Sunday, 3 January 2016

26 Week Bump Update

 I am totally cheating here and using a photo that I took earlier in the week, so this is more of a 25 + 3  bump than a 26 week exactly but you'll have to forgive me this once!

How far along: 26 Weeks + 2 Days
Days until due date: 95 Days!
My bump: I don't know if it's all of the festive food or what but I've certainly sprouted over the last few weeks!
Weight changes: I've officially put on 1st. I read somewhere that this is actually low for my stage in pregnancy but I'm happy with my size and the midwife seems happy with hers. 
Stretch marks? Only the ones on my legs but they've been there years!
Cravings: Nothing now luckily!
Sleep: Still not brilliant, I'm easily disturbed and thought I'd have an abundance of energy in my second trimester that seems to have evaded me. 
Symptoms: Restless, I'm desperate to get back to the gym and working out but I'm waiting until I've seen my midwife on the 7th to find out what I can and can't do. Heartburn is getting increasingly worse but luckily chocolate milk helps that and it's not too bad of a remedy! Other than that I'm just getting more and more uncomfortable as I get progressively bigger. 
Best moment this week: Shopping! I've spent a small fortune in the sales on my little girl and I've loved it. She's also getting really wriggly in there which is a lovely feeling. 
Worst moment this week: Lack of sleep, James has been poorly this week and needed some good night's sleep. I spent one night on the sofa and got a total of 2 hours sleep and the nights I am in bed aren't much better!
Miss anything? Other than sleep (I know I sound like a broken record) not really. I'm embracing my bigger bump and new pregnant figure.
Maternity clothes: I am officially in my maternity clothes. I'm quite lucky that I've discovered a new love for shirts and vests meaning that I don't need anything bigger on my top half yet (I quite like how my vests look stretched over my bump!) but on the bottom I'm well and truly in maternity jeans and trousers for work. Although my VS leggings still fit me nicely luckily. 
Movement: Not only can we feel her, we can see her! She must be getting big in there because if my phone is resting on my tummy then she can almost kick it off! She's so active. 
Gender: It's a girl! After a really disappointing anomaly scan where they couldn't see and therefore wouldn't say for sure, James kindly paid for us to go just two days later to The Brayford Studios where they confirmed that we definitely have a daughter on the way!
Belly button in/out: In
Mood: I think now that I've got a definitive bump. I feel a lot better. Hopefully no more "oh I thought you were just fat" comments that were getting me down previously. I'm also more excited and getting impatient to meet her! 
Looking forward to: We should be going to IKEA this week to buy her wardrobe and chest of drawers, then hopefully James can put up her cotbed and I can put all of her clothes away ready for her. I also want to order her pram fairly soon too as I'm worried we're cutting it a bit fine if it was to be ordered in. 

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