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Bumpdate: 1st & 2nd Trimesters

On February 26, 2017 by Lau

(^It’s not alcohol in the glass – it was a family birthday so I have my soft drink in a champagne glass to join in!)

The last 27 weeks have absolutely flew over and I can’t believe I’m almost into the third trimester now! I wanted to write a little ‘bumpdate’ post because I love reading other people’s and also so that I have something to look back on as I know it will be so easy to forget things once our little one arrives. So I guess this is a round up of the first and second trimesters – I’ve loved every minute so far!

How far along: 27 weeks (the pic above was taken at 25 weeks)

Gender: A boy!

Size: At 27 weeks he’s apparently as big as a lettuce.

Flutters & Kicks: I felt my first flutter at around 16 weeks. I wasn’t sure if it was that or not. The way I’d describe it is more like little bubbles, or really light tapping. It’s such a good feeling though! The first proper kick came a couple of weeks later and there was no denying it was a kick! He now has a pattern and every night at 10 o’clock is his favourite time for a good 10 minute roll around. I love it!

From around 25 weeks he moves none stop, and now that he’s getting bigger they’re not quite as gentle as they were before!

Cravings: None! I was actually quite disappointed at this as I’ve been waiting for some obscure craving but I’ve had absolutely nothing.

First & Second trimester: I’ve been so so lucky during my pregnancy so far. I haven’t had any morning sickness at all which I’m so relieved about. In the first trimester I would feel nauseous quite often but I soon got to grips with that and noticed it would creep up if I left it too long to eat. The key for me was snacking little and often, especially on holiday when I was only 8 weeks pregnant. I found snacking on grapes, cheese and crackers really helped and also sipping on fresh orange.

Tiredness was the main thing for me. I’m the kind of person who needs her sleep anyway and can quite easily have a good 9 hours every night if I went to bed early enough. On holiday (I was around 8 weeks pregnant at the time) I couldn’t keep my eyes open through the day. It let up a bit around the 15 week mark but I was still falling asleep after work. It definitely improves in the second trimester but one thing is for sure I’m missing sleeping on my front!

The only other symptom I really had was that I went off a few things for a while at the very start like Chorizo (I couldn’t go near it!) and bananas made me gag although now they are one of my favourite things to snack on! I also went off tea for a few weeks which is one of my favourite things of all time. I was really surprised at that one.

If there’s one thing I’d recommend is to eat as much fruit and veg as you can. After a Sunday lunch with all of the veg, or my Mam’s homemade chicken and vegetable soup, I always felt so much better.

Favourite moments: The scans have been my favourite moment so far, seeing him jump around on the screen. Hearing his heartbeat for the first time was pretty amazing too! More recently, my favourite moment has to be feeling him hiccup for the first time! I felt it at 26 weeks and it felt like light tapping or pops really low down, but in a rhythm for about a minute. Now he gets them quite often! I’ve also been loving painting his room and looking around for nursery inspiration, I can’t wait to finish it!

Let me know if you have any bumpdates that I can read or any mum-to-be / mummy bloggers you recommend!

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