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Bump to Baby #2 – Twenty One Weeks

21 week pregnant

I don’t have a photo this week, I kept telling myself to get up and take one but I didn’t! In fact I keep telling myself to do many things and I swear they are slipping out of my mind like water. I’m going to have to start writing things down again, one good thing about this is I don’t feel bad at all that I’ve forgotten to do something because I don’t remember I have. Ignorance really is bliss, not that I would normally not do something I was intending to do.

There isn’t much to report this week, sorry second baby but you are being sidelined a little. My head is full of all the things I need to put in place for Ariella, next week you’ll be dragged around to all her therapies blissfully unaware bumping around in there. Sorry!

I did manage to get to my GP to get all the medications that the consultant wants me on in order, this time around I’ve been allocated the full whammy dose of Folic Acid – for the duration of pregnancy. I feel so lucky, I’ll just add that to my collection and soon enough the medication cupboard will look more like the back of a pharmacy. Actually I’m sure the back of a pharmacy is probably more tidy than my very disorganised medicine cupboard. For a start it has to share its space with the baking supplies, don’t get those mixed up!

Top moment the week? – Getting my prescriptions all sorted out and booking my Whooping cough vaccination with the combined flu vaccine. My arm is going to look like a pin cushion but it did feel rather productive. I’d love to say we did some shopping, bought some baby items but I’m still floating around in space when it comes to actually organising anything this time.

Stretch marks – No but I feel pretty sorry for my skin, first time around it doesn’t really know what’s happening this time it probably remembers.

Sleep – Tired, anyone else tired? I am. It’s dark too so it’s really hard not to fall back asleep in the mornings.

Maternity Clothes – Progression from last weeks work, I have started… to put things in baskets. I have to thank ASOS for its handy ability to save items, but I do have a better idea of what I want to buy I just need to actually buy them.

Food Cravings – The worst thing that happened to me this week was I found my local Subway has closed down, I had a craving for a Subway and couldn’t fulfil it. I mean I’d have to take a drive to get one and realistically that’s a bit too much. In fact you can’t get a decent sandwich around here anymore, recessions.

What do you miss – Champagne again.

Movement – He spends most of his time kicking me, you can see it constantly from the outside and it feels a lot like being on a ship at sea. It will make it very easy to notice when he isn’t kicking as much as normal, seems to really enjoy music and food – the same as Ariella did.

Symptoms – I’m in that beautiful stage where you aren’t too big and you aren’t feeling sick, I feel pretty good. Apart from being tired and it’s getting harder to get up off the floor I could probably stay like this forever If I had to.

What are you looking forward to – Viability, 6th of October at which point there is a better chance of survival. Even better 28 weeks when the chance of survival is really good. It seemed a long way off before but is looking closer every day.

These posts are retrospective, if you’d like to check out other weeks please click below

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