Friday, October 28, 2011

24 and 26 weeks pregnancy updates!

I'm 26 weeks pregnant now and everything is going well.  I feel so much further on than I currently am though!  I remember feeling like this when I was about 35 weeks pregnant with Ollie!

I don't think there has been much increase in size in the last month or so but I definitely feel like my bump is getting tighter.  You can see baby moving all the time and sometimes I see it out of the corner of my eye and it makes me jump!  

Our baby boy now measures about 36cm (Ollie was 51cm when he was born!!) and weighs nearly 2lbs.  Apparently he can hear a lot better now and can hear Ollie, James and I chatting.

I am just 2 weeks away from entering my last trimester..... the home stretch, and I'm in double figures now.  Only 98 days until my due date!!

How far along? 26 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: + 7lbs.
Sleep: Not sleeping well, but just bought a pregnancy pillow which really helped last night!
Food cravings: Chinese food, salty things, fruit juice, Coca Cola, cheese.
Best moment this week: Choosing the baby's home from hospital outfit.
Movement: My whole belly moves..... all the time!
Gender: BOY!
Stretchies: A few...
Belly Button in or out? Out. So gross.
What I miss: Iced coffee, brie, goats cheese, cider.
What I am looking forward to: The NCT Nearly New Sale next week to pick up some bits!
Symptoms: Sore hips, sore back, tiredness!
Milestones: Into double figures now.... less than 100 days to go!
Weekly wisdom: Get some rest!
Emotions: Rollercoaster!

I'm back......

Yep..... I've been MIA for a couple of weeks!  I was stuck in a MAJOR blog funk.  I couldn't gather the OOMPH to write ANYTHING.... hopefully that's sorted now.  I know we all go through it at one time or another :)  Everything's good here though!

Ollie is still really enjoying preschool.  We had our first parent and teacher interview and it went well.  His teacher said he had settled in well and was polite and starting to make friends but that he could be quiet at times (news to me!!!) and finds it hard to decide which activity he would like to do next but I think that all comes with him being the 2nd youngest in the class.  There is a Halloween fancy dress party for the kids today and Ollie is dressing up as a dinosaur!!!  He is then off for a whole week.

Ollie and I have both been under the weather quite a bit!  It felt as though we had been sick for a month!  We both had pretty bad colds but his turned into a bad cough and bad breathing and he was later diagnosed with asthma.  How horrible for him.  I've had asthma all my life and know how horrible and hard it can be so I hope his turns out to just be seasonal (when it's cold out) or that he will grow out of it.

I had an eye test..... the first in over 10 years.... and found out I needed glasses.  The improvement is INCREDIBLE!!  I can't believe I didn't realise how badly I needed them.  I don't even mind wearing them because the difference is so amazing.  I got 2 pairs.... kind of chunky with a 'sexy secretary' feel about them :)

We are in the middle of doing up our house.  Ollie (and the baby's) bedroom is finished now and looks fab (James just has to put shelving and a clock up) and I'll post photos soon.  We are almost done with the kitchen and it looks amazing so far (though tiling and grouting etc is super time consuming!) and then next is the living room.  I plan to have everywhere finished before the baby comes.  It would be nice to have the house all sitting pretty when baby comes, without having to get stuck into decorating all over again.

I can't believe Christmas is so near now.... it freaks me out slightly because the baby is due so soon after Christmas.  It feels like we have so much still to do.  I have sorted all of Ollie's Christmas present now so that's the main bit of pressie buying sorted.  I can't wait for Christmas morning!  Christmas next year, Ollie will have an 11 month old playmate to wake up and be excited with!

My last 2 fortnights pregnancy updates coming later today......

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

22 weeks pregnant!

I'm 22 week pregnant now and FEELING it.  I am so SORE!!!!!!!!!  This pregnancy is a lot harder than my pregnancy with Ollie.  I get super bad pain in my lower back and hips every. single. day.  To be honest though, I don't rest as much as I should.  There is a lot to do at home, with taking Ollie to and from school and we are also in the process of redecorating!  I'm not a complainer though.... I am appreciative of the fact that I have this back pain etc because I'm lucky enough to be pregnant right now :)

Can you see the veins up there above my star tattoos?  Eeek!  I am loving my bump this last couple of weeks.... so long as I can find something I like wearing.  The only thing I have an issue with is my belly button poking out.

Our wee baby is SO active.  I have a party baby in there and he responds to voices too which is cute.  He wakes at the same time as the rest of us and then moves all day long.

We have told Ollie the name we have chosen for the baby and he has trouble remembering it so far, but when he DOES remember, the way he pronounces it is so cute!

How far along? 22 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: + 6lbs.
Sleep: Sleeping well, but I wake up SO tired every morning.
Food cravings: Fruit juice, Indian food, sushi, cheese with tomatoes and crackers, salty things!
Best moment this week: Getting Ollie's and the baby's room decorated!!
Movement: There is a constant party in my belly!
Gender: BOY!
Stretchies: A couple around my belly button....
Belly Button in or out? Out. Ack.
What I miss: Iced coffee, brie, goats cheese, cider.
What I am looking forward to: Buying more baby boy clothes etc!
Symptoms: Sore hips, sore back, tiredness!
Milestones: Finally 20+ weeks!
Weekly wisdom: Get some rest!
Emotions: Up and down all the time!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ollie's and Baby's new room!

Here is a sneak peek of my weekend spent decorating!!!  I'll be sure to do a proper post once the curtains and shelving are up and everything is in it's right place!

The toy corner complete with table and chair for art

The cool spinny chair with hood and bunk bed for the boys!

I also made them a book nook!  I need to dress this up a little more..... with pictures of something :)