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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. 
 
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Bumpdate | Weeks 13 – 17

Hello Second Trimester!!
It’s been a long 12 weeks and we’ve finally had our scan!! Which means we can finally announce the pregnancy!!
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Bumpdates Pregnancy

We’re Having A Baby!! Bumpdate 4-12 Weeks

If you follow me on Instagram then you will have already seen our special news! But if not then here goes……We’re having a baby!!

Due February 12th 2019, we’ve been waiting to add to our family for 6 years!! To be honest the journey we have taken to get here has been a long one but we’re over the moon!! We’ve been trying for 6 years and for it to finally happen was like a dream come true. I had nearly given up all hope and was beginning to accept that maybe another baby just wasn’t going to happen for us.

 

Keeping it a secret was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do especially from my step son and my little munchkin. Of course we told close family and friends but we didn’t want to say anything until we’d been for our scan and told all was fine.

 

From the day we found out I was pregnant I’ve made sure to document everything as it was something I never had chance to do with the munchkin andI don’t really have anything to look back on while I was having him, and it makes me so sad. This time I want it to be special for us all.

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An Open Letter To A Step-Child

My Dearest Step-Son,

 

Never in a million years did I think I was going to be a mum, let alone a step-mum but you and your brother are my biggest gifts. I’m very lucky to have a boy like you in my life and you’ve taught me so much.

 

You’ve no idea just how special you are and how much I love you. I’ll never forget the day I met you. You were tiny and so lively, you melted my heart.

 

I’m not going to pretend I know what it’s like to have my parents split up because I don’t I’m always thinking about you and how difficult things are for you on a daily basis. I get that it’s hard living in 2 separate homes with 2 sets of belongings and I totally understand that you can’t see your sisters, mummy and day everyday. It’s tough and if I could change things I would.

 

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Review | Geo Mitchell – Relax, Naturally Bath Salts

I’ve been wanting to get this review up for so long now but I’ve finally managed to get myself sorted and get it out to you today. My blogging has been all over the place because I’ve been quite ill and just so tired. I will get back myself back in to a routine with my posts!

The lovely Co-Founder, George from this wonderful brand emailed me and asked if I’d like to try a product. Of course I said yes as I do love my bath products and was sent a lovely sample of their Relax, Naturally Bath Salts*

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Pregnancy Trying to conceive

Why Is Exercise Important Whilst TTC?

Today, I want to talk about exercise and why staying fit and healthy will help aid conception. People that know me will probably be reading this and think I’m getting a little too obsessive over the whole baby thing and to be honest, maybe I am but I’m not getting any younger and as time ticks on so does the sound of my body clock. I understand that I’ve been putting a little pressure on myself and the OH to have a baby but we’re still having fun and when it’s our time it’ll happen.

 

I’ve started to become a little more of a health nut too because I look back at when I feel pregnant with Mason and I was about 2 stone lighter, much fitter as I was out running most evenings after work, yes I smoked and enjoyed my weekend to binge drink but I was definitely much fitter than I am today. I mean I can barely run to my mum’s without being out of breath so I decided enough is enough! I haven’t joined a gym just yet, but that will be on the cards at some point in the future. I just wanted to try a few things at home first.

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Can A Cervical Screening Test Affect My Chances Of TTC??

I think a lot of women, like myself wonder if having a Cervical Screening Test (also known as a Smear Test) can affect your chances of conception. I know I questioned myself exactly this when I got my reminder letter in the post.

For me, my health is really important and I think that having a Cervical Screening Test is equally important. I remember getting my first letter through the post and I was so scared and worried about it, but there really isn’t anything to worry about.