21 weeks pregnant

Friday, 25 April 2014

I'm a few days late with my update this week. I'm finally having to face the fact that I need to calm down and look after myself a bit more. With work, housework, looking after the kids and trying to have fun days out with the kids, I am finding it is really taking it's toll on my body and the Braxton hicks have kicked in at exactly the same point as my pregnancy with Zach.


I'm also growing very quick at the moment. My bump still wasn't noticeable until this last week and I'm now struggling to fit into my normal clothes. After two pregnancies without buying maternity clothes I feel like I need to finally invest in a pair of maternity jeans. I find it such a shame that many high street shops don't stock maternity clothes in their stores as I haven't a clue what size or cut would be best suited! I have also finally invested in a nursing bra this week, like I said I would, from H&M and it is so comfy I can't believe I didn't do it sooner! 

The heartburn I thought I had found a lucky escape from this pregnancy has also reared it's ugly head! Luckily it is nowhere near as bad as last time yet although I am dreading the usual cycle of craving chocolate/chocolate causing heartburn/getting hormonal over heartburn causing me to want more chocolate to cheer me up! (I say this whilst devouring a huge Easter egg)

Baby's movements have been getting so much stronger this week. Both Andy and Gracie have felt their first kicks. Gracie's was whilst trying to cuddle me, she received a swift kick in the head which she found hilarious!

We've also been thinking names this week. Typically I had great suggestions for boys names this time and we are finding it difficult to choose girls names. Gracie has helpfully suggested Gracie, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie. Somehow I think we will keep her out of the desicion making process. So far we are agreeing to write a list of favourite names and wait until she arrives to make our decision so it will be a surprise to all of us.

I would love to know did you choose a name before your baby's birth? Did you stick to your chosen name?



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6 comments

  1. Emily's name was chosen around 28 weeks or so. We (I) narrowed it down to around 5 names and stuck them around the house on post it notes.
    When I discounted one I removed that note.

    Harry was named then too lol, it was our back up name incase the hospital had got it wrong

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    1. Aww I had Gracie's name years before I was even pregnant and Zach's was from a list of five we made early on but narrowed down to two just weeks before he was born

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  2. I like the idea of haveping a list of names, we just decided on a Anne and that was it, before our kids were born!

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    1. Funny how a name just sticks isn't it? I was exactly the same with my eldest. There were no other names for me.

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  3. We were team yellow - I had millions of girls names I liked, but only 2 boys. The OH refused to discuss any names beforehand as he didn't want to jinx any problems. So baby arrived (a boy), and I just told the OH, here are the 2 names I like. He put in 1 suggestion which I said no to as a first name, but was ok for second. Luckily he liked my number 1 name, otherwise we might have had some issues. I'd never choose one name ahead of baby arriving - as you might get wedded to it, then it might not feel right (or someone else might steal it beforehand.)

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    1. Yes other people using them was a big worry for me the last two times. I'm so relaxed this time though and looking forward to just seeing my baby and what feels right at the time.

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