Two Trimesters Down, One Trimester To Go

We’re six months in now, on week twenty-six and very soon it’ll be August and we’ll have a baby.

It feels like bethend has been pregnant forever but not really that long all in one go. We were trying to figure out what would be causing some health problems that started at the beginning of the year. It didn’t even occur to me it could be the pregnancy because I’d forgotten exactly how long she’s been pregnant. I doubt bethend has; my niece asked her how many years until the baby was born and she wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of being pregnant for years…

Pregnancy suits her though. My sister noted that too. She looks wonderful pregnant. I mean, I know she’s exhausted and everything hurts sometimes and there are a million other little horrible things, but she looks amazing. Her belly is quite high, or Snappy has pushed everything up so he can move in. She’s managing quite well too, no real horror stories bar from her left breast.

The GP is pretty sure it’s a blocked duct, which is causing a lot of pain. A lot. She’s managing as best she can and doesn’t let the pain slow her down any more than the pregnancy has. She’s not put on any weight – other than the baby itself and the extra bits. She said to the GP, three months and it will all be worth it. His reply was three months and six weeks. Because that’s when the baby first smiles and until then it’s all misery. I love my GP.

We’re not ready. I mean we have three months, and even then, I doubt we’ll be ready. But then, who the hell is – though the nesting instinct has definitely kicked in. I think bethend was born with the nesting instinct though. The baby’s room is almost done, though my border is sort of in limbo and we still don’t have a cot.

These things will come though.

The baby really likes eating, sleeping and showers. Definitely my baby. Bethend has seen him move, and I’ve felt him kick a few times (more about that later). I can hear him moving too, I can hear the amniotic fluid when he moved through it. It’s the most amazing thing. We have another scan this week so we’ll get to see him again, and also a glucose tolerance test so we’ll get to sit around in the hospital a bit.

Just this little update this week to say things are coming along nicely.

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12 Responses

  1. Exciting times! Good luck for the rest of it! #KCACOLS

  2. becca farrelly says:

    Aww I love hearing about how everyone’s getting on and these ‘little’ updates are just great! I’m glad everything is going ok, it wont be long now! 🙂

    #justanotherlinky

  3. Laura says:

    I hope things improve healthwise. How amazing to hear the amniotic fluid!

  4. Glad it is going well and I hope the ‘blocked duct’ calms very soon, thanks for linking to #maternitymondays

  5. Laura at Mama, Eden and Me says:

    Good times! I thought the second trimester was definitely the fun one. First tri for me was filled with worry and third tri was too much time in hospital thanks to high BP. Hope the blocked duct clears up! #KCACOLS

  6. This is a very exciting stage, lots of movement from the baby, and seeing the end of pregnancy in sight!! You are right, nobody is ever ready, even when you’re sure you are, you won’t be!! I love the comment from your Dr, although I do almost feel like they’re right! I felt much calmer and bonded better with my first at 5 weeks when the hormones calmed down, the crying less frequent, and he started smiling!! I hope the blocked duct clears soon. Thanks for sharing your update!
    #bigpinklink

  7. Kat says:

    oh how exciting! not long to go! #kcacols

  8. Not long to go! Enjoy the last few weeks, it’s definitely worth all the discomfort of pregnancy! #KCACOLS

  9. Madeline says:

    So nice to hear that everything is going smoothly, and exciting that there’s not too long to go now! x #KCACOLS

  10. Lovely update and great to hear everything is good. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky x

  11. Oh wow I can’t believe that the time is now getting closer!! So exciting!! I feel that I have been following this journey since the start!! Best of luck for the rest of the pregnancy!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. Hope to see you again this week, 🙂 x
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  12. Shan says:

    Awh pregnancy is always a limbo time all that excitement and looking forward and the last few weeks last for approximately 15 years while you’re waiting for little one to arrive! Can’t wait to meet squiggler – and I have a cot for you down the A55 if you want it xx#kcacols

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