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  • 23 weeks pregnant nz baby grapefruit-pregnancy-size
    journal,  pregnancy

    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…

  • 35 weeks pregnant baby honeydew-melon-pregnancy-size-nz
    journal,  pregnancy

    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…

  • journal,  pregnancy

    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…

  • first-time-mother-pregnancy-advice
    fertility,  pregnancy

    Debbie Garland: First Time Pregnancy Advice and Surprises

    I am SO happy to be able to introduce you to Debbie Garland, my oldest friend, from before I even knew what friends were! Unbelievably, we are nearing our 30th year of friendship, having been introduced as babies living opposite each other in a quiet English cul-de-sac. As our Mums bonded over their adorable first-borns, and then later second-borns, and finally third-borns, Debbie and I caught butterflies, played dress-up, picked our flower gardens to bits to make perfumes, and mostly argued about who got to be “The Mum” in our games. This year, we’ll hopefully be able to introduce our own babies, due just four months apart! I can’t believe…