24 Weeks Pregnancy Update

This week's pregnancy update is a little different from the previous updates I have been writing weekly. For one, it's posted much later than all the others and two I am just going to be talking about what I have been up to and how I have been feeling through the week. You may know that for many schools in the UK it's still the Easter holidays, the last week! My partner had booked a hotel in Llanelli, South Wales for us all to stay in for the night and we ended up going to Cardiff the next day and ended up staying the night there too. We spent 3 days down South Wales and we all really enjoyed ourselves. You can read about day one and two in South Wales here.
On our 3 day break we walked a lot. Around this time last year I walked a lot but then I stopped, I am not sure why because I really enjoyed walking. I do struggle walking a fair distance at the moment because I just feel so heavy and get out of breath quickly. Our third day we visited Sain Fagans, which again was unplanned but turned out to be a fantastic day. We spent roughly 3-4 hours of walking with a few little breaks in between. After that we had a 4 hour car journey back home, which also tired us all out.

On our stay I had noticed on the Monday Baby boy hardly moved. I felt a few kicks here and there which totalled up to about 10 or less during the day but he usually moves a lot more than that. The following morning he moved a bit more but still not as much. Since arriving home he has been moving around and kicking all day, so I think because I have been so busy those three days I may have just not realised baby boy moving or kicking as much. I also used a home Doppler, not to hear the heartbeat but to hear Baby boy moving and I could hear him very clear and then without trying heard his healthy heartbeat.


I had no appointments this week, I cancelled my midwife appointment to take bloods because we had an extra night in Cardiff so was unable to go. But I have my GTT (diabetes) blood test and OC blood test next Wednesday. Which I will update you all next Friday.

The only symptoms I have had this week really is extremely sore breasts and shoulder pain which I looked up and says it is very normal. Our three day break has tired me out a lot but no relaxing when you have two other kids to look after, is there? Mia will be at her Dad's Friday evening until Saturday evening so I am hoping to start sorting out the girls toys and start on Baby boy's nursery during the day on Saturday (if Elliw will let me!). The other symptom I have been getting is some tightening's which I am guessing is the start of Braxton hicks. They can be quite uncomfortable.

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  1. It's always such a worry when you don't feel them move as much! Both mine used to scare the hell out of me and then I realised that it was just their pattern! Perhaps it is a boy thing?

    I must say your pregnancy is going so so quick, and you look absolutely glowing lovely! I shall be popping along to see your adventures in South Wales soon

    Laura x x x

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    1. It may be a boy thing?! Since being home he hasn't stopped moving though - the little bugger haha :) I feel like it's flying by now too. Going a little too quick right now haha but I can not wait to meet him.
      Thanks lovely xxx

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  2. Wow can't believe it's 24 weeks already and an impressive bump you have there! x

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  3. Can't believe you're at 24 weeks already! Its so worrying when they don't move as much isn't it? Jack did it to me too!

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    1. It is worrying! But safe to say he hasn't stopped moving since coming home :) X

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  4. Glad to hear baby boy is back to moving vigorously again. I think you just may have been too busy to notice. Hope all goes well with your over doctor visit and that your pregnancy continues to go smoothly. ~Lowanda

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  5. You are glowing - sop pretty. Glad to hear all is well now. R

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  6. your looking great!! glad your little boy is doing well #Justanotherlinky

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  7. You look fab! The home doppler is really handy to have. I did not have one and used to spend all day counting kicks. #justanotherlinky

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  8. Glad to hear he's back to moving about vigorously, it's so worrying when they don't move isn't it. It sounds like you all had a lovely few days away :)

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  9. Oh I lovely pregnancy updates - takes me back to when I was carrying the girls!

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  10. You are looking absolutely gorgeous honey! I love pregnancy updates! Take it easy xx #justanotherlinky

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  11. It is always a worry when you don't feel them kicking as normal, glad he is making up for it now and hope you get some rest x

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  12. Aw wow can't believe you're 24 weeks! You're looking so radiant :D xxx

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  13. Glad you had a lovely break and the kicking started up again as soon as you got back. The time is really flying. Thanks for hosting xx

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  14. Hi Beth, it sounds as if you had the perfect mini break. You are bound to find walking tiring at the moment especially a four our one followed by a long car journey. I bet you slept well that night! I hated Braxton hicks, the whole sensation of them was horrible.

    xx

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  15. You probably tired him out with all the walking when you were away. I bet you're excited about how close it's getting now x

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  16. I used to get reeeeeally sore boobs - it was horrid. I feel for you! H x

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  17. Amazing, 24 weeks in! It's great that you;re still trying to keep active - keep going! :)

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  18. You look so beautiful and glowing - your bump is gorgeous! My boobs used to ache SO much too. Kaz x

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  19. Great update I remember Emily ringing me from work saying the twins hadn't moved much thankfully all ok can be very worrying glad was all ok for you thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  20. I remember when our babies didn't move for a while in the womb - It's so scary! Glad to hear that things were fine.

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  21. I remember getting really worried when my third stopped moving. Went went in to hospital for a check up but thankfully all was ok. Hope all goes well.

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  22. Good luck with the OGTT. The joys of pregnancy eh. Very much worth it in the end though :-) x x #justanotherlinky

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  23. You are looking absolutely amazing, best of luck with all your tests you have on Wednesday :) x

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  24. Looking great! A doppler at home would have been such a handy thing when I was pregnant, great idea - very reassuring when baby isn't moving as much as you're used to.

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  25. I remember braxton hicks, they can be quite painful. Such a great way to look back at your pregnancy.

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  26. You look absolutely fantastic! I would worry a little myself with the lack of movement but I think you're right with the fact you were walking a lot and busy and probably didn't notice as much! The home Doppler sounds like it can be very reassuring though. #KCACOLS

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  27. It's so scary when you feel reduced movements, isn't it? I remember during my pregnancy I hadn't felt the baby move for ages. I was panic stricken and we were just heading up the hospital when she kicked (and carried on all night). I naively said to my hubby "it will be less worrying once she's out because you'll be able to just LOOK at her to see she's okay". Hah! Less worry once she's born! I am an idiot!

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  28. It sounds like you had a lovely time away, its lovely to get that family time isn't it?! I'm glad your ok apart from the tiredness! :)

    #justanotherlinky

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  29. Glad to hear you're able to still be active. i think it makes a bit difference to how you're feeling #KCACOLS

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  30. I expect that trip to Cardiff tired him out! I never had a home Doppler but was tempted! #justanotherlinky

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  31. Good to hear that it's all going well - it's so worrying when you have reduced movement for a bit, but I remember when I was busy I didn't notice as much as I would have otherwise, then I'd freak out at the end of the day! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

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  32. Oh it's hard when you don't feel them move much, I found that when I was really busy I wouldn't notice much movements but as soon as I was sat down at home he would go mad! Glad you had a lovely few days away too, walking is such a nice thing to do when you're pregnant although it can get tiring! #JustAnotherLinky

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  33. Naw thank you for sharing this journey with us, I can't wait for the next update!

    MadeFromBeauty.co.uk

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  34. Congratulations Beth on your pregnancy and all the best! Exciting times ahead:)
    Glad you managed a nice family vacay over the Easter hols; it's so important to rejuventae and reconnect.
    Just been introduced to this linky and your blog - thanks for hosting!
    Good luck and looking forward to more bump and baby news!
    #justanotherlinky

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  35. I hated it when movements slowed down - so worrying! Mine were always the same though, quiet when I was busy and would start kicking away as soon as I sat down! I think the movement rocks them to sleep!

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  36. Sounds like you had a lovely trip to Wales, and you're looking great!
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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  37. I found myself not really noticing how often my third moved in pregnancy as I was too busy running about after the others.

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  38. You look amazing, such a glow about you :)
    Aw babies can be little meanies can't they scaring us like that? ;) Haha, Lily used to do the same and I always ended up down the Hospital on the monitor but it was always OK
    Glad you had such a good time away
    X

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  39. I always used to find that I wouldn't feel so much movement if really busy, either, especially with second when had first to look after too. I think it's quite common - partly not noticing so much due to being busy, and partly babies' tendency to be lulled to sleep when mother is more active! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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  40. & visiting from #justanotherlinky too! Thanks for hosting!

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  41. I used to get killer boob pain too! Hope all your tests went ok xx #KCACOLS

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  42. You look great! lovely baby bump and pretty big for 24 weeks, it takes me back to carry my boys, I remember the shoulder pain!:)

    mainy - myrealfairy
    #KCACOLS

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  43. I was induced at 37 weeks for reduced movement but she was absolutely fine! Always best to get it checked out though #KCACOLS

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  44. I can remember being in Paris at 26-27 weeks with Toby and realising I'd barely felt him all day, so I had a bath and really focused on him for a while which was reassuring. Always best to get checked if you notice any changes but I'm glad he's wriggling again now!xx

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  45. It sounds like you guys had a lovely little break. I'm sure all that walking and fresh air did you great. I really wish I got to do a lot more walking than I do at the moment. I'll definitely be trying to do a lot more once i'm on mat leave if I can. Sounds like you also have a busy week ahead of you getting organised in the house with all the baby bits, exciting times ahead :-) Cant wait for your next bump update, thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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