Wednesday, 18 February 2015

22 - 23 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 22 - 23 Weeks Pregnant

Weight gain? 14 Pounds

Maternity Clothes? My comfy trousers that I wear around the house fit fine but the stitching on the waist band irritates me so I bought some maternity ones from New Look.  They were £19.99 and have a super high band that you can fold over on the belly or fully extend to under your boobs, they are so comfy.  I went for a size 12 as I wanted them to e a little bit baggy and room to grow.  I also bought a blue and white stripe 3/4 sleeve t-shirt which I love as it really shows my bump.  My third purchase was a waterfall Aztec cardi which I have wanted for ages this is not maternity but really flatters a bump and I think I have worn it pretty much everyday since I have bought it.

Stretch marks? Not yet I am still using Bio oil morning and night. I'm getting so itchy now, it started with my back and now my stomach.  I just almost tickle my skin with my nails so i'm not scratching but once you start you cant stop.

Sleep? The Dream genii works really well and I never ach when I use it.  It is hard to get use to and it does make you warm sometimes but you literally wake up in the exact same position you feel asleep in.

Best Moment?  I had a follow up appointment from my anomaly scan as she was a little wriggler last time and they couldn't see her face to rule out cleft lip and they couldn't see her heart vessels clearly.  Again this week she was facing my back so she wasn't co- operating.  I was in there quite a while, the midwife had me turn to my side then after 25 minutes I turned back and for a minute she gave us a little profile of her face.  her heart looked good and also my placenta was lying low last time and it had moved up this time so that was good news.  I won't have another scan now unless my midwife is concerned about anything and refers me.  I find that so weird that, that will be it until she is born.  I am quite keen on having a 4D scan so we will maybe have that done around 28- 30 weeks.

Miss anything? Nope

Food Craving?  Strawberry milkshake! Hubby took me to McDonalds drive thru to get one and the machine was broken I was so gutted.

Gender?  Girl!

Symptoms?  Bump is getting bigger I actually look pregnant but because it is winter and cold I've been wearing padded coats and knitted loose jumpers so you cant really see the bump.

Movement?  I feel her move everyday sometimes not as much as the next day.  She is most active when I get up in the morning or when I go to bed.

Wedding rings?  On, I think they will always be on.

Mood?  I have had some days where I have been moody or a it snappy with hubby.

Looking forward to?  The cot arriving hopefully this week so I can't wait to get it up and see what it is like.  A lot needs doing to the room so it won't totally be ready for a while.

Thank you for reading


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