Monday, 6 July 2015

Bump Watch - Week 20

As always i'm a little behind on this and i'm actually 21 weeks!

Week - 21

Baby Developments - At 20 weeks bump was the size of a banana and at 21 weeks it's the size of a carrot. Bump is now producing meconium and is practising lots of swallowing and enjoying partaking in somersaulting. 

My bump - There's no denying it, all of a sudden my bump has blossomed. It's rather large to say the least but I am just embracing it.

My symptoms - This week I'm actually starting to feel like a human again. A lot of the time I forget I am pregnant until I attempt to bend down to get something. The tiredness is still a killer though and I guess that will remain the reminder that I do need to try and rest at times.

Movements - I am finally feeling kicks. I worked out the reason why I thought I hadn't been feeling them before. Bump is a night owl. Most of my movements I feel when I settle down into bed. In the day I'm on my feet all day rushing around and probably sending baby off to sleep.

Cravings - I wouldn't say this is a pregnancy craving as such but all week I've had to have toast with butter and strawberry jam for breakfast. I think I'm craving this more for lack of energy. 

Aversions - No aversions this week. I seem to be fine eating and drinking everything. 

Exercise - The closest I got to exercising this week has been walking the dog. I am trying but after a days work I am shattered. I need to get the weights out though as my arms seem to be putting weight on!

Baby items purchased - I bought some baby grows this week in Next in pretty pink colours.

Best moment this week - The 20 week scan! Bump is looking normal which is great. I always find it odd that you don't get another scan between 20 weeks and 40 weeks. It seems a long time to be waiting especially if you're a first time mum.

Worst moment this week - Realising I literally no longer fit into anything. On the plus side I guess a shopping trip is in order.

What i'm looking forward to - Now we know the gender of the baby I'm looking forward to picking the nursery theme etc. 

How Eva is feeling - Eva hasn't mentioned bump much at all this week. We have to make more of an effort as her parents to ensure she's understanding what is coming.


  1. Looking good Kerry any excuse to go shopping though! Looking forward to the Next sale!!