Wow, what a week it's been. I have reached the halfway mark already and I honestly can't believe where time is going. I want time to slow down a bit so I can catch my breath and take it all it as it just seems to be flying by and suddenly it feels like we have a bagillion and one things to do around the house before we have two little people to chase after. I'll be doing a separate update on what we are planning on doing house and lifestyle wise once baby number 2 arrives, but for now I'll just say we are going to have to do a few updates in this house for the time being.
So last week's exciting moment for us was our 20 week scan which we went to on Friday 14th August. We were lucky enough to have the last appointment and were seen by the hospital's lead monographer who was lovely and very thorough. It was amazing to see baby again and I couldn't believe how much they had developed over the last 7 weeks since the last scan. The sonographer didn't even need to tell us the gender, as, well let's say, baby made it very clear for all to see. Definitely a BOY!
We were really quite surprised as lost of the family had predicted a girl, but we are thrilled to be having another little boy. We have found LO to be so easy going and happy all the time, so it'll be interesting to see how they differ personality wise. I also can't wait to see how similar they look.
The day before the scan, I think I must have had an inkling that baby was a boy. I have had a very strong nesting instinct for a couple of weeks now, and on Thursday I just had the urge to go and get out the ten pampers boxes which are full of LO's old clothes. I spent all morning tipping them all out into a big pile and then carefully folding and sorting them into age groups. I did briefly have a look to see if there was anything unisex which could be put to one side 'just in case' but bar a few white sleep suits and a few neutral vests, most of LO's clothes were very boyish. Now we know we are having a boy, I am going to probably spend another whole day going through them again, sorting which ones we can keep and re-use, which ones will be the wrong season for his age (LO was a summer born baby) and which to send to charity shops or the special care baby unit.
Today I have also shared our news about baby being a boy on my blog, with some photos which we took with LO holding balloons. I really am so pleased that I am able to document every step of this pregnancy, from the weekly updates to the exciting moments such as a gender reveal as I know I will love looking back on it in years to come.
How far along? 20 weeks + 4
Total weight gain: Still 9 stone
Maternity clothes? Still not ordered any. This week's job!
Stretch marks? Don't think so, but I have started using Bio Oil to help with itchy dry skin
Sleep: A few daytime naps a week, and still hating sleeping on my side as it's making my shoulder blades hurt. If I do sleep on my back feel hot,dizzy and breathless when I am getting ready in the morning
Best moment this week: Definitely our 20 week scan and finding out we are having a little boy!
Miss anything? Sleeping on my back!
Food cravings: Not really this week. I am eating more regularly, snacking and eating larger portions now
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Labour signs: Nothing, although I have an inkling I won't go overdue this time. I feel huge already
Symptoms: Just back ache and round ligament pain again
Belly button in or out? Out.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Very happy!
Looking forward to: Going on a nice relaxing holiday with my two big boys and bump
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