How far along: 25 weeks
Gender: We are team yellow!
Maternity clothes: Yes for all bottoms, but I can get away with loose fitting tops instead of maternity tops.
Sleep: Sleep is OK, I just wish that I felt refreshed after sleep. Even when I have had a good nights sleep, I wake up tired! I have also developed a bit of a cold which means a stuffy nose and struggling to breathe when I am lying down.
Best moment this week: Isabelle attended her first birthday party on Saturday, for a little girl that she goes to nursery with. It was so cute! Whilst all of the children were playing and making lots of noise, bump was kicking away – trying to join in! It made me really happy to think that baby can still join in with things even though they have not been born yet!
Movement: Movement has been a little bit random this week. Some days baby will be moving lots, whilst other days I have to really concentrate to feel them. I do think that the days when I do not feel baby move as much correspond to my busy days when I am constantly on the go so I am trying not to stress about it too much.
Appointments: I met with my midwife this week. This midwife will actually be my midwife for the duration of the rest of this pregnancy. She did the usual checks and I got to hear babies heartbeat which was lovely. I mentioned my concerns about babies size, and she said that she would keep a close eye on my tummy size which was reassuring. I also mentioned that I had been feeling quite down on and off (which is annoying as I am really happy!!), and I had been quite snappy and not feeling myself (poor James!). I actually started crying whilst I was there! The midwife was really lovely and gave me a website to visit and complete a self referral for therapy of some sort. I did complete the form, but I have actually felt a lot better since my appointment and speaking to her, so I think I will see how I go.
Looking forward to: I have my leaving date for work finalised, and I will be leaving at Easter! It is still a fair few weeks away but I am still looking forward to it!!
Has anyone else ever felt down during pregnancy? Did it get better on its own?