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Word of the Week – Rumbles

Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!


This week I have chosen the word Rumbles

If you’ve been keeping up with my pregnancy progress you will know that I’ve been feeling little rumbles in my tummy. At first I thought it was maybe just a bit of trapped wind (sorry) but I’m almost certain that it’s movement from the baby now. They’ve been getting stronger this week. Especially since I went for my 20 week scan.

Although I was hoping to feel a bit more from the baby by now, I’m not surprised the movements are only small. When I went for my last scan the sonographer was having a tough time getting a good look at the baby. They were curled up, face squashed into the placenta and looking far too comfy. In the end I had to stand up and do jumping jacks. The baby moved…a little. Enough to finish all of the health checks at lease. Looks like they’ll be a sleepy soul like their Mum!

I can’t lie though, my stomach has also been rumbling a lot because of hunger. After so many weeks of nausea, my appetite is well and truly back. In full force. Now I understand why people talk about eating for two. I know that you shouldn’t; it’s not needed. Oh my goodness I want to though. Show me a packet of cookies at your own risk. Be aware, you may lose a hand.

Rumbles have been coming from the sky too. The every changing weather has continued this week for most of us and small storms keep popping up. Like the big kid that I am, the sound of thunder appearing in the distance makes me excited. Mike and I are well practised in our storm appreciation now. Maybe it’s lockdown getting to us, or maybe we’re just content with a slower life pace now. Either way, it feels nice and I’m happy.

Emma x


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  1. I didn’t feel the twins at all (other than a few tiny flutters that probably were wind) until about 26 weeks! I had one anterior placenta and one posterior, so my uterus was basically completely covered by placenta so I didn’t feel any kicks or movement until they were much bigger! I miss my bump! It’s the only thing about being pregnant that I miss! #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      The bump definitely is the most special part of pregnancy. Watching it grow really brings home that I’m going to be a mum! All of the other symptoms, yeah I could probably do without!

  2. All progressing well. Even if the image of you having to do jumping jacks to get baby moving was quite bizarre, and funny! #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Haha thanks Enda, always happy to provide some morning entertainment!

  3. Aww I remember those tummy rumbles so well, then there are the kicks in the ribs and the squishing of your bladder. And if your lucky you’ll see a little foot or hand pop out. such wonderful times. My tummy rumbles now really are down to wind, lol.

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Hahaha Anne, oh your comment cracked me up! At least I can blame the baby right now. I’m not too excited about the rib kicks, but at least they act as a good reminder that baby is healthy and moving a lot in there.

  4. Aww! How exciting. I remember when I was pregnant with my girls I was never sure if it was movements or like you said trapped wine. lol
    That’s great news about your appetite coming back. x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I’m still wondering Kim. Mike is constantly disappointed that I shout him over only to feel my dinner moving around, haha!

  5. Ah it’s so lovely when you first start feeling those little kicks and wriggles. Glad all went well with your scan and baby moved enough to get all the health checks done. I remember my appetite increasing in the second trimester too! I’m glad you like the storms – I’m not a big fan of them but it is nice to have that break in the weather and for it to feel a little fresher again. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I think storms are very much like Marmite! I personally find them very relaxing but many people, and animals sadly, are frightened by them. Thankfully we don’t have them too often!

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