Weeks Gestation – 23+3
Due date – 24th Jan 2016
Size of baby – Head to heel, baby is about 11.38 inches long, and weighs almost 1.1 lb so apparently about the size of a grapefruit.
Stretch marks? Still no more than what I had before but they are more visible. I have finally got some more coconut oil so I’m trying to use that every day 🙂
Sleep: Much the same as last time, still waking up once a night on average for water and then to pee.
Food cravings: Cravings have passed, what little I had of them. I’m just finding myself eating lots of little snacky bits rather than full on meals.
Morning sickness: None. Not since the odd few rough days at the start
Gender: Girl! We had our 20 weeks scan at the start of this month and I was really surprised at how happy I was to find out she’s a girl. I had a feeling she was, but you never know for sure.
Baby developments – She’s moving about in there like nobodies business, Especially when I’m at work in the evenings. It’s nice that she keeps me company. In terms of what she looks like, she’s almost fully developed. Just needs fattening up. Inside though, her organs are getting stronger every day to prepare for for life on the outside.
My bump – Is getting massive. Well, it feels like it is! Shoes and socks are becoming difficult to put on. Hardly any of my clothes seem to fit me any more. I’m in need of some serious shopping hahaha. Also, I can barley climb in my shower without rubbing my belly on the door and I struggle to reach Dexters bowls in the cupboard so may have to move them!
I’ve started planning my mat leave and using up the last of this years holiday allowance too. Just waiting for my next midwifes appt so I can grab my MatB1 form and then hand it in
Exercise – Walking to and from work most days which is a 10/15 min walk each way (sometimes Liam drives me) plus twice a week I walk Dexter to preschool which is just over an hour round trip. Mum normally brings him back for me though so I don’t have to do that twice in a day!
Baby items purchased – On the last update, we only had a moses basket. Knowing that she is a girl has meant we have been able to get more sorted. She currently has a beautiful John Lewis wardrobe (albeit second hand but we aren’t bothered about that!) On our Gender reveal blog post, you’ll see a few of vests that we bought for her too. She has since been given lots of things from friends that have had girls previously too, she already has more clothes than me! One friend has also given us an all singing, all vibrating baby chair for her too.
Baby’s room – Yeah…… thats not gunna happen any time soon. Still so many boxes that we haven’t unpacked stopping us from sorting her room out but we aren’t in any rush for that as she’ll be in with us at first anyway.
Baby Names – Her name is chosen. Around the house we refer to her by name but out with others she is known as baby.
I’m unsure as yet but I may do a name reveal on social media as we did with Dexters… Maybe.
What I’m looking forward to – Being able to film her movements! You can see her kick when watching but so far my camera hasn’t picked it up. I cant wait to share that with you!
How is Dexter dealing with it? – He’s actually designated himself chief coconut oil smearer! He’s such a good boy for mummy and he now randomly kisses my belly too.