Welcome to another installment of My second pregnancy series!
This week Bronwen shares her 18th week of pregnancy with us.
Symptoms: Feeling movement & major skin breakouts
Mood: All over the place
Energy levels: Low to nonexistent
Cravings: Rice has become a staple & spicy food/sauces
Food / smell Aversions: Still bacon
Missing: Having a glass of wine, & feeling comfortable in my skin
Looking forward to: The 20wk scan to make sure all is good with the bub before I run the OMTOM (Two Oceans Marathon-doing the 21km) in 10 days time
Stretch marks: Still none. Didn’t have with the 1st pregnancy either (bio oil is your friend)
Belly button: Popped? Nope
Baby size: Big enough for me to feel him move
Gender prediction: Boy
18 weeks Pregnant:
Baby growth: At 18 weeks baby is growing fast and you can feel him doing somersaults, kicks and little punches. He has also started hiccupping and yawning. He now has fingerprints on his fingers and toes.
Baby size: At 18 weeks the size of a bell pepper 14cm 150g
Thank you Bronwen for sharing your beautiful journey with us! We can’t wait to see next week’s update!
“My Pregnancy series” I will be interviewing different mums-to-be as we follow their personal journey though pregnancy and motherhood. This series is aimed at educating, encouraging, uplifting and empowering pregnant women. I loved reading real life stories while I was pregnant with my first child in 2014. I found it so empowering and informing. It made my crazy symptoms feel normal and I could relate to other women experiencing similar symptoms. The series will focus on first time and second time moms;how they found out they were expecting,different trimesters and symptoms with beautiful growing belly pictures. Lots of interviews,informative articles and advice from experts in the field.
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