After Friday night’s pregnancy health scare I’ve been doing my very best to take it easy this week. But anyone with kids and a job will know that taking it easy is easier said than done.
I’ve scaled back some of my radio shifts, but I’ve still got deadlines coming out of my ears. Plus, in a spectacular act of bad timing, the husband was landed with a week from work hell too, which has meant he’s been working til gone midnight most nights and I’ve been on my own with our almost-four year old. An almost-four year old who has decided to wake up at 2am for the last few nights and not go back to sleep.
Still, amidst the mayhem there have been moments of calm. At 23 weeks, my bump is really starting to get rounder – meaning I can finally fit properly into my new maternity tankini by Mamalicious (review coming up soon). I wore it to a session of aquanatal this week – my weekly pregnancy exercise session. I find it’s the one time in the week when I can totally indulge in being pregnant, chatting to other mums-to-be. The bit at the end is my favourite, when we float around the pool to relaxation music. Mmmmmmm.
There was also a special moment on earlier in the week, when the NLM and Frog felt the baby kick for the first time. When I was pregnant with Frog four years ago I used to get that weird alien look when you’d see the shape of a foot or an elbow poking through my belly. With this pregnancy that’s unlikely, as my placenta is at the front. Still, despite being told I may not feel much movement at the front of my bump, this baby is showing me he or she is very much there, with plenty of strong kicks.
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