HOW I AM FEELING Ah! How on earth am I 26 weeks already?! These weeks are flying by now but I can see the next few weeks are going to drag as I can't wait to reach the 30 weeks point. I have struggled with bending down and walking a fair distance this week. I have also suffered with leg cramps when I stretch! I really want to do a BIG stretch but after having a huge cramp on my right leg Monday morning I haven't had a good ol' stretch since! Boo!
The girls have stressed me out a lot this week. They have been good but there have been days where I have just broken down because I just didn't have the energy or just didn't know what to do. I think I am just needing a one night break away from kids for a change. But I will have to wait until June for that! My hormones have been all over the place, I have cried a lot and just crying over silly things too. I have been suffering with back pains when I sit on my sofa, but other than that the back pains aren't there often - yet! Other than everything there, I have been OK haha.
APPOINTMENTS You may remember me mentioning on my 25 week pregnancy update that I was having my GTT test last week - results came back fine and I don't have diabetes! Elliw came with me to see the midwife and she got to help listen to baby's heartbeat. It was so adorable. She loved helping the midwife and I am so glad my midwife was so lovely in letting her do so. My next appointment is just a normal blood test next Wednesday as usual.
OBSTETRIC CHOLESTASIS My results were the same as last week which is good. But I can see this weeks blood levels going higher as I am itching more. With the girls the itching didn't come full on until 30 weeks roughly, so if this is the same, I have a few weeks left of freedom - ish! HOW THE GIRLS FEEL The girls ask a lot about there baby brother. They are still both really excited about meeting him. BABY BOY Baby boy is still moving a lot! He loves pushing his bum or legs up and getting me uncomfortable. He moves a lot more during the day now and I can definitely tell he is there! He loves to use my bladder as a bouncy castle too!
SYMPTOMS Some lower back pains from sitting down some evenings. I have had a few period type pains one evening and it was so uncomfortable I ended up going to bed extra early. Hormones have been a bit all over the place and have been pretty emotional. Sore and itchy breasts - ugh!
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