How far along? 25 weeks
Maternity clothes? Nothing new, however my maternity t shirts I purchased a few months ago, now don’t cover the whole bump. So I need a shopping trip, any excuse!
Stretch marks? Yes to stretch marks, I have a couple on my right hip which is annoying because I thought I had done so well not getting any. I have amped up my application of bio oil but if you’re going to get them you will.
Sleep: Sleep is terrible, I’m only sleeping on my left or right side and this is putting a lot of pressure on my shoulders and hips. Turning over to either side is also a pain as the bump feels super heavy. I still don’t own one of those pregnancy body pillows, I’m going to purchase this one today, Dreamgenii Pregnancy and Feeding Support Pillow and see how I get on.
Best moment this week: Christmas day, we had such an amazing time with our families and couldn’t have asked for a better day. I kept saying that this was our last Christmas just as the two of us before the baby arrives in April. We also had Freddie’s birthday on Boxing Day, my sisters on the 29th and Freddie’s mums birthday on 31st, so we’ve been pretty busy this week.
Miss anything? I miss not feeling tired all the time. I know I’ve had a pretty hectic week and any person would feel knackered after it, but I’ve honestly needed two days to recover from it all. I also miss drinking, especially during this festive period when champagnes been running like tap water and I couldn’t have any. I’ll make up for it next year!
Movement: Freddie is finally feeling the baby move not only by placing his hand on to the bump but he can now see it happening. Our baby is extremely active and is also getting him/herself into a little routine too which is cute. I haven’t felt hiccups yet so I’m eagerly waiting for that.
Food cravings: Chocolate, chocolate & more chocolate! I’m also loving cake too.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No nothing this week.
Gender: Either a boy or a girl 😀
Labour signs: No labour signs, I think I’ve been experiencing braxton hicks but I’m not too sure. My bump tightens and then releases nothing painful, so I’m not worried.
Symptoms: Just overall body pain, I need to book a pregnancy massage and have found a place near where I live, it’s a 85 minute all over massage. I’m hoping this will sort me out. I’ve also been suffering from an itchy scalp but I don’t know whether this has anything to do with the shampoo I’m using or pregnancy.
Belly button in or out? In, I’ve wanted my belly button to pop out but it hasn’t yet so I’m assuming it never will.
Wedding rings on or off? Off, my fingers look like sausages at the moment.
Happy or moody most of the time: Really happy this week, I’ve enjoyed spending lots of time with our families, the food and having Freddie off from work, the quality time together has been great.
Looking forward to: This is going to sound really grinch of me, but I’m really looking forward to taking my Christmas decorations down, having a spring clean and getting organised for the babies arrival and I can’t do that with a massive tree in the way. I’m also looking forward to my pregnancy massage, hopefully it will sort the back and shoulder pain.