26 Weeks Pregnancy Update


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!  

39 comments

  1. You look like you're doing really well and I'm glad your GTT test came back okay. Not long til baby boy is here :)

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  2. I remember feeling so big so much sooner with my 3rd as everything is already pre stretched! When you have two others, life just has to go on, you can't just stay at home all day and watch day-time telly! Great that the girls are still really exited about their new baby bro- not long now! xxx

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  3. Such a shame that you've been in discomfort and having cramps but it's so cute that Elliw came with you and was able to hear the baby. I bet they'll both love their little brother when he comes x

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  4. Sorry to hear about the discomfort - I guess the baby is just trying to get comfy :)

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  5. Aww this so nice - such a shame about the discomfort but lovely the girls keep asking about haby :) x

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  6. Oh bless you - sorry to hear you have been in pain and crying is so very draining. I was a blabbing mess for half of my pregnancy with Edith! H x

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  7. I remember this was the time where sleeping just became almost impossible

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  8. I remember the leg cramps and the indigestion as I got bigger. The next few weeks will fly by in no time!

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  9. Oh the itchy boobs- I don't envy you. good to hear your GD results came back fine :)

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  10. I can sympathise it can feel like it's taking forever by this stage. Good luck.

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  11. I think your bump is amazing and I am still shocked you are 26 weeks wow x

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  12. Your bump is amazing! Hopefully you don't have too much discomfort this week x

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  13. What a fantastic beautiful bump. Hormones are good - Mean that your body is doing its job! Hope you are slightly more comfortable soon.

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  14. It's hard when you have aches and pains to fully enjoy being pregnant. I hope you get to rest plenty.

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  15. I hope June comes by quickly so you can get some relaxing time.

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  16. Glad to hear your test results came back good one less thing to worry about and I bet you can't wait until baby arrives x

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  17. What a lovely big bump! Not long now lovely xx

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  18. I was fed up by 20 odd weeks, the rest flew by though!
    Good luck for the rest and keep resting

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  19. Hope you get a night away to rest soon, it could do miracles on your energy levels and you sure will need those up when the baby boy arrives.xx

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  20. Pregnancy can be joyous and crappy. Hang in there momma, you are doing fine. Take care. ~Lowanda

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  21. Yay glad you don't have diabetes! Hang in there hunny hope things get better and your back pain subsides!

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  22. Ah yah, delighted to hear you don't have GD. I've to get the test on Thursday, fingers crossed!

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  23. Such a beautiful bump - I hope the discomfort goes away soon so you can enjoy the rest of the pregnancy! :)
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  24. So cute to hear that Elliw was helping the midwife out! Glad to hear you don't have diabetes :)

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  25. Not long to go now! Look after yourself and it won't be too long until baby arrives :-) #KCACOLS

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  26. So glad you don't have GD. Pregnancy hormones are so difficult some days aren't they!? I remember being such an emotional mess all the time. Hope you're feeling brighter this week :) xxx

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  27. I miss the feeling of being pregnant with a little one - when they move and kick it is so nice (not so much when they run out of space though haha)

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  28. Oh my gosh I remember the leg cramps! I'd just have to muffle my face in my pillow to stop screaming when I'd wake up in the night with it! So painful. Not too long to go now and nice to enjoy your girls a bit longer before their bro makes his appearance!

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  29. Sore and itchy boobs, I'm with ya sister! Though I itch EVERYWHERE (although it has calmed down alot over the last month thankfully). Glad your GTT test was fine, I'm not sure whether I have to have one this time or not though I'm convinced this baby is huge!! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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  30. I've been feeling exactly the same with needing a night away, I am so desperate to get away before this little one arrives in June. Hoping to squeeze in a long weekend next month if we can! I've also been feeling super emotional and a bit all over the place. Feeling down and tearing for no real reason has been really frustrating at times. But its great to hear that your GTT test came out ok and that the OC has been ok at the moment. Lovely update :-) Emily #KCACOLS

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  31. Your doing great! I had to have a GTT during my pregnancy too and I know how uncomfortable they can be.

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  32. Your pregnancy seems to be going super quick being an outsider.

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  33. I felt like I got to 30 weeks super quick and now it's dragging. Great news about diabetes! x

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  34. It's funny how it always feels like the pregnancy is lasting forever, and yet it goes by so fast! Wishing you a speedy delivery when the time comes ;)
    Thanks so much for linking with #KCACOLS! I hope you come back next Sunday!
    Tori
    www.themamanurse.com

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  35. Ouch! Bouncy castle bladders! #kcacols

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  36. The time flies by at the end I think, hope your leg cramps disappear soon. #KCACOLS

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  37. I'm glad your GTT came back okay and fingers crossed the itching leaves you alone at least a whole longer yet!xx

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  38. Oh I remember the GTT. Absolutely hated that. Glad yours came back okay x

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  39. Getting closer now! Your looking lovely too

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