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18 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Three}

Saturday, 19 August 2017

I am so glad I made the decision to write these pregnancy updates fortnightly, these weeks are just flying by. I'm almost half way through this third pregnancy already! I'm trying to enjoy every moment though, as I know this time it's definitely my last. 


HOW FAR ALONG?
18 weeks & 5 days

DUE DATE?
14th January 2018

GENDER?
If you haven't seen our announcement already, definitely pop over and watch our surprise confetti reveal! We are absolutely thrilled to be expecting another beautiful baby girl. A little sister for Indiana and Parker - which they are absolutely oven the moon with. Bring on the pink and florals!


HOW’S BABY DOING?
I use the Baby Centre App to check on baby's progress - This week, SHE (eek, still feels crazy writing that!) is about 14.2cm (almost the size of a pepper), and weighs up to 190g. Her ears have reached their final position on the sides of her head, and her tiny eyebrows are taking shape. Although saying that, neither of mine really had eyebrows as newborns.

WEIGHT CHANGE?
I definitely feel bigger this week. My bump has grown, and my goodness my boobs are MASSIVE - I didn't think they could grow anymore! I can feel my ribs expanding more too which isn't very pleasant.

SYMPTOMS?
I've been feeling generally well these past few weeks, and symptoms seemed to have tailed off a bit. Of course I'm still exhausted, and my sense of smell is off the chart, but I think they're just part of life now! I did have my 16 week midwife appointment last week, where I discovered I have low blood pressure. Probably the reason behind my breathlessness and dizzy spells!

SLEEP?
Apart from waking around 6am for the loo, I'm sleeping really well. I just hope it lasts!

CRAVINGS?
I'm back on to the 'I'm hungry, but there's nothing I want to eat' craving again... Is that a craving?

HOW I’M FEELING?
Happy. Oh so happy! We are making exciting plans for baby buys, and thanks to my sister we're nearly already prepared clothes-wise for the first few months. I'm full embracing my pregnancy this time too, showing off and talking about bump as much as possible.

MISS ANYTHING?
Clothes. I'm already tired of my wardrobe and I'm not even half way yet! I was lucky to receive money for my birthday this week though, so I've done some serious maternity shopping to cheer myself up!

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
It's all about layering at the moment, and a vest top and shirt seems to be my go-to outfit. 

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
Apart from my midwife appointment where we got to listen to baby girl's heartbeat again, I would definitely say my birthday baby moon! Jack surprised me with a couple of nights away in the New Forest - just the two of us. It was so lovely to spend some quality time together, where we could both just switch off and relax. It was bliss!


LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Our 20 week scan, although we still have another 2 weeks to wait! I cannot wait to see our little bump on the screen again.

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

1 comment :

  1. I can't believe you're almost half way through! I'm looking forward to her name!

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