Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Bump Update - 19 Weeks

This week the baby is the size of an heirloom tomato. Some people suggest that the baby can now hear the mothers voice :)

This week my belly has defiantly started to pop. I can wear maternity clothes even if some are still too big but there so comfy that I don't care.

I also got a cold this week which isn't too fun, as a result I'm still feeling pretty tired. I also had one day this week where I felt particularly sick.

I can feel the baby a good 3/4 separate times a day now. Spaced out and a lot in the morning and last thing at night. Mark also felt the baby kicking... finally. With Paige he felt her at around 21 weeks I think so a couple of weeks earlier this time which is nice. It was just before we went to sleep and the baby was going crazy!

My hands and back have been itching this week a lot. It started a couple of weeks ago to be honest but it didn't occur to me that it could be pregnancy related. With Paige I had an itchy belly and that is perfectly normal considering all the stretching that the skin is doing in that area. After mentioning it to a midwife she sent me for some emergency blood work just to be extra safe. I got the results back not even 24 hours after and thankfully everything was fine with my liver, which could of been the cause. The test did reveal that my iron levels were still low so I need to go on iron tablets. I'm a little scared to be honest, I have heard some pretty horrible side effects but I am also trying to eat more iron rich foods and snacks.

My skin is starting to look a bit better... lets hope it continues! I've also noticed that my leg hair is growing a lot slower than normal... bonus!

Bring on next week. Don't forget to check out week 18.

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx


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