Wednesday, June 22, 2011

20 weeks...

Made it half way, twenty weeks!  Frostie has been doing great, I've been feeling some more movements and he/she seems to be very active at night time.  I know there will become a time when I'll want Frostie to calm down and stop moving so much but at this stage I love the punches and kicks I'm feeling.  We have begun to buy furniture and bigger accessories for the nursery, so far a cot, change table and a pram.  I don't have a theme picked out but there will be lots of colour!  I've found some cool wall stickers that are removable, which I love so I've talked BJ into getting them too.  

How far along: 20 weeks, two day
Total weight change: +2.5kg
Maternity clothes: Not all the time but the majority of the time
Stretch Marks: No, I'm keeping up the moisturiser
Movement: Yep especially at night time
Sleep: Loving the sleep, can't get enough
Best Moment This Past Week: Feeling more movement and starting to get together the nursery
Most Difficult Moment This Past Week: Nothing to report
Belly Button In or Out: Still in, but looking a bit wider
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing, which is great
Symptoms: Movement and shiny hair
What I'm Looking Forward To: Our 20week scan on Friday and sleeping in over the weekend!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

18 weeks...

The past couple of weeks I've finally started to feel pregnant.  It's weird once you get the positive result and the initial excitement fades and day-to-day life takes over, I was finding myself forgetting about Frostie.  Not in a way that I'd eat a whole chunk of soft cheese and suddenly remember, but would just forget.  Now my belly is starting to grow and I've had to start wearing maternity clothes it's starting the feel real. 

Another thing I've noticed while going to the shops in a maternity shirt is, I feel like people are looking at me, like I used to look at pregnant woman.  With envy.  It's all in my head (hopefully) but I want to turn around and tell complete strangers, "I deserve this. I've had to wait a long time to get this far."  Again it's strange being on the 'otherside'.

How far along: 18 weeks, one day
Total weight change: +1kg
Maternity clothes: I still need to get some maternity work clothes but I'm still managing to find into my pants and shirts. I have started wearing maternity clothes on weekends, mostly for comfort.
Stretch Marks: No
Movement: Again I've been feeling pokes and weird sensations.  During the past weekend I felt a couple of 'bubbles'.  I've also been experiencing some bad ligament pain.
Sleep: Sleeping okay but still trying to get use to sleeping on my sides
Best Moment This Past Week: We had our latest check-up with Dr J, and got to see Frostie moving around having a grand time.  I'm so glad to can get a scan with every check-up, it's very reassuring.
Most Difficult Moment This Past Week: Sleeping is becoming difficult, hopefully it's just while I readjust
Belly Button In or Out: Still in
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing but I have only been able to have small meals. I'm starving and then after about half of my usual portion, I'm full.  So I've been having four or five small meals a day
Symptoms: A bit of ligament pain
What I'm Looking Forward To: This weekend is a three day weekend and we're going down to spend time with my family, so I'm counting down the days until Friday!!!