Baby Number Two

20 Weeks Pregnant {Baby Number Two}

20 weeks pregnant already!? Time is just flying by and I can’t believe I am already at the half way point! The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic with getting the bedrooms organised ready to switch about. I’m also really pleased as I’ve made a good start on buying bits for our baby boy. I have picked up so many bargains in the January sales and I have started to make a list of all of the bigger items we’ll be needing to buy too. I never did get round to posting my 18 week update so this update will cover how I’ve been getting on since my last post at 16 weeks!

HOW FAR ALONG?
20 Weeks

DUE DATE?
14th June 2017

GENDER?
Boy!! 

HOW’S BABY DOING?
At week 20, baby is the size of a banana. Measuring about 25.6cm in length (this is now measured from head to toe rather than crown to runp!) and he weighs up to 10.6oz. Babies ears are now in their final position and stand out from his head. Apparently he also has little eyebrows starting to appear too! A whitish coat of a slick, fatty substance called vernix caseosa begins to cover your baby. It acts as a moisturiser and lubricant, helping to protect her delicate skin from drying out in the amniotic fluid. 

Since my last update I have had my 16 week midwife appointment which wasn’t actually until just before I turned 18 weeks. Everything went perfectly which is always reassuring. She was more than happy with my blood test results, my urine sample and my blood pressure which is always such a relief too. I have my 20 week scan in a couple of days too which I’m looking forward too. 

WEIGHT CHANGE?
I lost the few lbs I gained over the festive period pretty quickly thankfully. Which means I am now up around 7lbs from my pre pregnancy weight which I am actually very pleased with. I piled on so much weight in my first pregnancy and I’m trying so hard to avoid this happening again.

SYMPTOMS?
Pain. SO MUCH PAIN. I’m really suffering with awful pain in my pelvic and pubic bone area. It started a couple of weeks ago now and is showing no signs of easing up sadly. I’m thinking I may have to book in for some physio soon as I think it may be the start of PPGP (pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain). I am also still feeling super tired most of the time which is slightly annoying as I thought the second trimester was when you got all your energy back! Still waiting for that pregnancy glow over here!! 

MOVEMENT?
I am definitely feeling some movement now and I am super excited for those little kicks to get stronger. I was actually beginning to worry a little as I was sure I felt Bella move earlier than this. Baby boy only seems to move when I get into bed in the evenings, or at least that is the time I notice it the most! Feeling baby move is definitely one of my favourite parts of pregnancy and I’ve been really enjoying laying in bed each evening feeling him squirm about.

STRETCHMARKS?
I think I have a few new ones on my boobs sadly or they could just be old ones that are more noticeable now as my poor boobs seem to just keep bloody growing!! I am trying really hard to be more consistent with applying my bio oil twice a day as I keep forgetting.

SLEEP?
Sleep still isn’t great, I’ve been popping a small pillow under my bump at night to try and support it better but I still feel like I just toss and turn all night long. I have also been having the strangest dreams every night for the last couple of weeks which I suspect is probably hormone related!

CRAVINGS?
I have been loving satsumas recently which I suppose isn’t a bad craving to have! Apart from that I seem to have a constant hankering for Japanese food and chicken katsu curry! I know where we are going for our date night next month πŸ˜‰ 

HOW I’M FEELING?
Apart from the pain, I’m feeling okay! I’ve felt a little overwhelmed at times lately. I am trying to get myself a bit more organised which is definitely helping me to stop stressing. 

MISS ANYTHING?
Walking without feeling like my pelvis might snap. Ouch.

FAVOURITE RECENT OUTFIT?
Josh bought me a gorgeous new grey coat for Christmas which I’ve been loving wearing. The buttons on it do just about do up at the moment! Although I tend to wear it open anyway so it should last me through these cold months which means I won’t need to buy a Maternity coat.  I also found my maternity leggings from last time which are super comfy, but they sadly have a hole in so I’ll need some new ones!

BEST MOMENT THIS FORTNIGHT MONTH?
There has been a fair few! Obviously hearing babies heartbeat at my midwife appointment was my favourite. It’s such a magical sound and it always makes me feel a little emotional too. But Josh and I also enjoyed a lovely spa break for his birthday a couple of weeks back which was just blissful. We have also made a start on shuffling our bedrooms around at home to make space for our baby boy’s arrival. Josh and I have moved into what was our guest bedroom, Bella and the baby will then be sharing our old bedroom and the room that Bella is in now will become a shared office for Josh and I! 

We have also finally settled on a name for baby boy!! 

LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Making a proper start on the children’s shared bedroom over the next couple of weeks and of course seeing baby again at our 20 week anomaly scan at the end of the week!


Harriet xo

15 Comments

  1. Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog

    January 29, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    You have a name! Oh my gosh how exciting. Hope you get some help with your pain soon and your energy returns too x

  2. Lucy | Real Mum Reviews

    January 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    The pelvic pain can be horrific. My craving was sweet chilli sauce!! Had it with everything!!!

  3. Emily and Indiana

    January 30, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    The kicks and movements are one of the best things about pregnancy, soo special! I can’t believe how quick it’s going! xxx

  4. Amy @ The Smallest Of Thing

    January 30, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I miss being pregnant for the kicks and movements! What a beautiful bump πŸ™‚ ox

  5. Lauren - Dilan and Me

    January 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous bump! Love reading preganncy updates, brings it all back. Can’t wait to do it all again! Excited to hear what name you have chosen!

  6. Sonia Cave

    January 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I hope the Physio works and enjoy seeing your little man at the scan πŸ™‚

  7. Amy | All Things Amy

    January 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Lovely post. It’s all so exciting – I loved hearing babies heartbeat for the first time.

  8. Jodie

    January 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Ohhh your post makes me miss being pregnant! I can’t believe you’re already 20 weeks! It’s gone so fast. Can’t wait to hear the name you’ve chosen xx

  9. Rebecca | AAUBlog

    January 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    such a cute little bump! Sorry to hear you’re in so much pain though – hope it passes soon! x

  10. Sarah Cantwell

    January 30, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    So exciting! It’s lovely when you start to feel them move although I’m already getting sick of it now. Baby girl is SUCH a wriggler, she moves way more than Rosalie ever did. She even wakes me up in the middle of the night with her kicks! Xx

  11. Stephanie

    January 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    What a lovely bump! So nice your getting movements and feeling them more. Such a nice feeling

  12. Sarah | Digital Motherhood

    January 31, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Loving the dinosaur romper! And you look fab πŸ™‚

  13. Kerry norris

    February 1, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Sorry to hear you’re in so much pain. Satsumas are a pretty good craving and Katsu curry x

  14. Cass Bailey

    February 3, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Oh bless you, I really sympathise with that pain as I remember how awful it was with my second. Hope you’re feeling better soon x

  15. Jasmine

    February 3, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    What a lovely update…you’ve really covered so much and looking back on it all will be amazing! If you need any advise/help with the pelvic pain I did cover a few bits over on my blog. My little boy (also number two) is just 8months!
    Hope it eases up for you, it’s so super nasty!! Enjoy being pregnant again because it flies by!!! Xx

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