Guest Post – The Pregnancy Diaries #week16

Week 16 baby is an avocado

This week has been quite stressful for me. I can’t work out whether things are more stressful than normal, or I just can’t handle things as well! I’m pretty sure it is hormone driven, but I have cracked under the strain a couple of times and even had a little cry at work…this is not good!

I have never been a violent person either but I also feel more and more like I want to rip someone’s head off for little reason. This is mainly when driving 😳

I wonder if anyone else has this issue….

Paul has managed to get himself a new job this week and starts Monday so that has cheered me up. His change in hours means that his parents are stepping up to help with Thomas after school, which is a massive deal to me, and them! They keep telling me that he is their grandson as well now and they want to help, and it makes me realise how lucky I am to be part of this family.

Time for tea family outing

Buying a coat while pregnant is a new experience for me. Thomas was a summer  baby which was a lot easier to dress for.  So frustrating that this little bump is already too big to let me buy the coat I love, and I need room to grow! But then I don’t want to buy a coat that will make me look like I am wearing a tent! The search continues…..

Project moving Thomas into the attic is pretty much complete now and it looks amazing and he loves it. Think we can have a bit of a break now before the nursery starts, plus don’t want to jinx anything just yet

I saw midwife Beth on Tuesday and got to listen to the babies heartbeat. Was so amazing to hear it again and so comforting to know that everything we are doing is for this little being who is doing so well growing and kicking away. The midwife struggled to keep a track on it as it seemed to keep moving away from the Doppler – the midwife commented that I have a lively one. I know full well that if the baby is anything like Paul, there will never be a dull moment when it is here!

I can also start to feel the baby move which is amazing and I can’t wait for the kicks to be big enough for Paul and Thomas to feel it too 🙂

Cuddle Fairy


  1. October 16, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    Congrats on 16weeks!

    Yes, I’ve had my mommy mood swings as well and I’m just reaching 11 weeks. When I get that way alone time is needed. Like, its hard being comforted when I’m feeling that way. Haha you’re not alone.

    Aww! Hearing your babies heartbeat never gets old. Great post and looking forward to more!!

    xx Shannon

    • October 18, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you Shannon! Glad I’m not the only mum-Zilla 🙂

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