Comes Early

Hi D Ho! Week 21 already and for this weeks pregnancy update baby is now the size of a carrot and apparently weighs about three-quarters of a pound – I don’t think I’ve ever come across a carrot that weighed three-quarters of a pound but who’s to judge.

Pregnancy wise all is going well, baby kicks are getting stronger and more frequent every day and bump is getting bigger. Im starting to watch my sitting and sleeping positions more now to encourage baby into the best position for birth, so no more slouching on the couch or sleeping on my right side (or at least I’m trying not too 🙂 ). I’ve rooted out my dreamgenii pregnancy support pillow – it was great last time round for supporting bump and getting comfy at night. Its also supposed to help get baby into the best position for birth too so fingers crossed!

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Bump Week 21
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Pregnancy Update Week 20 – Half Way to Guess Date

Hi D Ho! Week 20 pregnancy update is here already, baby is now the size of a banana and we have reached a really big milestone – 20 weeks marks the half way point for the pregnancy or half way to guess date! I say guess date instead of due date as growing a baby in your tummy is not an exact science of exactly 40 weeks, instead its a bit more like baking a cake (or bun – pardon the pun) in an oven – you need to keep an eye on your cake and be prepared to give it an extra few minutes in the oven if needed. Full term pregnancy is really anywhere between 38 and 42 weeks – babies rarely arrive bang on 40 weeks.

So if you listen to my consultant baby is a week further on than they really are and my GP reckons I could be 1 – 2 weeks further on based on how high up my bump is, never mind the fact that this is my second pregnancy and dear husband is 6 Foot 2. Looks like I’ll have a fight on my hands to get my 42 weeks oven time if needs be 🙂 Going into labour yourself is really maximises the chances for achieving a successful VBAC , post section induction options are limited and have much poorer VBAC outcome rates 😦

Week 20a
20 Week Bumps
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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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