23 Weeks Pregnant...Bump Diary.
Another two weeks has flown by and is now time for my latest bump diary. This pregnancy certainly doesn't feel like it is flying, in fact I feel like I have been pregnant forever, but its nice to know I am over half way now to meeting my little bug.
Since the last update, Bug has started kicking loads. She is certainly a very active little thing, and I feel her on and off throughout the night. I have noticed her kick a bit more during the day, but only if I am concentrating or in the right position. She is a lot more wriggly than Mads was, in fact I remember at this stage I was still only feeling the odd tap and not every day. My placenta is at the front again, so not sure whether this just means that Bug is going to be less laid back than her super laid back sister.
Mr E feels the movements now, it is one of those lovely moments of pregnancy that make you smile, I love it when his hand is on my tummy and she kicks, it is a wonderful moment to experience.
I am suffering with groin pain, not all the time but it definitely comes and goes in waves, and is a lot worse than it was with Mads. In the grand scheme of things however, it isn't particularly bad and I am counting myself lucky that I seem to have escaped any awful pregnancy symptoms just yet. Except big veiny boobs- not pleasant at all! I am also suffering at work a lot earlier than I did at last time, I find it hard being sat at a computer all day and my back aches a lot, and I can't get comfy.
I had a midwife appointment last week, and I was shocked that I was in and out in 5 minutes. She didn't even check my urine which I was a little disappointed about because I do suffer from cystitis. I think the second time around they just expect you to know what you are feeling and to let them know if you have any worries.
I have a VBAC clinic appointment next week to discuss my birth options more. I am not really sure what this one entails as I have already discussed it with my consultant, but I guess it is good to go and hear more information. I am still more leaning towards an elective c-section but I am going along with their plan of a VBAC delivery- I figure it is too early in the day too argue as you never know what is going to happen. If nearer my due date, I am still feeling this way, I will try and request a section, but at the moment I am staying open minded about everything.