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.
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.
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.
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…
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.