Saturday, 10 August 2013

Week 17 Pregnancy Update

How far along? 
17 weeks and 6 days

Total weight gain? 
I've been rubbish again this week, surprise surprise! I did measure my little bump a couple of times though, it's in-between 30 and 31 inches :) I suppose it depends if I have eaten and what time of day it is! 

Maternity clothes? 
YES!! Finally! I went back to Topshop and was a little more successful this time! I vlogged it for you, so that'll be up in the next few days.

Stretch marks?
None yet, I had a little freak out 'cos I thought I had one on my boob, but it turned out to be a patch in my fake tan, fewf! Close call!! 
I'm still using Nspa bump butter which I am LOVING, it's such a gentle smell. I might even do a whole video reviewing their preggo products because I'm so impressed. 

Sleep isn't great I'm not going to lie, besides getting up around every 2 hours to pee (I have no idea where it keeps coming from?!), it's just getting so uncomfortable to roll over now. I think it's time to purchase a preggo cushion, I have my eye on a red polka dot one :) Also, anyone else find that when you have to sleep on your sides, your hip area goes numb? It's so painful, I can't wait to be able to sleep on my side again!

Best moment this week?  
Again, there have been a few, but I think the best would probably be when Stefan was lying with his head on my lap and he got a little kick from the baby in the back of his head, haha!
It's such an indescribable feeling having your baby move around inside you. In a strange way it's kind of comforting to think that you are always together.  

Preggo yoga was a highlight too, I had to force myself to go, I was so nervous for some reason, but it really helped me to relax and I'm really looking forward to next weeks class now. I'd definitely recommend it if you are able to find a class near you. 

Oh also, we finally decided on a pushchair, I have been really stressed about this so I'm so pleased we've finally picked. We aren't going to order it for a couple more months as it'll just be sat in the house, but I am SOOOOOO excited to get it. I don't know why, but it seems like the biggest item, and when it comes everything will feel so real. Also, I love the colour and all the lovely accessories you can get for it. I want the snuggest little winter baby :) 

Worst Moment this week?
I had a bleed this week, so I went to the hospital just to check everything was okay. Everything was fine, but it's horrible being so worried, it's bizarre being so protective and having so much love for someone you have never met.  

I also went to the doctors to be out on the waiting list to get some counselling for pre-natal depression, surprisingly, even just making this move actually made me feel better. 

Miss anything?
Just being able to drink, still! 

After a couple of quiet days, baby-anon started moving so much in the evenings last weekend, we were at the theatre one night and then a classical music concert the next, both pretty loud places to be so he was probably disturbed! I got a lot of movement when I was doing my preggo yoga class and then a lot a couple of days after. He seems to where himself out moving like crazy for a couple of days and then have a rest for a couple of days. I was worried at first but this seems to be his pattern. He's still getting stronger so I suppose I wont be able to feel all his movements. 

Food cravings?
None really anymore, I do have a massive sweet tooth, but I've always had that really! Lolas cupcakes are my current weakness. 

Anything making you feel queezy or sick?
Just the smell of cooked chicken and asparagus still! 

Finding out on the 21st! I feel kind of nervous about it, is that normal?! haha I keep calling it a 'he' though. 

I haven't had that many this week to be honest, I've been quite tired and still got the lovely preggo acne. I re-purchased my Liz Earle skin boosting tonic and that honestly is like a little miracle in a bottle! 

Belly button in or out?
Popping out!

Happy or moody most of the time?
This week, I can finally say that the majority of the time I have felt happy, thank god. I don't want to speak to soon though! Asking for help immediately gave me a sense of release and I felt like I could breathe again. I finally feel like I'm starting to enjoy growing my little one :) 

Looking forward to? 
Preggo yoga again on Tuesday, reaching 20 weeks, it's so close now!


  1. Aww, so sweet he got to feel a bump ! Sounds like this week went well for you !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  2. I'm pleased you're feeling better. I must admit I'm feeling slightly envious of all this movement you're feeling. I'm 15 weeks but no where near as dainty petite as you. I'm trying to tune into movements and think I can feel tiny butterflies almost like bubbles but it could be my imagination! I love the pushchair you've chosen. We've just started to look and whilst my husband has a huge merc I just have a little fiat 500 which I'd like to think I could keep and find something that will fit in the boot. X

  3. Aw I love reading these weekly updates - It's great to hear that you're starting to be more positive again and I hope the doctors can help you :)

    Lots of Love
    Christina xx

  4. I love your videos and can't wait for the next one! Glad to hear you're feeling happier now :) xxx

  5. So happy you're finally starting to feel better Hannah :):) glad the bleed was nothing serious! Its terrifying though isn't it xx

  6. Really happy for you!! You look beautiful! Following you now!!

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