Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Bump Update - 18 Weeks

This week the baby is the size of a bell pepper. The baby is also busy moving around and being a wiggle bottom.

We will start with a rubbish note first this week. I was sick again :( booooo. I'm hoping that my sickness isn't coming back and it was just a random one off. It was late at night right at the beginning of the week. The morning after I was sick I actually felt the baby kicking from the outside of my belly. I will admit that I totally cried my eyes out. I was just so overwhelmed that this little baby inside of me had kicked my hand. That they are now big enough for me to feel from the outside. Our bodies are truly amazing! Mark still hasn't felt the baby but hopefully he will by next week.

We are in major counting down mode. I can't wait to see the baby again and Mark hasn't seen the baby since my scan at 7 weeks. The baby looked like a blob then so this time will be a huge difference for him. I'll be exactly 20 weeks for my scan so not too long left! I'm so excited!

Food is a major pain in the bum. I know I have to eat but I just don't want to. I'm also trying to eat more beef in the hopes of getting my iron levels up. I'm also taking my multi vitamin and do notice a huge difference in my energy when I take it so that is good. I haven't had anymore food aversions or cravings this week.

My skin is still rubbish but that's nothing knew.

I'm starting to actually feel pregnant now. There's no hiding it when I have a tight top on and I am loving showing more. My bump still feels low. I'm not sure if its because my stomach muscles aren't half as strong as they were with Paige of if it's because maybe I'm carrying a boy so this pregnancy is just different. Did you carry differently with each pregnancy?

Don't forget to check out week 17!

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx


  1. you have a lovely bump, i dont think mine looks as round as yours thats why im slightly embarrassed to post pics of me) i had spots at the beginning as well, what i tend to do is i bought a set pf shower gloves, they are rough, so i put a soap or a scrub or a shower gel and go with it on my hand around my face, it works for me maybe will work for you

    1. Thank you. Never be embarrassed!!! Thanks for the tip sweetie x

  2. Just discovered your blog, congrats on your pregnancy! Your bump looks so neat! I didn't start showing until around the same time, I just looked bloated for ages. My skin played up until about week 25 and then it totally cleared up and I don't think my skin has ever been so blemish free haha! Now it's sadly back to normal, but it was nice while it lasted. xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty | Tiny Flutters - Mummy & Baby

    1. Thank you. I'm hoping I get to experience nice skin again soon x

  3. Such a perfect lovely ickle bump! Not long till 20 weeks- halfway woo hoo! x

  4. Aww your bump is so cute! :) Can't believe how fast your pregnancy is going by! x


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