Baby is the size of a head of cauliflower (at 27 weeks)!
Where have the last three weeks gone?! With it being Christmas and New Year I took a step back from blogging to spend time with my family and enjoy the festivities, I'm now trying to catch up and rolling three weeks of pregnancy into one post! I have now just turned 27 weeks and my bump is definitely starting to get a whole lot bigger and things are starting to become a bit uncomfortable, the constant need to pee is also not so good when you're driving around all day thinking about where the best place is to go to the loo! I'm also feeling pretty achey around the pelvis and quite tired in the afternoon, no time for a nap with working and looking after a toddler though (oh how things are different second time round!). I've also started with braxton hicks (fake contractions, although in my opinion they feel nothing like the real thing at all!), I've had less so far at this stage in pregnancy than with Alfie, I remember having braxton hicks much earlier on in my pregnancy. Other than these things I am generally feeling ok in myself.
I have finalised my maternity leave start date and my last day at work will be 27th February so not that long to go really, I'm on countdown! I've also just started to work four days a week now using a day of annual leave until then so I can spend a little bit more time with Alfie, I was finding the full time hours very difficult and suffering with severe Mummy guilt leaving my little boy so often so I am loving my extra day off spending time with him. We've already been busy making cakes and doing some arts and crafts together, such a lovely way to spend time with him.
Having been so organised first time around, this time I am nowhere near ready for this baby to arrive, we still have to decorate Alfie's new room and then settle him in the new room, I haven't even thought about packing my hospital bag and I've only just sorted through everything I already had to establish what I need to buy! I have bought a few more bits such as a new set of bottles, babygro's vests, maternity pads and breast pads and other little bits and pieces that I know I'll need.I do feel I am alot more relaxed about things this time around, the only thing that is really bothering me is the birth and I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed for a much more positive experience.
Baby this week roughly weighs around 900g and with it's legs extended measures around 37cm, the baby has regular sleep and wake cycles and I can totally back this up as my little one definitely has a little routine developing! The brain continues to develop and is very active, however the lungs are still quite immature and if born now would require medical help to assist with breathing. So I have 90 days to my due date and I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone so far, I wonder how fast the next 90 days will go! I've also booked a 4d scan at the beginning of February so I'm really looking forward to that!
You can read my last pregnancy update by clicking here.