Don’t blink. Don’t fall off your chair. Yes, you did read that correctly. As of this Thursday coming, I will be 24 weeks pregnant and officially 6 months pregnant and only 2 weeks from being in my 3rd trimester! Are you as shocked as I am? I only have approximately 16 weeks left of my pregnancy! I hardly even know where to begin with that!
The obvious place to start I guess is the baby’s gender. Although most of you should already know by now if you’ve been following me on the various social media platforms. If you haven’t, then where have you been mate?! Find me on all the social media platforms here! The news has been all over them, but if you haven’t been, we’re having a boy. That means we’ll have 3 girls and 2 boys all up once baby is born.
We have decided on a first name and 2 middles names for our baby. In all honestly, it didn’t take us all that long to decide. Only one name really jumped out at us both and resonated with us both so much that we just had to choose it. No other name even got a look in. That name is Gabriel. The middle names that we have chosen are variations of family names taken from Eugene’s father’s middle name and my own grandfather’s middle name. All our children have 2 middle each with at least one of them being a family name.
General Pregnancy Health & Wellbeing
For the most part my morning sickness is under control. At least it is to the point of not being sick the second I wake up. I still cannot handle the smell of coffee at close proximity nor can I go anywhere near the outside rubbish bin without being sick at the smell. The same goes with any bad smells. Eugene’s and Celine’s farts are a good example.
Gabriel is moving well and I started being able to visibly see his kicks just on 20 weeks. I managed to record one of his kicks last week which will be in this week’s vlog upload (keep an eye out for that!) and Eugene has even managed to have his hand on my tummy in time to feel some of his kicks. Most of Gabriel’s punches however (baby was already head down at the anatomy scan) are able to be felt, but not actually seen.
At my last midwife appointment I got to hear Gabriel’s heartbeat on the doppler. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember to record it. My next appointment is Valentine’s day so I’ll try to record the heartbeat then for the vlog. I should also be getting my blood forms to test my glucose levels for Gestational Diabetes. This will be a toss up since I have a history of Gestational Diabetes from my pregnancies with Blake and Danielle and I suspect I had it undiagnosed with my pregnancy with Celine. I managed to skip it completely with Isabella and I am hoping to do so again this time. Keep your finger’s crossed for me.
At this stage, with Isabella’s birth in mind, we are planning for a home birth. This will all depend on whether I am diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes; but because of the speed of Isabella, I feel that it is best to have a planned home birth rather than another unplanned one. This way, I won’t have to go into hospital at all (barring complications) and if the birth happens at a time that the older children are home then they can possibly witness their baby brother being born (provided they don’t annoy me in the process).