Pregnancy Diary Week 26

Twenty-six weeks of pregnancy. I feel like I say it every week, but it’s true, I never thought I’d be this pregnant! This week has been fairly standard pregnancy-wise. I’ve got a bit bigger but other than that there have been no real dramas (for which I am of course very grateful)!

One thing I have noticed is that the baby had been not so much kicking, but moving around stealthily into various different positions, usually causing moderate discomfort! She does this particularly in the mornings and night times when I’m lying in bed. It’s rather odd to see a great lump suddenly sticking out of my tummy! But also reassuring at the same time to know that things are still going on in there.

We’ve been and out of the city at the end of this week. On Friday evening we decided to meet up after work for fish and chips. There’s a great place where you can eat in (I didn’t fancy sitting out in the cold!) that also does gluten free batter. I had a lovely portion of cod and chips (with mushy peas of course) which weren’t at all greasy so went down a treat.

I also popped into H&M and bought myself a new maternity top which also has a nursing function – I’m finding it tricky to fit my non-maternity tops over my bump now but don’t want to spend money on things that I won’t want to wear after the baby’s here – so this was important for me. I love H&M’s maternity range and find it so reasonably priced.

On Saturday we were back in the city again as we’d decided to finally take the plunge and purchase our travel system. We went for the Uppababy Vista pushchair, Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus infant car seat and the Maxi-Cosi i-Size 2wayFix car seat base.  We bought the whole lot from John Lewis as we still had lots of vouchers that our guests had kindly given us as wedding presents last year.

I’m always impressed by John Lewis’ service. They were unable to price match for us (a local baby shop had the Uppababy Vista for £30 less but it wasn’t in stock – John Lewis’ price match rules say it must be available to purchase at the cheaper price on the same day) so offered us a complimentary tea and cake for two in their cafe. I thought this was a lovely touch as they didn’t have to offer us anything – and I was even more pleased when I saw they had gluten free carrot cake in the cafe!

On Sunday we had both sets of parents to ours for lunch to celebrate mother’s day. There was lots of discussion of ‘this time next year…’

Next week I’ve got an appointment with my kidney consultant so it will be interesting to see what he has to say about the pregnancy and its potential affect on my kidneys and vice versa. Although I suspect he will be completely underwhelmed as (touch wood) everything seems to be going fine. I’ve got another scan the following week though so that might give us a bit more of an idea of what’s what.

How was your mother’s day? Did you get up to anything exciting or just have a chilled Sunday?

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Disclaimer: None of the brands mentioned in this post have paid me to be included; I simply wanted to share our purchases with you!

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5 Comments

  1. The Pramshed
    March 7, 2016 / 11:50 am

    So happy that you managed to get everything you wanted, and a free tea and cake is always a bonus too. I find John Lewis so good for things like that with great service. Happy Mothers days, hope you had a great day. We had a lovely walk around Hyde Park, and then lunch in Prezzo – I even got a free glass of Prosecco. Claire x #KCACOLS

    • Jules
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      March 7, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Ooh free Prosecco, what a treat! I’m looking forward to the odd glass once the baby is here! x

  2. March 7, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    How exciting! I loved buying our travel system with Archie, made it all so real. I’m just 18 weeks at the moment but even at this point every week seems to take me by surprise. I’m already suffering so can’t imagine being 26 weeks yet! Glad it’s been uneventful though. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • Jules
      Author
      March 7, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      The worst thing (which I neglected to mention in this post!) is that I keep waking up in the night either sweating buckets or with dreadful cramp in my calves! If that’s the worst of it though, I can’t really complain. It’s funny isn’t it how time goes so quickly yet so slowly in pregnancy?! x

  3. March 9, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Ooh you’ve had a productive week getting all those baby bits! Must be feeling more real now 🙂
    Sabrina xx #MarvMondays

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