Hi, how are you this week? I’m good. Not quite sure that I can believe I’ve been growing a baby for 24 weeks! Here is how I’ve been looking and feeling.
The weather feels so muggy.
I am: at the end of week 24
I weighed: 132lbs/60kg
I’ve gained: I haven’t gained weight in three weeks. That doesn’t sound too good so I will speak to my midwife tomorrow. I have been eating what I like, when I want but maybe I’m just burning it off quickly.
I’m wearing: a Primark dress from five years ago. It has lasted this long… Bargain right?! My shorts are also non-maternity, from Warehouse but fit really comfortably below the bump.
How I’m feeling: I’m feeling ok this week. Not too uncomfortable despite the heat. I haven’t wanted to do much because I tire quickly but I do have a very active toddler to keep me on my toes so I guess I’m physically doing more throughout this pregnancy than the last. Annabelle and the thunder have woken me up in the night. She seems to take her nappy off in bed possibly as its uncomfortable and needs the toilet at about 3am. She has done this a couple of nights this week and last.
Highlight: No real highlights this week but I’m still enjoying seeing the baby wriggle around in my tummy. Whenever it moves I can often see a bump from its legs or arms. I’d forgotten how amazing that feeling is when it responds to your pokes and voice.
The baby is: About 30cm long. That’s the size of a ruler! It is still a fidget and on the go pretty much all day. I notice it most around dinner time or just after but I guess things begin to wind down then and I have a bit more time to think about it.
Food cravings: It has been a week of junk food cravings which makes me wonder why I haven’t gained any weight. I had KFC after swimming on Thursday and a Dominos Pizza last night. Other than that it has been pasta, salad and apples. I did feel quite dehydrated at the beginning of the week so I drank a lot of water and ate things that were refreshing.
Symptoms: Dry skin and bleeding gums are the two big symptoms this week. I’ve been moisturising and rubbing Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil (from my June Beauty Buys post) onto my stomach to try and keep soft and smooth. Unfortunately, it looks as though a few stretch marks are appearing. They are silvery in colour and concentrated near my belly button. Also, I really didn’t notice bleeding gums last time so I may visit my dentist for a check up to make sure everything is OK. I haven’t been since December.
My body: Feels quite big but not too bad. My hips get a bit achy if I walk a lot which definitely happened in my first pregnancy. It also can ache around my knee caps too.
Any mood swings? I’m a little bit too irritable for my liking and still restless but trying not to be a grump as it’s not very nice for those closest to me.
I’m looking forward to: Not sure this week. Maybe a bit of soft play with Belle and our buddies or something outdoorsy if the weather is good.
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