How is it already time for another bump watch? Today I’m 22 weeks pregnant! This pregnancy seems to be going crazily fast!
Did you see our gender reveal last week? If you did then you would have heard both sets of our amazing news. Firstly, that Aitan is officially free of cancer! I cannot tell you the relief we feel about that. Secondly, we found out that we are having a baby boy!
- If you missed it, you can catch our gender reveal post here.
Evie is still coming to terms with the idea of having a brother. She didn’t speak to me for days after we told her, which was so funny! She was really cross at me for not giving her a baby sister. But, she is slowly getting used to the idea of having a little brother to play with. This week she came shopping with me and picked out a really adorable little soft toy for him. She’s also been asking to help me baby shop for clothes, which I’m really excited about doing. Is it too early to start baby shopping now?
If anyone else is pregnant, let me know below how far you are along. I’d love to follow your journey too!
This week baby is the size of an aubergine!
How I’m Feeling
I have not been feeling great this week at all, which is such a shame because I’ve been loving this pregnancy so far. I’ve got a stinking cold, which has made me realise I seriously need to book in for the flu jab as soon as possible! But, that’s not even the biggest issue. The biggest issue is that I’ve been getting trapped gas in my chest. It’s been so uncomfortable. I keep finding myself urging air and I’m in a lot of discomfort. It keeps happening just as I’m about to go to sleep and lasts for hours. It feels horrid! I keep trying to cough to try and make the air come up, but I’ve given myself a scratched throat and coughing hasn’t helped at all. If anyone has any tips for getting rid of this I am all ears!
I feel like I am suddenly growing! Hooray! My little bump is becoming kind of obvious now and I no longer look like I’ve just had a really big lunch. Baby is very active as well! He kicks so hard. I don’t remember Evie kicking this hard so early on. I’m actually slightly terrified of the fact that I have 18 weeks to go and the kicks are already so strong.
I’m starting to plump up in other areas too, not just the baby bump. I’ve noticed that, unlike with Evie, I’m getting really round in the face and just generally I feel bigger everywhere else. Especially on my arms and back. It’s horrid!
Now I have so much energy I’m going to try and go back to gym this week. I’m feeling a bit self conscious about my body right now and its making me feel a bit upset and really unconfident. Not about my baby belly – I love having a little baby belly – but I just really hate the rest all around it.
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Did anyone else suddenly just get big everywhere else in their pregnancy and have you ever had trapped gas in your chest before? Let me know below!