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Piglet Pregnancy – Week 18

July 11, 2015

I’ve reached 18 weeks in my Piglet pregnancy and some days I feel as though I have been pregnant of ages, yet other days I feel so unprepared for the weeks that lay ahead. My emotions are getting the better of me at the moment and I’m crying at everything (note to self – always carry tissues).


  • Is the size of a sweet potato
  • Has learned how to yawn, hiccup, suck and swallow
  • Piglet can now twist, roll, punch and kick – although I’ve only felt one or two movements

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I’ve still been feeling very breathless at times plus some heart palpitations. As my iron levels are apparently OK my GP won’t start me on iron tablets, however has signed me off work for the next weeks in order to have some further bloods taken and to rest as much as possible.


I’m struggling with food, I don’t particularly fancy anything to eat. Lots of foods are starting to give me indigestion so I’m finding it difficult find things to have as meals. I’m loving a good bowl of Crunchy Nut cornflakes so they are my fall back food of choice at the moment.


No midwife, hospital or scan appointments recently just a trip to see my GP. I’m feeling quite lost by the lack of appointments that I’m going to have during this pregnancy – just because I’ve had a child(ren) before why should I get any fewer appointments than a new mum?

  • Donna July 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Your pregnancy is flying by already. Nearly half way! x

  • Tom Briggs July 13, 2015 at 7:40 am

    My wife and I have both been surprised at how few appointments there are this time round – I’m sure there were more with our first two! We feel completely unprepared at the moment too, so I guess that’s normal. Bet you’re looking forward to the next scan! 🙂

    • Polka Dot Boo July 13, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Pleased in a way to hear that it’s not just my local Trust that offers very few appointments. Really looking forward to my scan, can’t believe that I’m almost half way.

  • Carolin July 13, 2015 at 9:13 am

    The size of a sweet potato? Already? That’s crazy, isn’t it? I can’t believe you’re 18 weeks either. How has that happened so quickly. I still remember you announcing your pregnancy.

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