18 weeks pregnant

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wow the time is flying by now! This week I've had a bump suddenly appear out of nowhere, I'm starting to look pregnant rather than fat. Yay! The sickness that consumed me the first three months has completely disappeared. Although has been replaced with some kind of pregnancy related Insomnia, if that is even a thing. No matter how tired I am I am finding it a huge struggle to sleep at night which is so frustrating. I'm getting a max of 4 hours sleep per night. Luckily the kids still nap in the day so I'm managing to have a quick power nap each day with them giving myself energy for a few hours.


I'm finding I'm getting a lot more aches and pains this pregnancy especially in my bump and my back. My consultant has suggested this is my scar tissue from the previous C-sections stretching and that I should perhaps try to find a support band to help. Of course having two kids means resting is a no go so I'm on a mission now to find a suitable support band this week.

Also on my to do list over the next week is get fitted for a bra and invest in a maternity bra. I hate getting measured as like a lot of women I'm very insecure when it comes to my boobs! But I'm just not comfortable any more my current bras are too tight and restricting so I'm going to treat myself to a new one.

I would love it if anyone has any suggestions on support bands or maternity bras? Having used neither I'd love to know which have worked for others!


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10 comments

  1. It's always good to go from just a bit flobby (technical term, don't you know?!) to a proper bump. Looks great.

    I didn't use a band or maternity bra - although I'd bought some basic M&S 2 pack ones for mat/nursing. Just basic jersey type material, a bit like sports bras but with standard straps. Practical but not attractive so depends what you're after.
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  2. I boughtsome fantastic bras from mother are when I was pregnant with my eldest which have lasted me two pregnancies, and still use them as I'm breastfeeding my youngest who is nearly 18m so they've been brilliant!

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  3. Oh I wish I could remember where I got my maternity band from but I found it helped a little.

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  4. I tend to swear by M&S :) I hope you're enjoying the journey despite the tiredness and general awkwardness! Look forward to seeing how you get on..#lab

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  5. It's so great going from looking fat to looking pregnant! And getting rid of first trimester sickness. I hope you find what you need to make yourself more comfortable and get some more sleep.

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  6. The lovely phase of pregnancy, when the sickness is over but you're not quite yet the size of an elephant :) (I'm speaking from my experiences of course!) I found that a bump band was useful, atlhough it was more comfortable wearing while standing than relaxing so I only wore it when I had to go out anywhere.

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  7. Oh just had a thought, could you ask for physio? I got a huge support belt from them

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  8. Take a look at cantaloop and boob design bras :) Stopping by from LAB club x

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  9. I can agree with you that getting fit for a bra is not the most exciting thing in the world and then finding one that fits. Good luck with that. It's great that other then the sleep your pregnancy is going so well.

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  10. Good luck in your hunt for a good bra, I found that Mothercare ones are quite good. Glad the sickness has gone but boo for the insomnia :-(
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