26 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2


Another week has flown by and I can finally say I've had a week of feeling pretty good... YAY! Pip is now the size of a butternut squash and is gaining lots of fat this week (and apparently I'm going to be gaining a lot in the next few weeks too haha). He is around 36cm and weighs a little more than 760g.

After spending all of his time buried on the right hand side of my bump (and in my ribs) this week he actually finally moved! He's now been wiggling all over on both the left and right sides which suggests he's laying across my bump. It's been a lovely relief for my ribs and I even managed to capture some of those movements on camera too!

I have been a bit achy in places this week when walking long distances. I've noticed it's more when I walk to/from work than with the pram - it must add some support for my hips. I even had swollen feet on Sunday which I never experienced with my first pregnancy; they were not a pretty sight haha.

Another aching area - warning TMI coming up haha - is my downstairs. It really feels like there's pressure pushing against it a lot of time which is SO uncomfortable. I just generally feel swollen sometimes as if he's been kicking me 'down there' which again, is something I never experienced with Indiana.

Ending on a high this week I have officially booked and sorted my Maternity Leave! I've only got 6 weeks left at work before my annual leave starts on the 15th June, and then my actual leave starts on the 6th July. I can't believe I'll be finishing work next month, but I really think I need the time to prepare and enjoy quality time with Indiana before he arrives.

I can't believe I'm almost in the third trimester already; time is flying!


  1. Oh wow your bump looks so big now ! I bet you are glad to be going on maternity leave soon so you can rest a bit and spend time with Indiana xx

  2. It sounds like things are going really well for you and you look fab! Enjoy your maternity leave until the madness of two descends :D

  3. What a gorgeous bump! It's going so quickly, all these second pregnancies seem to be flying. I know what you mean about the downstairs though.. I never had it with Toby and now it feels like someone is sending electric shocks up and down "there". Ouch. Yay for sorting maternity leave, I bet you can't wait xx

  4. Ooh I hear you on the achy lady garden... Ouch! You're looking fab! xxx

  5. Oh you look great and it's going to to come around so quickly, I can't quite believe I'm now a mum of 2!!

    Helen - maternitymondays

  6. Time is flying wow!! It sounds like a little bit trickier than the first time but you are looking fab! xx #maternitymondays

  7. yay for 6 weeks left in work. I bet you feel better just knowing that! I love your bump photos, they look so loving, if you know what I mean :) #MaternityMondays

  8. Sounds like you've got a varicose vein down there - they give you that kicked in the fluff feeling! Glad you're feeling ok otherwise d

  9. Gorgeous bump! I am suffering with a lot of pressure "downstairs'' too, eek! Had it with my second but much worse this time, but fine otherwise.

    How exciting, only 6 more weeks of work left, like you say it will be nice for you and Indiana to spend some more time together before the new arrival :) x


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