Wednesday, 22 April 2015

21 & 22 Week Update

There hasn't been many significant changes over the last few weeks but I love reading these updates back, so I'll update with the latest. I can't believe how big she's getting now and I love reading my Pregnancy + app every day to see how she's getting on. She's supposed to be around the size of an eggplant (or aubergine if you're English).

How far along? 23 weeks & 1 day.
Total weight gain: This last couple of weeks I've noticed my weight suddenly shooting up after not gaining anything for half of my pregnancy. I'm now 5lbs up.
Maternity clothes? Other than growing out of 3 maternity bras so far, no new maternity clothes. Sticking to my regular clothes for as long as possible! 
Stretch marks? Tons, too many to count now, mainly all down my legs and sides. None yet on my belly touch wood! Guess I've been very unlucky but I'm just hoping with repeated moisturising and exercise post baby, they will at least fade.
Sleep: Pretty good, no complaints but my belly is starting to get too heavy now and I don't find the pregnancy pillow helps :(
Best moment this week: Tons of kicking. Ollie is finally starting to catch the kicks but usually when I say she's kicking now, she stops. 
Miss anything? Now the weather is getting nicer, I'd love to have a glass of cider occasionally and non-alcoholic cider is rare to find.
Food cravings: Nothing in particular but I am starting to eat more and more!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing this fortnight.
Gender: Girl!
Labour signs: Nope. 
Symptoms: Itchy skin, sore ever-growing boobs, increased toilet trips, heartburn occasionally, uncomfortableness. You name it.
Belly button in or out? It's gone flat now but it looks close to popping out!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy but very emotional, prone to crying for absolutely no reason.
Looking forward to: Moving house, more lovely weather & reaching 6 months next week!

Last week, Thor (our girl kitten) was spayed which was an emotional day for me. I hated leaving her at the vets for the day and being my pregnant emotional self, I of course cried as I left. Thankfully she is recovering well but has to wear the buster collar, aka cone of shame, for a full 10 days which she hates. Both kittens are both on their way to being let outside at our new house and making some new kitty friends :).

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  1. Hiya hun,
    I think we are a similar way through pregnancy, I just posted my 21/22 week update yesterday. When is your due date? I'm 19th August!
    Your update is so so similar to mine, have been feeling lots of the same thoughts as you :)
    Is this your first baby? xxx

    1. Yes! I'm due 18th August so we're at the same pace ☺️. So cool. I've met a few people now due that week it's nice to see others progression! This is my first baby yep, I can't stop shopping for her either! I'll be sure to check out your updates too 😊 x


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