How many weeks?
22 weeks. I feel like it was only yesterday that made it to halfway and now I’m already storming through the twenties.
When is baby due?
19th April 2016.
How’s baby doing?
She’s really well, as far as I know. She’s very obvious to me now. My belly has grown a lot these past couple of weeks and I’m very aware of her movements and her schedule. I can feel regular kicks and jabs and I fall more in love every single day.
For now, she’s the size of an eggplant/aubergine, depending on where you are from! She’s around 28cm long, and weighing 430g.
We have a scan with her next week, on 22nd, when I’ll be 23 weeks, and just three days away from Christmas and I really can’t wait to see her again. It will be the last time until our growth scan at 32 weeks and I’m going to savour the extra gift she gave us by being stubborn and refusing to get in a good position to be measured last time around!
I’m okay physically. While I have an achey crotch now and again, my SPD symptoms haven’t worsened, which is great. And I’m still mobile and feeling good in that sense, which I’m hoping lasts for a good while now.
The biggest thing I have had this week is extreme tiredness. I don’t know what has come over me but I am absolutely shattered. I find waking up extremely hard, no matter what time I go to bed. And last night I went up at around 8:00pm and slept all night and still woke up tired.
I am finding it hard now and I’m desperate to finish for Christmas so I can have some well-needed rest and just slow down a bit.
Other than that I have had heartburn again, which is getting slowly worse. But not enough to bother me yet. I’m also really off my food too for some reason. I just can’t eat as much and when I do eat it’s usually sweet things I want this week, which is strange and not really like me. Cookies and biscuits are trouble!
How I feel?
I’m okay. I do wonder sometimes if I’m struggling a bit with my hormones sometimes as I have been feeling down and emotional. Which has been hard to talk about and deal with sometimes. You know how lucky you are when you’re pregnant and you want to be really happy about it, but it is hard, especially when life around me recently has been hectic.
I didn’t get chance to speak much about that in my video, as I wasn’t feeling too bad at the time, but I’m hoping a couple of weeks of rest and family time will be good for me. Goodness knows I need it!