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9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

9 whole weeks. I’ve had a good week, the pregnancy nausea has definitely lessened, which I have been so pleased about! I’m now patiently waiting my letter for my dating scan, it can’t come soon enough! How far along? 9 weeks and 2 days (according to my last period!) Due date? Still the 21st August 2018 How is baby doing? Baby is now the size of a grape (mmm grapes haha! Now getting hungry!). So around 2.3cm. The most amazing…

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8 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

8 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

Eek, we’ve had quite an exciting week, and everything in this pregnancy seems so much more real now. I’m finally allowing myself to imagine that I’m actually going to be having a baby this year! How far along? 8 weeks and 2 days Due date? 21st August 2018, although this could change. How is baby doing? Baby is now around the size of a raspberry, 1.6cm. His/her eyes are now beginning to form, including the iris which will determine baby’s…

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7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

Can’t quite believe I’m 7 weeks already. With the Mister being off the last two weeks, and the eldest off nursery, we’ve been so busy I’ve not had time to think! 7 weeks has come around very quickly, and I am so pleased. These first few weeks are never enjoyable, and the sooner 12 weeks gets here, the better. How many weeks? 7 weeks Due date? 21st of August 2018, if my dates are correct. How’s baby doing? My little…

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6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

Back again! I’m so pleased to be writing another one of these, and that, thus far, everything seems to be going okay, How many weeks? 6 weeks. Due date? 21st August 2018 How’s baby doing? Little one is the size of a grain of rice, so still teeny tiny. Also, he or she is looking a bit like a tadpole at the moment! Baby now has a two-chambered heart, which will have now started beating, how exciting! As well as…

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4-5 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

4-5 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

It feels so odd to be writing this! I uhmmed and ahhed over writing a pregnancy update. It doesn’t exactly fit with my blog, as such. However, it is such a big part of my life at the moment. Also, ever since being pregnant with my first, I have always loved to read other people’s pregnancy updates, there’s just something nice about feeling like you’re not alone. Especially in these early weeks, when no-one really knows, there’s no one to…

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How to Survive on Maternity Pay

How to Survive on Maternity Pay

Maternity leave! Endless coffee dates with friends, trips out for lunch, days out at the local farm, frequent soft play visits. Sounds like bliss doesn’t it? (Well, maybe not the soft play part!!). However, all this costs money. If you were like me, and unfortunately did not have any kind of enhanced maternity pay, the big drop in income can feel daunting. Here are my top ways to not only survive on maternity pay, but to actually enjoy the time:…

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Positive Birth story – #thankyoumidwife

Positive Birth story – #thankyoumidwife

A postive birth story was something I’d always wanted. My first labour and delivery was around 8 hours from start to finish. It was straight forward but painful! I did not feel in control and it felt pretty horrific. Fast forward 19 Months and I was pregnant again. I found the fear and apprehension of birth so much worse the 2nd time. Obviously, this time I knew what I was in for, and, to be honest, it wasn’t something I…

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