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18 weeks pregnant: the bump is out

Et voila, it popped out. The bump is here, and although I have only put on four and a half pounds so far (thanks to rotten morning sickness), I feel like 40 pounds heavier than last week. The bump now sticks out more than the boobs (magically grown from an A to a C cup in no time), which thankfully puts an end to looking like I’m the one who ate all the pies.

An anterior placenta – the one where the placenta lies like a cushion at the front of the bump – makes it difficult to recognise the baby’s movements. Which freaks me out a tiny bit, as I was able to feel little L’s eager kicks from a very early stage.

As my clothes get tighter, more and more items are being banned to the far end of my wardrobe. I am trying to hold back and not splash out on maternity clothes just yet. Most likely, my shape will change even more within the coming weeks, and also, being a tiny bit suspicious, I want to wait until after the 20 weeks scan.

Unfortunately, I have booked the 20 weeks scan a week later than I should have. I kind of miscalculated my dates when initially asked, i.e. I am further along than I had thought I was. A few more days of nail biting and hoping that everything is alright. And a few more days before I can reveal to little L if her dream of a baby sister will come true – or if she’ll have to make do with a baby brother.

27 Comments

  1. MM you look beautiful! Shall keep my fingers crossed for the next few days and for all going well at the scan.

  2. You do look beautiful 🙂 And little boys are so lovely, it will be fab 😉 A girl and a boy is a total blessing…honest!!

    Your friend Chloe got in touch and sent me some fabulous things….THANK YOU SO MUCH, I really appreciate it.
    Have a lovely week-end XX

  3. You are looking fabulous. And little L… She’s not so little anymore!!xxx

  4. You look gorgeous as always! Remember, I couldn’t find out the gender until almost 25/26 weeks and almost killed myself waiting… I also have to add that I adore your herringbone floors, they are gorgeous!

  5. My first was a girl and then a boy almost three years later (and then another boy 7 years after that!). The teens are so close and she has always been a great big sister and he has always looked up to her. There’s no “making do” with a little brother. They rock!

  6. Aargh I now have bump envy as yours is bigger than mine & I’m 20 weeks! Hehe! I know your daughter will love a brother as much as a sister. I still adore my younger brother!

  7. You look amazing! MY placenta laid in front too which made it always hard to hear the babies heartbeat. I would hold my breath every ultrasound. Can’t wait to hear if it is a boy or a girl. Greetings from Germany!

  8. Azra says

    Well, when I was a baby, the placenta was under me! My mum had to have a c-section, at 36 weeks!

  9. you look absolutely radiant!! And loving the floor 🙂 is this your new place? XXX

  10. It suits you, you should have six kids! You are lucky if it has only just popped out. With my second it was only a week after finding out that I couldn’t do my trousers up! I won’t say what happened with three and four! xx

  11. You look adorable and I have bump envy ….even though I’m not even preggers

  12. How lovely. You look stunning as ever, with bump attached. Can’t wait to hear your news after the scan x

  13. Wow you do look fab! I remember piling it on the second my body knew it was pregnant I just ballooned! Fingers crossed little L get’s her wish and baby is well xx

  14. You are the cutest pregnant lady ever! And yes after the first one, my bump stuck out more. I remember with the first, going on an assignment with a photo in London – and he hadn’t even noticed I was six months preggers

  15. This is so exciting! And I can’t believe that it’s been 18 weeks already! Time is flying by, pretty soon Little L will be a big sister 🙂 x

  16. Great to see everything is going along nicely. What a neat little bump you have. Good luck with the scan. Keeping fingers crossed that all is great.

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