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20 weeks down … 20 to go!

20 weeks down … 20 to go!

I have finally hit the halfway mark milestone in my pregnancy. In some instances it has felt like time is at a standstill and in other instances time seems to be flying. I have in the last few days had a few panicky moments when I realise that I most likely do not actually have 20 weeks left of this pregnancy and have got lots to sort out including writing a list of things I need to sort out.

So here is a quick update

Weight gain/Measurements: I have picked up about 2kgs since I fell pregnant – my weight does seem to fluctuate from day to day so will check again when I go to the doctor in 2 weeks. My belly is measuring 85cm around the biggest point (and growing every day)

Symptoms: The tiredness seems to have eased a bit but has been replaced with being constantly hungry. The “unusual” feelings of having a tiny human growing inside me also continue but they are a constant reminder of the miracle that happens during 9 months of pregnancy. My tummy seems to be growing every day and with that an ever growing battle to find clothes in my cupboard that actually fit. I am starting to enjoy having a belly and finding myself wishing a bigger belly every day. Ballet seems to be slowly becoming a battle – my balance seems to be non-existent and certain moves just don’t seem “right” anymore. I am going to try continuing doing ballet as far as I can but doing less and less as the pregnancy continues.

Sleep: I am getting used to sleeping on my side and not finding sleep too much of a problem at the moment – let’s hope it stays that way for a bit.

Cravings: I still can’t get enough of sweet things – I recently discovered Woolies “on the go” brownies which I believe were made especially to satisfy these sweet cravings I have been getting. The only problem is they only come in packs of one and when I have demolished one then I need another one. When the doctor moans at me about my glucose levels next time I visit I will ask him if he has ever tried the brownies and that will answer his question.

Mood: I am in a pretty good mood at the moment – content with how my pregnancy is progressing and not being too much of a “preggyzilla”.

Best Moment since last post: we found out we are expecting a little girl. We have been lucky to already been receiving prezzies and our spare room is slowly starting to fill up with various shades of pink outfits and bits and pieces.