• 36 weeks pregnant after loss of child baby size nz pregnancy journal blog
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    36 Weeks Pregnant – Second Baby

    Baby is the size of a: Pineapple, apparently! Cravings: None really, but I certainly have more of a sweet tooth than usual. Symptoms: Insomnia, tiredness (probably the result of the insomnia), and a little bit of heartburn starting, but not bad at all. My skin is looking pretty good and my hair is really lush, neither of which I noticed last time.  My weight: 80 kg (gain of 11/12 kilos so far, four kilos less than total gain in my first pregnancy). I’ve been feeling: Mostly happy, but a little anxious. Especially about how our 2.5 year old will cope and who will look after her while I am at the…

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    23 Weeks Pregnant – First Baby, first grandchild

    With just under 18 weeks to go, things are full speed ahead, but she feels ready and happy to share how she is feeling just over halfway in her pregnancy. What’s the best piece of pregnancy advice you’ve received so far? This is our first pregnancy, it’s first grandchild in the family, and both my partner and I are first in our friend groups to have a baby. So, we don’t get too much advice, but oh man, the grandparents are excited! I am very grateful to have the support we have on both sides. Any morning Sickness? I didn’t have morning sickness; I mainly just felt a bit tired…

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    41 Weeks Pregnant – And waiting!

    At 41 Weeks pregnant, her bun is still very much in the oven! Elyse shares her pregnancy journey with us, read on to hear more about her experience. I’ve been feeling: Tender, excited. Lower back and pubic bone have felt tender this week. Thankfully, I have felt pretty amazing through the pregnancy and am not ‘huge’ so going over 40 weeks hasn’t killed me too much – just hit the boredom level in the last 2 days! Consisting of bringing out a puzzle and knitting … neither of things I usually do!! I can’t wait to be able to: Lie on my stomach when sleeping!! When I see my body…

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    35 Weeks Pregnant – Heartburn, Worries & Preperation

    Baby is the size of a: Honeydew melon   Cravings: I haven’t really had too many cravings, usually I just really want the foods I liked pre pregnancy and once I eat it I’m satisfied. But throughout pregnancy have been loving icey cold drinks. Weight: Currently 65kgs (pre pregnancy was 54kgs)  Symptoms: Lots of Braxton hicks/tightening’s this week, heartburn & acid reflex, I also started mildly swelling around 34 weeks (hands, feet, face)  I have been feeling: Very impatient, I’m so ready for our little man to make his entrance into the world. I’m feeling stretched to the max & sore and finding it harder to do daily tasks like the washing and cleaning without…

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    Breech Birth – Emergency C Section

    A beautiful brave Mumma, Trace, shares her story of the birth of her little girl Harriet who arrived a few weeks early! Our baby’s name – Harriet  Gender – Female (we decided to find out but had the sonographer call my sister to tell her and then she sent an outfit up to us which we opened at my husband’s Bach -the same place he proposed! It was very special sharing that moment of what we were having just the two of us in a very special place and then the following day we shared with our families and close friends that we were expecting a girl!) Birth date and…

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    18 Weeks Pregnant – Surrogate Pregnancy

    Baby is the size of a: Capsicum. Cravings: Carbs! Give me all the hot chips! Symptoms: Nothing currently so enjoying these few weeks before heartburn kicks in! I’ve been feeling: Great! Time is absolutely flying by! I’m so busy with my own three kids that I don’t really get a chance to stop and think or dwell too much.  My partner has been: The most incredibly supportive guy in the world. Having your wife carry a child for another couple isn’t exactly an everyday occurrence, but he’s been with me every step of the way, my biggest supporter, will go to the supermarket late at night to get mint chocolate…

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    32 Weeks Pregnant – Mid to Late Thirties

    A first time mum shares her story on conceving in her mid to late thirties, read on to hear about her journey and see her journal entry at 32 Weeks pregnant! Baby is the size of a: Large Cabbage! Would you mind sharing how old you are? Totally fine re. Age! I’m 36 (will be 37 come due date) Can you tell us about your fertility journey? We were actually really lucky with our conception journey. We had a heap of friends who needed to go down the IVF route so the advice we kept hearing was come off the pill ASAP! We figured we’d need to start trying ASAP…

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    26 Weeks Pregnant – Restless sleep

    Week 26 Baby is the size of a: Red Cabbage. Cravings: Kiwifruit & Chocolate Symptoms: Tired, sore lower stomach Weight: 60kgs I’ve been feeling: TIRED! Suppose that this normal being pregnant with a toddler. Been really sore in my tummy, like growing pains/stretching. I have found this pregnancy very different to my first. I was sick this time as well but it was a lot later in my pregnancy and resulted in me having to go on anti nausea medication. My sleep has been: Very up and down, I’m up a lot to pee and have been for a while. Some nights I’m tossing and turning lots, other nights I’m…

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    38 Weeks Pregnant – First time Mum

    Week 38 My Weight: 77kg – 11kg weight gain Baby is the size of a: Watermelon Cravings: Nothing crazy! Have loved all different types of fruit throughout my pregnancy, nectarines, watermelon, pineapple, apples, mandarins. Oh, and also days when I really want frozen coke and I am not a big soft drink person. I’ve been feeling: Pretty good! Tired and she is started getting really heavy, but I am still managing daily walks without too much discomfort so that’s a win! The odd day I get a bit of reflux or feel a wee bit nauseous, but it usually only lasts the day. Mentally it is all getting pretty scary, first baby and there…

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    11 Weeks Pregnant – Baby number 2

    Baby is the size of:  A fig I believe!Weight: 78kg (increase of 3 kg)Symptoms: Nausea and Vomiting. Although slightly improved from the first few weeks, I am still vomiting 1-2 times a day. I have a really sore lower back, maybe sciatica. It has been giving me grief particularly the past 2 days.Cravings: Nothing specific yet. I am enjoying mandarins and raspberry milkshakes. I don’t crave them but when I have them, they seem to taste better than they ever did haha! I’ve been feeling: Better emotionally, not as tearful this week. A little stressed about how fast my pregnancy seems to be going and that the baby will be…