Me, Being Mummy: Pregnancy 2 – Week 24

I am so pleased with myself because for 20 weeks, I have been promising myself that I shall both film a weekly update for my youtube channel and sync it with a written post on the blog to keep a documented journey of my pregnancy for the second time around…. and finally… FINALLY!  I am only bloody well doing it!
Yes, it’s taken me 20 weeks. Yes, that’s a stupidly long time.  Yes, I feel bad for not being consistent but then, I haven’t been being lazy or non committal to things. Life just has a jolly good tendency to be consistently inconsistent. That’s it, plain and simple.
So here we are, week 24! I can’t believe I am almost midway through the 20’s?! I say it so often but this pregnancy is truly flying. I’m sure it’s because I haven’t got the time to be self indulgently musing over every symptom and body change like I did the first time because I am running after the product of the first time (who is now 18 months… again, where the hell did that time go?!).
This pregnancy is so different though. My first trimester was spent feeling very poorly, much more nauseous than I was first time round, and emotionally I was, and still have been, very out of sorts too. I’d say the nausea eased around week 16/17, and then the fatigue eased up around week 18. I truly feel for the poor women who suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum, 18 weeks was enough for me! Since then I have been in the honeymoon period, feeling very capable and like I can do everything and anything because I no longer have to heave myself over a toilet/sink/bowl nor do I feel like I have been run over by a truck, tethered to its bumper and dragged a mile up the road. Nesting instinct even hit me the other day and I found myself wiping down skirting boards and sorting through our book case like a woman possessed. I’m under no illusion though, soon enough I will be much bigger and fatigue will hit again so I think a lot of my hyperactivity is trying to make hay whilst the sun shines, so to speak. 
Bump is growing nicely though, and contains another little baby boy! We were so relieved to find out that all is well with him at our 20 weeks scan and he’s measuring up perfectly so far. He’s a feisty little chap, I can tell that much already. When I was carrying BB, his movements were gentle and fluid – he made motions that were almost elegant. This little one is always jabbing me with his knees and elbows, is a complete fidget bum and resembles a die hard fan who elbows their way through the crowd to get to the front at a mosh pit! It makes me giggle to note such differences. 
He also loves to stay high up, almost hugging my ribs. Which means I am breathless a lot and have aching bones but in a way it is helpful because if he was low and lying against the base of my spine, as BB used to, it would make walking and standing quite uncomfortable. So, in a way, I am grateful… even if it means I can’t breathe properly!
I am still fitting in all of my own clothes but I think a hunt for maternity wear is just around the corner. Especially for winter staples such as a coat and jumpers.  Will just have to avoid chunky knits….. feel quite sufficiently chunky enough as it is!ha!
Check out my other weekly updates on my youtube channel! I missed weeks 21, 22, 23 (all explained in the above video) but there are weeks 18, 19 and 20 to watch. I’ve included the links below for you if you would like to catch up? Please remember to like and subscribe so you don’t miss out on future uploads!

We Made This Life

Pink Pear Bear
My Petit Canard


  1. November 21, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Oh good luck with the hunt for maternity clothes, I just ended up buying things a size bigger and living in dresses and leggings way back when. I haven't moved on from that dress sense six years on….#MarvMondays

  2. November 22, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Haha! I've literally been in leggings all day today… gloriously comfy! Will be out bulk buying them and tunics by the end of the week… may even thrown in maternity bra and really pull all the stops out! Xx

  3. November 22, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I hated maternity clothes. I imagined I'd look blooming and lovely instead verytgung made me feel frumpy. Hope you have better luck. #marvmondays

  4. November 23, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I often hear people say pregnancy no.2 just flies by because you are so preoccupied! I feel for you with the sickness, I didn't get any until week 11 and then it stayed until week 21! I thought I was a lucky one and had skipped it. Can't imagine what it's like to have it whilst coping with a toddler though….glad it has eased off now! #MarvMondays

  5. November 23, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Well done for getting your You Tube video done! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy! #marvmondays

  6. November 23, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I love your description of everything being 'consistently inconsistent,' that's such an accurate description of life with children!! Well done for getting the video done, I don't think I'd have managed doing any with any kind of regularity during my pregnancies! Being breathless is the worst isn't it, I'd get to the point of panic sometimes, which only made it worse! Having iron helped though, it turned out I was a bit anaemic. Good luck with the remainder of the pregnancy, I'll look forward to seeing some more updates!

  7. November 24, 2016 / 12:05 am

    Haha!I felt exactly the same in my first pregnancy and not much different with this one to be honest! Everything is just so very tent like… I just look like a walrus in clothing. And as time goes on I shall be waddling more and more which seems to add to the hilarity of it all. May just exist in a onesie and have done with it all! Thank you for commenting! Xx

  8. November 24, 2016 / 12:09 am

    It really does, the weeks just melt away! You poor thing, that's a rotten trick for the body to pull on you… must have been a delayed reaction? Having a toddler put me under so much pressure in the beginning but I've been a lot more relaxed about things this theme than I was first time because I just haven't had the time to over think things so in that respect it's a positive. The days where I couldn't stand and had to parent from the sofa were pretty grim though but let's hope that they're over eh?! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, I really appreciate it 🙂 xxx

  9. November 24, 2016 / 12:13 am

    Lol! That's exactly how it is, always in upheaval! Hmm… you know, I hadn't thought of the iron thing? I may have to ask my midwife about it when I see her next week. Thank you for reminding me of that. I'm asthmatic as well so my poor lungs probably don't know what to do with themselves! Thank you so much, I'll be happy to share more updates!xx

  10. November 25, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I love my brands so found a lovely fat face shirt and Laura Ashley top in a charity shop in a size or two bigger! It actually worked really well and helped me to feel stylish too rather than just a fat frump. Great video 🙂 #MarvMondays

  11. November 27, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Lovely update, I love reading others bump updates as they remind me of my own which werent that long ago even though they feel like forever ago now. It sounds like you are doing really well. I experienced similar differences in movements between our first and second babies and true to character they are very much like they were in my tummy. Its amazing how much you can learn about them before they are even born 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

  12. November 28, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Wow! They sound like lovely finds… Charity shops are great aren't they?! The only dress I feel comfy in at the moment is a per una one that I nabbed in a charity shop for a fiver. May have to have a rummage around my local charity shops soon! Thank you so much for commenting, it's always nice to receive feedback on videos. A written post doesn't feel quite as daunting or exposing to create as a video post does so I really appreciate it. Xx

  13. November 28, 2016 / 12:45 am

    Isn't it fascinating?! I always said that BB would be a laid back and content little chap and he is just that. This one is going to keep me on my toes and be a challenge, I'm so sure of it! See you for the next #MarvMondays xxx

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