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Baby #2: 16 weeks.. I heard your heartbeat today!


Firstly thank you for all the lovely comments on my first baby #2 bump update (15 weeks), it's so lovely to have people following along with my pregnancy journey. It truly means a lot to me. 

Today is Thursday and I am currently 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Today I had my second midwife appointment, I had really been looking forward to it in the hope that I'd get to listen to baby's heartbeat and luckily enough I was able to. (I've heard that some midwives won't check the babies heartbeat at the 16 week appointment anymore, luckily mine did, but if yours doesn't, I've heard you can insist and that it usually works, so worth a try if yours is coming up?). 

Hearing the babies heartbeat has put me in such a great mood, I worried my way through my pregnancy with Ethan and I'm finding myself doing the same with this one too. So any reassurance that all is okay makes me feel so incredibly happy and of course, lucky. 

Symptom wise I've had pains in my stomach, which my midwife thinks is simply growing pains mixed with the fact that my muscles are still split from having Ethan (she says I will have to have physio after this baby and may have to wear a band on my stomach by the time I see her next) . I've also had heartburn, headaches and have been feeling dizzy due to a naturally low blood pressure made worse by being pregnant. And of course, the ever present exhaustion is well, just that..very much present! 

Everything feels more squished in my stomach now and I'm sure it didn't feel like this at 16 weeks with Ethan? Things seem different second time around, but they do say that every pregnancy and labour is different don't they?!

Other than that I am excited for the scan at 20 weeks and so very excited at the whole concept of being a family of four this year. 




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15 comments

  1. Aww I'nm so excited for you, in fact ALL of you blogger Mommas that are all expecting at the moment. You've all popped up like daisies in recent weeks, lol! Its lovely you're having a different pregnancy experience this time round too :) x

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  2. Yay for hearing the heartbeat! I have my 16 week appointment on Monday, looking forwars to hearing my little ones heart too! I have been suffering with headaches over the last couple of weeks, I have found 4head really helps ease them. It's lovely to have someone so close to my own due date, feels like we are going through it together lol

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  3. It's so special hearing the baby's heart beat for the first time. I'm loving these pregnancy updates Alex! I started reading your blog at about the time you had Ethan so missed them first time round. I hope your pregnancy continues to go well x

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  4. Aww how exciting!!! Have you tried the Tiny Beats app? I found it a few days ago, they say it might not work until 30 weeks but it works great for me!

    I got all the stomach pain around first and second tri too, my midwife said its just round ligament pain - it eased off around 22 weeks.

    xx

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  5. Oh, I always loved hearing the heartbeat with my boys too! So happy for you! <3

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  6. What's heartburn like?
    I have a very active one tonight. I cant actually relax! Constantly kicking. Never had anything like it!

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  7. Amazing. Love the first time you hear it. xx

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  8. I'm so excited for you, I think it'll be a little girl! Everyone seem's to be pregnant at the moment, maybe something in the water. Wishing you well. I loved hearing Emily's heartbeat for the first time, still remember it clear as day now. Such a amazing feeling! x

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  9. Such a lovely milestone! Looking forward to more updates x

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  10. Hearing their heartbeat for the first time is so amazing, something you'll never forget! So lovely to follow your pregnancy xx

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  11. Alex you're beautiful and glowing through pregnancy! So lovely that you got to hear your baby's heartbeat, such a beautiful sound :) x

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  12. So happy you heard the heartbeat. A magical experience :) You really are glowing.

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  13. Awe your bump is beautiful!! I cannot wait for your 20 week update :D Glad you got to hear the heartbeat, that little beat is so reassuring!

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  14. What a lovely photo you look amazing pregnant. I use to love hearing the heartbeat at midwife appointments it makes things seem more real and is so magical, so glad you got to hear it. Hope you start feeling a bit better soon , the second trimester was always my best xx

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  15. Eeekkk, i'm so excited for you. Having two is amazing xx

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