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Living Arrows // 38/52

Monday, 18 September 2017

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Kahlil Gibran

Every week I'll be sharing a capture of my littles - either individually or together. To capture how they grow and change week by week.

I love that you can instantly feel the change in the seasons with this week's photos - raincoats, fallen leaves and the darker hues of Autumn. We never let the weather stop us getting out and about though, especially as Parker thrives running wild and free! These were taken on Wednesday on a trip to a local park. We collected SO many acorns, leaves and sticks, that I'm hoping to use for some crafts this week.

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22 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Three}

Saturday, 16 September 2017

I'm now over 22 weeks through this third and final pregnancy, and I think it might be time to slow down already. Running around after two little ones just isn't as possible anymore! Back ache is creeping in, I feel exhausted soo easily and quickly, and this bump of mine feels huge all of a sudden...

22 weeks & 4 days

14th January 2018


I use the Baby Centre App to check on baby's progress - She weighs almost 430g this week, and is around 27.8cm long - the size of a spaghetti squash. She's now fully proportioned like a newborn (just much thinner), and her fingernails and eyes are fully formed. Meconium (that sticky black first poo) has begun to accumulate in her bowel too.

Not entirely weight related, but when my midwife measured my bump this week she did say my uterus felt as if it was in the right place! So I think so far, everything is growing as it should.

The worst symptom that has slowly creeped in is back ache. My goodness, OUCH. I've suffered with both previous pregnancies, so I was just waiting for it to arrive this time. My midwife has said I need to stop picking up Parker (my not so little 2 year old), but sometimes that's just not possible! Another not so glamorous symptoms that's crept back in is bleeding gums. I've suffered with this in both of my previous pregnancies too, and it's apparently really common.

I'm now sleeping with a pregnancy pillow (I have the Theraline Maternity Pillow - review coming soon!), as it's becoming increasingly uncomfortable in bed. Tummy sleeping is a thing of the past too, much to my disappointment!

Nothing really these last few weeks, I just want to eat all the food!

Seeing my midwife really picked up my mood this week. The back ache has made me feel soo rubbish, so listening to baby girl's heartbeat was a lovely pick-me-up. I'm also kind of wishing the next few weeks away so we can reach 24 weeks, and therefore viability. As it's such a big milestone in my eyes!

Sleeping on my tummy :(

I picked up this beauty of a dress at the weekend, and it's given me all the Autumnal feels! It's non-maternity from Primark - so not only will it fit once baby is born, it was a bargain too. I teamed it with my suuuuper comfortable maternity tights from Love Your Bump. I've never invested in maternity tights before, and I'm kicking myself. These are so comfortable, and they don't fall down at all!

Getting lots and lots of baby deliveries! Our co-sleeper arrived, as well as the carrycot for the pushchair. I may have ordered a few more bows for baby girl too, which makes me far too happy. I can't wait to see her in everything!

Our holiday to Bluestone in just over a weeks time. It's going to be lovely to relax as a family, and have Jack there to help out with the littles. I was pregnant with Parker the last time we went, so it's mad that he'll be 2 this year!

You can see how this pregnancy compares to Parker's (my second) here.