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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Oh how lovely! I can’t wait for the kids and husband to feel what I can feel! So glad you’re at least attempting to take it easy after Friday. And good to hear the aqua natal is going well- I joined the local swanky hotel’s pool this week and have been swimming lots too. Must try floating!
Thanks for hosting once more, I love reading everyone else’s posts and I need to catch up from last week now!
Ooh the thought of swimming in a swanky hotel pool makes me feel instantly relaxed. Good for you! xx
So exciting when others can feel the kicks!I had anterior placenta wit youngest but still felt plenty of good hard boots from him!
Judging by both scans I’ve had and the fact baby has given him / herself hiccups every time they’ve listened to the heartbeat, I’m pretty sure this one is a little wriggler with very strong feet!
Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says
Aw honey just read your post from earlier in the week, must have been terrifying! Hope you are ok and managing to take things a little easier? It’s really not easy though, especially when you already have one child to look after! The aqua natal sounds fab, I’m on a waiting list for the one I want to go to and I don’t know when I will get to go, but I hope it is soon! Loving that you’re feeling the kicks too, can’t wait to feel mine, though I swear i saw my tummy rippling a bit in the shower this morning! xx
It’s one of my most favourite parts of being pregnant, feeling the baby kick. When Frog was in my tummy I used to see her move all the time. Pretty incredible – used to properly freak my husband out!
Oh my! I’m so glad things are calmer now – that must have been terrifying. But how wonderful for the family to feel the kicks, that’s a lovely special moment. X
It’s been a definite highlight of the week! x
Victoria Mylittlel says
i always find it fascinating to watch baby movements, need to record more videos till i have time
Lovely post and I am with you on the aquanatal classes, love mine so much and the relaxation bit is the best!xxx
Hannah (@readlearngrow) says
Aquanatal sounds very relaxing and reminds me I need to check out the times for my local one. Hope you have a quieter week next week x
Nicola... Life Through My Eyes says
I love watching baby movements even though the really big movements do sometimes freak me out lol. I also have a placenta at the front and did with Paige too but it never stopped me feeling or seeing movements x
It’s really incredible isn’t it? Glad to hear you saw movements with Paige even though your placenta was at the front. I liked that element (although it was strange!) with F and would quite like to experience it again this time around.
That was quite a pregnancy scare you had. I’m still laughing at myself for ending up in the ER during my first trimester because I freaked out over a bad case of gas – I thought something was terribly wrong due to acute pain that left me doubled over. I was glad to know that my baby was okay though.
Even though last week was rough, it’s beautiful that this one ended with your loved ones feeling the baby kick.
I’m 35 weeks so far and my placenta is posterior so I can totally relate to that alien feeling you described – I’m always trying to guess the baby’s position based on that but it’s tricky. At this point, I’m feeling…full, very full and heavy all the time. But I love feeling so close to my little one and I can’t wait to meet them!
Anyway, glad you’re okay and I look forward to reading more of your blogs.
Ah but bad gas is very painful! Hope you’re managing to get some rest and put your feet up. That heavy feeling is a strange one isn’t it?!
I am so sorry for your scare x This is the first pregnancy I have had that so far I have not bled or had any real complications x I am hoping that will continue x 32 weeks today x Starting to feel anxious about having a baby at home again but loving the movements x Just trying to find some time to cherish them x
The movements are really amazing aren’t they? Never fail to make me smile. Because I’m not yet really big I can sometimes forget I’m pregnant and then I’ll get a big kick as if baby is reminding me they are there! xx
Helen Porter says
what a lovely post its great that your little one has felt the baby kick, im really glad everything is ok after your scare it sounds terrifying I hope you are managing to take things a little more easier although this is easier said than done I know when you are working and already have a little one with lots of energy to burn – looking forward to following your pregnancy to birth and beyond #BlogBumpWatch
Ah thank you – and you’re right, taking it easy is certainly easier said than done!
I’m so glad everything is ok! I can’t imagine how hard it is to try and take it easy! especially with those restless legs and the nesting going on. I hate it when i get told to sit down and chill out! I also love it when i can feel baby E kicking! It takes a while to get used to but it something you’ll never forget!