Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Week 23 Pregnancy Update and Youtube vlog


How far along? 
End of week 23, I know I say it every single week but it's going so fast! 

Total weight gain? 
I have a midwife appointment next week so I'll find out then. All I know is the waistband on my maternity jeans is rather snug right now. 

Maternity clothes? 
Stefan very kindly bought me another 2 pairs of maternity jeans from Topshop, as I've been living in my black ones and I tend to wear jeans throughout most of the winter too. So I know I'll get lots of use out of them. So, I got the light blue ones and the dark blue too, lots of choice now, thank god! 

Stretch marks? 
Nothing yet. I know I'm pushing my luck now and they are very likely to appear soon. 

Sleep hasn't been great. I'm getting some hip pain this week and waking up early in the morning having to wedge a sizeable cushion in between my legs to help re-align my spine. I've also been getting pains in my lower spine that makes sleep uncomfortable. Also as I'm sleeping with 3 variously placed cushions, it's kind of a pain when I roll over I have to move them all!

Best moment this week? 
Definitely has to be on Sunday when little Jeffy started moving like his normal little self again. 

Worst moment this week? 
The worst moment this week by FAR has definitely got to be freaking out because he wasn't moving like normal. Ever since he started moving he's been such an active baby and then on Thursday and Friday last week he just went quiet. When I did get kicked it was very faint. I panicked and went to hospital, the midwife took about 15 minutes to find his heartbeat. It was honestly the most terrifying 15 minutes of my life, I was so scared. She eventually found out, way down low near my pubic bone, and said that he must be curled up tight down there which is why I haven't been able to feel much. You can imagine my relief! 
On Sunday he seemed to have moved back up to where he was lying before and was much more active like usual. I did NOT enjoy his quiet time and felt so much better when he moved back to his normal spot. 

Miss anything? 
Nothing really to be honest. 

Nothing for a couple of days and then back to normal by Sunday, fewf. I've had some really big movements again the past couple of days which I've been loving. Movement has been more like big rolls and rippling feelings with a few big punches thrown in there too!

Food cravings? 
Chocolaaaaate!!! Hot chocolate, chocolate muffins, chocolate bars... 
We have friends coming over for dinner next week and I'm planning on baking a chocolate fluff pie. Seriously, I'm obsessed. 

Anything making you feel sick or queezy? 
Nothing :)

A boy.

Backache, but nothing I can't hendle yet. 
Hip Ache, like I said before.
Being a little emotional at the beginning of the week, I'll admit now I was a little oversensitive. Poor husband, haha. 
Oh, I've also had a little bit of a leaky boob on one side, ah! 

Belly button in or out? 
Well and truly OUT! 

Looking forward to? 
This coming Monday, our friends are very kindly giving us a lovely little cot to use. I can't believe we'll have his little cot next to our bed all ready to be set up. I'm so excited I can't wait!
We've also started ordering other items like the bunny nightlight above :)


  1. Aww, look at your little belly button! I cant wait to see the little guy - now I know how people felt when they were waiting for Millie to arrive!


    1. hehe aw yeah, i wish I'd found your blog when you were preggo. There are a few ladies whose blogs I follow who have given birth this week and I'm SO excited to see their little ones, it's funny isn't it :) x

  2. Awwww, such a cute belly!


  3. awww congrats girl!



  4. Aw your belly looks like such a proper little bump now! My little man had a few occasions where he would really quieten down and I'd get a little concerned but he always perked back up again a couple of days later and had a few hefty kicks waiting for me haha! Usually a small hit of caffeine or some sugar would get him on the go. I got a cheap body pillow for my hips from Argos but the dreamgenii pregnancy pillow is meant to be awesome for helping with that too! xx

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    1. hehe it's just popped out of nowhere, finally I look pregnant!
      Aw that's good to know, it's so hard not to freak out when it happens though, and where the baby is concerned I really don't want to take any risks. I don't want to be a totally paranoid mother either, it's so hard to find a balance, especially with the first baby! xxx

  5. "Little Jeffy"?!?!!!!!?