Tuesday, 26 July 2016

22 Weeks Pregnant - Baby #3

This week baby is 30cm and the size of a spaghetti squash. They have also broken the pound weight mark and now weigh just over 1lb. It really is amazing how quickly they grow and develop. Baby is also gripping really well and will play with the umbilical cord. She is also sensing light and dark and hearing all sorts of things.

This week I've had a lot of heartburn again. It's mainly in the evening and it still isn't too bad. I can normally just sip some water or eat something and it will go away. Failing that I will just go to sleep. I'm on two of my tablets a day which is better than three but I do still need to take them. I haven't felt that nauseous this week which is nice. It's maybe happened a few times during the week which is a big improvement on all day ever day the previous week.
It was so hot this week that my feet started swelling up after walking for too long, talk about a stereotypical pregnancy symptom. I also get quite sore if I walk around for a long time and have some pain in my hips. I've also started experienced some cramps in my legs and toes this week which is new. I'm trying to eat a banana every day as this does help. Another main symptom this week is I'm not sleeping well. I'm not sure if it's a mix of the heat, although it has cooled down now, or not being able to get comfy. I have a pregnancy pillow which I am using but I regularly wake up and toss and turn all night. I tend to ache and get really sore when I'm laid down. I'm really hoping it eases off and I can get some good nights sleep soon as I'm exhausted.
I'm still feeling loads of movements and Paige felt baby girl properly for the first time this week. Her face was a picture, she was so excited!

Waist: 28 inch, down half an inch from last week.
Belly: 33 inch, same as last week.
Weight: +2lbs  from last week, so 10lbs in total.

Nicola Xx

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