20 weeks pregnant in our fourth pregnancy
A lovely thing that has happened recently is that we bought something for the baby, I know we’ve basically got everything having had both genders, but it’s a tradition of ours to buy something neutral new and fresh which symbolises new beginnings with someone completely unique to us once again. we also came across a pair of new hand-knitted booties that have never been used by our three which will go nicely too.
In the next few weeks I have a consultant appointment coming up, this is where we can talk more about how I was feeling so poorly and weak in the first three months (advised to do this by my midwife just to make sure i’ll be okay and well looked after) They will also just rule out anything as I had a post partum hemorrhage after Yve’s was an hour or so old but the other two were fine. I think everything will be fine, and i’m hoping to be referred back to just midwifery led care as I want to give birth where I feel comfortable. and that is either on a lovely unit where i’ve birthed before or maybe even at home.
Symptoms I’ve had recently are the mentioned:
– fluctuating hormones.
– tiredness (whats new?)
-Back ache (due to no core strength)
– Now struggling to bend to reach my shoes!
– bleeding gums (It’s bizarre, but i’ve had this in all four pregnancies – not nice, dentist appointment is very soon thankfully.)
I am in need of some maternity jeans I think. After three pregnancies and never having to use them, after doing the trusty but equally annoying hairband trick I think I may invest in some, either that, or live in leggings like usual! On a serious note though, I would like some even though the likelihood is that this is our last pregnancy, I may as well do it in more comfort! and I bet they come in handy for post-pregnancy tummy’s too, I also really want to keep trying new styles and adapt it to my pregnancy shape, where I am always so busy doing the school run, its always quite rushed, but I like to try out new pops of colour, and I want to try more ‘no jeans, or leggings looks’, maybe some long midi dresses, long sleeves and tights – see i’m going for comfort again there? 😉 I may do a little post about some outfits, not that i’m a fashionista by any means but hey.
In regards to baby, movements had been quite slow a few weeks ago, leaving me filled with worry, but after having the scan on Saturday, it was reassuring to see that baby is still okay, and the movements have definitely become more frequent again now so thats lovely to feel. I’ll be posting about our scan in the coming days, with a few bits of news and the experience of our time there.
So for now, here is my 20 week bump pic:
And here are my bump pics in order of weeks just to see if theres any changes over the coming weeks!