I actually can’t believe we’re at this point already. People always say that your second pregnancy goes faster because you’ve got your little one to keep you occupied and you aren’t just sat for days wondering about what parenting life is like.
I’m 24 weeks pregnant! Well technically I’m 24+4 when I’m writitng this but all the same. I thought I’d give you a little run down on what’s been happening these past few weeks.
Baby is doing well, I’m getting consistent kicks now and really strong ones too. Pip always comes to life around lunchtime and evening time when I’m relaxing in bed, this is usually when you can see my stomach move really well.
I’m starting to have a lot of Braxton Hicks lately, they’re not painful but more uncomfortable and take me by suprise. I don’t remember having them with Ethan at all so it’s totally new to me. When I get them my stomach goes to a point and goes rock hard (which I’m not used to as I do still have a mum tum from my first born).
I’ve had my flu vaccine and I’m booked in for my whooping cough one next week. I haven’t seen the midwife again yet though, I’m not due to see her at 28 weeks so only a few more to go until then.
I have been in at the doctors for a bad vein in my leg though, I’ve got thrombophlebitis! I’ve had varicose veins since having Ethan and one of them started to get rather inflamed and painful so I popped along to have it checked out. The doctor has prescribed me some cream and I’m to go back to see the nurse for a stocking fitting. Apparently I don’t have to wear it all the time just on my rest days so I’m guessing that means when I’m at home in my pjs.
I got my MatB1 form from my health centre too and handed that in at work, I’ve got exactly 9 weeks left as I write this and I’ll be doing my last shift for 9 months. I’ve decided to go off at 34 weeks (well 33+4 will be my last actual shift but maternity starts at 34 weeks) as I know that will be the right time for me. I went at 34 weeks with Ethan (mind you I had anaemia that time) and I’m glad I did. Working in retail is hard especially in the lead up to Christmas, I’ll be leaving for maternity 1 week before Christmas which I’m really happy about.
At least that way I’ll be at home to enjoy my last Christmas as a family of 3 (we’re hosting Christmas dinner this year so it won’t be a relaxing one). And I’ll be at home to take my little man to his first few weeks of nursery, that’s if his nursery gets back to me and lets me know he has a place!
Anyway I think that’s all to update you on for now. I’m sure at my next update (28 weeks) I’ll have plenty more to fill you in on.