6 February 2014

Week 20 Pregnancy Update

How far along? 
21 weeks today (so this is my 20 week update).

Total weight gain? 
10lbs.

Maternity clothes?
Yes! I can get away with some of my normal clothes, but I've been and got some maternity trousers for work, and a couple of dresses.

Stretch marks?
Non yet! *fingers crossed* this continues. I've been loving the Sanctuary Mum to Be body butter - I've literally been bathing in it I love it that much! :)

Sleep?
The last few nights I've been getting really restless legs, so started to put a pillow in between them. I've also just ordered a By Carla Mum and Baby Support Pillow, so I will let you know what I think of that when it arrives.

Best moment this week?
Having our 20 week scan :) it was amazing to see Baby J again, and to know he/she is doing OK in there! We didn't find out the sex, we want to keep it a surprise :)

Also, having a couple of days off for some 'me time' has been lovely. I've had a bit of a tough time recently, which I will put below...
  
Worst moment this week?
As I said, I've been having a bit of a tough time the past few weeks with my emotions. No one ever mentions the emotional side of pregnancy (one if the main reasons I started this blog!) although I am so thrilled to be pregnant, and am really happy with my life, but I can't help but feel very down recently. I've been a lot more stressed and emotional, so I've taken a few days off work as instructed by my midwife, just to get myself sorted out and to feel a little more normal...

Miss anything?
I've missed feeling less stressed! But other than that, I've not been missing anything else.

Movement?
Loads! This one is a little wriggler! He/she doesn't seem to have a pattern, it's just a constant feeling of being poked and kicked, which I have to say I absolutely love! It's always on my left, which is where I guess it's most comfy.

Food cravings?
I've really been craving Nando's recently! I went for tea with a friend a few weeks ago, and since then it's all I've wanted. 

Anything making you feel sick or queezy?
The thought of homemade soup makes me want to throw up (I've felt this since the start of my pregnancy). I'm also still not keen on the smell of coffee, although I don't mind having the odd latte. 

Gender?
Don't know! We chose not to find out. But at the moment I have a feeling it's a boy...

Symptoms?
Feeling very stressed/emotional as I said before. But other than that, physically I've been feeling good this week.

Belly button in or out?
In, but it's definitely changed shape recently! 

Happy or moody?
Mostly quite moody, but I'm taking a lot of time out for myself, to try and stop feeling as down. It seems to be working, so here's hoping next weeks update is a lot different.

Looking forward to?
Purchasing the nursery furniture and pram! We have decided what we like, just need to save a few more pennies so we can go get it :)

And here is the bump for 20 weeks! If you want to see my bump shots from previous weeks (I've been taking pics since I found out I was pregnant) let me know and I will do a separate post!


Nicola xx
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