Bumpdate (21 Weeks In)

So I’ve really fallen off the blogging wagon. Honestly, I’ve been thinking about it, and I don’t know if I will keep this blog going in a few months time. Part of me hates the thought of saying goodbye completely to blogging, but with how infrequent I’ve been coming online and how busy life is getting, it may be for the best. For now however, it’s time for another little bumpdate.

The Not-So-Good

I didn’t have the smoothest past two weeks with the bump. I’ve been getting a decent bit of lower back pain, leg cramps, and a few nights of really bad heartburn. I was also talking with my midwife who let me know that my uterus is sitting quite high, and baby is growing at a pretty fast rate. Nothing to be too alarmed about, but it is possibly an indication that I could be at risk for gestational diabetes. Or it could just mean that I am a tiny human being, so my uterus is doing it’s best to make space for my regular sized baby. Either way, we’re getting screening tests done. It has dented my happy little pregnancy bubble a little, but even if it tests back positive, there’s plans and things in place to make sure the rest of the pregnancy goes as smooth as possible.

The Good

However, other than that, things seem to be going great. We had the 20 weeks scan and got to find out that we’re having a little girl! There’s basically no concerns with how baby is going which is always a relief to hear. It was really fun watching her on the monitor, as she was moving a lot.

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Speaking of movements, I’ve been feeling her move a fair bit. She gets the most active when I’m trying to sleep which is a little rude. I’ll be just about to fall asleep, when I’ll feel these constant taps and wooshes all of a sudden. I’ve also started to feel more subtle movements throughout the day. I always like being able to feel them, it’s a nice reminder that she’s really in there. Also, even Rory was able to feel some movements a few nights ago when she was really doing some acrobatic tricks. Good to know she’s getting stronger now. But also, why must she do them when I’m trying to sleep? It’s probably preparation for when she arrives…

The Random

Over the last week, I have been told excitedly by many people at work that I’m showing now. I feel like I’ve been showing for a few weeks, but I’m someone who often wears comfy and loose clothing everywhere, so I was still able to hide it. With summer arriving though, and the bump getting bigger every day, I’m not really able to hide it anymore.

I’ve been loving doing my pregnancy swimming class. I’m now considering just going swimming for a bit a few times after work during the week. It’s so nice to be floating in the water, literally all my aches go away. For the next 24 hours, I always feel so much better, until all those little pains start creeping back in.

Also, I randomly bought some baby clothes while walking through the department store. They were just too cute to pass up. I also found some milestone cards which I always see on Instagram and Pinterest. I really wanted a set too!

So yeah, that’s been this bumpdate. I’m still trying to think of how to get back into blogging. It’s sad to think of leaving completely and closing down the site, since I’ve loved working on it since I made it back in last March. The cost of self hosting isn’t really worth it now though. I’ve been trying to think of maybe trying to move it back to WordPress.com, or else just starting a new blog down the line, but transferring my stats. I don’t know. I still have next July before I have to pay for another year, so we’ll see.

Sorry for the ramble at the end! I will be trying to read up on everyone’s posts over this weekend though as I want to see how you’re all doing. So if you get a lot of me spamming your notifications, I’ll say sorry now lol.

Angela.

Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
39 comments
  1. Those clothes are so adorable!! Pregnancy sounds like a really hard thing to go through, but I’m sure it will be 100% worth it when you have a little baby at the end! Tons of luck till then x

    1. Thank you 😁

  2. It is so annoying that you can not keep blogging for free. If I had known how I was filling up storage and if had discovered Instagram sooner, I would not have used so many photos. Now I can not upload any photos. Reread your self hosting post the other day. Apart from cost are you still happy with host?

    1. I’m still happy with self hosting, it is just the yearly cost that doesn’t seem worth it to me now that I’m barely blogging

      1. I nearly went for it but, thinking what would happen if stopped paying is another aspect to consider now.

  3. Glad everything is alright with the baby.

    Lol you said she was being rude…well expect a whole lot more rudeness when she arrives.

    Say hi to her and give her an fist bump from me, and tell Rory hello

    1. Thanks Esther! It’s nice to hear from you πŸ˜„Haha, I think I can expect a lot more rudeness and keeping me awake once she arrives πŸ˜‚

  4. !Feliciades! I hope your pregnancy continues to flow smoothly.
    If you decided to stop blogging, I wish you all the best. That’s a understandable decision. I love blogging, but it takes a lot of time and energy.

    1. Thank you! It does take a lot of time and energy, I don’t seem to have as much time for it now as I used to

  5. It would be sad for the blogging world if you left but everyone would completely understand why <3 Right now your focus on you and baby and your little family πŸ™‚

    1. I’m more wanting to move back to WordPress and go on the personal plan rather than quitting altogether. Being self hosted isn’t really necessary now since I only really blog once a week. I definitely don’t have as much time dedicated to blogging as I used to

      1. That sounds like you’ve got it all figured out πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations on your baby! Sorry you have to quit, I guess wordpress.com is also decent enough no?

    1. Thanks! I’m not sure yet if I’ll quit, I’m still weighing up my options 😊

  7. Even I’m on a self hosted blog right now, and mine is quite cheap actually

  8. Baby clothes are addicting! I have to keep myself from buying things…at least until after my baby shower! Lol!! My little one moves at night too! Haha active little girls we’ve got!

    1. They really are haha! I always find myself going to the babies section πŸ˜‚ it’s lovely feeling baby move, but why does it need to be in the middle of the night πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  9. Glad to know that everything is going well. Those are some cute dresses. It’s okay to fall off the bandwagon. Sometimes you have to put other things first than blogging. And that’s completely, absolutely okay. Wishing you all the best. Lots of love, Shweta.

    1. Thank you so much Shweta! 😁❀️

      1. You’re welcome. Take care of yourself sweetie! β™₯️

  10. Love the clothes you picked out! Good luck with the screening/tests πŸ’›

    1. Thank you so much! 😁

  11. I will be sad if you close the blog, but I do understand. You have more important things to focus on! And girl you are the cutest mama to be out there! Sending you all the good vibes for continued good health! And oh my Lana those clothes! I LOVE girls clothes! SO much love to you sweets! <3

    1. Thanks Kate! ❀️ I would love to keep blogging but it’s so much more time consuming now. I don’t think I have the heart to close it, but I may consider moving back to WordPress. Com rather than being self hosted. 😁

  12. Awwwww the little outfits are so cute! Sorry to hear it hasn’t been the easiest time for the past few weeks. Hopefully it all settles down and Baby Girl can keep growing without causing you too much pain!

    1. Thanks Pamela! It definitely has had its ups and downs, but I’ve been lucky to have a fairly smooth pregnancy so far. I’m hoping that’ll continue for the rest of the journey too 😁

  13. Thanks for sharing your journey so transparently with us! Hoping this pain settles and you have a smooth rest of the pregnancy <3

    1. Thanks Mackenzie! It’s really nice to have this space to share my pregnancy journey on ❀️

  14. Clothes are adorable 😁, no one would blame you for focusing elsewhere right now, but I really enjoy reading your stuff. Good luck with the bump!

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

  15. I love the clothes you’ve picked out and I hope you figure out what you’ll like to do soon about the future of your blog. Take care.

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome!

  16. Awwh Angela, thanks for the update. I’m glad you’re doing okay and baby is growing everyday. I pray the tests reveal its the latter so you don’t have an additional thing to worry about.
    Don’t stop blogging, we’re all gonna miss you so much. Keep being brave and strong, I’m rooting for you.
    ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

    1. Thank you so much Mariam πŸ™‚ <3

  17. I’m glad that everything is okay with the baby ❀ I’d really miss you if you left the blogging community but I can understand why xx

    1. Thanks for understanding Amelia 😊❀️

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