Got a lovely present from my Dads girlfriend today! Getting excited now!!
“Your baby is now 10.51 inches and weighs around 12.7 ounces. You baby nowlooks 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…
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?!
“Your baby is now measured from crown to heel instead of crown to rump which explains the extra growth. She is now 10 inches and weighs around 10 ounces. Your baby will be developing more regular sleep patterns now and you may become more aware of them- most babies get more active when their mums try to sleep. If your baby is a boy his testes will start descending into his scrotum and if your baby is a girl, her uterus is completely developed by now. At this point in your baby’s development, most of the energy is utilized in gaining weight. The placenta has reached maximum thickness and is busy supplying the baby with nutrients and oxygen and disposing of the wastes.
Your emotional ups and down have probably leveled out by now. Despite some growing discomfort, you are better able to feel the growth of your baby and this can make the whole process more pleasurable. Your uterus is now above your belly button and you may notice that your baby’s movements might be influenced by your voice. Sing and talk to your baby and ask your partner to do the same.” My Pregnancy App- Health & Parenting Ltd.
Week 19- This sure is going quick!
Mr. W and I had another scan this week with Helen our consultant- surprise, surprise baby was yet again rolled over so we couldn’t see her face! We did see something though, or rather lack of something… Yes, I caved and asked what the baby’s sex was! And yes, mummy’s instinct was spot on- baby is a girl! 😀
I have the will power of a lemming, really. I think it would have been easier if we had just had the one scan at 20 weeks, like most people, and then said we didn’t want to know and walked away and the deed was done. I just couldn’t cope with being presented with the opportunity every other week, more or less, to discover the sex and still finding the strength to say no! So I succumbed, curiosity won over- its pink!
At least this way I can now start buying an influx of pink! And we can narrow our names list down to girl’s names only. I can’t actually wait to buy something small and pink! For some reason the thought of small pink things sends me a little crazy! I think the same can be said for my girlfriends who were truly delighted at the news! One of my friends, in particular, was so happy, like the happiest I’ve ever seen another person, like ecstatic! It was great!
The scan went really well and my symptoms have stayed away which is nice! I have another scan 3rd Feb and I’m seeing Helen again 13th Feb- the day before I go on holiday. My appetite is back for good, by the looks of things, which is also great news!
I’ve also finally found a place near me that does Yoga for pregnant women, so I’m starting next Thursday and I’m really looking forward to it! I’m going to try to fit in 1 or 2 light cardio sessions and 1 yoga session a week, if I can. I’m also (attempting) to start studying again. I want to clear 2 more modules before the baby gets here ideally- so it’s all go!
I’ve recently invested in some bump cream to help keep the stretch marks at bay. Stretch marks are inevitable really and if you’re going to get them there’s not much you can do- most experts now think they’re genetic! I’ve never understood people who moan on and on about having stretch marks from being pregnant- sure you don’t have a flush smooth tummy anymore; sure it’s not as toned as it was before, but before you didn’t have a beautiful little baby?? What’s more important? What would you rather have? I definitely have no qualms about forsaking my skin for a baby! Still, every little helps and I’d rather keep stretch marks to a minimum if possible! So ill keep you updated on how this pans out.
Highlight of the week? Bring on the Pink! ❤
Low of the week? I forgot to put the hand brake on in the car- again! Luckily, it didn’t roll into the middle of the car park…