So we unpacked boxes of nappies, cuddly toys, baby toiletries, wipes etc and went through the mountain of clothes that we have been so kindly given by three wonderful women! We've bought a few bits new obviously, we want him to have somethings that his Mummy and Daddy bought him, but really he needs no new clothes until he is about 6 or 7 months old (depending on how big or small he is!). We have also bought a mini wardrobe, which is super cute, and I am soo looking forward to this arriving. The only thing that is really missing from the room is a chair. But I really don't think I can fit one it. Not with bunk beds, a cot, a mini wardrobe, bookshelf and two chest of drawers! But I am starting to think about where I might feed him, especially in the night...
Anyway, this week saw my glucose tolerance test. For those not in the know (i.e. not over a certain BMI!!) this is a test that measures how well your body processes sugar. It basically determines whether you have gestational diabetes (although there is a further test if it looks like you have it). Basically you have a blood test, drink a load of lucozade and then have another blood test a few hours later. Oh and you also have to fast! Mine was on Monday morning, so I had to spend Sunday evening with no food or drink! Besides little sips of water. Not a pleasant evening, but I managed it and it the tests all came back clear!
I also had a growth scan and everything is measuring right, including my fundal height which was exactly spot on! It was also lovely to hear his heartbeat again. I keep saying he as well, as the scanner was able to finally confirm he is 100% all boy! Good job as he has so many blue clothes!
The kicks I was feeling have started to change into more squiggles and wriggles really, I think there must be getting less room in there for him to move around. Two weeks ago he was lead head down and now apparently he is lead right across my belly (not good!) so I constantly feel uncomfortable and find getting up and bending down really painful.I really want him to move back into head down, although I know he still has a few more weeks to do that yet. Thankfully, the sciatica pain I've been getting hasn't been too bad this week. I took a picture of myself and didn't realise that I've actually grown quite a bit; I can no longer fasten my non-maternity jeans! But everyone keeps saying how neat and small I look. I haven't yet managed to weigh myself yet, but I don't feel I've put any weight on anywhere besides the bump, which is good. I think the tiredness is creeping back, which I am NOT looking forward to! But if that's the worst of the pregnancy symptoms I get then I guess I can live with it.
My pregnancy app says that he is now around 15 inches long and 2 and a half pounds! I am having baby envy and keep seeing people on facebook or in the 'real' world having babies and I just want mine to arrive now.
I also found my Christmas Day dress this week, which I am most excited about, you can see it here and it is gorgeous, a lovely fabric and really flattering over the bump. I have ordered about 6 pairs of tights as well to see which ones will go best with it!
The next update I'll do will be around 30 weeks, which will be around Christmas time! Can't wait; hubby and I have two weeks off and I cannot wait to chill out.
Maternity bra shopping in M&S!!