26 weeks pregnant

26 weeks

How the little bean has developed;

  • I’m now as long as a leek
  • I’m 35.6 cm long, and I weigh 1.68lbs now
  • My brain is really growing now and I’m putting half my energy into this, it’s very tiring
  • By the end of the week my lungs will be developed enough to take a breath, I’m practising my breathing technique inside you
  • I can hear an awful lot of noise going on at home, I hope you’ll be quieter when I arrive!

I’m feeling a lot more positive this week and now that I’m at the end of the second trimester I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is going. Check out my post about my top 5 moments from the first 2 trimesters.

I’m starting to feel really tired doing the simplest of things, just walking around the house can leave me out of breath! I’ve been trying to do the breathing techniques my physio taught me in pilates to really expand my lungs and stretch out my ribs. The little bean is still really high and right up under my ribs, even sitting down is uncomfortable as everything feels so squished, goodness only knows how it’ll feel in another 12 weeks!

Getting a little bit bored of being stuck in the house every day, especially as I’m confined to one room whilst the building works are going on. As we have nowhere to put any baby bits at the moment I still haven’t started buying anything for the baby but it’s fun looking at bits and pieces online and making a wish list.

Day to Day life

With everything going on at home and with me at the moment we wanted to spend some quality time with the kids last weekend. We went to see Pan at the cinema which was a brilliant film, I think that I enjoyed it more than the children. After we went to Nando’s for dinner with their friends which they loved.

It’s Ben’s 7th Brithday on 9th November so I need to get organised and start thinking about presents. He has asked for a new bike from his grandparents so we went to the bike shop on Saturday to check which size he would like and I’ve ordered that. We also went to the new Smyths toy shop that has opened locally and the boys looked around giving us ideas for birthday and christmas lists.

The building work is still progressing well and this weekend I need to go and finalise our kitchen order now I actually have room sizes. The final wall is coming down today and it’ll be the first time we can see the whole space.



My lovely mum and stepdad have been round tiling the bathroom so hopefully next week I’ll be able to have a bath again, yippee. Once this has been finished they are going to start on the babies room and I’ve been looking on Pintrest and collecting all my décor ideas.

Back update

My body has now adapted to the Zomorph and I’m feeling almost normal taking it. It doesn’t take the pain away completely but it does mean my pelvis and back aren’t hurting all the time, just when I move.

As I’m on the crutches all the time now the top of my back and neck are starting to hurt where I’m having to hold my weight to get around. I think a trip to the physio and some acupuncture next week should hopefully sort this out. The only time I’m really comfy is lying down either in bed or on the sofa, this way I can take the pressure off my ribs as well.

The pelvic pain is still there but varies day by day. Sometimes I can get round the house fine without my crutches and just use them when I go out. Other days I have to use the crutches to get around the house as well. There doesn’t seem to be anything I’m doing to make the difference between a good and a bad day. I think that it has something to do with how the baby is lying, some days I notice she is really high and I feel the pain in my ribs, other’s she’s really low in my pelvis and I feel the pain there.

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  • Reply Little Book of Sick

    Glad to hear your pregnancy is going quickly. You have my full sympathy with the horror that is SPD. I’m not surprised that you have it as my Osteopath told me (once I had it) that it was inevitable with my patheitc weak discs lol. I hadn’t even heard of SPD until the day that I felt like my insides had fallen out! The pain is awful isnt it? On a parr with back pain i’d say. I was signed off work at 26 weeks and managed to prevent the SPD getting too severe by resting. Its important. I wish I’d started blogging sooner! It actually makes me want to have another baby so i can blog about it… erm maybe not. Take care. #bestandworst

    October 20, 2015 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks for the message, not much fun at the moment but hoping as soon as she arrives it will solve the problem. 🙂

      October 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    Oh you look so lovely pregnant! So much going on. The building work looks like it is getting there but I bet you will be so glad when it is done. Glad the pain is a little better – I remember reading about it previously. Come on baby! 🙂 Hope the little man’s birthday is fun – he shares his with me! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon xx

    October 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply sarah

    I love reading your updates – makes me broody I loved being pregnant! You look fabulous by the way! Good luck with all your building work, just focus on how great it will be when its all done x

    October 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Sarah I’m trying to convince my friends they should have another baby and keep me company 🙂 x

      October 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply janeb

    Hi Lisa, I´m currently 20 weeks with baby number two ( my son is now six.) It´s crazy how different pregnancies can be. I have hernias on my spine so I know what it´s like to try and find ways not to aggravate the pain with your expanding belly. Controlling my weight this time has really helped. I´m also blogging about pregnancy oufit ideas and pregnancy related things if you want to check out my blog. #bestandworst

    October 15, 2015 at 8:46 am
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Jane, I agree being careful not to put on too much weight as it will only make things worse. Hope your pregnancy is going well, do you know what you’re having yet? x

      October 15, 2015 at 9:26 am
      • Reply janeb

        Yes, we are having another boy! Totally different pregnancy so I was shocked. I´m glad to have found a blog where a Mum can give advice on back issues during pregnancy!

        October 15, 2015 at 9:36 am
        • Reply Lisa

          Congratulations that’s great news. I love my two boys to the end’s of the earth they are fantastic and it’s great to watch them playing together (when they aren’t trying to kill each other). Looking forward to following your pregnancy journey x

          October 15, 2015 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Sleepingthroughyet

    Wow you sound like you have a lot going on but so much exciting stuff. Its lovely being able to choose the decor for new rooms. Hope the kitchen all goes well. #bestandworst

    October 14, 2015 at 9:48 pm
    • Reply Lisa

      Thanks Julie yes it is rather busy at the moment, clearly I’m not one for doing things the easy way 🙂

      October 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

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