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my pregnancy

I carried a Watermelon
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I carried a Watermelon
August 7, 2015 at 9:10 am 0
At last! I can say those words, a la Baby from Dirty Dancing..."I carried a Watermelon". I don't think I'll be gyrating on the dance floor with a Patrick Swayze-type any day soon though, as I feel massive! (more…)
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A wee Cabbage
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A wee Cabbage
July 28, 2015 at 9:46 am 2
During weeks 29 to 35 of pregnancy, your little baby is roughly the size of a cabbage (give or take). And you'll likely notice another growth spurt as your baby puts on layers of fat and gets a tad chunkier. Lots went on for me during weeks 29 to 35 of my pregnancy, including having low iron levels, being told the baby was breech, going on maternity leave and extra fluid being found around the baby. All is well, but here's what happened... (more…)
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The size of a Papaya
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The size of a Papaya
May 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm 0
Weeks 24 to 28 of pregnancy has been a mixed bag really. It's generally been fine but but I'm definitely starting to feel pregnant! I'm super excited now and can't wait to meet our little one and have about 3 months to go. My bump is growing, though I do seem to be smaller than some other mums-to-be and I've still only put on a few pounds, but I guess everyone is different. I just hope the little one is growing ok! I'll be sure to ask the midwife as I'll be measured this week for the first time so hopefully they'll give me some guidance. (more…)
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How do you like your eggplant in the morning?
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How do you like your eggplant in the morning?
April 15, 2015 at 7:34 pm 0
I was lucky enough to be on holiday during weeks 22-23 of my pregnancy, which turned out to be much needed rest and relaxation! My bump had a bit of a growth spurt and generally seems more rounded and full. People are definitely noticing now. It's a nice feeling to have a proper bump. The baby must be moving around a lot and my belly is fuller some days, so I guess this is due to the positioning of the little one.  (more…)
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It’s a Pomegranate!
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It’s a Pomegranate!
April 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm 0
Well this fortnight I've noticed that I'm energetic in the mornings, but struggling with long days and knackered in the afternoons. During weeks 20-21 of my pregnancy, I've also noticed that I'm tossing and turning more in my sleep, so presuming I'm not as comfortable. I occasionally get slight stiffness or cramp in my hips, so have to keep moving and my pregnancy pillow is really coming in useful. I also find that sometimes, subconsciously, I go to stretch out in my sleep and when I do, my tummy cramps a bit so I have to stop myself. I'm guessing this is because the muscles are stretching etc, but it's annoying when I'm half asleep and just fancy a good stretch! (more…)
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Grapefruit in the morning
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Grapefruit in the morning
March 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm 0
Yay! I finally have a bump worth writing home about and I'm so happy. Does that sound really silly? I should probably be glad that at Week 19, I still haven't put on a single lb, but I was starting to feel like Mother Nature was depriving me of that all important signature of pregnancy...the perfectly rounded bump. But, as if by magic, one has sprouted up almost overnight! (more…)
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My sweet baby is a sweet potato
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My sweet baby is a sweet potato
March 17, 2015 at 9:20 pm 0
My pregnancy weeks 17 to 18 saw a bit more growth to my bump, but not quite as much as I expected. Although I'm not sure if this is just because I'm looking at it every day, so not really noticing the changes. Appetite is still there but I'm not eating loads like I know some mums-to-be are at this stage. Trying to be as balanced as possible, but do find I'm enjoying carbs and stodge most, so am trying to make a concerted effort to eat more fruit and veg. (more…)
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Yummy kiwi fruit
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Yummy kiwi fruit
February 10, 2015 at 9:04 am 0
Week 13 came with more energy, more hunger and a growing tummy! I needed to be on my feet a lot this week, travelling up and down the country for work and although I was feeling more energised and not quite as exhausted, I was aching a lot and feeling the effects of longer days on my feet. I realised I need to break up weeks like this and make sure I get enough rest whenever I could. The pregnancy chair at work was helping when I was in the office. (more…)
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I love a juicy plum
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I love a juicy plum
February 9, 2015 at 9:00 am 1
Week 12 was my favourite week so far in my pregnancy, mainly because we'd had our first scan so I was able to relax and I felt like we'd reached our first proper milestone. We were entering the second trimester...ooooh... I was starting to feel more human again. My energy levels were slowly increasing and I wasn't needing to sleep as soon as I got home from work anymore. Naps on weekends reduced too. My appetite was starting to return and as long as I ate regularly, the sickness seemed to be at bay. I was eating larger portions now too and finishing my plate of food for the first time in weeks. (more…)
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This little figgy…
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This little figgy…
February 8, 2015 at 9:30 am 1
Continuing the reflections on my pregnancy, here is how weeks 10-12 were for me (you can read about the other weeks too)... Week 10 and I was back at work after a bit of a break over Christmas and the New Year. Only close family knew, so no one at work was aware. I was still really tired and sleeping loads at night with absolutely zero energy to do anything or to go out anywhere. (more…)
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