Strange Pregnancy Beliefs

As I mentioned in my recent Bump Watch Post – 24 weeks my midwife said she wouldn’t be surprised if it’s another girl based on old wives tales and the speed of the babies heartbeat. Some one else today said that my bump is lovely and neat and tidy and all out the front, which according to old wives tales means I’m having a boy (do only old wives tell these tales?) Many people have mentioned to me what the gender of this unborn child might be and it got me thinking about all the strange tales and traditions that go hand-in-hand with pregnancy. So after a quick scoot around the Internet (actually it’s taken a while, I got rather engrossed in it all) here are some of the more bizarre from around the world that you might find interesting… In Portugal it’s believed that eating certain fruits and vegetables will influence whether you have a boy or a girl… View Post

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Bump Watch 24 Weeks

I am now 24 weeks pregnant, only 16 more weeks to go until the little wriggler will be here! Its sounds so long away but I am also aware that the time is going to fly by. At 24 weeks they say the baby is the length of an ear of corn, roughly 12.5 inches long and around 1 1/3 pounds in weight.  This week the baby’s  little lungs are now maturing so they can breathe actual air rather than fluid, and the organs in their ears are starting to further develop so it can hear more clearly. I am glad to reach 24 weeks pregnant as it means the baby is now classed as viable!  If the baby was born early for any reason (which I hope it wont be) Doctors can intervene and do what they can to help it survive. The baby is moving more frequently and the movements are getting… View Post

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Silent Sunday 28/06/15

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Bump Watch 23 Weeks

Well here I am 23 weeks pregnant and embarking on the 24th week of pregnancy, well and truly over half way into my pregnancy. It’s bizarre really, just to think that five months ago I had no clue I was pregnant and now I’m growing a baby, entering my sixth month of pregnancy. That being said, I still have days where I can’t quite believe it is happening. Which sounds insane, I know. The average baby at this stage weighs 500g, which is equivalent to a small bag of sugar and also measures around 29cm long which sounds quite large, but the wriggler is all curled up inside me hiding somewhere. Blood vessels in the babies lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that the baby’s ears pick up are preparing him for entry into the outside world,  it can hear voices similar to what we could hear if we stuck… View Post

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Photo Friday – Our fun week!

Its been a lovely week, we have had glorious sunshine which has meant that we have spent a lot of time outdoors. E is so much easier to entertain when the sun shines and she doesn’t get bored as easily. The start of our week – well starting from last Saturday we went to a 4th birthday party, E’s best friend Isobel turned four and luckily the sun was shining so there was a lovely little birthday party in the garden. E loves party food, not that she ever really eats much of it except for at her own birthday parties..  Here she is looking super cool munching on some party food. E has known Isobel since they were born, I met her mum at antenatal classes and we have stayed in touch since. The girls play so nicely together and love seeing each other. Our friends invited us to stay… View Post

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