Bump update: Week 27

sorry for the shitty pic 😦


Baby stats: Baby is as heavy as a cauliflower and the size of a camping lantern.

Symptoms:  No real symptoms but starting to feel huge.  Baby is also very active, she kicks up a storm!

Total weight gain: Weighed in at 66.9kg so 1.6kg up on my starting weight.

Maternity clothes: Just the undies.  Still managing to fit into my clothes…. just!

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Workouts: Bit of walking and a bit of stretching, that’s about it.

Diet: Diet has been average.  Christmas won’t make the next week any easier either.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular.

Gender: Girl 🙂

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy.  Overall feeling very normal, aside from the size of me. One more week of the year left! 

Bump update: Week 22

 

Baby stats: Baby is the size of a papaya, or the length of a Vogue magazine 🙂

Symptoms:  No symptoms this week 🙂

Total weight gain: Gained a little bit of weight… weighed in at 64.8kg so -500gm from my starting weight.

Maternity clothes: Still no maternity clothes.  Getting thicker and thicker around the middle.. but still no proper bump!  le sigh..

Stretch marks? No new ones, although my belly is starting to itch (so it must be growing?!), so I’m making sure I lather this body up in oils and lotions.  And also, trying to drink more water to keep myself hydrated from the inside.

Workouts: Only a bit of walking and stretching this week.  So very inconsistent.  Oh, and I also went for a swim!  Took the toddler down to the pool, plonked him in a blow up thing and then pushed that up and down the pool.  I only managed two laps!  Ugh, I used to be such a strong swimmer, my fitness is definitely at an all time low.  Goals for the week ahead, more walking and more swimming!  Let’s get this fitness level lifted.

Diet: I’m able to eat more at the moment, which is great, but I find I’m eating a bit more junk again.  Gotta keep that crappy food out of my house!

Food cravings: No real cravings, but if I’m hungry I’ll reach for the junk food instead of fruit or vege.  I feel this will be a work in progress for this entire pregnancy.

Gender: Girl 🙂

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty emotional this week, although I didn’t actually have any kind of meltdown, so winning I guess?

Also, the hubby gave me a day off on Monday, so I took myself out to do some retail therapy on my own and it was bliss!  Well, except for all the food that I decided to treat myself with, that just kind of made me feel sick.  All in all, an ok week.

 

Bump update: Week 21

Still no actual bump yet 😦

Baby stats: Baby is the size of baby bak choy, or a baseball hat (?!).
Symptoms:  The back and hip pain is still there.  Have started feeling nauseous again, wonder if I/the baby is going through some sort of growth spurt as I also feel quite full in my uterus again.

Total weight gain: Lost a bit more weight… weighed in at 64.5kg so -800gm from my starting weight.

Maternity clothes: Still no maternity clothes.  I’m definitely thicker in the middle, but the ‘baby belly’ hasn’t popped out yet.

Stretch marks? No new ones.

Workouts: Quite a bit of walking this week as well as some stretching and one booty session 😉

Diet: Diet has been ok this week.  For some reason, my body is just not handling any food and it umm, kinda just goes straight through me.. (ewww..).  Experimenting with certain foods to see what sticks, but for now I get major stomach cramps whenever I eat which can’t be good 😦

Food cravings: No cravings, but I’d love to keep down what I eat.

Gender: Girl 🙂

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty good this week.  I mean, up and down, but more up than down 🙂  We got the approval for a bigger place so moving in a couple of weeks which is exciting!  On the downside, my toddler is being ridiculously challenging.. anyone who has any tips on dealing with temper tantrums, your advise is definitely welcome.

 

Bump update: Week 20

Still waiting for this baby to ‘pop’

Baby stats: Baby is the size of a banana, or a paper airplane.  We have reached the half-way mark!!

Symptoms:  Still with the tingling sensations and the back and hip pain.  Although, I am actively trying to manage the aches through exercise and stretching.

Total weight gain: Still -100gm from starting weight weighing in at 65.2kg.

Maternity clothes: I actually went out to H&M today to purchase some maternity shorts for the summer, and the store I went to didn’t stock their maternity range 😦  Settled for some elastic waisted shorts in one size bigger, but they just look odd.  Might take them back..

Stretch marks? Still no new ones.

Workouts: Quite a bit of walking this week as well as some stretching.

Diet: Diet has been ok, with the exception of Halloween where I ate A LOT of chocolate.  Like almost half of what we purchased to hand out to the little ones.

Food cravings: No cravings 🙂

Gender: Girl 🙂

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty good this week, although my toddler challenges me every single day.  He is as stubborn as his mother!

Bump update: Week 19

  New mirror now as my brother has moved into the spare room.  

Baby stats: Baby is the size of a mango, or an old school Nintendo Gameboy.  

Symptoms:  I’ve started to get tingling sensations in my fingers lately, which I got when I was pregnant with my son.  Also, back and hip pain is back.  Boo!

Total weight gain: Weighed in at 65.2kg today so only -100gm from starting weight.

Maternity clothes: Still nothing but will need to get expandable bottoms soon as my shorts and pants are getting tight!

Stretch marks? Still no new ones.

Workouts: Quite a bit of walking this week 🙂

Diet: Diet has been ok, but portion sizes have crept up this week.

Food cravings: No cravings 🙂

Gender: Baby is a girl!!!!! We originally wanted a boy, but I’ve had a feeling it’s a girl for awhile so have warmed to the idea and now I’m super excited!  My husband not so much… it’s a work in progress.

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: Pretty good this week, getting better at managing these emotions.   Sheesh, it’s only taken me 33 years 😳

Bump Update: Week 18


Sorry bout the different clothes, I was being lazy

Baby stats: Baby is the size of a sweet potato, or a slingshot.  Baby’s sense of hearing is developing.

Symptoms:  Feeling ‘fuller’ in my uterus, and I can now feel baby kick!  They are not strong kicks, just the first light little flutters, but it’s something!

Total weight gain: Weighed in at 64.9kg today so lost a little bit of weight since I last weighed in and under my starting weight by -400gms.

Maternity clothes: Just the jeans, although I haven’t worn them since I’ve returned to Sydney.

Stretch marks? Still no new ones.

Workouts: A couple of walks here and there and also a couple of short butt workouts 🙂

Diet: Getting better and better! 

Food cravings: No cravings 🙂

Gender: Unknown yet, but thinking/hoping boy.  Thought I was finding out earlier this week, but no.  Haha, I didn’t realise that I had to book it in specifically sooo will be finding out next week.

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: A little up and down this week but like last week, I’m working on it 🙂

Bump update: Week 15

Missed Week 14, but no real change except for the fat gain 😦

Baby stats: Baby is the size of an apple, or a Swiss Army Knife.  Baby can now hiccup.

Symptoms:  Feeling ‘fuller’ in my uterus, not sure if that is actually a symptom.

Total weight gain: Unsure!  My parents scales have finally died, so I don’t know what my current weight is.  Will be purchasing a new one over the next couple of days so that I can get back on to tracking my weight.

Maternity clothes: Just the jeans.

Stretch marks? Still no new ones.

Workouts: Absolutely nothing in the last two weeks.  And I’m feeling it too.

Diet: Complete shite.  But, back on track this week.  I’ll be doing the shopping and cooking so will be able to control what I eat more which is great!

Food cravings: Not really craving anything at the moment, but if I had to pick something then I’d say that I’m wanting more vegetables in my diet.

Gender: Unknown yet, but thinking/hoping boy.

Labor signs: Um, no….

Belly button in or out? In. My belly button never popped with my last full-term pregnancy, so I’m guessing it won’t this time round either.

Happy or moody most of the time: My mother passed away a couple of weeks ago, which has thrown me back on the emotional roller coaster.  I just happened to be back home for a quick break so am extremely grateful that I was here when she passed.  Because of her passing, we have had many, many people stop by my parents house to drop off baked goods.  Mostly cakes and biscuits.  Not to sound ungrateful, but it has been all I’ve been eating!!  And my Aunties have been cooking my father, brothers and I dinner, but it has been all high fat foods (think Seafood Chowders, Fish & Chips, Lasagnes, pizzas etc), which again, extremely grateful for the help, but I really just want to eat a salad now!  But, the lack of exercise and the intake of crappy food is also taking a toll on me emotionally.

I’m looking forward to getting back into some sort of routine and cooking more nutritious food to help heal myself, both mentally and physically.  As always, here is to a better week ahead.