17 weeks pregnant! Gosh, it’s so close to our 20 week scan where we will hopefully find out if we are having a boy or a girl. Here’s how I was feeling and looking this week.
Big cheesy smile 🙂
My Belly Bump!
I am: at the end of week 17
I weigh: 126lbs/ 57kg
I’ve gained: I have gained 3lbs since last week! This is the largest weekly weight gain so far. I have been hungry after about 2 hours this week though so I’m not really surprised. I’m now only 6lbs (3kg) less than my pre-pregnancy weight (I suffered with Hyperemesis gravidarum, really bad morning sickness and lost 13lb/6kg).
I’m wearing: The Leigh Topshop maternity jeans as the button fastening on my regular jeans irritate when I sit down or if I have just eaten. They are a little bit baggy when I walk and slide down but I’m in between sizes so the 8s are too tight. I might try some ASOS jeans to see if they are a slightly better fit until I get a bit bigger. My T-shirt is from also from Topshop but it is not maternity and I bought it a few years ago.
How I’m feeling: I’ve been so tired this week. I can’t seem to wait until 8pm so Annabelle will be in bed and I can put my feet up but then I miss her when she’s asleep! I guess we have been pretty busy and gone out a lot as Andy was off work.
Highlight: My mum came to visit so that Andy and I could go on a Spa date. We went to the Thermae Bath Spa and Andy had a Deep Tissue massage and I had a Mum To Be one. We then went out for a few mocktails and then dinner at Gasgoyne Place. I’ll post a few pics this week.
The baby is: wriggling a lot but only for me. If Andy places a hand on my belly it will stop moving. This makes me think that it is a mummy’s boy as Annabelle was such a daddy’s girl. Well to be honest, she still is!
Food cravings: I haven’t had any specific cravings this week, just a desire for sweet things. Dessert and fruit are the two big ones so I have had chocolate sundaes, Gu After Dark Lemon Cheesecake, nectarines and Braeburn apples.
Symptoms: I’ve had heartburn so I need to eat little bits throughout the day rather than larger meals. Sometimes it’s been hard to stop eating things when I’m full as it tastes so nice. I’ve tried to remember to drink lots of water too as I feel quite dehydrated again this week but as I’ve been busy, I tend to forget.
My body: My bump feels really uncomfortable this week especially when I sit down. It feels like it is pushing up into my ribs and I’ve had a few cramps. Guess it’s growing pains.
Any mood swings? I haven’t been great company this week as I’ve been irritable probably from the bad sleep, bump discomfort and the heartburn. The Spa and massage definitely helped though. It was such a nice treat.
I’m looking forward to: Nothing special planned this week so I’m looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep. I’m so Rock and Roll 😉