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.
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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