Bump #2: 26 weeks pregnant

You’ll be pleased to hear I’m not going to moan quite as much this week! My back is sooooo much better now. Still pretty painful, but compared to what it was, the improvement is amazing. I would fully recommend anyone suffering during pregnancy, to find a specialist osteopath as it has really made the world of difference.

I went back to see the osteo on Friday and as the injury itself is improving, in a weird way, I quite enjoyed it! Lying down for 45 minutes is bliss for any mum even if you are being beaten up a bit.

26 weeks pregnant

Poor Lottie has had a really nasty virus this week and has been struggling to sleep, so I’m totally shattered. Yet I still wake up. Every. Two. Hours. To. Pee. How is this fair? I think it’s mother nature’s way of getting you ready for that newborn sleep deprivation. I could literally sleep standing up at the moment… But only for two hours, eh?

Heart burn is back with a vengeance at times. I had it really bad with Lottie, and she came out with a full head of hair, which proves the old wives’ tale about heart burn in pregnancy, so I am fully expecting another hairy baby come March. In fairness, it’s not as bad this time and only flairs up at night. Helpful with the sleep situation.

The most positive thing this week is that my hormones do seem to finally be calming down a bit. I have had the odd day this week where I haven’t cried. Progress. And also the odd day where I haven’t had a go at Mr M, so I think he is pretty pleased with this development too.

Bump is getting so big now, but I guess that’s kind of to be expected at 26 weeks pregnant, and seeing my feet is a struggle when standing up. My tummy button has very nearly popped too. So far, no stretch marks, but I’m so much bigger this time that I’m fully expecting them to appear at some point, so am rubbing cream in at every given opportunity.

And the cutest thing this last week or so, is Lottie hugging the bump. I realise she has no idea there’s a baby in there, but it’s just the most adorable thing and will never get old for me!




  1. December 5, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Lovely post. My osteo is now my new best friend after saving me from many an ailment. Hope you have a week of wellness and rest. #MaternityMondays

    • heelsandhooves
      December 6, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      Yes mine too! Thanks lovely xx

  2. December 5, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Ah, lovely. Heartburn is awful though, at least it disappears completely after the birth. Hope Lottie – and you – get better quickly. xx

    • heelsandhooves
      December 6, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you lovely xx

  3. December 6, 2016 / 6:19 am

    Aww I’m so glad you’re feeling better and there is hope for me if you’ve stopped crying 😉 although we have a school nativity play tomorrow so I will be taking tissues with me obviously ?
    Here’s to another good week

    • heelsandhooves
      December 6, 2016 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks lovely and yes, hopefully your hormones will settle down soon too! Hope the nativity goes well xx

  4. December 7, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Aww what a lovely bump. Although you’ve talked about the rubbish thinge here you have made me miss being pregnant! Glad to hear your back is better and you are less hormonal 🙂 xx #maternitymondays

    • heelsandhooves
      December 12, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Aaw, thank you lovely. I hadn’t realised I was only talking about the rubbish bits – one of those weeks 😉 xx

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