Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Pregnancy Update: 22 weeks

I didn't have the chance with my eldest son, now 4, to blog my pregnancy and beyond because I started blogging on my maternity leave and then carried on after giving up to be a stay at home mammy. I decided when I relaunched my blog to make it more than just a beauty blog - I wanted it to encapsulate my life and everything in it. Beauty, lifestyle and parenting mostly! This means I will be blogging our journey from infertility to TWO babies and who knows - maybe more. Needless to say there will still be plenty of beauty in between.
So, here is where we are to date in pregnancy number two - with a very excited R who just can't WAIT to be a big brother! I still have to pinch myself that in the 6 years since I was diagnosed with infertility, I've had one amazing son and one on the way...I am truly blessed.

How far along? 22 weeks - over half way there now- eeek!

Total weight gain/measurements:
I'm not going to be monitoring this part of my pregnancy. To be honest, I've struggled with my weight all my life and pregnancy is the one time I don't spend every day hopping on and off the scales. I eat as healthily as I can but don't deprive myself if I want treats. Measurements don't matter, although they probably should.

Maternity clothes: Still just about in my regular size pre-pregnancy leggings teamed with a few maternity jersey style dresses and a few pre-pregnancy empire line jersey dresses. Mostly pyjamas - ha! Really need to invest in some over the bump maternity trousers.

Stretch marks? No, but I was not skinny to start with. I didn't get stretch marks in my first pregnancy either but I do have a few very old faded ones from puberty. I don't make a conscious effort to prevent stretchmarks but two of my favourite products at the moment are marketed as stretchmark preventative.  I have been loving the Sanctuary Spa 'Mum To Be' range - especially these two products. My skin has been so dry throughout this pregnancy and these two combined are so rich, nourishing and moisturising.

Sleep: I love to sleep all the time, but mostly in the day. I have been relying on naps to get me through the days, because I've developed a bit of pregnancy insomnia and haven't been able to drop off to sleep until 2-3am most nights. I don't know why, I just find it much easier to sleep during the day!

Best moment this week: I had a repeat of my 20 week anomaly scan, because I have a VERY active baby who wouldn't co-operate a fortnight ago at the initial scan or in our private scan at babybond! They struggled, due to the position of the baby, to accurately check all four chambers of the heart and arteries but when we returned on Monday for the re-scan, after some rather awkward jiggling, squats and a drink of orange juice, the baby turned enough for them to finish all the necessary checks. The scan ended with baby blowing us a kiss...such a gorgeous moment!

 Miss anything? Being able to sleep on my front!

Movement: LOTS! This baby does not stop. I have been feeling movement since 17 weeks this time round and now at 22 weeks they are strong and constant!

Food cravings:  Subway veggie delite with ALL the veggies, olives, gherkins & jalapenos with sweet onion sauce - oh my goodness! I'd eat one every day if I could.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Meat, still. Can just about manage a small amount if disguised in curries or chilli, lasagne etc but as for a cut of meat on its own such as chicken breasts, steak etc then it's a huge no go. This pregnancy have very nearly turned me vegetarian.

Gender: As confirmed by BabyBond Cardiff (will be blogging about this lovely experience very soon) he is 96% boy!

Labour signs: definitely not

Symptoms: Heartburn and i'm starting to wonder if my SPD is rearing its ugly head again. The midwife told me it may come back earlier in this pregnancy - I suffered terribly last time.

Belly button in or out?

Wedding rings on or off? Mostly on, except I can't always get them on first thing in the morning as I get a bit of swelling on my fingers. After a good few glasses of water they're back to normal.
Happy or moody most of the time? A bit irritable and nervous this week at the thought of being a mama of two and also finding a new home for us which is making me crazy stressed and moody.

Looking forward to: New pram on Friday! Can't wait for the Stokke Xplory to join the family!

And here is my enormous bump! I had only just about begun showing at this stage in my first pregnancy...woah!

Almost all of these photographs were taken from my Instagram account @ge0rgiaonmymind - follow me if you don't already!


  1. Love the last photo! Hope you like your Stokke- best pram ever!!

    1. I love it already and we haven't even tried it with a baby yet! ;) xx

  2. I am absolutely delighted for you, such exciting news xx

    1. Thank you so much Jan - and hello! Long time no see xx


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