Another week, another bump watch. 26 weeks already!
I am definitely feeling bigger now. Getting comfortable is harder, and it takes a lot of shuffling around and rearranging of pillows in bed before I can get to sleep. Even sitting on the sofa to watch TV is harder as I can’t sit in one position for long before I get cramp or an aching back.
Movements are regular and strong now, and the baby will respond to touch – if you gently poke the bump you usually get a kick back, which the kids love. Baby also responds to loud noises – there was a lot of jumping around when the rugby was on at the weekend and Kevin was cheering for England!
Food wise, I have got my appetite back a bit more now, possibly because the bump and movements are all still fairly low down. I am definitely not loving chocolate or cake as much as I normally would though – this baby likes fruit, juices and salad. The one thing I can’t get enough of is Calippo ice lollies – I could eat them all day long.
There aren’t any more appointments or check ups due for a couple more weeks. Although I am classed as high risk I am still under general midwife antenatal care, so for now at least I am having the usual appointments, with the next one being at 28 weeks. We have a 4D bonding scan booked for 27 weeks though, so we will get a glimpse of the baby again very soon!
I will be back with another update next week. If you missed my 25 week post you can read it here.