12 Weeks Pregnant | Baby #3



HOW FAR ALONG
12 weeks 5 days

DUE DATE
Monday 23rd April 2018

GENDER
We don't know yet.

HOW'S BABY DOING
Baby is measuring over 2 inches, about the size of a ripe apricot, starting to develop reflexes as the brain continues to grow. If you was to poke your abdomen baby will respond by wriggling (although you won't feel this yet). The kidneys are beginning to function, and baby has also started building up the waste it will store for its first poo! Baby's neck is beginning to straighten lifting its chin off its chest.

WEIGHT CHANGE
Since I got pregnant I have put on 3lb so far, although I think this is the last time I'm going to step on any scales! 

SYMPTOMS
My sickness has eased up loads thankfully, Ive also been having some stretching pains inside, a good indication everything is growing nicely and my uterus is moving up even more. Im not feeling as tired either which has been nice. My kidney pain that is always worse in pregnancy has really been hurting this week, a trip to the doctors soon for me. 

SLEEP
Ive been sleeping quite well, I have started waking for a wee 1 - 2 times a night, but it doesn't take me long to get back off to sleep. 

CRAVINGS
Nandos! Ive not had it in over a year and I really fancied it on Saturday, so my friend and I went out for lunch and it didn't disappoint! 

HOW I'M FEELING 
Im feeling much better than the past 2-3 weeks, and I am starting to feel less anxious after our recent loss last time. I will admit it has been hard to feel excited and connect with this baby so far, but I am hoping as time goes on that this will change. 

MISS ANYTHING 
I am really missing my energy drinks this week! (Yes I know how bad they are for you) but I have been feeling so tired that I miss having that pick me up during the day. 

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT
None. I am still wearing all my old jeans and tops which are starting to get tight, or my tops ride up my belly! Everything feels tight on me and I hate that feeling. When Im at home I am in my lounge wear as it really is the most comfortable thing for me right now. 

BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK
Telling the children that Mummy had a baby in her belly, Isla is SO excited as is Archie but he doesn't fully understand. Also telling friends and family our news has been pretty exciting. 

LOOKING FORWARD TO
Our private gender scan! I was so set on having a surprise this time as we already have one of each, but I think it would help me to connect better if I knew who this little baby was inside, I also think I will feel more excited and organised as well. So roll on 5th November!

To read my 12 week update with Archie to compare click here

3 comments :

  1. Exciting news. I think its a girl. x

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  2. Ah 5th of Nov - how exciting! I was never good at surprises and always felt knowing helped me to bond. I think it is a girl :-) xxx

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  3. Glad your bad symptoms seem to be easing, pregnancy is bloody tough the third time isn't it haha. And oh my goodness how close is the 5th November too?! Eek, cannot wait to find out lovely! xx

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