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    33 Weeks Pregnant – babies close in age

    Beautiful Mum Sophie shares her pregnancy journies, now pregnant with her second little one she shares parts of both pregnancies to show comparison and also shares what she’ll do different this time around, read on to find out more. Week: 33 Baby is the size of a: Pineapple How was your first pregnancy? My first pregnancy was horrible!! I was 5 weeks when I found out I was pregnant (I found out for my 21st birthday) and around 8 weeks I started getting the worse morning sickness. By the next week I was in hospital getting diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum and it was so bad I lost a whole bunch…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    31 Weeks Pregnant – First Baby

    Baby is the size of: The apps say a small-clawed otter, the crystal ball from Harry Potter, a fanny pack and a coconut so who really knows haha! Average for this week is around 40cm and 3.5-4lbs. At my 20week scan baby was in the 94th percentile for estimated weight and 76th for femur length so I may have a biggun in there! My weight: Pre-pregnancy I was 70kg, I am now 80kg so only gained 10kg so far. Cravings: I haven’t had any cravings or aversions the whole pregnancy! Symptoms this week: I am CRANKY. I’ve just started on iron supplements as my bloods came back quite low, so…