A big hello to you all. I hope you are keeping well. I have been getting a lot of messages from you all asking for a pregnancy update and of course gender of the baby, so here I’m to give you a quick update on my pregnancy so far.
How Far Along:
To those of you who are new, this is my third pregnancy and I’m 24 weeks far along as of today. I haven’t seen my doctor for a little less than a month. My next appointment is scheduled to happen sometime in the coming week.
This week baby is the size of a cantaloupe and now weighs roughly 1.25 lb and 12 inches long. Alhamdulillah I’m extremely excited about this milestone because it means there are roughly 15-16 weeks left until we meet our bundle of joy!
So far I gained around 3 kilos which is quite less than the pregnancy weight gain charts recommends, but as long as my doctor is not concerned, I won’t either. I trust my body and it will only do best for me.
Yes yes yes! Now husband can feel the baby from the outside! I feel the baby multiple times a day, usually while I’m sitting still at my desk, watching TV, driving, and lying in bed. Apparently the baby can now feel my movements and is lulled to sleep when I move around a lot which is another reason I don’t feel a lot of movements while being active.
Maternity Clothes/Preferred Outfit:
My bump is visibly huge now and none of my pregnancy clothes fit me. I have never worn fitting clothes all my life, so anything that’s ‘tighter’ than usual makes me extremely uncomfortable as if my own clothes are squeezing me to death. So loose tops and pjs is all that I wear these days.
Still as tired as ever, especially in the afternoon if I’m sat down on the sofa I end up drifting off to sleep. But come bedtime and I can’t switch off.
Gender Reveal of baby #3:
And to those of you who kept asking me if it’s a girl or a boy! Here you go..! 🙂
Cravings and Favourite Foods:
I’ve not had a particularly big appetite so far, I’m never hungry until around lunch time and then eat a reasonably big lunch. But come tea time and I’m not really hungry at all, I’m not finishing half of my meals.
I’m still eating a mixture of sweet and savoury and don’t really favour any over the other. Though I’m ready for the Applebees Chicken Tenders Platter with Honey Mustard sauce, almost every other day.
I have started disliking boiled eggs for some strange reason. I just can’t stand them any longer.
I have severe mood swings, blame my pregnancy hormones. One moment I’m happy and all charged up, next moment I want to climb in bed and cry myself to sleep. I have no idea what I’m up to.
I haven’t purchased a lot of stuff for this baby, just yet apart from some newborn clothes and cloth diapers. I plan to shop a little while I’m in India, if time permits.
Until last week I had severe nausea. Now it seems to have subsided quite a bit.
Food cooked by my mom, is a huge thing I miss staying away from home. Apart from that I miss nothing really. Alhamdulillah. Or at least nothing I can think so right now.
Best Moments So Far:
I had quite a few best moments so far, few of them being, seeing those two teeny tiny pink lines, announcing it to our family, finding our the gender of the baby.
Two things I’m totally dreaming about apart from meeting our baby, is building and redoing our cloth diaper stash for this baby and flying back to India for a short break. I can’t wait any more!
Three weeks til I start the 3rd trimester! Please keep those prayers and positive vibe coming. I so need them. 😀