He is the size of a cauliflower and this week is the time he opens his eyes for the first time! What’s also really cute this week is being able to feel his hiccups!
This week his movements have felt less frequent. I don’t know if I’ve been more distracted with a busier week at work but I’ve come home a few nights and suddenly panicked I’ve not felt him. You read that the baby develops more of a routine but I’ve not really noticed it, yet.
After we found out that I was pregnant, I was told about baby sound monitors, fetal Doppler. I can sit at home and get some reassurance by hearing his heartbeat for myself. It’s amazing. I did think at first I would become obsessed, but actually it’s just been perfect to have around for peace of mind and when you want to have a nice moment of listening to your baby. I got the angelsounds one it’s worked a treat.
No it’s not some kind of superpower. It’s one of those things I don’t think you hear about….. So, let me break it down for you. Fanny daggers. This was a first this week for me!
It’s described as a sharp pain deep in the pelvis or vagina area. I’m not sure I would describe it as ‘pain’, not yet anyway, but it certainly makes me pull a funny face and stops me in my tracks for a minute to overcome the sensation I’ve just experienced. It’s quick, hence the term ‘lightening’ and it’s apparently caused by the pressure of the baby’s head on your cervix or pelvis area. So even though his movements have been less, hes still giving me signs of his strength!
I’ve been starting to think that it would be nice to meet other mums and mums to be in the area. Especially with the build up to my maternity.
I have antenatal yoga and our antenatal classes start at the end of the month, where hopefully we will meet other parents. However, I decided to see what else was out there. Facebook groups and communities are definitely available and It’s been nice to connect with other mums and find out what activities are happening.
The best thing though I’ve found is the peanut app. It’s basically tinder for mums. You upload photos and create a profile including how far you are in your pregnancy (or kids ages etc) enter a few interests, and boom! A selection of mamas in your area appear and you start flicking up (if you want to connect) or down (if not).
It does makes me laugh though, and I do feel mean looking at a women and her baby and thinking no. I’ve tried to base it on similar interests, age of babies etc so we have some common ground. Let my network of mama friends commence!
The weekend has been filled with sunshine here in London. We sat in the park one day, and it was nice to see all the families and groups of people having picnics. Made me think about having a summer baby and how awesome that will be.
So, that’s it. My second trimester is over. Holy crap! Bring it on third trimester…. xx