22 weeks pregnant

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Today we are 22 weeks and 1 day pregnant.

Last Sunday we had my OH’s Aunty and Uncle over for lunch. They had no idea that we were expecting and were absolutely over the moon. They will be able to come and spend time with the baby as often as they like, and an added bonus is the fact that Aunty H used to be a Plunket nurse!

We have had a few extra days off over this bank holiday weekend, so on Thursday we went to Ikea to buy the cot! We finally got around to moving my studio from the small room, into the other spare bedroom, which left the small room empty and perfect for a nursery. It is already decorated in a pale grey, so we didn’t even need to get the paint brushes out. Wooo.

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I love the cot as it lifts and lowers, and the side comes off to make it a little kiddie bed. It should be a good few years before it is outgrown. We also got a super cool tiger rug by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck. It adds a splash of colour to the room and I love it!

On Friday I went through all of the clothes we have for the cub and put them away in the drawers. We have luckily been given about 90% of the clothes for when the cub is small, so that has saved us a fortune on stuff that is just going to get covered in puke, poop and milk anyway. I have also started to think about what to take to the hospital and started laying some bits out:

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I am hoping that the cub fits into the little whale outfit. If it goes straight into the sausage dog babygrow, I will have major problems!

How pregnant: 22 weeks.

How feeling: Still feeling great.

Any symptoms: We have a kickboxer in training.

Any cravings: Still loving shreddies!

Weight gain: Up 9lbs from starting weight.

Waist measurement: 31.5″.

Bump measurement: 37.5″. Feeling huge and my belly button is almost flat! Eeeek!

Maternity clothes: Nothing new, but I have given up on wearing my normal wired bras now. Sports bras all the way.

Who knows: Everyone.

Looking forward to: Making a few bits for the nursery and finishing off the big bits.

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