Another week of pregnancy, another scan... This time a follow-up to my Saturday appointment which had revealed high levels of amniotic fluid (also known as Polyhydramnios). I attended the clinic fully expecting for them to confirm the volume of water was still high and that I would have to be admitted, or at least scheduled… Continue reading Discovering I don’t have Polyhyrdamnios (probably)
My second pregnancy truly is the pregnancy that just keeps on giving. That is, keeps on giving me all the rare health complications. A PUPPPs rash affects 1 in every 150 pregnant women. Meanwhile, my latest weird and wonderful health condition, Polyhydramnios, is only found in between 0.5 - 1% of pregnant women, joy! Being… Continue reading Discovering I have Polyhydramnios
If you've read my second trimester update you'll know that I spent the tail end of that period with dry and itchy skin. I honestly thought it was just heat rash, or because my skin was stretching beyond it's capacity. More fool me! It was, in fact, the dreaded PUPPS or PEP rash. A rash… Continue reading A trying third trimester
Nesting... it's a funny thing isn't it? The overwhelming urge to get your house, your life and - most definitely your housework in order before baby arrives. My nesting instinct kicked in a few weeks back so I headed to Home Bargains, Boots, Tesco, The Works, H&M, Asda and Superdrug to get some 'essentials' both… Continue reading A huge nesting haul
Ah, the hallowed second trimester. The one where you get the glow and the energy. The bit where you feel the first flutters and your tummy actually looks like a bump, rather than extreme Easter Egg consumption. I must admit in the throes of the first trimester, when I was falling asleep on the sofa… Continue reading Second Pregnancy; Trimester Two
The first trimester of any pregnancy is always a challenge. There's the nausea/morning sickness, getting used to the swathe of hormones that are rushing through your body and the hit-the-wall and then some tiredness. There's also the question of when you tell people you're expecting. Telling my little boy I was pregnant Anyone with a… Continue reading Second pregnancy. First Trimester.
I had hoped to provide you with weekly pregnancy updates this time around (a la super vlogger, Anna Saccone-Joly). However, pregnancy - and life - had other plans, and so here I am, writing this at full-term. There are links to posts about the other stages of my pregnancy at the foot of this blog… Continue reading Our conception story, aged 38