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23 WEEK PREGNANCY UPDATE BABY #2


This week baby boy is the size of a grapefruit or a large mango depending on which app I look at. He is now measuring around 1.1lb and 11.5 inches long. I have been feeling more kicks daily and they seem to be higher up now compared to 17 weeks. I like to watch him kick late at night as he seems to go crazy when I'm lying down in bed. I've also been having lots of braxton hicks again this past week which seem to be worse in the evening. I am trying to drink more but I'm not a huge drinker other than Dr pepper so it's hard to remember to drink other drinks too. 

I have been feeling very fat and bloated hence how big I look in this weeks bump photo. My bump wasn't as noticeable in the morning when I woke up and would appear later in the day after eating. However it's now definitely there in the mornings and just feels 100 times bigger by the end of the day. Still no stretch marks but I think I will start applying some cream daily now if I remember to keep my skin in good condition. I was lucky enough not to get any stretch marks last time but I am bigger this pregnancy already so I may do this time. I have the Palmers butter stretch mark cream as I love the coconut scent however I do have a few others to try out so I shall let you know my thoughts on those sometime. 

I've not really been feeling hungry at all this week where as I would always feel sick if I went an hour without eating. I'm noticing it more at work now especially as I don't eat on my shifts so I'm not feeling sick by mid-day like I used to. I have noticed that my bladder needs emptying more, even more so at night time. I'm not waking up during the night desperately needing to go but when Amelia wakes us up I go and when I wake in the morning I need to right away. 

Not a very big update this week, hopefully I'll have more to report next week. We did build baby boys cot this week and I've had a few new purchases arrive which I will share with you all soon. These weeks just seem to be flying by at the moment, it will be Christmas before I know it! 

Which stretch mark cream did/do you use? 

For last weeks update click here.

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7 comments

  1. I'm not sure I've felt any braxton hicks, just lots of pressure from him being engaged :P Glad to see you've had a good week though :)

    Georgina
    Mummy Pixie

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  2. I like to use organic coconut oil on my bump :)

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  3. How fast are the weeks going? I'm enjoying following your updates. Lots of kicks sounds nice, they are so special :)

    Saskia x
    http://www.songssillinessandsuch.co.uk

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  4. Bump has definitely popped this week Kerry! It does seem like the weeks are flying for you- so exciting! x

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  5. Great update. Glad your doing well :)
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  6. You are looking so bumpy! Oh I miss my bump! x

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  7. I have been using the Palmers Cocoa Butter too as I love the smell! But bought Bio-Oil to give a try today (quite expensive) but heard good things. It does smell quite mediciney though and it tingles after you put it on which is a bit weird but my bump is really growing now and would like to avoid getting really bad stretch marks so fingers crossed it works! I also had my first ever Braxton Hicks contraction this week - woke up with rock hard stomach felt so strange but then eased after a few seconds. Think it was because my bladder was full - I am needing to go lots more now too. Can't believe 23 weeks now already! Yes Christmas soon! Interested to see what you think of the stretch creams you are trying! CharlyOlivia xx

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