3d scan – who does our baby look like?

You guysss… I have been waiting for this past week for months! On Wednesday it was finally time for our 3D scan! We were finally going to see our baby and find out who she looks like! It was also the first time that Aleix could come with me which made it even more special. Unfortunately, because of covid, they don’t allow children so Lucas couldn’t come, but it was special nevertheless. My best friend came over and stayed with Lucas. We were a bit worried because he doesn’t really know anyone apart from mum and dad (thanks covid), but they were playing and he never realized we were gone.

On our way to the appointment I started filming a vlog to have the whole experience on video to share with you and our families. However, all that excitement didn’t last very long… As soon as we got to the appointment the sonographer showed us that our daughter was using my placenta as a pillow. There was no was we could get even a little peep of her little face. Not a single picture. I tried walking around, jumping, but sadly nothing worked. Our girl was comfortable and had no intention of moving. I was a little disappointed because of all the build up, but then again, we got to see her and she’s healthy which is the most important thing. We still have no clue who she looks like, she will be our surprise.

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What you can see above the baby is my placenta – the reason why we didn’t get any pictures.
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This is the best picture they manage to take lol. We only got a glimpse of her lips.

If you’re wondering whether to go for one yourself, do it. We were really unlucky this time around, but this is what happened in my first pregnancy.

Another thing that didn’t go to plan was our post Valentine’s weekend away. We were supposed to go away this weekend, but we are still in lockdown (again, thanks covid). We had to postpone it until the 23rd April as it’s their next available weekend. I will be 9 months pregnant so it will be some sort of a risk, but we’re willing to take it. We neeeeed this. Let’s hope that baby girl doesn’t decide to make an early appearance!

As you can see life doesn’t always go to plan, but in the grand scheme of things, all these small setbacks are irrelevant.

Hope you are all having a great week!

K.

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Future plans (moving again!)

Hello! Sorry I haven’t been consisted with updates, but life really does get in the way. Especially with so much going on. Truth be told, we have also been enjoying the snow a little too much to stay in and update the blog. Not to worry, today I will be updating you on everything we have planned for the next couple of weeks.

Fun in the snow with my baby! Last year it didn’t snow in London so this was his first time experiencing snow.

First of all, we will be moving. Again. Not because the house we’re living in right now is too small to fit our growing family but because during this pandemic Aleix changed jobs. His new company is based north of London and for now he’s working from home and will continue to do so for the time being. However, eventually he will be going back to the office and we don’t want him to be driving 4h to and from work every day. The good news we have finally found a house! It took us a while, but we finally got there. We will be moving towards the end of March so I will post some pictures of the house then. A new house also means that I get to do up the nursery. Win/win!

Update nr 2 is that I am in my third trimester! I swear time really is flying in this pregnancy! It will soon be time to pack my hospital bag again. It’s so exciting! We will also get to see the face of our precious little girl next week as we’re going for a 3D/4D scan. We had one with Lucas and loved it. If you missed it you can find the link to it here. This will also be the first scan when Aleix will be able to come with me. Because of covid I had to go to all the scans alone. We are so curious to see if she will look like her daddy or me. 4 days left until we see you baby girl!

The last update is that next week we will also (hopefully) be going away. We make a point of going away every year for a city break during Valentine’s Day. This year, we obviously will not be flying anywhere but we will be going glamping in the beautiful English countryside. We have rented a cabin where we will be able to BBQ, go for walks, enjoy nature and each other’s company. I can’t wait! I will film a video whilst we’re there so I will also post a vlog about our little get away. If you want to have a look at our previous trips, here’s our trip to Budapest and here’s our vlog from Dublin.

Hope you’re all well and healthy!

K.

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Baby nr 2 on the way!

Many of you may already know as we have posted about this on Instagram but for those of my friends who don’t know yet… we are expecting our second baby! We are absolutely over the moon to be welcoming another baby to our family. I am so excited to see what Lucas will be like as a big brother! If everything goes to plan, the baby will be with us in the beginning of summer. It will be a whole new experience as Lucas was born just before the beginning of winter.

To update you on where I am with my pregnancy, I put together a little questionnaire with the most common questions. I love reading back on my first pregnancy so I want to do it again this time. Lots of bump pictures coming up in the next couple of weeks – I have some catching up to do!

  1. How many weeks am I?

24 weeks.

2. How old was Lucas when I got pregnant?

He was 10 months old.

3. Were we trying for a baby?

Yes, we have decided a couple of months earlier that we would like to try for another baby. I will elaborate on this in a different post.

4. When is my due date?

The baby is due on the 15th May.

5. What will be the age gap between the kids be?

1 year and 7 months – yes, we will have 2 babies under 2!

6. Do we know if it’s a boy or a girl?

Yes, we’re having a little GIRL this time!

7. How has this pregnancy been for me?

Pretty much like my first one, I am very lucky to have had easy pregnancies so far. However, this time round my belly is huge compared to my first pregnancy. I’m 6 months pregnant, but my belly is as big as it was when I was 8 months pregnant with Lucas.

8. How’s the baby?

The baby is healthy, active and HUGE. I’m not sure if you remember, but I was induced with Lucas because he wasn’t growing fast enough and they were worried my placenta wasn’t feeding the baby as it should be. This girl is already one week ahead when it comes to her size! I don’t even want to think about the delivery if she ends up being massive and we still have months to go…

That’s all I can think of for now, but if there’s anything else you’d like to know, let me know in the comments below or message me on Facebook or Instagram. I have a few ideas what I want to talk about in terms of pregnancy but all suggestions are welcome. I look forward to catching up with you again soon!

K.

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Week 28

Hello everyone! 🙂 Some of you don’t know how far along I am or how much more I have left before due date. Well.. We are now in week 28 of my pregnancy and we are less than 3 months (!!!) away from due date! It’s crazy to think that I will meet my son in 3 months. We are wondering whether he will be an October baby like his mummy or if he decides to make a late appearance to be a November baby like daddy. Now that we’re not far off, I thought I would give you an update on me and the baby and how we’re doing. If you read my blog you have seen me at 13 weeks when my belly was still pretty flat – well… you’re in for a bit of a shock!

Baby

The baby is growing very quickly now and gaining a lot of weight. He weighs around 1kg and he is around 37cm long. He still has enough space in my belly to move around, although I think he’s too big now to be doing somersaults in there. However, he is definitely making the most of the freedom! He is very active, especially when I am laying down or sitting at my desk working. When I’m up and about he feels like we do when we’re in the car or on the train so that’s when he likes to sleep.

I feel like he is also more active when I eat. The amniotic fluid changes taste then so maybe he finds these tastes enjoyable or annoying. His lungs are developing and he has started practicing breathing by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid. The good news is that he would have a very big chance of survival if he was born now. However, I am hoping he will stay in there for a while longer!

The best thing for me now is that he is more responsive to interaction. I can stroke or gently poke my belly and he reacts to that. He is also starting to hear and recognize our voices so my boyfriend and I try to talk to him when we get a chance. Sometimes I have to tell him off for kicking mummy in the ribs! 😀

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He’s getting so big!
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Me

I’ve heard from my friends about the difficult pregnancies they’ve had and mine has really been nice and easy. I’ve had no morning sickness, no persistent back pain or anything of the sort. Yes, the changes that pregnancy puts your body through are not easy (I may get into details with this in another post) but you need to remind yourself that a little human miracle is growing inside of you. In the third trimester my belly will be growing very quickly, roughly 1 cm a week. My weight gain has been constant and from the moment I became pregnant. I have put on around 6.5kg so far. The additional weight puts a slight strain on my back when I need to pick things up from the floor and I am much slower when moving around than I used to be.

I can feel that my sense of gravity has changed as well, which makes me a bit more clumsy than usual. Other than that mentally, I am feeling fine, I am still fairly active in my day to day life and still working. The longer this goes on for, the better. Sleeping is also becoming more difficult now as you need to move around at night to get comfortable. Nothing unbearable, so far, but I can’t wait to receive my pregnancy pillow!

This is where I’ll end my 28 week pregnancy update, if you have any further questions, please contact me via Facebook or Instagram and I will respond on here.

Have a great weekend!

K.

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