Bumpdate | 18-20 Weeks & Gender Reveal

 

I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through this pregnancy!! The second trimester is going a bit better so far and we get to find out if we’re having a boy or a girl soon!! I’m so excited!
 


WEEK 18:
Wow, I feel really heavy this week!! Baby, is sitting so low and it’s slightly uncomfortable, especially when I sit down. I have a definite bump now and have people commenting on how big I am, I do feel HUGE and really uncomfortable at night. I’m having difficulty sleeping so I think I may need to get myself a pregnancy pillow to see if it helps. I go for my scan the day after my birthday so only a couple more weeks to wait!! 
 
 
WEEK 19:
I’m still feeling really heavy and carrying really low, I’m not feeling as tired so hoping that i start getting a lot of my energy back soon over the next few weeks. I’ve been blitzing a room at a time in the house and going through this nesting phase and now want to be rid of just about EVERYTHING!!! I’ve started to get the dreaded heartburn in bouts and I suffered really badly with Mason from this so I’m no longer thinking you could be a girl and have a feeling that I’ll be having another boy. I just want to find out so I can start buying. And the back ache, my god it’s so uncomfortable. I have to keep myself active to ease it off. 
 
  
WEEK 20:
ITS A BOY!!!!!
We had our scan yesterday and it’s been quite an emotional week for me so far. I was in the scan room for an hour because he just wouldn’t play ball and was being awkward and just putting himself in the most awkward of positions but we got through it and all is well, he’s healthy and growing nicely, nice strong heartbeat and no abnormalities. 
 
I can’t believe I’m having another son. I cried a little when the lovely sonographer told me. It was mixed emotions, happy that he was healthy, happy he was a boy, relief that we don’t have to panic about fitting all the kids into our 3 bedroom house and of course I was upset that the OH didn’t get the girl he desperately wanted. But we’re all happy and Mason & Jake are over the moon. We also found out that I have an anterior placenta which means it’s at the front so feeling movements have been restricted but from weeks 26-28 I should start feeling them more prominently. So this was a massive weight off too. 
 
Now to do some shopping and start getting myself organised and get what I’ll need for the baby. 
 
Lots of Love
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18 Comments

  1. 04/10/2018 / 7:01 am

    Congratulations!! What a lovely post �� xxx

  2. 04/10/2018 / 7:03 am

    Congrats!! That’s great that things are all going well, and it looks like things are getting really exciting!!! Hope everything continues to go well xx

  3. 04/10/2018 / 7:06 am

    Hi Rachel! Congrats on having a healthy baby boy! Oh, this made me miss being pregnant! Glad to hear everything's going smoothly on your pregnancy.

    Mary // marychronicles.wordpress.com

  4. 04/10/2018 / 9:02 am

    Congratulations lovely! How exciting that you know the sex and can really make it special before he arrives. I hope it continues to go well xo

  5. 04/10/2018 / 11:20 am

    Such a wonderful post, you look absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on the big reveal, I can't wait to read more!!

  6. 04/10/2018 / 8:48 pm

    Ahhh congrats! Can't wait to see the rest of your journey 🙂 x

  7. 05/10/2018 / 7:14 am

    Aw congratulations ! I remember feeling heavy. But you are doing an amazing job! You are making a little human!

  8. 07/10/2018 / 10:34 am

    Thank you! It is!! I’m just hoping this half goes by so quickly because I just want to meet him xxx

  9. 07/10/2018 / 10:36 am

    Thank you, I’m definitely trying to enjoy the pregnancy while I can because I know I’ll miss the bump as soon as he’s here xx

  10. 07/10/2018 / 10:43 am

    We had to find out so we could get organised!! I’m starting to nest so have to get the house ready for his arrival xx

  11. 07/10/2018 / 10:44 am

    Awwww thank you, it was a complete shock finding out we were having another boy but we’re so happy now!! We can finally get our house organised again xx

  12. 07/10/2018 / 10:48 am

    Thank you!! He’s just being awkward and refuses to make use of all the space he has at the moment so enjoys sitting low down! Haha I forget just how amazing a wimand body is and what it goes through to grow a little human!! Xx

  13. 07/10/2018 / 2:45 pm

    Hi Rachel, Loved reading your post! Congratulations!! Can't wait to read more posts in the future! x

    Linda || Lindaroche.blogspot.com

  14. 12/10/2018 / 8:27 pm

    Thank you, I will definitely be doing this on a regular basis but have yet to decide how regular xx

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