Loud n Proud – When the niggles mean good things

Hello everyone!

The weather is glorious and hopefully a heat wave is on its way from somewhere, anywhere. I have pretty much been moaning over the last couple of weeks of an achey body due to “hormones” which has triggered SPD. Its not that joyous but apparently it just naturally affects a percentage of women through every pregnancy. Nice. I’ve written about weeks 16 and 17 of my pregnancy here.

For all the little niggles it’s caused it does make me very grateful that it means the pregnancy is going well, and the baby is, so far, doing well. It’s always a brilliant feeling of relief to hear the heartbeat beating away at almost double the speed of an adult, oblivious to everything except its little home listening to all our of our voices and becoming familiar with those that will love it once its time to be born. I get the feeling it will know Little Z very well. With his chatterbox voice and 3 million daily questions his is probably the voice the baby hears the most. Hopefully this means the baby will take him instantly and Little Z will hopefully make a good little assistant. Sometimes I’m not so sure when he stands in front of a door whilst I hold every single thing he’s asked me to carry, and then asks me to open it, but here’s hoping.

So this week I’m not so much Loud and Proud, but more quietly grateful its all going well so far. Hopefully the next 20 weeks bring with it a bit of relief and a pregnancy that carries on progressing well.

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  1. Yvette @ Big Trouble in Little Nappies April 23, 2015 / 9:49 am

    Quietly grateful sounds good – just how I was in my pregnancy. I remember listening to the doppler with my husband and marvelling at baby’s galloping heartbeat – it’s just the most amazing thing isn’t it? How gorgeous that yours will know big brother so well by the time they arrive!
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  2. Nikki Thomas April 23, 2015 / 9:52 am

    Aw that has made me smile this morning, I’m so very happy for you and will give you a big(but gentle) hug at Blog On when I see you. I think the baby will adore Z and vice versa. I remember feeling pretty rough when I was pregnant with my last two so I can sympathise with you, but it is a very important job that you are doing there so make sure you take care of yourself.
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  3. Susan Mann April 23, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    Glad things are all going well. Z will make a wonderful assistant and big brother. Hugs x
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  4. Tim April 23, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    This is lovely. It’s always such a wonderful moment when you hear baby’s heartbeat for the first time and it’s brilliant that Z is already bonding. Boy or girl, it sounds as if he’s going to be a great big brother either way.
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