I am so pleased with myself because for 20 weeks, I have been promising myself that I shall both film a weekly update for my youtube channel and sync it with a written post on the blog to keep a documented journey of my pregnancy for the second time around.... and finally... FINALLY! I am only bloody well doing it!
Yes, it's taken me 20 weeks. Yes, that's a stupidly long time. Yes, I feel bad for not being consistent but then, I haven't been being lazy or non committal to things. Life just has a jolly good tendency to be consistently inconsistent. That's it, plain and simple.
So here we are, week 24! I can't believe I am almost midway through the 20's?! I say it so often but this pregnancy is truly flying. I'm sure it's because I haven't got the time to be self indulgently musing over every symptom and body change like I did the first time because I am running after the product of the first time (who is now 18 months... again, where the hell did that time go?!).
This pregnancy is so different though. My first trimester was spent feeling very poorly, much more nauseous than I was first time round, and emotionally I was, and still have been, very out of sorts too. I'd say the nausea eased around week 16/17, and then the fatigue eased up around week 18. I truly feel for the poor women who suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, 18 weeks was enough for me! Since then I have been in the honeymoon period, feeling very capable and like I can do everything and anything because I no longer have to heave myself over a toilet/sink/bowl nor do I feel like I have been run over by a truck, tethered to its bumper and dragged a mile up the road. Nesting instinct even hit me the other day and I found myself wiping down skirting boards and sorting through our book case like a woman possessed. I'm under no illusion though, soon enough I will be much bigger and fatigue will hit again so I think a lot of my hyperactivity is trying to make hay whilst the sun shines, so to speak.
Bump is growing nicely though, and contains another little baby boy! We were so relieved to find out that all is well with him at our 20 weeks scan and he's measuring up perfectly so far. He's a feisty little chap, I can tell that much already. When I was carrying BB, his movements were gentle and fluid - he made motions that were almost elegant. This little one is always jabbing me with his knees and elbows, is a complete fidget bum and resembles a die hard fan who elbows their way through the crowd to get to the front at a mosh pit! It makes me giggle to note such differences.
He also loves to stay high up, almost hugging my ribs. Which means I am breathless a lot and have aching bones but in a way it is helpful because if he was low and lying against the base of my spine, as BB used to, it would make walking and standing quite uncomfortable. So, in a way, I am grateful... even if it means I can't breathe properly!
I am still fitting in all of my own clothes but I think a hunt for maternity wear is just around the corner. Especially for winter staples such as a coat and jumpers. Will just have to avoid chunky knits..... feel quite sufficiently chunky enough as it is!ha!
Check out my other weekly updates on my youtube channel! I missed weeks 21, 22, 23 (all explained in the above video) but there are weeks 18, 19 and 20 to watch. I've included the links below for you if you would like to catch up? Please remember to like and subscribe so you don't miss out on future uploads!