Bump diary: week 17

How can I be 17 weeks already?! It’s terrifying how quickly this pregnancy is going, I’ll be halfway before I know it! It’s hard to savour every minute of what’s likely to be my last pregnancy, when half the time I’m too busy with T to even remember that I’m pregnant, let alone read what size my baby is compared to a fruit.

This week I had my 16 week midwife appointment. It went really well. Everything is normal with the pregnancy so far. I mentioned I’d been getting some pelvic pain since about 8 weeks, expecting to be told it was just one of those things and to see how it goes, and straight away my midwife said she would refer me to physio. I should be getting an appointment through within the next couple of weeks.

I feel a little like a fraud as I’m sure there are people who have it much worse than me, but I’ve certainly noticed the pain getting worse during the last few days. One day at work I was very pleased to be wheeling around a trolley with chemo on so that I had something to lean on as I could hardly walk! But then other days I barely notice it.

I also got to hear baby’s heartbeat for the first time. The student midwife found it straight away. It’s the most reassuring sound, especially when it’s so loud and clear. I even managed to record it on my phone to play to S when I Skyped him later that day. So I had to have a little heart on my picture this week, especially with it being Valentine’s Day on Sunday (even though I’ll be 6000 miles away from my husband this year!).

My bump has really popped during the last week. I’m holding out in my normal work uniform for as long as I can, but I think I’ll have to crack out the maternity tent soon. The bump is also starting to get in the way sometimes, and I’m sure I’m getting out of breath much more easily than I was a couple of weeks ago. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

16 weeks

18 weeks


2 thoughts on “Bump diary: week 17

  1. farmerswifeandmummy

    hehe please take a pic in the maternity tent 😉 I love your photos. You always look so lovely. You are right though, you hardly get any time to think about mangos and grapes when you’re looking after other children. I am so glad you found us #MaternityMondays

    • Helen Post author

      Haha, it really is hideous! I honestly forget that I’m pregnant a lot of the time, I’m sure that’ll be harder to do as the bump gets bigger though!


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