26 weeks: Bumpdate

26 weeks

Feeling:I have quite honestly never felt so tired as I have this week (cue laughter from mums as they have been through the newborn stage! 😉 I’m sure it gets worse before it gets better, doesn’t it?) I had a bad night’s sleep on Sunday night due to heartburn, which has begun (yuck!) and being like a radiator with no thermostat, so Monday was a bad start to the week. Tuesday I felt slightly better and then Wednesday went downhill again. By Friday I felt like I was on my knees.

I think I must have looked as bad as I felt though, as work have said that I can start to work from home, as long as I am in the office a few times a week, which is a huge relief. I travel 50 miles a day, so cutting that out will really help.

Appointments: None as such, but we did end up at maternity triage on Friday night. In a nutshell (I’ll write more in another post), the baby had decided to hide behind my placenta, which meant I hadn’t felt movement for over 24 hours, which started a panic and ended us up in hospital until 1am. All is fine though and Little R-M is moving again now.

Looking: Bump has suddenly moved out the front, like a little football. Bending is beginning to prove difficult! And bags under the eyes are at an all time darkness.

Craving: Toast and honey…mmmmmm.

Sleeping: Much better this week – I think the tiredness is overruling the heat/pit-stops/discomfort and I’m only waking once or twice the last few days – bliss!

Baby is the size of: A butternut squash



  1. May 5, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Glad all is well, they love to scare us these babies! Pip was quiet the last few days but has made up for it today with kicking ALL day! Hope sleep continues to be good xx

    • heelsandhooves
      May 6, 2015 / 3:05 pm

      They do, don’t they!? I felt like one of those over cautious, paranoid, first-time mums that the doctors roll their eyes at, but better to be safe than sorry I guess xx

  2. Fife Mummy
    May 5, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Feeling your pain on the tiredness front. Not sure whether just overdone it or whether hitting 3rd trimester milestone… Either way hope it disappears fast xx

    • heelsandhooves
      May 6, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      Amen to that – we need another of those unexpected energy boosts! xx

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