16 weeks pregnant guest blogger :  Well didn’t that past few weeks just fly by? So here we are 16 weeks pregnant (if you missed my first blog post and would like to catch up you can find it here). When I was thinking ahead back at the beginning of this journey I had wondered what I’d write about at this update…I mean, I’ve done this a few times before and I know that these weeks are the ones that drag. No big belly, no movement, just a quick visit to the midwife and that’s it until the next scan. Turns out I was wrong – haha!

 

A whole load of stuff has been going on. In the non-pregnancy related world our household has been hit by 2 (yes, 2!!) stomach bugs since my last update. That’s 2 young kiddies, a husband and a pregnant woman…!! I thought I’d share with you a very good blog I have found that helped me keep the littlies entertained whilst I was still feeling rotten. Its called ‘Adventures of Adam’  and it’s actually written by a lady who suffered with Hyperemesis Gravidarum . Because of the nature of this condition it was actually really helpful for ideas to keep them busy with very low key, low mess, easy play whilst I literally just lay on the sofa trying to recover. Although there were days where my house just looked like a bombsite:

 

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Apparently baby is now the size of an Avocado at 16 weeks pregnant (not sure whether that’s one of tiny ones you get in Aldi or the giant ones you get in Sainsbury, but hey!?), either way our midwife appointment this week bought the happy relief of hearing that reassuring rhythm of their teeny tiny heartbeat….and the midwife’s guess is that we are having another boy! Yikes! We’ll have to wait and see on that one, but I am going to need some serious advice on how to cope with 2 boys if she’s right – one is proving tricky enough to keep alive!

 

Because this is baby number 3, not only can I feel the odd flutter of movement (which is just so awesome!) but the bump has popped out and is enormous already:

Week 16 - pregnant guest blogger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know – right!?

 

Thankfully the bugs have now passed and I’m starting to enter the ‘energetic’ phase, well as energetic as anyone gets with 2 children and one cooking (1), so I’m looking forward to the next few weeks.

 

Anyway, so the next you’ll hear from me is to find out if the midwife is right in her guess about the sex……what’s your guess??

 

 

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