Bump diary: weeks 25/26

Here we are, another bump update! Time is going so quickly, I can’t believe I’m already approaching the end of the second trimester.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. S came back from South Africa on 1st April, then on the 2nd it was little T’s birthday (I still need to write his 2 year update!) and on the 6th I turned 30. So it’s been a really busy time for our little family with days out and celebrations and, to T’s delight, plenty of cake.

As well as all the lovely birthday times, I’ve also been really busy trying to set up my gift basket business. I can’t believe how much time it’s taking up. Combine that with the fact that tiredness and nausea seem to have made an unwelcome comeback, I’ve been (once again) seriously neglecting my blog. I really appreciate my loyal readers who are sticking with me despite my erratic posting! I do really want to stick with my blog as I know I’ll love looking back on it in years to come.

As for pregnancy stuff, well I’m having to go to bed at the same time as my toddler most nights, which I’m none to pleased about. I also went to the GP because I had high blood pressure at work at a possible urine infection. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the pain turned out to be SPD, so I now have pain at the back and front of my pelvis. Fun times.

Baby’s movements are getting so strong now. I can often see my tummy moving and it’s even getting a bit uncomfortable at times. A couple of people have commented on my bump being quite big, but it seems about the same as it was last time for me. I guess because I’m quite small framed there’s nowhere for baby to grow apart from outwards! The movements and bump definitely make up for the tiredness and pain though, and I know baby will be worth it all in the end.

I’ve bought a hypnobirthing book this week, Mindful Hypnobirthing (affiliate link) by Sophie Fletcher. I’m really enjoying reading it and it’s making a lot of sense to me; I’ll be writing a review of it once I’ve finished. Someone asked me the other day if I’m scared now that I’ve only got just over 3 months to go. I’m not scared about labour but I’m feeling quite negative about my chances of a VBAC, I’m convinced that I’ll ‘fail’ at birth again. I really want to get out of this frame of mind and I’m hoping that this book will help. One thing I’m feeling really scared of though is how I’ll cope with a toddler and a newborn, but I think that deserves a blog post all of it’s own!

24 weeks

2 thoughts on “Bump diary: weeks 25/26

  1. Rosie Love

    I’ve got that book it’s great! 😀 hope your SPD doesn’t feel too awful 🙁 also I’m loving the gift basket business it’s so sweet 😀

    • Helen Post author

      Good to hear from you Rosie 🙂 I’m really enjoying the book. I’ve also downloaded the MP3s so I need to start listening to them regularly too! I have good days and bad day with the SPD, but it’s nowhere near as bad as some people get it, so I really can’t complain. Xx


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