How many weeks?
18 weeks (though I’m 19 weeks at the moment as I’ve slipped behind!).
When is baby due?
19th April 2016.
How’s baby doing?
Really well. She’s definitely a wriggler, and getting into more of a routine now I think too. I feel her mostly in the evenings, but also after lunch. She’s quieter in the mornings though, but apparently she’s only awake for six hours of the day at the moment, so I’m not fretting just yet.
In terms of size, she’s the size of a dragon fruit! She measures 12cm long and weighs around 190g and she’s starting to mimic breathing.
I am still very emotional. I find myself extremely outspoken for someone who is a big people person and normally easy to get along with. I think a lot of my frustrations stems from what’s going on in the world at the moment, as I mentioned last week, but it also stems from society too and people not appreciating how tough it can be when you’re pregnant.
I’m lucky my friends and family are amazing, but I have to admit that I’m getting tired of being barged around on the train to work and things like that. The Christmas break will be a really welcome one for me. I’m lucky that I’ve had our Summer holiday and Christmas to help me get some rest in this pregnancy.
The only other major symptom that has started this week is possibly SPD. I am waiting to see my midwife when I’m 21 weeks to see if it gets worse, and what I can have to help me. My commute to work is an hour door-to-door and I really need to be able to keep doing that commute and keep going to work and earning money so I can save.
Other than that, I’m doing well. The sickness has pretty much faded, aside from some rogue moments and that horrible taste in my mouth that I always have, so I’m feeling good!
How I feel?
I feel okay you know. I’m obviously emotional and tired at times, but I don’t need reminding of how lucky I am to be in this position.
I am trying to get in the baby zone, as far as preparing for her, and daydreaming about her goes. But we have so much to do on the house, and work is very busy for me, so I feel like the weeks are flying and I feel bad that I’m not spending more time soaking this pregnancy up.
Mark and I aren’t sure whether this little girl is our last baby. We feel like three is the magic number, but we’d have to have two children share a room. Which isn’t a bad thing, but we do wonder about privacy as they get older, but couldn’t bear to leave our house and upsize. So it’s one of those – I keep wondering if I should be soaking this little girl up, before it’s all over, and there’s no more pregnancies for me. But really, I should be soaking her up anyway as she’s just so important, regardless of whether she’s the middle or the last.
I am really on the countdown to Christmas now, because I feel like (much like it did with Bill’s pregnancy) it will give me chance to slow down, rest and cherish every moment, plus, when I come out of the other side of Christmas, I’ll be 25 weeks pregnant, which means I only have 15 weeks to get to until her due date, and only 13 weeks to get through until maternity leave.
And I’m really excited about that!