I can hardly catch my breath between doing my weekly bump updates; they seem to come around so quickly! I have just about caught up with myself now too, so as I am 20 weeks tomorrow (already?!), there'll be another update in a couple of days.
It's been a steady week really, although I haven't been feeling all that great. I have a bad back at the best of times due to lordosis in the bottom of my spine. My muscles are quite weak and I don't think they recovered very well after having Little One as I did no strengthening exercises whatsoever. I have had round ligament pain a lot this week too, when I sit or stand for long periods of time. I am considering whether pregnancy yoga or physiotherapy might help a little with these aches, so I may investigate that.
Time just seems to be whizzing by, and I can't believe I'm nearly at the half way mark (unless I go overdue again). My belly looks and feels quite big to me now, but some people still haven't noticed as I wear quite loose fitting tops most of the time.
How far along? 19 weeks + 6
Total weight gain: Around 10 lbs (Now 9 stone)
Maternity clothes? Yes, I have dug out a few long sleeved tops from when I was expecting LO but haven't bought anything new yet.
Stretch marks? No, but my skin is getting itchy which means it's stretching
Sleep: I have daytime naps when I can but nighttime sleep has been broken as my body seems to wake itself up if I end up on my back
Best moment this week: Feeling more noticeable flutterings, still not very frequent, but there's definitely something going on
Miss anything? Sleeping on my back!
Food cravings: Sweeter things this week- I really wanted pick 'n mix the other night and I have stocked up on my favourite biscuits. Does this dispel the notion that you either crave sweet or salty?!
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Gender: We find out tomorrow!
Labour signs: No, although with some of the pains I've been having, it's brought a few memories of labour back...
Symptoms: Super itchy skin, horrible ligament pain in my pelvis and sciatica again
Belly button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and excited to find out gender
Looking forward to: Our 20 week scan!
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