Pregnancy Update: 22 weeks

Sorry this post is so late. I was away at the weekend in Swindon with Annabelle and Andy was in Oxford. We’ve had sniffles and over-tiredness as a result this week.

22 Weeks

As you can probably tell from the photos, I’ve been a bit tired this week.

22 Weeks Side

I will take nicer pics for my 23 week pregnancy updates.

22 Weeks Bump

I am: at the end of week 22 (when I wrote this but now 23 1/2 weeks)
I weighed: 132lbs/60kg
I’ve gained: 2lbs from last week so I am now my pre-pregnancy weight! I regained the 13lb/6kg I lost when I suffered with Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is really bad morning sickness, in my first trimester.
I’m wearing: Maternity trousers from Mothercare. I bought them in my last pregnancy and found them really comfy last time but quite uncomfortable with this bump. It’s only the sides that are elasticated. The top is from Hollister so it is not maternity and getting a bit short.
How I’m feeling: I’m feeling good this week. I’ve got the second trimester glow where there is no morning sickness from the first trimester and not as much discomfort as is experienced in the third. The only thing I have to gripe about, and it’s really trivial, is sleep. It is so hard to get comfortable and I fall so deeply that I hate being woken up as it takes ages to either fall back to sleep (if I can) or to wake up fully. But as I say, it is trivial and quickly forgotten.
Highlight: Annabelle swam an entire length on her own with a swimming noodle! We have been swimming together not only to keep fit and active throughout my pregnancy but also for Annabelle to gain confidence in the water. I was actually beginning to dread our swimming lessons as she seemed to have developed a fear of the advanced activities. She would cling to my neck and whimper but seeing how far she has come has made it all worth it. After the lesson, she seemed really proud of herself too and has hopefully regained her confidence.
The baby is: About 11 inches and getting really strong. I can feel a lot of movement especially after eating fruit or something sweet. I don’t feel it moving so much at night so I’m hoping it will be a good sleeper but it could just be that I’m to deep in sleep to be aware of any strong kicks or wiggles!
Food cravings: More porridge, again! Lots of fruit too, Braeburn apples, watermelon and raspberries. Did you see how large the piece of watermelon was that my mum bought for us? If not, click here. Andy and I have eaten 90 per cent of it. The worst craving this week has been ready made Spaghetti Bolognese. I’m not quite sure why it has to be pre-packed and not fresh, maybe it is the salt content…eek! I’ve limited myself to two this week to prevent kidney failure.
Symptoms: A pretty good week! Long may it continue. Just minor discomfort in the form of stretched feelings at the base of my bump which I have been moisturising to prevent stretch marks.
My body: Thankfully I had no stretch marks in my last pregnancy and so far in this pregnancy. I feel a lot bigger but I haven’t put on a huge amount of weight just gradually gained a few pounds each fortnight. I guess I’m lucky that I haven’t craved excessive amounts of fried food, carbohydrates or meat.
Any mood swings? A pretty happy mood week.
I’m looking forward to: Birthday parties and seeing my mum’s best friend from Thailand. She is like a second mum to me.

Click here to read more of my pregnancy posts and feel free to add a link to your pregnancy updates in the comment box below. I love reading them. Bx

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