29 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: 29 weeks – pelvic dysfunction

It's been a week of lasts, as I start looking forward to all the firsts. First there was the last antenatal class last week (am I meant to feel ready to have a baby now? I bloody hope not!) and tonight is my last night in this yoga group - next week I make my… Continue reading Bump Watch: 29 weeks – pelvic dysfunction

28 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 28 – planning to breastfeed

Today I entered the third trimester - it really doesn't feel like that long ago that it seemed ages away. Another mum at pregnancy yoga (a week behind me) was saying that when we started and met the 'bigger' mums they seemed so big and now we're at that stage. I've got one more week… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 28 – planning to breastfeed

27 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 27 – thinking about post-labour plans

We're another week closer towards meeting the little dude - I can almost count the remaining weeks on two hands! I'm now 27 weeks pregnant and he's approximately 37cm long - that's way longer than a standard ruler now. Every now and than I cast a glance at the 30cm ruler on my desk and… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 27 – thinking about post-labour plans

26 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 26 – Preparing for labour

The less exciting side-effects of pregnancy just keep on coming - puffy ankles, first stretch marks, leaky boobs (yes, already!), grunting whenever I get up or sit down... It's getting classier every week! Time is also pressing on. We're halfway through the antenatal classes now and it's getting more hard-hitting. Last week we talked about… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 26 – Preparing for labour

25 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 25 – the ‘joy’ of pregnancy

Yesterday I felt particularly huge - I really felt like the little dude was in the way when I was shaving my legs, I have to open doors wider so I can actually get through and I looked genuinely round. I still haven't noticed this glow I'm meant to have though. Last week's antenatal class… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 25 – the ‘joy’ of pregnancy

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Bump Watch: Week 24 – first antenatal class

According to the Baby Centre app, this week the little man is as long as an ear of corn (approximately 30cm from head to heel) and my uterus is the size of a football! I guess that explains why it feels like there is definitely something getting in the way these days - at yoga… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 24 – first antenatal class

23 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 23 – the inevitable

As the weeks go by and both myself and baby get bigger, I'm reminded of the inevitable: he's going to keep getting bigger and then he's gotta come out! It's easy to put it at the back of your mind in the earlier weeks, when you're just trying to get through the day without throwing… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 23 – the inevitable

22 weeks pregnant
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Bump Watch: Week 22 – essential baby purchases

So, I'm 22 weeks pregnant and feeling bigger by the day! He's doing bigger kicks now, the kind you can feel with your hand on my belly, but I'm still waiting for him to be more active around his daddy so he can have a feel. The anticipation of that moment is ridiculous! This week… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 22 – essential baby purchases

20 week scan
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Bump Watch: Week 21 – boy or girl?

We went for the 20-week scan this week and it was better than all of our other appointments combined. The first scan was pretty incredible, as was listening to the heartbeat for the first time, but so much had changed in a seemingly short space of time that it was crazy to see. In the… Continue reading Bump Watch: Week 21 – boy or girl?