As you may have noticed from the lack of recent posts I have been away on my honeymoon.
My husband Adrian and I were on the island of Koh Samui for 2 glorious sun filled weeks.
We landed home, very early on Friday morning full of jet lag, but no rest for the wicked as we had our 2nd baby scan.
I am now at 23 weeks and should have had this scan at 20 weeks but due to our travels re-scheduled for our return.
I have to say I was very excited to see how much the baby had grown.
But before I tell you how the scan was I think I need to bring you up to speed over the last few weeks.
Before we left for our travels I had not much of a tummy to show for. Sure my waist had disappeared some what but it had more of an appearance of a bloated belly then an expectant mother!
We arrived at 9.30am on the island of Koh Samui to be hit with 36 degree heat and rising.
The island was beautiful, perfect for a pre-baby holiday. I could imagine how difficult a baby would struggle with the flight and heat! It was hard enough for me! I hate flying.
Our hotel was equally beautiful. Set on a cliff side with steps leading to either the reception or the beach, our room overlooked the beach. Perfect.
Days passed slowly and lazily.
The heat was awesome. It hit you like a brick first thing in the morning.
And the steps that had at first looked quite innocent started to take on a sinister form.
I found that with the heat and humidity I became increasingly more like an OAP, needing Adrian to at times almost push me up the steps, gasping for breath at the top.
Boy if I wasn’t a generally fit person I think the steps would have been the death of me!
Laying on the beach was a new story also.
Where as before I could quite happily lay either front or back and fall asleep to the sound of the sea.
I was now finding myself very uncomfortable!
I couldn’t lay on my tummy at all!!!
And on my back was ok for a while before I became too uncomfortable and had to move to my side or get up and take a walk.
The first week went by, the weather just seemed to get hotter!
Food was amazing, So fresh and delicious. We must have had curry everyday, twice a day!
As the second week began something strange started to happen.
My tummy appeared to pop literally over night! People started to comment and at last I look pregnant and not bloated.
I have to say I was quite proud of my little bump.
But with a growing bump came a sore back! Strangely only on one side???
Being in Thailand I was able to take advantage of the umpteen massage parlours.
You may wonder how you have a full body massage when you can’t lay on your tummy???
The therapist places you on your side with a pillow between your legs.
The massages were awesome! Something I will keep up throughout the rest of my pregnancy.
The remainder of the holiday went without a hitch. We loved every minute of the holiday but I was ready to come home.
I was starting to get bothered in the heat. I was 52 degrees on the beach!
And the thought of the scan was too exciting!
This brings me pretty much up to the scan.
We were very jet lagged but excited waiting to be called in.
The scan at 20 weeks is what they call and anomaly scan. They are looking for anything wrong with the development of the baby, even able to check for clef palette!
Thankfully the baby was doing fine. We could have found out the sex but decided to keep it a surprise.
The picture isn’t a great one but shows how much the baby has grown.
The baby is around a pound in weight and is very lively already.
A crossfitter in the making!
Although I have been home a few days We will be off again over the bank holiday weekend to visit the in-laws in Italy.
I reckon this will probably be the last of the holidays though for quite some time!