Wednesday, January 20, 2016

23 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2 ♥

Today marks the end of my 23rd week of pregnancy and it feels so strange to say that I'll be 6 months along tomorrow, that makes it seem all the more real that I'll be having a baby in a few months! This week has been a strange one for me, I've been continuously anxious since last week when I experienced severe rib and stomach pain and I seem to be getting weaker by the day - I couldn't even stand up in my kitchen the other day when I was making Rice Krispie cakes with Tyler Lee. I have a blood test coming up so hopefully it can tell me if my iron levels are lowering again, although my pregnancy vitamin and iron supplement should be keeping them in check.

On Monday night I began getting a pain in my ribs again and I knew I was going to experience that awful pain again. It's suspected gallstones and honestly, I wouldn't wish the pain of the flare-ups on my worst enemy. Thankfully, this episode wasn't as bad as the previous ones as I was able to control my breathing and began sipping on lemon water whilst lying on my left-hand side. Once I got sick I was fine again and to be honest, when this happens it's a relief to be throwing up. I have to wait for an ultrasound to confirm that it actually is gallstones but from what my GP says, it is.

This week I've also began seriously thinking about baby's name. I've come up with a new favourite and have a middle name to go with it too but knowing me this will all change soon enough as I can't seem to stick to a name, something always puts me off it. I do really love this name though and can picture the child who would have the name and it seems to fit perfectly, I even have a nickname to go with it!

Hopefully my next week of pregnancy will see my health improving. I also hope all will be okay with baby tomorrow at the anomaly scan, when I get some reassurance I'll be able to relax a little!

This week...

Baby is the size of a - bunch of grapes, according to my Ovia pregnancy app.

I'm looking forward to - the anomaly scan, which is finally happening tomorrow. I hope all is okay with the baby and it'll be lovely to see him or her again.

My favourite moment was - going out to the fairy woods with my boys, it was great to get some fresh air and to capture some gorgeous pictures too.

I've been feeling - anxious, ill and quite weak. Hopefully next week will be a better week.

I've been buying for baby - nothing this week as I'm trying to curb my spending a little as it'll be Tyler Lee's birthday in just under a month and I want to save up to take him somewhere nice on the day.

I'm missing - being warm, I am freezing all the time, even when I'm lying under my duvet in bed. The spring and summer can't come quick enough.

I'm craving - nothing really still but when I saw a picture of someone's delicious Sunday roast I had to have one for myself. I'd eat it again now if I had it!

I'm loving - finally having the box room cleared out. The next step will be painting it and making preparations for either Tyler Lee to move back in there so that we can get him into his toddler bed or to make it a nursery for the baby.
      
I've been meaning to - make an appointment to get my hair done. Jacek got me a voucher for Christmas and I'd like to have my hair done before Valentine's Day.

I can't wait for - tomorrow when we have the anomaly scan.


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  1. 6 months makes it sound so much closer than 23 weeks! My friend had gallstones and she had all the symptoms, sounds horrific, she would cry with the pain. Can't wait to hear the name you've chosen :)
    Debbie

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  2. Eeek how exciting, good luck for the scan! Are you finding the gender out? I love that little vest, Little Bird? They're my favourite! I was anaemic during pregnancy so can sympathise with your dizziness and weakness. xx

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  3. I felt constantly weak with Henry - It was awful!! I had so many tests and they never discovered why. He turned out to be a chunk so I think he was just nicking all my energy haha! Hope the scan goes well xxx

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  4. Lots of luck with the scan tomorrow am sure it will go well. Och on the suspected gallstones front though doesn't sound pleseant.

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  5. Yeah it's that time of the week again! I love the name Naava which is beautiful in Hebrew and almost called my daughter that but at the time the hubby did not like Naava. I enjoyed seeing your trip to the fairy woods too!

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  6. Ugh, I had gallstones and struggled along with them for about 3 years before I was sensible enough to get them seen to. You have my sympathy, the pain is horrible! I love that little vest though, so cute!!

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  7. I hate that you're suffering from that kind of pain. I'm not sure what the remedy for gallstones is, but I hope this gets solved quickly.

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  8. Best of luck with the scan & mega-sympathy re. the gallstones. My Mum had them & yes, the pain was just as you describe.

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  9. It's just awful feeling ill in pregnancy and I hope that you start to feel better soon and don't suffer too much pain. Good luck for the scan

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