Friday, 28 October 2011

Late October update!

You may remember this post that I made in April this year, the key words being:

"When I turn 28
Things are gonna be great"..

And, do you know what? They might just be! I turned 28 this week and although I am very quickly approaching 30, I am actually feeling happy about where I am in my life now. I never thought that this would be possible a year ago. I didn't think that I could ever be where I am now: expecting our first baby. I am still in shock and still unbelievably amazed 19 weeks on.  The world feels like a wonderful place at the moment.  

Mr Waiting made my birthday extra special by giving me a card addressed to "mummy".  On the front it says "Mummy, I know I am only little but I love you very much".  I am not ashamed to admit it - I cried.

A birthday card.  To mummy.  For me.  How wonderfully surreal.  

So, here's an update on recent weeks.  The last time I posted I was just over 16 weeks pregnant.  That was three weeks ago and I have had a lovely and exciting three weeks since then. 

16 weeks: 

I am now certain that those first bubbles I felt a week or so ago were movement.  They are getting stronger and are much more definite now.  I am also developing a linea nigra! 

17 weeks:

The bump is growing! I am not sure I 'enjoy' the movements I am feeling (it's all a bit surreal and freaky, and a bit alien-like!)

18 weeks:

Mummy and Daddy have felt movement from the outside now.  Baby is very active! The movements are following a pattern (when I am quiet, relaxed and usually first thing in a morning, last thing at night!).

19 weeks:

Growing more by the day! My belly button is also getting flatter.  I feel the baby move all the time, not just when I am relaxing, though I do notice it more then.  I am feeling ever so slightly nervous for my 20 week scan this week. We have decided not to find out what we are having.  The purpose of the scan is an anatomy check, not to check gender.  Furthermore, I would love Mr Waiting to be able to tell me at the birth what the baby is, or to find out myself depending on how we manage it. Equally, I would like the baby to be in neutral clothes for a while - after all, they are only newborn once!
19 week Birthday bump:


We have been buying bits and bobs - some body suits, a seven-piece set that was in the sale in M&S, moses basket sheets, cotbed sheets, cellular blankets, books... it's all very exciting!

So there you have it, 19 weeks and counting.  Almost half way folks! 

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