Wednesday, May 16, 2012

26 Weeks Pregnant & Bump Photos

 Before I get started GIVEAWAY TIME!! :) To celebrate the launch of Snow White & The Huntsman Universal Pictures Ireland have given me goody bags & exclusive tickets to the premier to giveaway. It's super easy to enter!

Back to business :)

Here I am at 26 weeks pregnant:

Weight Gain - So far I have gained 10 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I think this is a little behind and am a little concerned. My doctor has reassured me that every person and pregnancy is different. The baby is growing fine and is on target for my frame - by this, I think her was referring to the fact that the baby measured about 6 days smaller than average at my 20 weeks anomaly scan. The sonographer assured me this was perfectly normal for my build and height. Meanwhile, I'm eating up a storm with a focus on the quality and variety of the food I choose.

Baby Brain - You may have read my previous post on the end of my baby brain thanks to a supplement. If not, scroll down. It's gone! Woo Hoooooooooo!!!

Maternity Clothes - Still in my own clothes for now. I have no desire to purchase maternity clothes. I'm already thinking about buying stuff after baby arrives :) I was very excited about maternity clothes on my first pregnancy though, think the novelty wore off as my pregnancies were so close together.

Maternity/Nursing Bra's - Two words, ugly and expensive. I hate them with a passion. I also detest the fact that once you go above a D cup, the straps get thicker and even uglier. I have yet to find one that gives me a nice shape under my clothes. Any recommendations welcome! So far I have been disappointed by bras from Debenhams, Marks and Spencers, Mariella Fostrop and Mothercare.

Braxton Hicks Contractions - yay, practice contractions have arrived. I tend not to notice them at home because I can stop and sit but they are a tad more annoying when I'm in the supermarket with bags and babies attached to me.

Niggly Pains - Sciatic pinch, the occasional leg cramp and a niggly ache under my right rib (need to keep an eye on that one!) It's all fun. Isn't it mad that you take all this stuff in your stride when pregnant! Men really would die if they were the baby growers ha ha.

Maternity Swimwear - I'm heading away to the sun next month so I'm starting to think of my wardrobe. I'm not going to shop until the week I travel - you never know when rapid growth, weight gain and swelling can land on your door step! I'm thinking maxi- dresses for evening for one reason only. Swelling. I don't want puffy ankles on show and they'll be almost guaranteed after a flight during the third trimester.

Insurance - I've just learned that my annual multi-trip insurance doesn't cover maternity. It covers me to fly but not if I need care of intervention. Anybody any ideas?

Nausea - It has returned this week. In my first pregnancy I had a few rough weeks in the beginning but at ten weeks pregnant it all disappeared. This time I had nausea and occasional vomiting until about 20 weeks. It went away but seems to have returned - this is the 7th day of it, so I doubt it's anything to do with food. It doesn't bother me that much though, I'm too busy.

All in all, a good week. Swelling is on the rise though which I hate! Can't believe I will soon have another baby. It feels like brand new information :)

How is everyone?


  1. Looking beautiful!
    I have a request :) I know you shop sometimes in Superdrug in Omni Shopping Center and I do sometimes as well but I never know what to try from Superdrug brand. Maybe you could do a video on best Superdrug products?
    Thanks! :)

  2. Hi Rebeka, thanks for the request :) I'll root out superdrug branded stuff and see if I have enough. Offhand I like their coconut lotion :)

  3. Try out the Hotmilk maternity/nursing bra range. A bit pricey but better than wasting money in mothercare/m&s/h&m etc.