22 Weeks

How many weeks: 22

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Baby is the size of… A Papaya… or according to another app, an American Guinea Pig.

How am I feeling? Tired, occasionally queasy and a little bit stressed due to work pressures. I keep telling myself there is only 13 weeks till Mat leave. 63 working days, possibly less! Work has advertised my mat leave position this week, which will hopefully see me spend a good few weeks with my replacement before I leave.

What’s happened this week? I had a follow up appointment at the hospital to get my ultrasound and glucose test results. Fortunately all is well on both fronts! I do have to repeat the glucose test at 28 weeks though, just to make sure all is well. I tolerated it ok last time, so I hope it’s the same next time. I don’t have any more appointments for 4 more weeks which is probably the longest stretch I’ve had throughout this pregnancy.

Symptoms? I finally got to feel some kicks from the outside! It was 5.30am on Thursday morning and I couldn’t sleep because my hips were sore and the cat was making a fuss. I felt a kick and thought I’d take my chance and put my hand on my tummy where I felt it. Usually bubs stops as soon as I try to feel the kicks, but not this time!

What next? Busy busy busy week this week. 2 work functions and Damian’s umpires presentation night. I’m going to be wrecked by the end of the week, but I have a catch up with my girlfriends to look forward to!

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21 Weeks

How many weeks: 21

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Baby is the size of… A Pomegranate? According to my app this kid is getting smaller by the week…

How am I feeling? Tired, but otherwise ok. I’m over halfway there now. I finally put my application in for maternity leave this week. All going well I should be finishing up on 18 December. That’s only 14 weeks to go. Or no more than 68 working days!

Best moment this week? I got have another ultrasound this week. It was only a quick one to get the heart shots we didn’t get last time. Bubs was still a bit stubborn but we got there in the end. It was amazing to see how much he/she had grown in the space of 2 weeks. S/he is definitely getting stronger too. Kicks are more definite and sometimes uncomfortable if it’s in the wrong place. It is reassuring though to feel them so strong and so frequently. I can’t feel them from the outside yet though – every time I put my hand on my tummy, the kicks suddenly stop.

After my visit with the doctors at the hospital last week they requested that I do an early glucose tolerance test. I have been dreading this since my morning sickness started,  I still struggle with nausea and vomiting if I happen to decide to have a shower before having breakfast. Thankfully, all went much better than expected. I felt fine throughout, though the nurse struggled to find my veins which isn’t unusual. I have lovely bruises on both arms from all the poking! I get my results on Wednesday so I am hoping all is well. However there is a chance I’d still have to repeat the test later on 😦

Symptoms? I’m really tired at night still, but I am sleeping ok which is good. I am also getting out of breath more easily. I guess there is less room for my lungs to inflate at the moment.

Purchases? Yes! I have finally made some purchases! First thing was a second had bassinet which was a bargain at $20. I got a couple of sheets for it today on sale at Big W. I also got Damian his own nappy bag for Father’s day (filled with assorted baby and dad to be goodies!)

I had some spare time today so went and looked at some prams. I think I have narrowed down the features I want and have a couple of models shortlisted. Fortunately the ones I am looking at seem to be quite affordable, and I may even consider a new one rather than second hand after all!