Pregnancy Update: Weeks 20 – 22

Bump Pic Week 20 - 22Over 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.

Food Aversions

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.

Food Cravings

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.

Bump Developments

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!

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  1. Rachel
    February 17, 2016 / 6:48 am

    Very exciting!

    • My Petit Canard
      February 17, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Yes, so exciting! Thanks πŸ™‚

  2. BecomeMum
    February 17, 2016 / 9:35 am

    The scan sounds like it was a fantastic time to connect with your baby. I have to agree that during pregnancy and post-baby that wardrobe function is super frustrating! Have you tried the belly band that hides the gaps in yours pants so you can keep fitting into them?
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 18, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks, it really was πŸ™‚ I was actually thinking earlier this week that I should probably invest in a belly band, it would be so much cheaper! You’ve reminded me to take a look and get on the case, thanks!

  3. February 17, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Congrats on your pregnancy, I am just behind you at almost 17! and like you I am finding it super annoying that i cant fit into stuff either, i kinda resent buying maternity stuff too as your in it so briefly and its pricey – dilemmas haha i just need a couple of good pairs of jeans!!!

    I think cramping is normal, especially in subsequent pregnancies, but obvs speak to your midwife if you are worried. x #bestandworst x

    • My Petit Canard
      February 18, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks, and the same to you too! I love it when I find someone else that isnt much further ahead or behind as its quite nice to hear about similarities and differences (will have to pop along to your blog to have a peek at your updates!). I totally get the maternity clothes thing, it feels like such a waste considering you dont get much wear out of it. But then the further along I get the more comfortable I want to be so im not so bothered about the cost of it now. Im kicking myself a little though as I would have got more wear out of things if Id bought them earlier during my pregnancy, or better still, first time round! πŸ˜‰

  4. February 17, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    So glad you are feeling much better now and enjoying the kicks! Brill all was fine with the scan too! My biggest rows with hubby last time were when I was hungry! hehe. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 18, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks lovely, it makes such a difference! Glad its not just me that got super emotional becuase they were hungry, pregnancy eh! πŸ˜‰

  5. February 18, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Oooh Mauritius – that will be amazing!!

    I had quite a few crampy days in first and early second trimester with this pregnancy. It was quite worrying and i couldn’t quite remember if I had had the same with my other two pregnancies, but all seems to have ended now so guess it must have been growing or ligament pains or something.

    • My Petit Canard
      February 18, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thats quite comforting to hear, hopefully its the same for me then. Its funny how little you can recall about the details about prior pregnancies. I’m really surprised by how little I remember and how much I’ve forgotten! πŸ™‚

  6. Rhyming with wine
    February 22, 2016 / 6:40 am

    aw i bet you’re so excited. having your little girl feel your baby kick is such a magical experience isn’t it? i bet she’s thrilled.

    Looking forward to the big reveal..!?

    thank you for hosting #marvmondays
    Dawn x

    ps. Still no capital letters – sorry. it’s bizarre? I’ve definitely broken the internet πŸ™‚ x
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    • Rhyming with wine
      February 22, 2016 / 6:43 am

      ooh! I’ve just read it back and i do have some capitals after all?? they were all lower case but some have switched over as I’ve published? I’m very excited by this. i also possibly need to get out a bit more…. πŸ˜‰
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      • My Petit Canard
        February 22, 2016 / 10:09 pm

        Ha, ha, youre right! There were a couple of capitals in there, but I didnt notice either so perhaps we both need to get our more πŸ˜‰

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      He, he! I love that you might have broken the internet πŸ˜‰ Its definitely starting to feel magical now that I can feel this little one. Im trying to savour every enjoyable moment as this may very well be our last! πŸ™‚

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you! It seems to be flying by now πŸ™‚

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you, definitely getting there now πŸ™‚ Cant wait for Mauritius, I just hope I get to enjoy some of it with a newborn and toddler to look after!

  7. February 22, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Oh I’m so excited for the big reveal! sounds like you’ve had an exciting couple of weeks. love reading these updates, makes me super broody though!! I can’t wait to hopefully give bella a sibling one day. I sympathise about the crazy emotions, I’m pretty sure I could cry while doing the food shop if I was hungry, not pregnant!! han-gry is totally a thing. #Marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      Han-gry is definitely a thing, lol! Really looking forward to doing the big reveal, hopefully in the next week or two if I can get organised and get my act together. Expanding your family is exciting and nerve wracking too, but everyone seems to be at it at the moment – you should totally join the little blogger bump club we’ve got going on πŸ˜‰

  8. February 22, 2016 / 9:31 am

    Ripe plumbs sounds a good one, we are coming into plum season and it beats chocolate for the post baby weight loss! Glad all is going well and you look like you have a perfect bump developing #MarvMondays

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you Fiona πŸ™‚ I just cant get enough of plums at the moment. Unfortunately the same seems to be going for chocolate and cakes in the last week too!

  9. mummyofboygirltwins
    February 22, 2016 / 9:34 am

    You will love it there – we went pre-kids and it was amazing!!!! You look fab by the way. I was HUGE at your point with my twins ha ha!!!! Hope you feel ok and get plenty of rest. Jess xx
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Thank you lovely! I hope it will be as amazing as we think it could be πŸ™‚ Feeling big, but I know we always feel bigger than we look, so hoping that’s the case! X

  10. Katie
    February 22, 2016 / 10:20 am

    You look radiant lovely and are doing so well. I think you deserve a shopping spree for YOU not bubba and go and buy some lovely clothes!!

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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 10:01 pm

      Aww thank you! At times I feel like I might be glowing, and at other times not so much lol. I wish I could go on a bit of a spree. I definitely need to get a few bits to see me through the next few months, its getting tricky finding clothes that still fit!

  11. February 22, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I enjoy reading these pregnancy updates. I remember going round with my trousers undone and using a hair band to do them for a while! X

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      He, he, I’m not far off myself! Definitely time for a few decent pairs of maternity jeans and trousers πŸ˜‰

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Aww thanks lovely πŸ™‚ that means a lot when you feel so much bigger than usual lol x

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Oh it still is! That’s the other problem, a lack of affordable maternity wear considering you only get to wear it for 9 months – take not retailers! πŸ˜‰

  12. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
    February 22, 2016 / 11:48 am

    You’ve done well to get this far without maternity clothes especially it being your second. I was maternity clothes by 12 weeks with my second baby!

    My youngest (and last) is two and I miss those baby kicks. The hormone not so much! πŸ˜‰

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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Oh I agree, baby kicks yes, hormones no! If I’m honest, I think I might have overstretched it with the non maternity wear – my clothes have definitely had a bit of a work out these last few weeks πŸ˜‰

  13. Helen
    February 22, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Ah lovely update. You look amazing. I hate that weird bit where you don’t have a full bump and are just squeezing into old things. Time to go with it and buy a few nice preggers pieces?!
    Wonderful that you can all enjoy those little kicks too.
    I had twinges much early on with my 2nd and throughout the pregnancy. Maybe it’s the body remembering how to stretch and do what it needs to do… Mauritius sounds amazing! x #MarvMondays
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Thanks lovely, that’s so sweet of you πŸ™‚ Definitely at the awkward stage, or just over it. I finally got some decent maternity jeans this weekend and they feel like a dream! Definitely time to stock up on a few bits for the last few months πŸ™‚

  14. The Pramshed
    February 22, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Great news that all was ok with the 20 week scan, that must be a relief, it must be amazing to feel all the little kicks. How exciting about getting a holiday booked, you will have a great time. I am in desperate need of some sun now, it’s been raining and winter far too long. Claire x #Marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Thanks lovely, it was such a relief! I’m really excited about the year ahead now that I’ve started to relax into it, hopefully it’ll be as great as it sounds. You’ve still plenty of time to book some summer sun for yourself πŸ˜‰

  15. February 22, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Oh it’s so exciting! Feeling kicks Is just amazing, such a special thing. thanks for hosting #Marvmondays

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Thanks, it really is! I’m enjoying the experience so much more now that I can feel the little one πŸ™‚

  16. February 22, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Hurray for baby kicks – so lovely when you can first feel them moving around in there. #Marvmondays

    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 9:43 pm

      I know, total yay! πŸ™‚

  17. February 22, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I can’t believe you’re 22 weeks pregnant already – it only seems like a few weeks ago that I watched your pregnancy reveal!! Looking forward to your gender reveal now! πŸ™‚ Thsnks for hosting #marvmondays πŸ™‚
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 22, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      I know! It is going so quickly when I look back at it like that. It really doesnt feel like that long ago when it was our own little secret. I cant wait to share our gender reveal πŸ˜‰

  18. February 23, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Glad it’s going well on the whole. Looking forward to the big reveal

    • My Petit Canard
      February 23, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks, I cant wait to share! πŸ™‚

  19. agent spitback
    February 23, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Big reveal??? Yeah!! You’re now past the half way mark and time just whizzes past! Grrrhhh…and the clothes? I don’t like spending money on maternity clothes! I ended up using some of my husband’s but not for work. #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
      February 23, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Yes, super excited about the big reveal! I cant wait to start counting down πŸ™‚ Love the idea about stealing some of the husbands clothing, totally fashion forward! πŸ˜‰

  20. Silly Mummy
    February 23, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Half way there! Glad 20 week scan went well! #marvmondays

    • My Petit Canard
      February 23, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks lovely! Almost time to start counting down now πŸ™‚

  21. February 24, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Ooh I am looking forward to your gender reveal – exciting! It’s so exciting having the scan isn’t it. can’t wait for June πŸ™‚ And wow you are braving booking that holiday! xx
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  22. February 27, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Oh lovely, I am so thrilled that you are now feeling better about everything. I thought the post you wrote about pregnancy guilt was brilliant and I associated with it so much. You look gorgeous and I definitely think my bump is much larger and I’m a few weeks behind you. It must be all the cake and jelly babies that I am eating. i can’t wait to read the big reveal. That is so exciting. We have our 20 week scan on Thursday. eEeek! Hugs Lucy xxxx Thanks for hosting #MarvMondays
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  23. March 7, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Oh what a lovely update. Good for you for booking a holiday we are planning a trip to the South of France when ours will be able 8 weeks – I am wondering if I am slightly insane but Monkey starts school in Sept so we wanted to get it in before the school hols as it will be our last one. You look fab I can’t believe how small a bump you have. I am huge!! And I know what you mean about work clothes, I have 3 dresses which I rotate daily, but as I see different clients each day I don’t think people really pick up on it! Heaven forbid I don’t do the washing at the weekends. Thank you for hosting #MarvMondays sorry my comments are so late this week! xx
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