As I write this, I'm actually just over 24 weeks, but we have been away so will be doing a few catch up updates. I really can't believe where time is flying to, and now we are in September, I get the feeling that the Autumn months will fly past and then it'll be December before we know it! We have a fairly busy few months coming up, having just been on holiday to Porto Santo, a family weekend in London at the start of October, lots of birthdays including my 30th (!!) and a busy couple of months for me with my card business. I won't be taking maternity leave as I am self employed, so I need to remember to take it easy when I'm nearer my due date.
I have felt absolutely loads of movement this past week. I have even seen baby boy move a bit as he seems to get hiccups quite often! I've had a really big appetite but because I'm eating more, I'm getting more heartburn to go with it. I was excited to order my first lot of maternity clothes for the holiday- a few vest t-shirts, a skater dress some Breton tops and a maxi dress. I do find it frustrating going around the shops not being able to find anything, to then be told by the shop assistant that I have to buy maternity wear online. I have found New Look, ASOS, H&M and eBay the best places to find decent maternity wear so far. If you know of anywhere else with a good maternity range, do let me know in the comments section!
How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain: I went up to 9st 6lb but dropped back to 9st 2.
Maternity clothes? I have bought a few and it's amazing how much more pregnant I look when I wear them!
Stretch marks? A few, but it's hard to tell if they're from my first pregnancy or not. My skin does feel really stretched already though...
Sleep: Sleeping really well if I can get comfy, but I do get back ache and have been waking up with chronic heartburn.
Best moment this week: Packing to go on holiday!
Miss anything? Wearing a lot of my clothes which no longer fit :(
Food cravings: None this week at all really as all food gives me heartburn!
Anything making you queasy or sick? I've been feeling really well overall.
Labour signs: No!
Symptoms: Nothing at the moment and the breathlessness has eased off.
Belly button in or out? Out.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Being in the sunshine with Mr F, LO and little bump.
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