So today I am 17 weeks pregnant and I am feeling fat!
Just today have started needing the loo a lot! Think Baby must have changed position and be putting pressure on my bladder?
My bump is definitely looking bump like now which is lovely as I hate the bit of pregnancy when people are never quite sure if you are expecting a baby or you are just a bit fat.
I am starting to feel constrained in my normal tights and leggings but am reluctant to spend money on maternity clothing until after my 20 week scan. I need some confirmation that this baby is alive.
20th December seems such a very long time to wait!
I am still experiencing nausea in this second trimester, particularly when I do not eat enough. My husband has been ill with a stomach bug so we have not eaten as much as we should. One notable thing is that I seem to have gone off fruit and I never know what to have for breakfast?!?
I can’t help comparing this pregnancy with my last. I think my bump may actually be bigger now but I have definitely gained less weight overall than I had at this point with the twins.
One thing that both pregnancies do have in common is that I am suffering terribly with lower back pain. Both times it has been on the right hand side. This time it is exacerbated by having to bend and lift Esther and William all the time.
I am finding it increasingly difficult to lift Esther and William and get our massive double buggy on the train and up and down steps, but as E and W do not walk I really have very little choice.
I am sleeping well at the moment and am managing to sleep on my front still a bit but am worried that I probably should not be doing that?
The pregnancy is going slowly at the moment and I am feeling quite anxious about the 20 week scan. Starting to wish that I had bought a fetal heart monitor as could do with some reassurance right about now.
So there we have it and here I am – 17 weeks and feeling fat x