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20 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2

Sunday, 22 March 2015

20 Weeks! That's half way and I still cannot believe how quickly these weeks are flying by. Pip has grown to the length of a small banana, around 26cm long (from now on they'll take measurements from head to toe, instead of head to bum which is exciting). Vernix is starting to appear on baby too! I was planned to have my 20 week scan tomorrow but as we're away in Wales we had to rebook - so my scan is booked for the 30th March instead, when I'll be 21+1 weeks.

I have absolutely no notes written down for this week, it's been pretty quiet and plane sailing. I spoke to OH (occupational health) at work on Monday, and they're referring me for physio for my back. Fingers crossed it helps, but who knows!

I've finally booked the last of my holiday too and have started thinking about maternity leave - crazy to be thinking of it again so soon! I'm hoping to start my leave at 35 weeks (the same I did with Indiana), but take holiday before - so I'll leave work actually around 32 weeks if all goes to plan. I'm in retail so being on my feet all day is pretty tough going, and with my back and hips aching like they do already, I'll be lucky to reach this I think.

The only other update is that I've actually got around to buying my pregnancy pillow. After everyone's suggestions I've gone with a basic v-shaped pillow. It's AMAZING already; I've been using it to sit up with, sleep with and I know I can eventually use it when baby arrives too.


As usual my bump update vlog will be live on my channel at some point today, and I'll be back next week for my 21 week pregnancy update!

6 comments :

  1. V-shaped pillow has been invaluable throughout my pregnancy..although I would say I've found a fleece blanket under the bump more comfortable now that I'm further along, I think because I can shape it around myself more. Do you want to know if you're having a boy or girl at your scan next week?
    Katey x

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    1. I know what you mean, at the moment it's just so comfy to sit up with haha. We're having a boy :) just hoping they say he's still at boy at the scan next week haha xx

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  2. Ahhh a pregnancy pillow, aka godsends! SO nice to be thinking about finishing work isn't it! Amazingly I managed to work till 38 and a half weeks last time round but 34 or 5 this time, and I did the same as you by adding holiday on to it! Hope you get to find out the sex (if you want to of course) at your scan!

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    1. It's amazing - I think most people know I'm ready to go already haha. Pregnancy the second time is so much harder! Aww we know we're having a boy, just hoping he's still a he at our scan! xx

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  3. The week's really are flying by , it does not seem five minutes since you announced your pregnancy ! I suffered terrible pain in my back and hips with baby no 2 and had weekly physio , it helped a bit but i ended up having to go on early maternity leave as i was on my feet a lot at work too. Have you tried a gym/ birthing ball? i had one and that helped loads with my hips. Enjoy your holiday xx

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    1. I know it's crazy! That's exactly how I think I'm going to end up, I have a feeling it's turning into sciatica! I haven't thought of that, may have to dig it out, thanks :) xx

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