Week 20: Creativity is Key!

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“Your baby is now 10.51 inches and weighs around 12.7 ounces. You baby now ces. s. nches and wieghs looks very much like it will at birth, only smaller. Your baby may be busy sucking its thumb, yawning and kicking up a storm in your uterus. Hair is growing on your baby’s head and facial features are formed. There is no need to use an ultrasound to hear the heartbeat, as a stethoscope is powerful enough to pick up the rhythmic beating now. Your baby’s intestines are absorbing small amounts of sugar from the ingested amniotic fluid. Your baby is now able to blink and the eyelashes and eyebrows are formed as well.

Your belly is probably more pronounced and maternity clothes are your new fashion accessory. Your appetite is back and may even be slightly stronger. Your mood fluctuations have probably subsided by now and you’re most likely feeling more adjusted to the whole experience of pregnancy. Due to the extra blood volume, you may be feeling warmer than you would like, but drinking lots of water will help regulate temperature.” My Pregnancy App- Health & Parenting Ltd.

This week I’ve been feeling princess wriggling more and more. I’ve noticed she has a routine, a little wiggle around 9.00am, the again around 1.00pm, more movement between 6.00pm-8.00pm and a good little kick around 10.30pm-11.30pm when I get into bed.

She’s also reacting when I drink hot drinks, when I get into the bath and when my tummy rumbles. She kicks when Mr W talks to her at night, when my bladder is particularly full and when I massage cream or oil into my bump.

We have a scan again on Monday 3rd Feb and I can’t wait to see if we can see her face this time!! If not this will be the 4th time in a row she’s been rolled over and I’m dying to get a decent pic of her to show off!

We have a fair few names on our name list now. Our plan is to each write down some names that we like and when she arrives compare lists to see if there’s any we both particularly like and go from there. I already know we have at least 4 or 5 that we both really like so hopefully when she appears, one of the 4 will just fit and be perfect!

I’m feeling positive this week. I have no idea how long this feeling will last before anxiety creeps back in. This week, I seem to have been able to rationalise and calm myself down quite easily when worrying thoughts have popped in my head.

What if I go into premature labour again? I won’t, there is no reason for me to, I’ve had tests they found no reason why I did before, therefore, there’s no reason why I will again. It was one of those things.

But I did before and like I just said they had no idea why… what if I do again and they have no idea why I did again? But this time they’re watching me, they have taken precautions, everyone’s happy.

But they can’t watch me all the time… it could happen again. It could but it won’t, not this time. This time it’s different, I know it.

But what if it does? What if I lose her as well? La la la la laaaaaaa! Not listening! La la laaaa!! LAAAA!!

Then I go out and buy something pink, or look at something pink, or talk about something pink and bizarrely I feel better. I’m hoping this lasts! I still wish I could fall asleep and wake up at 30 weeks though…

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I’ve been keeping my brain busy by thinking up new projects to do around the flat. I always find if I embrace my creative side it takes over anything else in my head. I’ve ordered a new sofa- perfect opportunity- with a new sofa of course comes new cushions, a throw, maybe a new theme, clearly new curtains and possibly some new pictures on the wall… in fact I think it might be wise to completely re-vamp the front room… yep. I could shabby chic the side tables too.

Then of course, princess’s room needs doing. I’m not going to start this until I get past 30 weeks but that doesn’t mean I can’t stop planning… Pink obviously, with a white cot, changing table, curtains, wardrobe… I’m going to get see-through under-the-cot storage boxes but line them with different coloured pink wrapping paper… pale pink, hot pink, pink with flowers, hearts… I’m already feeling better! Creativity is the key to keeping me distracted it would seem, I’m just hoping I can think of enough to do to fill my mind for the next few months…

…I’m already feeling sorry for Mr W!!

Highlight of the week? New sofa ordered!!

Low of the week? It will take 4-6 weeks to be delivered- 4 to 6!! What the hell takes them so long?!

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