Eeep, 12 weeks ago today, I posted my blog post that announced that Jack and I were expecting a little baby Corbett and now as I write this, I’m 27 weeks pregnant and I can still hardly believe it!

Week 25 saw myself and bump pop off for another midwife appointment. When I checked myself in, the receptionist informed me that if I wanted to, I could see my GP to have the flu vaccine and the whooping cough jab. I thought, well there’s no time like the present is there! As a child/teenager, I was pretty terrified of needles/injections but as I’ve grown older and had 2,365 needles stabbed into me, I’m pretty comfortable with them now(unless someone is coming at me to taking my blood, queue panic attack). I had one jab in each arm and honestly, they were fine! A couple of hours later, one of my arms began to ache that horrible dull ache you sometimes get with jabs. Sadly, it lasted for about 48 hours but hey ho, it wasn’t the end of the world!
Bump Update | Weeks 25 + 26 | Love, Maisie

Nero decaf coffee, of course

If you’ve been reading my pregnancy posts and bump updates, you’ll know that I’ve only met my midwife once as she always seems to be with someone who’s giving birth whenever I have my appointments booked in, just my luck. This week was no different, I met yet another midwife, but luckily she was incredibly lovely and made the appointment super comfortable for me. She had a feel of my tummy, measured me up(apparently we’re measuring just right!) and let me know that she reckon’s my placenta was still laying low, which if you read this post you’ll know that I’m not too pleased about. I know there is nothing that I can do but honestly, the thought of having a C section makes me panic to no end. I won’t dwell on it too much but if it does happen, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it.
Week 25 also saw me find stretch marks on my stomach. Of course, this was always going to happen, but I’m still majorly struggling with my body imagine right now, so this really didn’t help and honestly, I didn’t think that I’d get stretch marks so early on. I don’t feel as though I should hide the fact that I don’t like my stretch marks. I believe that many women do truly feel empowered by them but sadly, I am not one of those women.
My self esteem has started to interfere with my social life, or rather now lack of. If you read this post, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I’m not sure how badly I’ll continue to be effected by such overwhelming pangs of anxiety and general low spirits, but I hope it’s not too long.
Week 26 seemed to go by in the blink of an eye! I spent a lot of week 26 eating a combination of ridiculously healthy/balanced food and a crap load of chocolate and oreos. Thankfully, my oedema seemed to be pretty tame this week! I’ve started to retain a lot of water in my legs thought which isn’t too uncomfortable but hell it looks awful!
Bump Update | Weeks 25 + 26 | Pregnancy Updates | Love, Maisie blog
Maybe wearing a black top on a black background wasn’t my greatest idea yet!
Night time is becoming increasingly difficult. I’ve started to wake up at random times of the night and not be able to sleep. Seriously, the other night I lay there for over an hour and half. It’s frustrating and I for one am not enjoying it. As I grow bigger, laying in bed just becomes more uncomfortable too, I’ve started to get some pressure in my hips(I guess it’s the extra weight?) and you can’t sleep on your back to relieve the pressure, so it basically means tossing and turning for actual hours until I eventually just pass out from exhaustion, oh the joys.
Something really positive this week though is that I’ve started to feel so much more movement from the little man and apart from when he jabs me so suddenly it scares me, I really love it! If I poke my stomach he’ll respond to it with a jab or a kick or a headbutt. It’s starting to feel like there’s actually is a real little baby in there and I think these are the first moments in my pregnancy so far that I am really cherishing and will cherish forever.
I’m sorry if my bump updates sound negative a lot of the time, but despite this being the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me, there are many ups and downs and sadly, the downs are pretty.. hard. I want to continue to talk about my pregnancy as honestly as I can and I don’t want to sugar coat pregnancy in any way shape or form. I am honestly so grateful to be pregnant and to be able to share my journey on my little corner of the internet, but that doesn’t mean that it is easy or that I am all smiles all of the time.
If you’ve stuck around until the end of this, then props to you, it’s been a long one! Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on twitter and on my last bump update post. This really is such a a wonderful community and I feel so lucky to be a part of it! I hope you’re still enjoying my bump updates and you’ll stick around until the next time?
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  1. Aww love this post Maisie, absolutely loving your bump updates! It must be getting to exciting for you now! Xx Abi |

  2. you just look beautiful. i love nothing more than honest pregnancy posts and i love reading yours.

  3. I love your honesty in this pregnancy update. I always wonder what pregnancy is like because I am quite an anxious person. It is such a big thing for your body to go through, but also an amazing thing!! Keep going, it won't be long now! 🙂

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  4. I've just found your blog and had a wee read through your bump updates, congratulations! I'm 33 weeks and it's been really fun reading what someone's going through a little further behind me. You look great and I love that you're not sugar coating your posts- I've been trying not to do that either!


  5. Aah you look SO fab, sorry you haven't been feeling fab to match, but you look great at least. I totally hear you on feeling social anxiety and a bit low recently, I'm the same. I totally freaked out going to a blog event on my own and the thought of Christmas parties is so stressful at the moment, I wonder if it's hormones, or just feeling a bit out of place being pregnant around a group of people having fun, drinking while I'm are sitting there feeling a bit dumpy and boring? Hopefully this is just a phase and will pass, we must remember our bodies are doing amazing things! Social events will be there when we have given birth too, so it's not the end of the world, now being pregnant is important! (thats what I try and tell myself anyways)
    Sorry for rambly comment! 🙂

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

  6. Aww, thank you so much!! I'm so pleased to hear that you're enjoying them! I'm so beyond excited it's unreal haha! x

  7. WOW thank you so much Elena for your kind words! I hope you are well 🙂 x

  8. Thank you so much! Pregnancy has certainly been a roller coaster so far! x

  9. Aww thank you! Congratulations to you too lovely! Thank you so much for your lovely words <3 x

  10. Thank you so much my lovely <3 The social anxiety is horrible and I'm so thankful for the days when it doesn't rear it's ugly head. I'm sorry that you're going through that too!
    Don't apologise! I love reading your comments! x

  11. I think you're looking lovely x If there's one thing I have already learnt, it's that pregnancy is hard… harder than I ever thought possible. It's really refreshing to read such honest posts because there are so many blogs out there written with rose tinted glasses. x

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