I haven’t updated in a few weeks because to be honest I have been feeling really rubbish. I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of doctor, hospital and midwife appointments. I’ve had numerous blood tests which has been stressful as I have a needle phobia. My blood tests showed that I was low in a few vitamins and I had a low blood clotting count. Which needed addressing straight away; I was put on medicine then taken off them within days, then put back on them.
Weight Gain: 4lbs
Physically: My acne has calmed down, but my skin is still really greasy. I have felt really drained, my back has been aching nonstop and once again I have been having problems sleeping. The doctor signed me off work again for 2 weeks due to feeling extremely fatigue.
Food Cravings: Ribena, I can’t get enough of it.
Emotionally: Emotionally drained once again. They say can be an emotional rollercoaster and boy they are right. From feeling happy to stressed to nervous within minutes. I have been rather moody lately also, so learning to deal with it in a positive way.
Movement: Yes stronger and stronger each day. I just can’t wait till she is bigger so the OH can feel too.
Miss Anything? Cigarettes, I’m not a big smoker. I smoke maybe 3 – 4 a month socially. However the last few weeks have been stressful and I’ve been craving a few puffs. But I’ve been really good and not touched one.
Best Moment the Month: Having a few of my friends round for a sleepover. I’ve not been very social able lately so it was really nice of them to make the effort to come and see me.
Worst moment the last 4 weeks: During my 26th week, I haven’t felt the baby move for a few days and started to fear the worse. Due to having a miscarriage at the start of the year, so my OH and I rushed to the hospital. The nurse was super busy as she was working by herself but she gave us so much of her time, reassuring us that everything was fine. After laying me down, she got out the Doppler. It took her a few seconds which felt like hours to find the baby’s heartbeat. But once we heard it, it felt like all my worries just melted away. My baby is rather cheeky as every time we find the heartbeat she would move away from the Doppler. Since coming back from the hospital the baby has been moving nonstop – typical that really lol
This update I’m including a picture of me and my bump shock horror. Why haven’t I taken regular bump pictures? I guess it’s because I already have a belly due to being overweight and I didn’t really feel like I was getting any bigger. But after week 26 the bump just popped out of nowhere and I can definitely see it.
I'd love to read your updates too!