Over the last week or so, I’ve started to feel like I’m finally turning a corner in this pregnancy. I think writing and sharing my post recently on some of the guilt I’ve been feeling about this pregnancy definitely helped. We also had our 20 week scan which was really exciting because we got to see baby again, and we bought our first little haul of clothes for the new baby. So all in all its been a pretty great two weeks which is such a joy to realise.
I’ve noticed that I’m occasionally getting the odd cramp every now and then and have wondered whether it could be muscle related or whether it’s really early pains of some type. I don’t remember really having these during my first pregnancy so I find it a little disconcerting when I do have them, but luckily they never seem to last very long. I also still get a little itchy on my tummy every now and then, although thankfully it seems to be much less frequent now.
None! Anything and everything seems to be good these days which is not boding well for my waistline. I keep reminding people that I’m not eating for two when they joke about it, but sometimes I feel like I actually am. There are far too many moments when I just can’t seem to help myself.
None, but I do seem to have a particular penchant for over ripe plums at the moment. I literally can’t get enough of them.
I thought my hormones and emotions may have started to settle after a relatively balanced couple of weeks. But on Sunday I suddenly found myself feeling really emotional and on the verge of tears when we were doing our weekly food shop at Waitrose, and all because I was hungry! It seems completely irrational and funny when I look back on it now, but in the moment I was actually really upset.
What I’m Enjoying The Most So Far
I’m loving each and every one of those little baby kicks that I can finally feel. Plus, they are actually strong enough that the little lady and husband can feel them too. It’s just as magical as it was the first time round, and after waiting for them for so long, im cherishing them all.
What I’m Missing The Most So Far
Being able to fit into most of my wardrobe. Its starting to get really annoying that I actually have to think about and plan what I’m going to wear to work each day and rotate outfits so that I don’t end up wearing the same thing in two consecutive weeks. I feel really limited by what I have to wear and really hate feeling like I’m wearing the same things all the time. It’s almost as bad with my everyday wear too. When we were at Waitrose on the weekend I was shopping with my jeans fully unzipped. It’s definitely time to admit defeat and buy some proper maternity wear!
What I’m Looking Forward To
The big reveal. Watch. This. Space.
It felt like my bump growth had paused over the last week, but this week I definitely feel like its starting to pick up the pace again. I hate that my belly button is permanently an outey now and just seems to protrude through everything I wear. Although I should have known from months ago when it first started making a break for freedom that there was no hope for it. Its seen so much daylight in this pregnancy, I’m worried about whether it’ll ever want to go back in! Otherwise I’m quite enjoying my very round bump, although it is starting to get big enough that it gets in the way of bending, and sleeping is now pretty uncomfortable most nights even with my dreamgenii pillow.
Week 20 – 22 Highlights
There have been so many highlights over the last two weeks. The biggest was most definitely our 20 week scan. Baby is healthy and happy and things seem to be progressing as they should which put my mind at ease. Starting to feel proper baby kicks has been equally as exciting and we’ve (ok, I) finally bought our first few bits of new baby clothes which are adorable. One of the biggest and most recent developments though, was that we’ve decided to take the plunge and book a family holiday to Mauritius for the summer not long after baby is born. Exciting days ahead!