13 February 2014

Week 21 Pregnancy Update

How far along?
22 weeks today.

Total weight gain?
10lbs, same as last week

Maternity clothes?
I bought a couple of new things last week, but nothing maternity. Just a couple of basic tops from H&M in a larger size (they are actually cheaper than the maternity basics) and a nice waterfall cardigan from New Look, which I’ve been living in since I got it.

Stretch marks?
Still nothing, but I’m sure they are on their way! I’ve had a really itchy belly this week so I’ve lathered myself every day in hope that I can keep them to a minimum.

Sleep?
My By Carla Mum and Baby Support Pillow arrived this week, and has been a life saver. Sleeping on a night is a lot easier, and it’s great for snuggling on the couch with. I’ve found myself not as tired this week, which is a nice change from going to bed at 9:00 every night.

Best moment this week?
Just generally feeling better about everything has been a real highlight. Thankfully it was just a little funk, and talking it out with my family and midwife made me feel a lot more like myself, and made me realise this is a totally normal feeling in pregnancy.

Ooh, we also purchased the pram this week! We decided on the Silver Cross 3D, and I can’t wait to have Baby J here to put in it! I’ve heard loads of great things about this pram; my cousin had it for her two boys and loved it. There is also a great offer at Mothercare on the pram, car seat and changing bag at the moment, so definitely worth a look.

Worst moment this week?
I’ve not actually had a bad moment this week, which is great!

Miss anything?
I’ve actually been missing wine this week! We were out for lunch with some family at the weekend and as much as I was enjoying raspberry and elderflower water, I was pretty gagging for a nice glass of cold rosé!  

Movement?
Baby J is still wriggling away like mad. It’s lovely when I’m just sitting at my desk and he/she just gives me a little nudge. We had a funny moment the other night when Tom started talking to the bump, and all of a sudden baby J was kicking loads! which was lovely for daddy J

Food cravings?
This week has been all about chocolate! Doesn’t matter what kind, whether it’s a chocolate bar, hot chocolate or cake, it’s all I’m wanting. I’ve tried fruit dipped in melted chocolate, just so I don’t feel as guilty J and I have to say it’s lovely.

Anything making you feel sick or queasy?
The smell of soup is still making me feel a bit queasy, so I’m steering well clear of it.
Gender?
Don't know!

Symptoms?
I’ve had quite an itchy belling this week as I mentioned earlier, but other than that I’ve been feeling pretty good.

Belly button in or out?
In.

Happy or moody?
A lot happier this week! Taking some time out for myself really made a difference, and I feel a lot less stressed/anxious.

Looking forward to?
Arranging my maternity leave, and sorting out the nursery! Hopefully we will be doing this in the next month or so.

I’m also looking forward to our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife J even though we aren’t doing much, I am just looking forward spending some time together before baby J gets here.

 And here is the bump for 21 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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