Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pregnancy | 25 weeks



How far along? 
25 weeks.

Size of baby?

This week the baby was approx 13.6-14.8 inches, apparently the size of a cauliflower.

Any news this week?

I was struggling this week and last, with work related stress; I was feeling quite down, anxious and losing sleep. On the advice of my midwife and GP, I've taken sick from work and applied for a much earlier maternity leave. It was a big decision for James and I to make, as has big repercussions financially, but James was adamant I wasn't going back there and we'd make it work, as mine and the babies health are much more important. It was a big relief making the decision, and now look forward  to relaxing and enjoying the rest of my pregnancy.
I also had my GTT bloods & 28 week bloods done this week, eugh. 3 bottles of blood taken, then had to drink almost a full bottle of Lucozade before waiting in the waiting room for 2 hours and then having another blood test done. Luckily I met up with a friend and sat chatting for 2 hours so it didn't seem so bad! :)

Clothes?
If I'm having a typically lazy day at home then I'll pop n some comfy lounge pants from Primark. If I've been out and about then I've dressed comfy in my maternity jeans from ASOS or some stretchy leggings from NewLook, usually with a cardigan, hoody or blazer. Have a nosey at this OOTD post from this week.

Products? 
This week I've still been moisturising daily with both the Sanctuary Body Butter (£10.00*) and Palmer's Cocoa Butter Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks (£2.10). 

Symptoms: 
Nothing really.

Sleep: 
I think it's definitely time to purchase a pregnancy pillow! I'm not sleeping too bad, but I am finding it more and more uncomfortable. 

Missing anything? 
I did have a moment this week where I really fancied a few cocktails!! :)

Movement: 
Still lots of strong movements!! :) Although I've noticed that they seem a lot more down low again rather than all over like before?! 

Any purchases?:
Nothing this week. 

Best moment this week:
Being able to relax and know that I don't have to go bad to a place that was making me so unhappy and anxious.

Worst moment this week: 
Having to make the hard decision!

Food cravings:
I really want cake!! I haven't though, but I can't stop thinking about cake!! ;)

Anything making you queasy or sick:

No.

Belly Button in or out? 

Still in but stretching a lot and is def on it's way out.

Mood:

Better.

Looking forward to:

Reaching the 3rd trimester. 


Can't believe I'm now 26 weeks, 14 weeks to go!!




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