A day late again – but nearly at the halfway point! This week I’ve began to feel really heavy and big, and other than leggings and maxi dresses, none of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit me.
I’ve been starting to think about hospital bags, which I will blog about when it is all done. Lots of people have asked why I’m doing it this early – well, why not? It will be one less thing to worry about closer to the time. So far, it’s just little bits like picking up an extra shower gel or toothpaste when shopping to pop in the bag. I’m aiming to have my bag packed by 25 weeks, and babies by 30 weeks, which is when I had them done when I was pregnant with Harrison and Alex.
I’m still getting braxton hicks which are mildly annoying but they make Squiggles go crazy afterwards, which is nice to feel!
Heartburn seems to be beginning to rear it’s ugly head . I’ve been quite lucky so far, as with the boys it started pretty much straight away and made me really poorly. This time it’s kept me awake a few times and made me sick twice, but I’ve got the Gaviscon and Refresher sweets (I swear they work!) ready! Fingers crossed it won’t be too bad!
Bump is getting big enough to make it hard to get comfy at night. I’ve always slept on my tummy, and the midwives have always reassured me that as long as I’m comfortable, it’s perfectly safe. It’s got to the stage where it is uncomfortable now, so I’m trying to sleep as much as possible on my left side, which is the best side for baby. I’m using my big pregnancy pillow to try and help take some of the weight. I’ve also started having restless legs which is really irritating – the joys of pregnancy!
I keep getting asked if I’m struggling with being pregnant in the heat – absolutely not! I might do if I was in the last few weeks, but I gave birth to Harrison in the middle of a June heatwave and was absolutely fine then, other than swollen feet and ankles. I love sunshine and heat! The only thing I’m struggling with is not being able to have an ice cold beer to cool down with – vimto it is then!
Here is bump at 19 weeks!