22 Weeks Pregnant


HOW I AM FEELING
I've been feeling pretty good this week. Not to stressed like I have been the past few weeks. On Thursday I felt a lot more tired than usual but it may be because I didn't move around so much and I haven't had brilliant sleep all week either, aswell as the early wake up calls. I am feeling a lot more prepared this past week as I have been given many clothes for Baby boy. He is so spoilt! I have received some exciting e-mails and I am now crossing my fingers (and everywhere else!). The only time I remember being a bit sad this week is with the midwife appointment and my current situation with Obstetric Cholestasis, which you can read more about, below. So I think this week has been a pretty good week.

APPOINTMENTS
My only appointment this week was my normal blood tests. You may have read my 21 week pregnancy update saying I now need to take weekly bloods done. There was a different midwife in this week and she was lovely. I even got to hear Baby boy's heartbeat. The most lovely thing was, I was able to share that experience with my youngest daughter, Elliw. She was over the moon listening to his little hear beating away.

OBSTETRIC CHOLESTASIS
I am actually feeling pretty low about this whole situation. I am not severe and not really bad (yet) and my levels were just raised 2 weeks ago. My bile acids came back normal which is great but I am still yet to know if my ALT and AST (liver function tests) are still raised, gone more raised or gone back to normal. I tried phoning the hospital and she wasn't understanding me properly and she was saying my local midwife shouldn't be making me wait a whole week for my tests. Seeing as it is bank holiday I have decided to just go back next Wednesday and get my past two week test results that day. If I don't have them again, I will be complaining. I honestly can not wait until I reach 28 weeks and I can go to hospital each week and get tested, aswell as getting monitored and the results the
same day.

HOW THE GIRLS FEEL
I thought I would start writing about how the girls feel each week. The girls have done many adorable things this week. I have heard them both talking about their baby brother to eachother which made me smile so much. One evening Mia came up to me and stroked my bump and gave bump a kiss before she went to bed. Elliw has also done the same a different day. It's so lovely that they are at an age where they will both show how they truly feel about Baby.



BABY BOY
Baby boy is getting very spoilt with the amount of clothes he has at the moment. I do need to properly sort them all out before putting away in a wardrobe (when we buy one!). He has been kicking around a lot and I have been feeling very different movements this week too, they can be pretty painful. His kicks are becoming stronger each week now. One night he actually kept me awake for a bit during the night because my bump had gone so hard and I couldn't move, it hurt too much. I think he was lying up against my tummy and it was aching me so bad.

SYMPTOMS
I get a bit of pains on my legs some days. My breasts are still quite itchy and sensitive sometimes too! Which can be pretty annoying. The not so nice bit is that I am suffering badly with constipation. I can't remember it lasting this long with the girls. It makes me really ill, so ill I literally can not move. I am still fussy with certain foods but not as bad as I used to be.

WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY
I actually ate much better this week and I went to Slimming World Wednesday evening and I have lost half a pound! In total I have gained 10lbs in this pregnancy which isn't bad I guess. Especially if I compare to my previous pregnancies. I am determined to try and get back to pre-pregnancy weight when baby is born. We will see.


29 comments

  1. Poor you it sounds like a bit of a difficult week but lovely for Elliw to hear baby's heartbeat and it's so sweet the way they're interacting with your bump :) x

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  2. We were exactly the same with E's pregnancy! I went crazy with clothes etc - its the fact that its a different gender to enjoy! It's just so lovely to hear about your girls excitement - my boys were the same xx

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  3. How lovely that the girls are now starting to talk about their brother and getting excited about it. That's amazing that you had lost half a pubs this week. Oh constipation. How horrible. I had it a lot on my pregnancy because I had to take iron tablets x

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  4. Poor you. I hope you're soon feeling better. Lovely that the girls are getting excited about their new brother :)

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  5. I suffered with constipation too during pregnancies. It's awful and leaves you feeling pretty poop (excuse the pun) I hope it eases soon. Your bump is growing beautifully.

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  6. Hey there! I'm glad you are having a good week. It is so sweet to hear how your daughters are talking about and welcoming baby boys arrival. I'm not sure what cholestatis is, but I hope you are okay and the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly! Take care! ~Lowanda

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  7. Hope you feel better soon that's brilliant that your other children are talking about their little brother thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  8. Hope you feel better soon, so lovely the girls are getting involved #justanotherlinky

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  9. It's lovely to feel all of the baby kicks. It's great that the girls are so excited. I have two boys & a girl - my daughter is the youngest. I know she'd love if there was another baby but it's not happening lol #JustAnotherLinky

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  10. Hope your next week goes smoothly as far as OC is concerned lovely. It's so nice that your little ones are excited and involved with your tiny man through your pregnancy. I bet they can't wait.
    Thanks for hosting
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  11. Oh we're at the exact same week. I turned 22 weeks on Monday, exciting! Great update, glad to hear your keeping well and continues too :)

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  12. Your bump is looking gorgeous and it is so sweet that the girls are excited. My boys know what is happening, but they aren't really thinking about it much yet I don't think. I am hoping I can get them to feel her moving soon so that it is a bit more real

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  13. Sounds like you are having a difficult time with OC etc. How lovely that your little girl got to hear the heartbeat though! And isn't it lovely going through all the tiny clothes?! Thanks for hosting #JustAnotherLinky

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  14. Sounds like the girls are bonding with baby nicely - how lovely x #justanotherlinky

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  15. Sorry you've not had it too great recently - nice getting all the new baby bits though isn't it x

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  16. I love how the girls are kissing your bump, that is so sweet. Tyler does that sometimes, so though he doesn't show his excitement, this must mean he's happy I guess. We've been going clothes crazy too, sorting Tyler's old clothes and keeping ones I think are okay for a girl! I had that hard tummy thing too, it's awful isn't it! Xx

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  17. Sounds like a difficult week, how lovely that you've noted the ups as well. Your girls sound adorable. I hope the hospital are communicative soon. Thank you for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  18. It is so sweet seeing young children getting excited about a new sibling.

    When my daughter was born we introduced her to her cousin (then 3). He said "hello baby" and waited. When the baby didn't respond he said "she's rude!"

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  19. What a lovely little bump you have! Hope you feel a bit better soon. How cute that your daughter kissed bump goodnight! :) #Abitofeverything

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  20. Ahh, pregnancy memories come flooding back. How exciting for your girls too!! Ever so slightly broody now.. Xx #justanotherlinky

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  21. So lovely that the girls are excited, bless them. Sorry you've been having a rough time with how you're feeling and I hope your results come back okay xx

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  22. How lovely that your girls are getting involved - kissing the bump! You're already over the halfway mark! How exciting! Hope you feel better soon. #justanotherlinky

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  23. Sounds like all is going well and 21 weeks is a great stage to be. #MarvMondays

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  24. Lovely that the girls are excited about their brother. Hope your results are okay. #justanotherlinky

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  25. You are looking gorge hun. Hope your results are all ok - I'm sure they will be xx #justanotherlinky

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  26. So lovely your girls are both so excited. Lovely memories to keep. I hope your results come back ok this week. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix

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  27. That is rubbish about having to wait for these results, however it is lovely to hear your girls getting excited about their baby brother! They will love him so much.

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  28. Love reading these updates, such a great way to remember. I hope you've managed more sleep this week and your symptoms have alleviated themselves.

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  29. Its so lovely to hear how excited your girls are about their little brother. It sounds like it has been a better week, although uncomfortable at times. Im definitely feeling like its starting to get harder the further along it gets now! Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays, I enjoy reading your bump updates :-) Emily

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