20 Weeks Pregnancy Update


APPOINTMENTS
The only appointment I had this week was my 20 week scan on Wednesday, 9th of March. You can read about my 20 week scan experience here.

WEIGHT LOSS
Still no change really. I haven't been snacking an awfully lot and eating much better than I did when I was pregnant with my girls, so I am pleased with that.

CRAVINGS
I have been craving for ice cold drinks and I am still loving milk at the moment.
 
CLOTHING
I love my striped maternity jumper I had from Bonprix and I am still living in my maternity leggings. I can feel so uncomfortable with certain clothes at the minute. Some clothing I look much bigger and others I don't look as big but it's pretty hard to miss now!

SYMPTOMS
If you read my 19 week pregnancy update you may have noticed I was awfully stressed and emotional. I haven't been that bad this week. Most days I have had the odd times of being emotional and feeling really low but compared to last week it's not too bad. Aswell as baby has been moving a lot more than he has been, I think that made me feel happy too! I'm still getting the sore and itchy breasts and the light headedness too. I have also realised I am still getting out of breathe walking a certain distance or up hill, which I never used to before.

OBSTETRIC CHOLESTASIS SIGNS
I have noticed my itch coming a bit more on this week but still not enough to complain about. I am just really crossing my fingers it will stay like this for a good while again.

BABY
 Baby is doing great! He is all healthy and growing perfectly. He loves kicking his feet around and I actually got to feel his kick on my hand on Mother's Day! I was so happy. He is more active in the morning and some evenings but I have started to feel more movements and kicks during the day now too. He is definitely growing my bump each week. It's pretty hard not to notice now. We really can not wait to meet him now. We have a lot of clothes ready and a Moses basket but we need to buy so many other things ready before he arrives.

HOW I AM FEELING
I am feeling not to bad this week. I am glad I haven't been as stressed and emotional as last week but I think the excitement of feeling baby move more and the build up of excitement for the 20 week scan got me through this week. I have struggled some school morning runs because I get out of breathe pretty quickly now.

I am so excited and glad I have reached the half way point and can not wait for these next 20 weeks to go by so we can just meet our baby boy. It's so exciting to know we will be adding a baby boy to our family, my partner won't be the only male in the house from July onwards! He is getting really excited too. The girls are feeling super excited and always asking questions about their little brother.

25 comments

  1. Sounds like it's going really well! I hope the school runs don't get too much harder!!! x

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  2. I loved warm milk when I was pregnant with Reuben - I was told by the midwife not to drink it in case it made me over weight, boiled water and lemon was a better alternative - HA... I drank my warm milk. A lot. Silly midwife. H x

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  3. Aww a kick on Mother's Day! Good luck with school runs.

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  4. Glad your pregnancy is going well, I can't imagine pregnancy plus a school run?! Superwoman comes to mind! #binkylinky

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  5. What a lovely clear scan picture! And how lovely that he gave you a kick for mothers day. I remember last mothers day was the first night my little girl slept through the night! #BinkyLinky

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  6. I miss being pregnant :( My kids keep asking for another little brother/sister. Just dont know if I could deal with 4 kids haha, although I do miss the smell of a new baby.

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  7. Half way there - how exciting! Glad all is going well & Baby is kicking x #justanotherlinky

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  9. awww what a lovely bump you have.. such an incredibly clear scan picture too :) not long to go now xx
    #justanotherlinky

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  10. Aw yey a boy! Congratulations lovely I'm so pleased for you. How precious that you felt a kick to your hand on Mother's Day too!? I missed your 20 week scan post but will pop over and check it out...
    Thanks for hosting x
    #justanotherlinky

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  11. Such a lovely bump! as it gets bigger means baby is getting closer to coming. Baby kicking are some of the exciting moments, isn't it? #justanotherlinky

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  12. I'm so glad little bump is doing well and that you are feeling better this week. I hope the OC stays away!x

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  13. Gosh — it seems to have gone so quickly! I can't believe you're halfway through already! Such an exciting time for you all :)

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  14. The kick on Mother's Day must of been awesome sounds all good so far Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

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  15. You have a lovely bump! 20 weeks already! It's going quickly, but I'm glad all is well. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  16. What a lovely bump! It's so nice to hear about other people's pregnancy experiences - even though I had a rough time with HG it does make me want to have another! Thanks for hosting the linky. #justanotherlinky

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  17. Glad it's been a better week this week & baby is doing well! #justanotherlinky

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  18. Hi Beth, so glad to hear that you are not feeling quite as emotional as last week, that must be a relief for you. Fingers crossed your obstetric cholestasis doesn't get any worse as it really doesn't sound like a nice condition, dealing with the normal stuff pregnancy brings is bad enough without having to deal with chronic itching!

    Exciting times for you and your family. The nest twenty weeks will pass in a flash, I bet.

    xx

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  19. Congratulations! It sounds like you're making great progress and staying healthy.

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  20. I can't believe you are 20 weeks already the time is really flying by! Glad to hear the itch isn't too bad at the moment. I hope it continues like that for you. Thanks for linking to #PickNmix

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  21. Sounds like you are doing great, 20 weeks already!! I am keeping my fingers crossed for the itch to stay at bay.

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  22. Ahhhhh so exciting! I am the same as you - I had my 20 week scan on the 10th! So exciting. How are you coping with the itching - I'm struggling with that at the moment :(

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  23. Such an exciting time! I am so glad you are feeling well huni. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

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  24. Sounds like everything is going swimmingly well :) I know what you mean about being breathless thats really hit me hard this time. Lovely scan photo!! Thanks for hosting #Justanotherlinky x

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  25. New babies always bring such an exciting time. I am so thrilled for you! Thanks so much for linking up with the #MadMidWeek linky. x

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