Welcome to my 25 & 26 weeks pregnant update.
Week 25 was an exciting one as it was time for my first face-to-face midwife appointment! It was quite a warm day so the mask was uncomfortable to wear and just made me hotter so I kept needing to lift the mask to have a drink. The joys of covid!
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Anyway, it was a student midwife with another midwife who was seeing me. They went through all the questions again about my health history like in the 8-week booking appointment and explained that at my next appointment I would start getting measured and have a blood test, I was also able to hear the heartbeat! Scroll across to the last image below to hear it!
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26 weeks! It’s absolutely dragging! People said the second trimester goes fast but it doesn’t feel it. This week has felt extra slow with all the heat! . I had my first face to face midwife appointment today and heart beat for the first time! Swipe through to hear 🥰. Our cot and wardrobe arrived and things are really coming together! The pram comes tomorrow, mattress and chest of drawers next week along with the 4D scan – then the week after 28 week appointment. Things are getting real now! . Pull day today. Was knackered even after two rest days!
It’s the first time I’ve heard it as all the scans have been silent. It was nice that I could record it to show my partner as he’s missed out on 3 scans already.
After the appointment, it was starting to heat up as we had a heatwave approaching. Not good, I’m awful in the heat anyway so being pregnant just made it worse. I basically spent the next two days sitting in the spare bedroom, half-naked, with a fan on me.
I’ve been having a real tough time with fatigue. Just unable to move or do anything, completely zapped of energy. There was one day where I couldn’t even stand in the shower so had a bath. I was sleeping loads too but it didn’t matter how much I slept, I was still tired!
Acid reflux is another issue that’s getting worse and worse. I woke up in the morning and could feel acid going up my throat and shot up coughing, I thought I was going to be sick! I’ve been having it for weeks now but it was more sporadic. Now it’s very consistent!
Being 26 weeks pregnant is amazing – 6 whole months I’ve carried this beautiful little boy inside me. I love him so much already.
In other news, our safari themed nursery is coming along well and I can’t wait to post about it when it’s all finished! Just waiting for curtains and a lampshade! 🙂