Wednesday, December 30, 2015

20 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2 ♥

On Christmas Eve I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy and it feels amazing to have gotten here. I can't believe that tomorrow I'll be entering my 21st week of this pregnancy and that there'll only be four month and one week to go until we meet our new baby - if all goes to plan of course.

Last week we had our 20 week scan and it was great to see the baby again. They were moving around lots and I was surprised when the consultant kind of gave us an indication that the gender may not be what we were told at our private gender scan at 19 weeks... He's sending us for an anomaly scan in one or two weeks time (I'm just waiting for the appointment letter) so hopefully we'll get a definite confirmation then as that scan is 20 minutes long and will be looking for any defects or syndromes in the baby. Fingers crossed all will be fine and that we'll have another healthy baby on our hands.

I'm also being sent to the hematology lab for a blood test to determine whether or not I have Von Willebrand disease - a condition that causes prolonged or excessive bleeding as the consultant suspects that I lost a lot of blood after giving birth to Tyler Lee as my iron levels had gone down to 5.7 and 7 is probably the lowest that they should be allowed to go to. He just wants to make sure there's blood on standby for a transfusion if I need another one (I had to have one after Tyler Lee's birth and refused a second) - oh the joy...

My iron levels are already beginning to lower, they were 12.7 when I began this pregnancy and they're now 11.3 so I began taking an iron supplement this week along with my pregnancy vitamin. I've been doing pretty well this week apart from almost fainting in the city, I don't know if it was the crowds or what but I had to collapse on a manky step in a shopping centre and Jacek had to get me water and a sandwich - this isn't the first time this has happened during pregnancy either. I hope this doesn't continue because I'll be afraid to leave the house on my own with Tyler Lee, eek!

This week...

Baby is the size of a - Palmier cookie, according to my Ovia pregnancy app. I'm love being able to see baby's size in relation to Parisian bakery treats.

I'm looking forward to - the anomaly scan where we'll get to see baby in more detail and for twenty minutes.

My favourite moment was - seeing the baby again and Tyler Lee falling asleep in my arms on Christmas Eve - that boy melts my heart.

I've been feeling - much better this week, I'm just longing for the rain to stop so we can all go and get some fresh air.

I've been buying for baby - I've finally purchased some clothes for the baby! I've bought a vintage item on Etsy for them and have picked up some gorgeous bodysuits and 6-9 month outfits and cardigans for them in the sale, I couldn't resist the bargains! As you can see in the pictures above, I've picked up some sunny yellow for my summer baby.
I'm missing - my glass of bubbly at Christmas and now with the New Year happening tomorrow. I need to go and get an alcohol-free sparkling drink!

I'm craving - nothing really this week. I didn't gorge on chocolate during Christmas and my stocking is still full. We've been having chicken, mash, stuffing and veg for dinner since St. Stephens Day and I'm pretty happy with that to be honest.

I'm loving - Jacek having five days off work together so that we can spend some quality time together as a family.
I've been meaning to - clear out a space to put the things that I've been buying for the baby. It will be done this week, promise...!

I can't wait for - my silent reflux to end, it's tearing my throat to bits!



  1. Sorry to hear that your iron levels have gone down hun hope you are ok? Looking forward to hearing more about bubba can't wait to see its precious face x

  2. Hope the supplements can help with your iron levels and they're able to prepare for any possible complications - the shopping bit sounds a lot more fun, glad the cute yellow baby things are brightening it all up!

  3. Awww bless I wonder why you almost fainting, hope nothing is wrong and all goes well at your appointments. Glad to hear Jacek will have 5 days off, I am sure it will be nice.

  4. I really hope the supplements will help you hun!! I fainted towards the end of pregnancy but found out i had Preeclampsia so they kept me in CUMH - I genuinely felt like i got a break in the end haha. So happy to see you are over half way though xxx

  5. Photos are ridiculously cute...hope you feel better soon xx

  6. The joys of iron levels. I had problems with that in both pregnancies. Mine went down to 10.2. I was on tablets and powder. Horrible. It drains you put completely when it's so low. Xx

  7. You poor thing sounds like you are having a bit of a rough ride, hope the iron supplements help? Cant wait to hear about the anomaly scan. Looks like you are sporting a lovely bump too :) xx

  8. We have been clearing space. It's something I have a habit of doing regular. I remember doing that too when I was about 20 weeks and making the cot weeks in advance. I was so so excited.

  9. yikes! hope everything turns out ok! your blog is lovely by the way!

  10. I always love dropping into your blog, one of my favourites for sure.
    I found out I had vitamin d defincey when I was pregnant with darcy so I can understand how worried you must be. Can't wait for the next update

  11. Congratulations on entering 21 weeks, baby is growing strong. Oh I remember silent reflux very well I suffered with terribly both pregnancies so I really feel for you. I hope it subsides soon. Xx


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