Welcome to another instalment of My second pregnancy series!
This week Bronwen shares her 19th week of pregnancy with us!
Symptoms: Feeling lots of movement, heartburn (new symptom completely. Never had it with Cody) & stabbing pains when if I get up too fast (totally normal apparently).
Mood: Not too bad
Energy levels: Have good days & slow days
Cravings: Citrus fruit & spicy food (convinced my son is trying to kill me. Death by heartburn).
Food/smell Aversions: None really. Bacon still isn’t my best but I no longer gag at the smell.
Missing: SLEEP! Between the potty breaks & heartburn, sleep is rare.
Looking forward to Having clothes that fit & being able to put on socks & lace up shoes without wanting to pass out from the effort.
Stretch marks: A few on my gigantic noombies (boobs for those of you who don’t speak Bronwen)
Belly button: Popped? Nope
Baby size: 13.6cm (Had a recent scan to check up & get the go-ahead to run the Two Oceans half marathon).
Baby growth: He is doing great. All growth is to the norm & developing well
Gender prediction: Boy
19 weeks Pregnant:
Baby growth: At 19 weeks the baby is covered in vernix a greasy white protective substance that protects baby’s sensitive skin from the amniotic fluid.
Baby size: At 19 weeks the size of a mango 15cm 227g
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 through 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.
If you would like us to follow your journey you can contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org