Pregnancy Update – 17 Weeks

Well I haven’t blogged for a month – since I announced that we were expecting another LP!

This last month has flown by, everyone now knows about Belly-Baby and I have started planning maternity leave at work. Realistically I’ll be leaving at the end March and taking my annual leave before starting my maternity leave in mid-May, ready for Belly-Baby’s arrival towards the end of May. I am really looking forward to those 2 months with LP, if all goes to plan!

Generally, I am well. But I have awful migraines about once a week with flashing lights, impaired vision and the worst headaches I have ever experienced. My midwife is aware of this and keeps an eye on my blood pressure, and all seems fine so far. Apart from the migraines I am exhausted. Pregnancy was nowhere near as tiring as this the first time around. I am pretty sure that at the moment I am more tired than I ever was when LP was a newborn. Working full time, being pregnant and having a toddler is an incredibly tiring combination.

I heard Belly-baby’s heartbeat for the first time yesterday and have been feeling it move every so often. It is starting to feel very real! I have 13 weeks left of work when I go back after the Xmas break. I may be more tired this time round, but the time is definitely going quicker! The months are zooming by – I’ve already been back at work nearly 3 months, half the time that I’ll be back to work in total. Before I know it I’ll have another brand new bundle of squidgy-ness – and I cannot wait. I’m looking forward to giving birth again, hopefully having another home birth and doing all of this for the last time – LP was special as she was the first of everything. This baby is special as we know it will be our last. We won’t find out whether this is a boy or girl, we didn’t with LP either, and we honestly don’t mind either way. I just cannot wait until our family is complete.

Pregnancy Update - 17 Weeks


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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