Thursday, 3 November 2016

18 Weeks Pregnant - Pregnancy Update

Since finding out I was pregnant,  I've wanted to document the progress in some way. For the past six weeks since announcing the news on my social media, I have seen other blogs with pregnancy updates and I thought it would be a good Idea to give it ago. It would also make it easy to keep on track of things.

I will be doing pregnancy updates one week behind what I actually am. So, today is the start of week 19.

Here is what happened last week...

How far along? 18 weeks

Maternity clothes? New Look Maternity and ASOS have been my saviour! 

It's really hard finding shops and websites with good maternity wear. Not to mention JoJo Mama Bebe which have amazing clothes but not always in my size and a little out of my budget. 

Stretch marks? I have a few very, very small ones on my lower stomach.

Sleep: I suffer from Carpal Tunnel in both my wrists and it has gotten particularly worse since the start of my second trimester. I feel it more when I sleep. Sleep is a bit hit and miss for me. Some nights I have slept straight through and others I wake with excruciating pain In my wrists. It doesn't help that the cold nights are drawing in. 

Best moment this week: Felt babies movement getting stronger! 

Worst Moment This Week: Heart palpitations and a sudden dip in low blood pressure at work.

Food Cravings: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Crisps, fruit, sweets and peanut butter.

Miss anything? I love soft and cream cheeses and I tend to eat these a lot this time of year. I can still eat Camembert and Bre if they are cooked through, but I don't want to take the risk. Also I'm not allowed butter, at all. This is because it may have listeria :(

Movement: Strong fluttering and bubbling feelings.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Long car Journeys 

Gender: Don’t know

Symptoms: Occasional heart palpitations. Some Acid reflux. Carpal Tunnel and tiredness still! Also alot of gas lol.

Belly button in or out? In

Happy or moody most of the time? My hormones are still playing up. I'm more happy but can get angry very quickly, and at the silliest of things.

Looking forward to: 20 week scan next Friday!



1 comment

  1. Eeek bet you can't wait for the scan? Sorry to hear you've got carpal tunnel, not that I've suffered from it before, but have heard it can be pretty painful :( just make sure you eat as much B&J as you can. It won't take away the pain but it tastes amazing lol! Wish I had an excuse to eat it.

    Love Hannah xx


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