My Pregnancy Diary

I started this pregnancy diary as a simple way for me to keep track of my weekly progression through my first pregnancy as something to look back on. It’s easy to forget things throughout your pregnancy journey, especially as you reach the end of the second trimester and the weeks start to fly by (in my experience), so this maternity diary is a nice way to record all the highs and lows.

No matter what stage of pregnancy you’re at, you can start with my early pregnancy diary from 4 weeks pregnant, through to my current stage of 29 weeks pregnant.

Grey felt folder with Baby Caton Maternity Notes personalised on the front.

Fourth Trimester Recap

2nd June 2023

Wow, what an overwhelming, emotional, challenging, yet rewarding twelve weeks. The fourth trimester is something else, and the struggles of the other three trimesters whilst pregnant is just incomparable! The biggest difference being, this trimester involves looking after a newborn with no idea what you’re doing. I guess I should break this recap down into […]

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My Positive Birth Story

13th February 2023

I always wanted a written version of my birth story to reflect back on. Throughout my pregnancy when asking friends and family about their experience, most of them had forgotten a lot of what happened and when. That’s completely understandable when so much goes on during it, and then your mind goes to mush once […]

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Grey felt folder with Baby Caton Maternity Notes personalised on the front.

Third Trimester Recap

11th January 2023

The third trimester is a whirlwind of ups and downs, from my experience. From the increase in excitement that the final trimester (whilst pregnant) is finally here, to the overwhelming worry whether you’ve got everything prepared: your hospital bag, birth plan, baby essentials and everything else that’s to come…labour. The first trimester was tough due […]

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38 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Diary

10th January 2023

38 weeks pregnant + 6 days Stretch marks? None! Sleep? It’s been up and down again. The only decent sleep I got was Sunday night when I fell asleep around 1am and didn’t wake up until just past 5am for the toilet – that’s the longest I’ve managed to go in a while between night […]

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37 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Diary

3rd January 2023

37 weeks pregnant + 6 days Stretch marks? None. Sleep? Started off well when continuing with the late nights and longer lie-ins, but on Friday we needed to get up early and it threw a spanner in the works. I tried going to bed a little earlier, around 12am, but I laid wide-awake for hours […]

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36 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Diary

27th December 2022

36 weeks pregnant + 6 days Stretch marks? Still none. Sleep? I’ve cracked the code! I finished work at the beginning of week 36 which meant later evenings. I found that the later I went to bed, the better sleep I got and I was able to lie-in for longer, despite the numerous bathroom trips […]

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35 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Diary

20th December 2022

35 weeks pregnant + 6 days Stretch marks? Still none to be seen. Sleep? It started off well! I was that exhausted when 34 weeks pregnant + 6 days after doing 8.30am – 5.30pm in the office instead of at home (we had lots of Christmas activities on the go), that I went to bed […]

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34 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Diary

13th December 2022

34 weeks pregnant + 6 days Stretch marks? Still none! Sleep? Terrible again, except for last night when I got a solid 4.5 hours sleep which left me feeling so refreshed! I feel like 4 hours is the minimum amount of sleep I require to feel like I can function now.  Best moment this week? […]

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33 Weeks Pregnant | Pregnancy Diary

6th December 2022

33 weeks pregnant + 6 days Stretch marks? Still none! Sleep? Up and down. I’ve started taking naps throughout the day without the worry of it impacting getting to sleep at night. If I have a bad night sleep, or no sleep, by taking no naps in the day, then what harm will an actual […]

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