Sunday, 15 September 2013

Pregnancy Update week 22...

How far along? 
The end of week 22, eeep! Time certainly seems to be flying by. I'm hoping it will carry on because I just can't wait for cuddles with this little chap. 

Total weight gain? 
We all know by now that I never weigh myself... last time I got checked though it was 8.9lbs up.
My bra size has gone up a whole cup size again too... eeep. 

Maternity clothes? 
This week, bras (again!). My boobs hurt so much one morning when I was at work, I had to de-bra myself (I know, kind of gross at work), and nip out on my lunch break to buy 2 rather depressing looking non-wired t-shirt bras from M&S. The joys of being pregnant haha. 
Thank you so much to all of you who have since tweeted and messaged me about slightly more attractive maternity and nursing bras, I think I need a whole shopping trip to tackle this! 

Stretch marks? 
Nothing yet. I'm over halfway, so I expect they'll be making an appearance soon. I'm currently using the Mama Mio Tummy Rub, in combination with their Boob Tube cream for my poor achy boobies. 

Sleep has been fine this week, I'm usually pretty wiped out by the time I get to bed.

Best moment this week? 
My blogging friend Lucy (her preggo blog is one of my favs by the way!) recommended a programme programme called The Midwives which I absolutely loved watching and found really interesting. Stefan even watched the end half of it voluntarily! 

Oh also, we went to our friends house for dinner on Saturday night, and she made the most incredible chocolate pie. You guys know how much I adore chocolate at the moment,  I could have actually cried with happiness when she told me! 

Worst moment this week? 
I haven't really had one this week to be honest, yipee!! 

Miss anything? 
Nothing this week really.

Heaps of movement! I certainly have one extremely active little fella in there, I feel movement throughout most of the day now. There are times when he's quieter or less aggressive with his kicking, but generally lot's of activity from him, which I absolutely love so far. The kicks aren't really hurting yet, sometimes they make me jump though!
Movement has also changed, it's not just kicks and punches anymore, I get this weird rippling feeling which I think is him rolling over. You can see this from the outside of my tummy too, it's very strange but wonderful :)

Food cravings? 
I'm trying to eat healthier but honestly I still want to stuff my face with chocolate. 
Not really a craving as such, but I am particularly enjoying veggie curry at the moment without the rice, yum! 

Anything making you feel sick or queezy? 
nope :)

I have a little chap in there :)

I've had bad back ache on a few occasions this week, which isn't the best. It's at it's worst in the evening and sometimes I just can't face the little things like emptying the dishwasher etc. i suppose sitting at a desk all day at work doesn't help very much but there's not a lot a can do about that really. I'd KILL for a preggo massage, but they are just SO expensive!

Ridiculously sore boobies, so much so that i have to cover them up when I shower because the water hitting them actually hurts!

I've also felt pretty tired, nothing on the first trimester of course but I had an afternoon nap both days last weekend.

Growing pains in my tummy, sometimes they feel like sharp stabbing pains and other times like period pains . 

Belly button in or out? 

Looking forward to? 
This sounds silly but a couple of the pregnant ladies who's blogs I follow and who I sometimes chat to, are due pretty soon, and I'm so excited for them to have their little ones and hear all about it! 


  1. You look fabulous!!

    Sarah @

  2. You look lovely! The sore boobs are such a pain (literally, ha), I thought they'd never disappear but for me they went about week 27/28 I think! xx

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  3. You look lovely! My boobs are hurting a lot less this week but I really need to find some more attractive bras. I've been watching midwives too. X

  4. You are looking amazing, your bump is soooo cute! I would love to know which pregnancy blogs / youtubers you enjoy reading and watching?

  5. Ahh thanks for be mention Hannah ;-)

    Look how bloody beautiful you look!!!

  6. Hi ive just come across your blog - im 18+2 weeks and its all just so new and exciting! So happy to see other ladies going through similar experiences :)

  7. So beautiful!! Hope everything will be good!!

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  8. Hey! Lovely blog ♥ Fancy swapping buttons?

  9. You look great for 22 weeks, i was so much bigger!lol But my belly button didn't pop out till last couple months and my stretch marks came around this time too.. :/