Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Week 23 Pregnancy Update
How far along?I'm kind of cheating because I am actually exactly 24 weeks today. I intended to post this on Sunday or yesterday, but I was drowning in work and just didn't get a chance. I might be 24 weeks today, but this update is about last week when I was 23 weeks.
Total weight gain?
Still no idea, sorry. I've felt a lot bigger this week and for the first week since I became pregnant I actually feel like I've been indulging a bit too much! I've had a few meals out and been snacking on a few too many biscuits. I'm going to try to get back on track this week.
I'm finding that very few of my regular clothes fit these days other than a couple of swing dresses so I have been pretty much living in maternity clothes. I received a couple of dresses I won on eBay and I'm really happy with them. I've had a few mornings where I've really felt like I have absolutely nothing to wear, but I'm finally on top of all my washing and ironing and I have a few options for tomorrow.
Still none. When it comes to my bump, I'm still alternating between Clarins Firming Body Treatment and Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter. I love them both. For the rest of my body I have rediscovered Lush's Dream Cream. It may not be their most exciting product, but the results are amazing. Nothing leaves my skin feeling better.
I've been sleeping well this week. My sinusitis cleared up after two weeks. I'm so pleased I hung back from going to the doctors as I really didn't want to take anything unless it was absolutely necessary. I find I'm wake up at about 6:00am feeling my baby girl kicking, but my alarm goes off at 6:30am anyway so I can cope with that.
Best moments of the week?
After two weeks of sinusitis I've just enjoyed feeling better! My husband and I had a meal out at our favourite restaurant on Friday then we had a big baby shopping session on Saturday.
Worst moment this week?
There haven't really been any. I've just been feeling a little overworked and wish I had more time in the day. I'm also getting a little overwhelmed by all the information on prams/pushchairs! I need to find one that fits into the boot of my fiat 500, but that's proving to be a little difficult.
Red wine again. I would love to have a glass of red wine. I also miss cherry beer!
Yes. I've been feeling a lot more movement lately, especially first thing in the morning and last things at night. I can really feel her kicking right now. I have started to be able to feel the movement from the outside on a more and more regular basis.
Still chocolate. I've also been craving nuts. I never used to be much of a 'snacker' but lately I feel the need to snack at morning break and around 4pm. I have finally caved in to Graze boxes. I've wanted to try them for a while, but they always seemed like an unnecessary expensive. I figured I'd try them as a healthy treat and as a way to try to stop be reaching for any chocolate in sight at around 4pm.
Anything making you feel queasy or sick?
I've felt very slightly sick for the past two days. I'm hoping this isn't a sign that my morning sickness is going to return as I head towards the third trimester.
We are having a little girl and I am definitely indulging in all things pink. Although I have seem some lovely navy blue baby girl clothes in Debenhams that I really have my eye on.
Just heartburn and indigestion and feeling slightly queasy for the past two days.
Belly button in or out?
Still in, but it a little bit more shallow than it used to be.
Happy or moody most of the time?
Happy most of the time.
Looking forward to?
Meeting up with friends. Choosing a pram. Eating my Graze box snacks!