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Sunday, 20 August 2017

21 week pregnancy update

“Your baby now weighs about 360g and is nearly 26.7cm long. This is about as long as a carrot. Her skin is transparent and gradually turning from pink to red, as capillaries form underneath. Her eyebrows are becoming thicker, her lips are more defined, and her eyes are moving rapidly under her closed eyelids”

This week I haven't felt quite like myself. I am struggling with my bodies changes and it doesn't help when people are commenting "look at your boobs!", "Look how big you are getting" when you are feeling a bit self-conscious, it's the last thing you want to hear. 

Moods: a bit 'down in the dumps' 

Stretch marks? No stretch marks yet however, I am still applying Bio Oil twice a day and after having a bath/ shower I apply the Palmer's Cocoa Butter 

Cravings: No actual 'I must have it now' cravings, I am still enjoying fresh fruit. Although I have taken a fancy to crunchies! 

Sleep: I knew I was going to jinx this! I'm finding it harder to get comfortable at night again. Once I have found a good sleep position, it seems to last for a week and then I am back to square one! 

Symptoms: I have been to the hairdressers this week and had the most wonderful treatment applied to my hair. I've also had a good inch taken off of the ends and it does look a lot better. 

Best moment this week: Going to the hairdressers, seeing friends and relaxing at home. 

Worst moment this week: Feeling like I can't wear anything, nothing seems to fit! 

Movement: I am still having the 'rolling' sensations, but they are definitely becoming more prominent. I am finding the baby is moving the most at night. 

Gender: A gorgeous baby girl

Looking forward to: Seeing friends this week that I haven't seen for ages. I am still thoroughly enjoying the summer holidays. 
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

It's a.....


Girl!


We can't wait to meet you little one

x
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My Week 19 and 20 Pregnancy Update

“Your baby is the size of a mango and now measures 10 inches from head to heel. They are growing bigger and stronger every day and key senses are still forming eventually enabling them to smell, see, hear, touch and taste. You are officially at the halfway stage now and you will feel those flutters and kicks any day now.”

Today I am 20 weeks plus 4 days and I am so pleased to have had turned a corner in my pregnancy. These past two weeks have been so so lovely.

Moods: very happy, content and just feel really lucky to have got this far in my journey.

Stretch marks? No stretch marks yet however, I am applying Bio Oil twice a day and after having a bath/ shower I apply the Palmer's Cocoa Butter . I love using oil and butter and feel like I am bonding with baby every time I apply it to my growing bump. I know butter isn't for everyone, but I really enjoy using it. I would suggest warming it up in your hands first to let it melt a little bit.

Cravings: No actual 'I must have it now' cravings, but I am really enjoying fresh fruit such as peaches and nectarines!

Sleep: Sleep has been much better recently and I now go through the night without waking.

Symptoms: Brittle hair and some acne has come back on my face (I knew I jinxed it!)

Best moment this week: Our 20 week scan yesterday. We attended our anomaly scan yesterday at the hospital and are over the moon that everything is perfect and right on track. I find the whole pregnancy process fascinating and I have my nose constantly in a book, really enjoying finding out more and more! I was just in awe of our baby wriggling about on the screen, seeing the four chambers of the heart and seeing it's little lips was mind blowing!

Worst moment this week: Not being able to get outside much because of this awful wet and rainy summer!

Movement: I am still having the 'rolling' sensations, but they are definitely becoming more prominent.

Gender: Soon to be revealed...

Looking forward to: Going out for lunch tomorrow with my grandparents, and seeing my best friend on Friday 


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Thursday, 3 August 2017

18 week pregnancy update

“Your baby is the size of a dragon fruit and is nearly six inches long. Its weight will increase about six-fold over the next month! Your baby is practicing breathing and its chest is moving in rhythm as if breathing air. Your baby’s hearing has now fully developed so it can hear the sounds coming from outside the womb much clearer.”


This week I have been so so tired! Having a full nights sleep, plus having a 3+ hour nap each day in the afternoons.
I've also noticed that my skin is so much brighter and clearer *hooray*

Movement wise, I am beginning to feel almost like a 'rolling' sensation in my lower abdomen. I notice this most when relaxing on the sofa in the evening, or when I am lying down in bed. It is so reassuring to know that either he/ she is making the most of the space in my tummy.

My breasts have also been feeling very sore and heavy again - I am wearing a sports bra when sleeping to give me a little bit of support.

We have also had our next scan date through - August 8th! Very exciting!
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