I’m starting to get properly big now! I’ve hit 22 weeks in my pregnancy and things are starting to hit that sweet spot where my energy levels aren’t as abysmal as they have been and I’m not too uncomfortable yet and I can enjoy being pregnant a bit more than I have so far.
I’ve been feeling jellybean moving around a lot more, and Stu can feel her kicking every now and then which is really exciting. She loves wriggling around while I’m sitting at my desk or while I’m laying in bed.
Speaking of bed, I’m starting to get to the stage where I wake up every time I am uncomfortable because it is starting to be a massive effort to roll over so I don’t just do it in my sleep anymore! I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like towards the end of the pregnancy if I’m already like this now!!
I had my first appointment with the midwife at the hospital and it went really well, it seems like a really good hospital and I think it will be a good fit for us. The hospital I’ll be going to do ‘shared care’ which means I do half of my ante-natal appointments with the midwives at the hospital and half with a GP obstetrician. I really like knowing who my doctor will be if things go wrong, but also like that the idea is that he doesn’t get involved unless absolutely necessary.
I’m almost too big to fit into my pre-pregnancy tops and dresses now. I’m going to have to invest in some maternity tops as I’ve managed to get away without any so far. I wore a button up shirt to work last week and it was straining massively! Time to go through my wardrobe again and see what fits and what doesn’t I think! Getting dressed will be much easier when I know what actually fits and take out all the stuff that doesn’t.
(The dress I’m wearing in the above pic is the Pea in a Pod one I linked to in my post on my fave pregnancy products in case you wanted to check it out for yourself!)
It’s nice to be over the halfway mark and on the downhill stretch. As of today (if all goes to plan!) I have 13 and a half weeks left of work before I’m on maternity leave. It does not seem like very long at all!! But work is keeping me super busy so I’m sure it will seem like a lifetime before I get there.
I had a day off work last Friday (to take a rest day from all the busyness) and it struck me that soon days to myself will be a thing of the past. Once jellybean is here, there will be no more sleeping in, binge watching Netflix and making my way around the housework in my own time. Even having a long, luxurious shower will probably become a thing of the past once the bub is here.
Kind of blows my mind how much my life will change and how little I can actually do to prepare myself for it!!
Craving: chocolate chip cookies and beef curry with rice. Not at the same time!
Eating: all the food. I eat so much more than I used to! And if I go too long without a snack of some kind I feel like I am starving!
Drinking: raspberry iced tea, it’s my new favourite. I was getting sick of the lack of variety when I can’t have a wine or g&t after dinner so this is my new thing to drink
Feeling: mostly good, with increasing instances of back and rib pains. Can’t wait for that to get worse…
Dreaming: nothing really stands out that I’m remembering, but dreamless sleep is a nice break from the crazy vivid pregnancy dreams
Loving: feeling jellybean move around, it is the most surreal feeling ever!
Over it: the rib pain, oh god the rib pain! I have to stand up a fair bit and stretch at work because sitting down for too long makes it feel like someone is taking a knife to my ribs.
When did you get too big for your pre-pregnancy clothes? What helped when you got rib pain during pregnancy?
Today I’m linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT (I blog on Tuesdays)