26 weeks pregnant


Today we are 26 weeks or 6 months pregnant.

I can’t believe we are three quarters of the way through already! It is going so quickly. I only have 5 more weeks at work before I start having Fridays off, then another 5 weeks until I finish work for maternity leave. I cannot wait!

I had my whooping cough, rubella and polio vaccine on Thursday morning. It is just a childs vaccine, but it will pass through the placenta to our cub and protect it until it can have its own vaccines at 8 weeks old. I don’t mind having injections at all, but I feel like I have been punched in the arm. Ouch!

In other news, our Ickle Bubba travel system arrived last week, and we went over to put it together and have a play yesterday and it seems really great. We need to spend a bit more time practicing changing the bits around and collapsing it down.

How pregnant: 26 weeks or 6 months!

How feeling: Great. The puking seems to have gone again.

Any symptoms: Massive bump, and muscle aches. I can feel that I have split abdominal muscles already (diastis recti) so I need to be careful when getting out of bed etc so as not to put pressure on my abs. There are special exercises to do after birth to help reduce the gap again, so I am researching feverishly!

Any cravings: Smoked salmon and egg stotties. Mmmm.

Weight gain: Down 2lbs from last week, 11lbs up from starting weight.

Waist measurement: 33″

Bump measurement: 35.5″. 1″ less than last week. I think it depends on how the baby is laying.

Maternity clothes: Nothing new.

Who knows: Everyone.

Looking forward to: The start of the 3rd trimester at the end of next week.