This tutorial is going to be my 16 and 17 weeks pregnancy update. I’m 18 weeks pregnant today, and the last two weeks have been very similar, and not much to report on, so I thought I would group them together and give you a two in one update. If you haven’t yet watched our gender reveal tutorial, I’ll leave a link so you can go and see that before you carry on watching this tutorial, because I will be talking about the baby properly as a he or a she. That was the most important thing that happened.
In these last two weeks. we found out what we’re having and we’re really excited, so if you haven’t seen the tutorial, stop now because I’m going to be talking about the baby and watch the gender reveal and then come back. So it’s been really nice to actually refer to the baby as a she, because we’re having a little girl and it’s made it all so much more real. I felt the same when I found out that James was a boy. I felt so much more connected to the baby. We’ve started to think about baby names and.
Imagine what our lives will be like with a little boy and a little girl. it’s been amazing and it’s definitely one of the most memorable parts of pregnancy for me, with both pregnancies. The one symptom that has set these two weeks apart from my previous weeks, all the way up to 15 weeks, is the fact that I feel a lot more like myself now. I wouldn’t say that I’m completely 100% rid of morning sickness and nausea, but I would say that I’m on my way there. It’s about 99% gone, which is such a blessing and a relief.
With my previous pregnancy, my morning sickness didn’t go until after 24 weeks, and now it’s safe to say that from week 16 to 17 I’ve felt much better, and that is so good to actually say. I’ve only been sick a couple of times, maybe three times in the last two weeks. Oh my God, that feels amazing. I definitely feel a bit of nausea still throughout the day, but completely copable. Nothing that stops me from feeling like myself or feeling active. But like last time, the morning sickness has been replaced by heartburn. But I’ll take.
Heartburn instead of morning sickness any day, any time. i will probably have heartburn for the rest of my pregnancy, but I really don’t care, as long as I don’t have all that morning sickness and nausea to deal with. That’s been the biggest thing and I don’t know if it’s because I’m having a girl that my morning sickness stopped. Actually, a lot of people said if you have a lot of morning sickness, then you’re having a girl and if you don’t have much, you’re having a boy. With me it’s been completely the opposite.
And my mum was completely the opposite as well, she told me. and that’s why she thought I was having a boy first time round and a girl time round, and she got it right. So maybe it’s like a family thing. The other old wives tale that was wrong for me, is that some people say if you’re having a girl, you have all the spots and the hair falling because the girl tries to steal your beauty and if you’re having a boy, you have the lovely silky hair and the perfect skin. With me it’s been the opposite. With James.
I had all of that nasty dry skin, then spotty skin, hair falling. but with this pregnancy, I’ve had really nice skin, really nice and strong nails, strong hair that doesn’t fall, so a bit different. The one thing that is right, though is that I’m carrying baby girl much higher up than James. He was always a low bump and this bump is quite high, and I’ll show you at the end of this tutorial, my bump is so big now. I feel like I’m in my third trimester. No joke, I literally look like I’m about 25 or 26 weeks.
Pregnant. and that is insane! i don’t mind, i love having a bump, i think it makes it so real for other people as well, not just for me, when they see me out and about, I don’t just look like I’ve put on a bit of weight, I actually look pregnant. That’s really nice. I’ve been a lot more active this rime round then my last pregnancy. By active I don’t mean that I’m going out doing exercises because I literally don’t the time, but I do have a one year old toddler to run around after.
How Should I Feel 28 Weeks Pregnant
How should i feel 28 weeks pregnant? Oh, great seven months in, two to go, oh darn, it is really three! I know it lasts forty weeks on average. You can still celebrate being two thirds of the way there because you’ve started the third trimester. That’s all just a marker on the status bar.
It is common to start having the leg pain you’ve had start turning into sciatica. I’ve heard the word but don’t know what it means. Sciatica is a tingling leg pain. I’ve already had problems with my ankles being swollen since the first trimester and leg pain in the second. That back ache the growing load is causing can become worse, though if you have back.
Spasms in a regular rhythm, it is possibly early labor. Fortunately, I’ve only had back pain that taking the load off or taking a hot shower treats. With sciatica, you get sharp pain, tingling or numbness or a combination of all three in the butt and legs. That sounds like a worse version of the numbness and tingling that happens if I lay down on.
My back. what else is going on? If you get up too fast or don’t get enough fluids or iron, you’re prone to feeling faint. And I thought feeling like I’d pass out after throwing up breakfast was bad. The bulging mass puts pressure on blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the brain and potentially causing dizziness. I wonder if that’s the cause of pregnancy brain, where you seem more forgetful.
Or you’re just trying to worry about too many things at once. another common issue at this point is bloating and gas. That’s been a problem since the second trimester when the body starts putting out hormones to relax tendons and tissues, slowing down digestion. Constipation is a major problem at this point. I know to drink more water and get more fiber.
Hemorrhoids are common at this point because of all the blood swollen tissues plus bigger dried out poop. It was embarrassing to buy the butt wipes when I didn’t expect to have to buy baby wipes for a few more months. Some women feel like they are really bloated at this point. Sure, because the baby is adding a pound a month.
And you’re adding about a pound a week. you can reduce the bloating by eating more meals that are smaller. Yeah, because six of the same size meals will guarantee both indigestion and more baby weight to lose. All the hormones to relax your joints can cause your pelvic joint to become unstable. They have pelvic support belts to reduce that issue, though it is apparently separate from.
The baby support belts to reduce the strain on your back. Due to all the hormones to boost blood flow to the baby, you still get that stuffy nose. The same hormones make the piles more likely. And it all makes you more likely to snore. I don’t care; I’ll be up many times at night in a few weeks, so it doesn’t matter if I do the same to someone else for a while.