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20 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Three}

Saturday, 2 September 2017

I'm now over 20 weeks pregnant, which means we're half way there!

Can you believe it?

I know I can't.

But with movements growing stronger by the minute, our 20 week ultrasound and more baby items bought, I do feel as if this pregnancy is really starting to sink in now. I'm absolutely loving my growing bump (it's the only time I really love my body if I'm honest), and I'm just so excited for the weeks to come.


HOW FAR ALONG?
20 weeks & 5 days

DUE DATE?
14th January 2018

GENDER?
We had our 20 week scan today, and we asked the sonographer to double check the gender. Baby is still looking girly, so we can relax a bit about all of the pink and florals we've already purchased!

HOW’S BABY DOING?
I use the Baby Centre App to check on baby's progress - From this week measurements are now taken from head to toe (instead of head to bum), so baby is the size of a banana at roughly 25.6cm. She weighs about 340g according the the estimate at the scan too. This week vernix starts to cover baby, which not only acts as a moisturiser but helps during birth too!


WEIGHT CHANGE?
Nothing of note this week, and if anything my bump has felt smaller quite a few days this week!

SYMPTOMS?
Braxton hicks have well and truly kicked in, and I now get them at least once a day - more if I'm particularly active or busy. They aren't painful but my goodness can they take my breath away sometimes! I'm getting up at least once a night for the loo which is a pain in the bum too.

SLEEP?
Thankfully still pretty good, although turning in bed is becoming trickier.

CRAVINGS?
Gregg's sausage rolls... mmmmmmm!

HOW I’M FEELING?
Apart from the usual tiredness, I'm still feeling really happy and well. I'm so glad that we're at the half way mark. But at the same time sad that this pregnancy is going by so fast!

MISS ANYTHING?
Being able to sleep at night without having to get up for a wee... it's so frustrating!

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
I finally purchased some new maternity clothes, so I feel a lot happier with my current wardrobe. The sun decided to make an appearance this last week too, so I've loved dressing bump in tight dresses to embrace it. Because let's be honest, there's no waaay I would when I'm not pregnant.


BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT?
Ooh there's so many! Jack felt baby girl kick for the first time last week, and I can now see the movements from the outside too. It was also oh so lovely to see her again at our 20 week scan - it's crazy how much they grow isn't it? She was a little monkey though, so I have a feeling we'll have our hands full when she arrives.

LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Getting back into a bit of a routine now the summer is over. I've loved having both littles at home, but I'm craving some normality now - I'm hoping it will give me more time to sort baby bits out too!

You can see how this pregnancy compares to Parker's (my second) here.

6 comments :

  1. Wow, that's crazy how quickly that's flown by. Your bump is beautiful! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy beautiful lady!

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  2. Now I'm craving a greggs sausage roll! Beautiful bump!

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  3. You have a lovely bump! Really nice to read how your pregnancy is progressing and a banana size is an easy way to relate to your children how their sister is doing.
    That babygro is brill!

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  4. I loved the 20 week scan and getting to see baby for a long time (even if it can be scary as they do all the measurements)

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  5. It is going by so quick isn't it? Oh I love the greggs sausage rolls !!! :) kira

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  6. Such a lovely bump, I can't wait for Shilts to be able to feel our baby boy move around xx

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