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    21 Weeks Pregnant – Over half way there

    At 21 Weeks Samantha is over half way there! After sharing a previous journal entry earlier on in her pregnancy, she is back to share more of her journey, read on to hear how her pregnancy is going since we heard from her last. Week: 21 Baby is the size of a: Large Banana If after reading this you’d be happy to share your own experience of pregnancy, please email me at [email protected] to send you one of the pages (or you can send a photo of your own pregnancy journal)

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    28 Weeks Pregnant – Baby number 2

    Week: 28 Baby is the size of a: Eggplant Is this pregnancy similar to your first and will you be finding out the gender? Yes indeedy, number two for us – Paige will be 18/19 months when her brother arrives…EEEK! This pregnancy took us by surprise and freaking the F out about two under two but nevertheless really getting excited now that we’re getting closer to meeting him. Much different experience this time having found out the gender at the request of my hubby – I personally love a good surprise. I started this pregnancy at 62kg so at 27 weeks that’s a gain of 9.6kg and 28 weeks 10kg.…

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    23 Weeks Pregnant -Heartburn, nausea & dairy cravings

    Another Mum to be shares her journal entry with us at 23 Weeks Pregnant, refer to the image below to hear how she has been feeling this week. Week: 23 Baby is the size of a: Grapefruit. Weight: 80kgs Symptoms: Heartburn, feeling sick, tired, frequently catching colds If after reading this you’d be happy to share your own experience of pregnancy, please email me at [email protected] to send you one of the pages (or you can send a photo of your own pregnancy journal)

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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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    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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    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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    16 Weeks Pregnant – Gender Anxiety/Disappointment, What I’ll do differently as a Second Time Mum

    If you haven’t already, you can read this second time Mum’s 15 Weeks Pregnant Entry, where she touches on her gender surprise, the feelings she has towards her body, and what advice she would give (trust me, it’s an awesome read!) 16 Weeks Pregnant – Baby is the size of an Avocado I am feeling anxious… I am anxious about sleep at the moment! Having an almost 2 year old who does not sleep well at all is really stressful and I feel really isolated in terms of support. And by that I mean by people who are willing to help with that area. I am the only one who…

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    15 Weeks Second Pregnancy – Guilt, Body Hate, Gender Surprise

    This incredible Mother of one generously shares her pregnancy journal entries for week 15 of her pregnancy, and I know her openness and honesty is going to be really valuable for others who aren’t loving their pregnancy journeys so far and/or are struggling with body issues. She says: I always feel so guilty because both pregnancies have been symptom free, I’ve been able to continue to work and exercise normally but I also really struggle mentally. As I HATE my body, I HATE the thought of having to ‘recover’ and ‘get my body back’ whatever that means. But it also doesn’t mean I don’t love the babies I’ve carried. It’s…

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    18 Weeks Pregnant – Feeling low

    Pregnancy is not always a walk in the park, it is different for everyone and no two experiences are the same. Most people expect pregnancy to be a time of great anticipation, excitement and happiness, but for some women that’s not how it goes. Below is a journal entry for one of our brave mummas who was willing to share how she felt during her second trimester. Remember there is alot of antenatal support here in NZ for pregnant woman, if you are feeling low, you do not have to tackle it alone. If you or someone you know are experiencing these types of feelings and they last for more…