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    29 Weeks, suspected miscarriage at 8 weeks

    Brave Mum to be Tesa, shares her miscarriage scare at 8 weeks. Read on to hear her story. Week: 29 Baby is the size of a: Butternut Squash First of all just wanted to say how much of a huge fan I am of your journal! I use it each week without fail and love it. Unfortunately it arrived the week of my suspected miscarriage and I did not want to journal anything as the whole thing was quite terrifying.  Firstly, I do understand how lucky I am to have not miscarried and can understand how this can be triggering to people that have but at the same time think…

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    19 Weeks with Hyperemesis Gravidarum & Third Pregnancy

    Baby is the size of a: Mango Cravings: Bacon & egg muffins & mandarins  Symptoms: Unfortunately I was diagnosed with hyperemesis so I have severe vomiting on random days mostly every morning, and sometimes from about 4pm onwards.  My husband would probably say I have severe mood swings as well haha! I’ve been feeling: a little down honestly. Overwhelmed? Busy with two kids, a job, and a household to maintain. I never thought I’d take this pregnancy easily, but I didn’t think it’s be this hard.  I’m most nervous about: going from 2 kids to 3. Haha! and that’s about it. I am most looking forward to: my youngest becoming…

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    9 Weeks Pregnant – Second baby

    Week: 10 Baby is the size of a: Prune Cravings: I have had no cravings but the smell of meat is making me feel sick Weight: I weigh 60kgs and haven’t put on any weight yet I have been feeling: Very tired and needing naps on the weekend. I am a teacher so by the end of the day I am pretty tired. My partner has been: Super supportive, our daughter has really bonded with him and he has taken on the primary caregiver of her.  Morning sickness: I first had a late period so I took a test and then have been having morning sickness on and off. I find if I don’t…

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    7 Weeks Pregnant – Stay with me Baby

    Incredibly brave Mumma Nicola shares her pregnancy journeys over the last three years, read on to hear her story. Content warning: blog post talks about Miscarriage Baby is the size of a: Blueberry. We fell pregnant with our first baby in May 2019. We were really lucky and fell pregnant on our second cycle of trying. Things were going really well with that pregnancy – or so we thought. We had our dating scan at 6 and a half weeks, saw our little baby and its heartbeat and got even more excited. I wasn’t sick or anything. We then had our first midwife/OB appointment at 10 and a bit weeks…

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    34 Weeks Pregnant – 11 months apart

    Joanne shares her pregnancy journey with baby number two. Her little girls will be 11 months apart when she is due to give birth via planned c section. Read on to hear how she has been feeling this time round and how they are preparing for their next little bundle of joy! I have a 10-month-old baby girl…so she was only 3 months when I found out I was pregnant again! I ended up having an emergency c-section with my little girl Cartier, so the hospital has recommended for me to have another c-section this time as it is so close to the last birth…so I have a c-section booked…

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    31 Weeks Pregnant – PCOS & Second Pregnancy

    This is my second pregnancy. My first pregnancy took about 5-6 months (which is completely normal timeframe, but felt like forever), when we decided to try for our second, we thought it would likely take similar time frames for things to happen. We were very lucky and fortunate it happened first try. Which also very much surprised us. We had obviously made the decision and were trying but we had not completely got our heads around things! So took a little time for the wonderful news to sink in. I felt very nauseous for the first trimester and into the second, it was a constant nausea that was there in…

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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…