Oh dear, I’m sorry this update is a tad later than planned but I’m not the most organised person at the moment! We’ve had a few technical issues with the filming too so it wasn’t solely my disorganisation that’s delayed the process… I actually recorded the vlog at the end of week 20 and I’m now in week 22. This pregnancy just seems to be flying by now. I am attempting to get better at this whole vlogging thing so I tried to look at the camera a little more and to keep my head still…I’ll let you decide if I was any more successful than the last time!
A few things have changed since I recorded the vlog: I think I jinxed myself by mentioning how big how I am but that I wasn’t struggling physically yet as I’ve been getting a bit of bump ache since then. I am finding that I have to be really careful on how I move about and pick TM up. I am trying not to overdo it – even just doing housework or walking for more than around 15 minutes will make me a bit achey. It’s definitely muscular so not anything to worry about in terms of the baby – I’m still feeling plenty of movement and it’s nothing like cramps or contractions so that’s obviously a good thing! But it is making life a bit trickier. I wonder if maybe my stomach muscles weren’t fully healed back together after I had TM, especially as in the scheme of things it wasn’t all that long ago that I was last pregnant. I am also really big so maybe it’s just the sheer size of me that is the issue?! Ah well, it’s a good excuse to put my feet up when I can though.
I’m hoping this doesn’t jinx me but I’ve actually not had so many headaches since the recording either. I am still up for hearing of any miracle cures though as I’m sure I will have need of them at some point – either during the pregnancy or when I’m breastfeeding the baby! They have also moved the start date of our hypnobirthing course so depending upon when I next do an update we might not have started it.
The loveliest news is probably that B has now felt a proper kick. I think having the anterior placenta has made it more difficult for him to feel any movement (at least at this stage) and he said it was pretty faint! It’s really cute though, when I am cuddling TM the baby almost always starts kicking – I like to think s/he is trying to say hello to their big brother.
I have also written previously about my first pregnancy and birth if you’d like to know more about them.