How far along?: 34 weeks and 4 days Total weight gain/loss: Still fluctuating weight but no one else seems that concerned,s o I guess it is fine. That said, my colleagues all think I look enormous already and one of the preschool teachers asked during the week how many days over I was now. A little worrying as I still have six weeks to go – and six weeks with a lot of growth! Stretch marks?: Depressingly, yes. But I’m back using the almond oil again, so hopefullyRead More
How far along? 33 weeks and 5 days Total weight gain/loss: I think I’ve put on about seven kilos but as I’ve said before, it’s all a little vague. Stretch marks?: Thanks to the light over the full-length mirror having gone and having to use a table lamp on the floor, I can now see a lot of new stretch marks on the base of my bump – damn you, cruel uplighting! Sleep: Not the best quality sleep these days. And Thursday night/Friday morning was interesting, to sayRead More
Even the best sleepers can have their off nights… …and these are exhausting to the previously lucky parents who are used to a good sleeper. Heartburn can strike even when you’ve not been eating. That 33 weeks into a second pregnancy is a good time to stop training at the gym and switch to training only at home. That, according to my midwife, I should have written my birth plan by now and that, according to Baby Centre, I should be packing my hospital bagRead More
Toddler tantrums are really quite exhausting… …but that ignoring them (if you can!) might just work Carrying Little O for any length of time longer than 30 seconds is both tiring and painful Scrubbing your nipples while still pregnant is not recommended. I hasten to add that this is not something that I tried this week but a useful tip from Baby Centre. It is not really something that ever crossed my mind to do. Rain showers, a toddler and an infrequent tram service areRead More
This week, I learned… Applying nail varnish to your toe nails is challenging at nearly eight months pregnant When a toddler wants to hand you something it may not always be is rarely anything you actually want (especially if his finger has just been near his nose…) That it might be time to stop sharing bathtime with Little O to avoid damage to his future sibling and myself!
How far along? 30 weeks and 5 days Total weight gain/loss: Still quite confused about this – my weight seems to fluctuate by around a kilo from day to day. Stretch marks?: I think I have an extra one or two but they are pretty low down. Also, I cannot really remember how many stretch marks I had from before and where they were exactly. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess! Sleep: Oh, yes, sleep is great, when it happens. I don’t think I can remember theRead More