Second trimester – weeks 18-20

I say this every week, I’m sure, but where have the last two weeks gone? They were swallowed up in a festive explosion of food, presents and non-alcoholic sparking grape juice and I’ve come out the other end struggling to fit leggings on.  You know you’re in trouble when leggings feel tight!  So here’s my weeks 18-20 pregnancy update.

I turned 18 weeks pregnant the Sunday before Christmas Day.  I was feeling pretty good, despite having work to tie up and two kids to entertain whilst cleaning the house from top to bottom.  I did get a little frustrated that I couldn’t do as much as I would usually do and if the floor didn’t get mopped that one last time then I just had to take Elsa’s advice and ‘let it go’.  Then there’s always that one present to buy as well isn’t there, the one you leave until the last bloody minute and it’s usually for someone that probably wouldn’t give two hoots if you bought it or not but you’d feel awful if you didn’t.

On Christmas Day I started getting a pregnancy headache at around 4pm, thankfully we had a quiet day with only the father in law over.  As soon as he took leave at around 7pm we watched the soaps and went to bed.  Boxing Day started with the same horrendous headache but we had a houseful planned for later that day and so I had to dose myself up and get on with it.

I’ve been pretty lucky that my symptoms over Christmas have been pretty mild.  Thank goodness I wasn’t still in the dreaded first 12 week pit of rottenness.  I’d of had to cancel Christmas.

During my 19th week we were in Cornwall with friends for a week long break.  Spending time with my kids and husband was just what I needed.  Sitting on the sofa for the majority of the day also helped. We did get around in Cornwall, visiting Land’s End and St. Ives amongst other places but I did struggle with aching hips after an hour or two of dawdling around small, picturesque towns and villages.

I officially turned 20 weeks pregnant (halfway wooo) on Sunday 3rd January 2016 and it came and went just like that.  Our focus was on our 20 week scan which we had on Tuesday 5th January and you may well have seen my post dedicated to it and our gender reveal, if not you can read it here.  I’m still feeling good, in fact I think I feel better then most New Years as I can see light at the end of the ‘work tunnel’.  Sixteen weeks and counting until maternity leave starts.

I now have to do something similar to a three point turn to roll over in bed, usually accompanied by a series of grunts.  Sexy eh?  Well and truly blooming I reckon.


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