15 Weeks Pregnant | Baby #3


HOW FAR ALONG 
15 weeks + 5 days

DUE DATE
Monday 23rd April 2018

GENDER
Unknown

HOW’S BABY DOING
Baby is around 4 inches long (crown to rump) roughly the size of an avocado, and the proportions are getting more 'normal' now. Baby's eyes are are moving to the front of the head, while the ears are making their way to the sides. Baby's legs are finally longer than its arms and the heart which is still under construction, can now pump 25 quarts of blood a day! Baby can now bend its knees and elbows but the skeleton is still soft and developing every day. 

WEIGHT CHANGE
I haven't got on the scales this week, after losing some weight I'm not wanting to see that it has come back already!

SYMPTOMS
My spots have been awful this last week, but now we are almost at 16 weeks they have calmed down so much thankfully! My nose has been really stuffy this week and is the last thing to go since having the flu last week. Ive had a few headaches this week which haven't been pleasant, and I've also got the awful SPD back! I had it with Archie but at a later stage than this, but the past few days it has been starting to hurt but not unbearable as of yet, but it is making me really anxious for it to get worse. I just hope I don't get sciatica again as well. (probably jinxed myself now haven't I)

SLEEP
Ive been sleeping really well this week, and can go almost the whole night without waking for a wee. 

It's A... | Baby #3


On Sunday we had a private gender scan, something we have done every single pregnancy as I am just way too impatient to wait until 20 weeks! I also think its lovely to see baby again in between the standard 12 and 20 week scans as it can be a long wait! Everything was absolutely perfect with baby, the sonographer checked over baby and it was lovely to see the brain, heart, lungs etc and she just did a overall check of the baby making sure it had 2 arms and legs and all things like that. We also got to see a sneak peak of baby in 4D which was so lovely, the baby had its leg sticking up and pushing out! My bladder was so full though so after a while she let me go and have a wee thankfully as I was about to burst! 


When I came back it was time to go looking for baby's gender, something I was so anxious about this time and we also had Isla with us too as she was excited to find out. So we found out that we are completing our little family with a baby......

Comfort In Pregnancy Using Bravado Bras

Being comfortable in pregnancy is probably one of the biggest things to try and achieve, and there are some fantastic products out there to help you along this journey from pregnancy pillows to maternity bras. Being my third pregnancy I know how much your breasts go through in pregnancy and after birth, so its really important to find a good supporting and comfortable bra to wear. I was sent the lovely Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra in the limited edition colour Twilight and I have been testing it out over the last few weeks and can say it has not disappointed at all! 


I got it in the size M to allow for growth, it fits comfortably already with room to grow and provides a lot of support not only for my growing breasts but for my back as well. It has a wide strap at the back which offers more support on your back to accommodate the weight and size of your growing breasts, it is wire free which is advised to be worn during pregnancy as well and the soft fabric moulds to your changing shape. It retails at £30 which may seem a lot for 1 bra but it really is value for money, it will last you throughout your whole pregnancy and your breast feeding journey afterwards also. I am now looking at getting another one for when this one is in the wash, I love it that much. Some features of the bra are..

14 Weeks Pregnant | Baby #3



HOW FAR ALONG 
14 Weeks + 6 days 

DUE DATE
Monday 23rd April 2018

GENDER
Unknown

HOW’S BABY DOING
Baby is around 3 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and around the size of a beetroot, the weight has also doubled from last week. Baby's immune system is starting to develop ready for the outside world. Baby can frown, squint and even suck its thumb. Baby is also producing white blood cells for fighting infection after birth. 

WEIGHT CHANGE
reluctantly jumped on the scales and was surprised to see I had actually lost 3lb.

SYMPTOMS
Ive actually been quite poorly this week, its been half term and we have been in all week as I have the flu! It has not been fun at all as I can only take paracetamol and soothers, so my recovery seems to be taking longer. Otherwise I haven't really had any symptoms, I have noticed I am not needing to pee as often as before which is a nice welcome break. 

SLEEP
Sleep hasn't been too bad, as I've been poorly I just want to sleep all the time.

CRAVINGS
I have been off my food this week, again I just think this is down to feeling so poorly. I did crave a Mc Donald's one night and stayed up until 12am for Perry to bring me one home from work! 

HOW I’M FEELING
Tired and just feeling like rubbish. I also feel guilty that we haven't done anything this half term, does Mum guilt ever give you a break?

MISS ANYTHING
I miss being able to take cold & flu tablets! Im not sure when I will be getting my flu vaccine, I've had them with my past 2 pregnancies and don't think I had any problems with it. 

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT
Its not so much a outfit, but the Bravado maternity / feeding bra has been so comfy! Ive been wearing it every day and it honestly doesn't even feel like I'm wearing a bra but still provides support. 

BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK
Feeling baby move a lot more has been so nice, I cant wait until we can feel it from the outside! Also hitting the 2nd trimester has been a nice relief for us.

LOOKING FORWARD TO
Feeling better, I realise this whole post has been about me moaning how poorly I feel but its completely taken over my week and wiped me out. 

To read about my 14th week of pregnancy with Archie to compare, click here.