As of Thursday I am 26 weeks pregnant!
Life is marvellous and that would be putting it mildly. I love feeling our little man move around and he's getting stronger by the day. When things go right, pregnancy really is wonderful. It took us so long to get here so I really am trying my very best to enjoy every second of this pregnancy. I am feeling good and am happy to report that our beautiful boy is growing perfectly.
Here are some of the things that I'm feeling at the moment:
Baby's size: over 30cm from head to toe (crazy!)
(780grams according to our ultrasound at 25 weeks)
Symptoms standing out this week: The skin around my navel is beginning to be sore and dry so I'm moisturising it a lot to avoid scratching. Some hormonal rants. Hips continue to be sore.
I'm feeling: Just really, really lucky. We've recently moved house and that combined with work had me stressed for quite a while but now I'm sitting back and reminding myself everyday just how very lucky I am!
Food love: Cake... In any form and Nutella on bread/croissant
Things I'm loving at the moment: Feeling baby move all over the place, feeling baby hiccup this last week, my growing baby bump, deciding on baby products and furniture.
Things I'm not loving: My impending PhD submission deadline, the thought of winter when I'm in postpartum phase.
Currently living in: The stripe dress in the photo above (photo at 24 weeks) and a grey Monrow maternity dress from Shopbop... Heaven help me come cooler months - pants are so damn uncomfortable.
Looking forward to: Buying more baby things and furniture... Especially the Purebaby coat we found the other day.
Dreaming about: Weird things, as usual! The latest one was that I missed the opportunity to start breastfeeding because I had worn my new bras the whole after the birth.