Bump Update: Week 19/20 

If I haven’t said it already, time really flies. We’re now half way through our 21st week! So I thought I better do another update. 

Lots and lots and lots has happened these last two weeks. And that’s not even with regards to the pregnancy, life has just been so crazy… that’s September/October right… things on every weekend, things on during the week, people to visit, places to go. It’s really never ending, all which comes with the good and the bad. We’ve had some exciting things and some things the very furthest you can get from exciting. But all aside, life goes on, and I’m taking every day as a gift, with as much love in my heart I can have for everyone around me.

Second trimester is well and truly happening. My days are filled with more energy than I’ve felt this entire pregnancy, and a never ending hunger that literally nothing has been able to subside. Give me kiwi-fruit, banana, weet-bix, and I’ll eat them for eternity. As well as my craving for cake, that still won’t and probably never will go away. Let’s be honest- I craved cake even before I was pregnant, cake is life.

Something I encountered a few days ago that is definitely out of the ordinary (well for me, it’s usual for pregnancy) is dizziness. My word. Never have I ever spent an entire day feeling completely unable to walk straight, I literally felt drunk, and what’s more when people spoke to me, it sounded like their words were all strewn together. I found myself needing to literally go over what they had said in my head to understand what they were saying. Needless to say I felt useless at work, like I was working drunk but still had a sober thought process, meaning I could only get frustrated with my own body and ability to hear. Bless them though, as they sent me home to get some rest earlier than I was rostered to (much love guys). 

Daniel looked it up, as we were both worried that maybe there was something wrong with my blood pressure/heart rate or something like that. But most websites said that it was a usual occurrence in second trimester for pregnant women to encounter. We have a meeting with our Midwife with Wednesday morning coming anyway, so I’ll bring it up with her just to be sure I’m not falling apart. 

For the most part I’m enjoying my growing little bump, besides the general uncomfortableness at night. Stretch marks are still at bay, though I feel as though inevitably they will come. Which in no way makes me sad, I’m just hoping that they’re gracious and not all over the place. Though the beginnings of a few on my chest are starting to appear, there’s  nothing coconut oil can’t soothe. 

Our gender reveal party is in 5 days! And I bet you’re itching to know if it’s a girl or boy. Trust me, we’re itching to share it with you. I still have to take a step back and remember that this is real life some times, I can’t express how thankful I am for all of the love and support we have and still are receiving from everyone, you warm our hearts and fill us with more confidence than you could imagine. We just know our little one is already so loved, and that gives us so much faith that we’re doing the right thing by bringing our baby into the world. So thank you all.

Eighteen and a half weeks to go!
(Ps, that ring on my finger in the photo, because I know someone will ask, is on my right hand. Calm down, Dans not there just yet 😉 ) 

3 thoughts on “Bump Update: Week 19/20 ”

  1. I feel you on the constant hunger! I hit 19 weeks and I have been non-stop hungry. I used to get bursts of hunger and not hunger, but now I’m hungry 100000% of the time. I would eat all day, every day if I could! I’m right there with ya on the kiwifruit and weetbix! I love them so much. I still can’t stand bananas. The smell of them make my stomach do flips 😦 I hope you’re feeling better soon! Being dizzy is no good. I can’t wait for your gender reveal! I’m so excited. I think it’s a boy. With all my non-related wisdom. (That and because I’m having a boy while all my friends have had/are expecting girls.) I can’t wait to see what the little (or not so little now) bean is! 🙂


    1. The hunger is real isn’t it girl!! 😂 at least weet-bix and kiwifruits have our backs 😉 I can’t wait to tell everyone the gender!!
      That’s so exciting that yours is a beautiful little boy!! How long ago did you find out? I bet you’re ecstatic! It really is the most beautiful feeling isn’t it. I’m so glad that I can connect with people who are going through the same as me. It gives me so much comfort, sending all my love your way ❤️❤️❤️


      1. It is so real! I have never been this hangry in my whole life! I swear it can go from ‘oh yeah, I could eat’ to ‘oh my god, so HANGRY’ in about 0.5 seconds. Haha. I still haven’t announced it on my blog, but telling everyone in person was so exciting! No one was surprised though haha all of them could only see me with a boy. I was the same. There was only one person who thought it was going to be a girl, and she only thought that to be different. I think. Haha.
        It was the first shot we saw on the ultrasound! Ha. The sonographer moved the wand away so quick! I found out when I was 18 weeks because I thought I was further along for the full anatomy scan. Turns out I wasn’t and I have to go back in a week to have another little look at him. Not that I’m complaining since it’s probably going to be the last scan until he’s born! I want alllllllllllllll the photos! Hopefully I can convince her to give me a few more of his face and his full body because I only got one of his face last time 😦 The rest were of his organs. It’s cool to know they’re there and all, but I just want to see him in his entirety. Haha.
        It is so lovely! It’s also good to have someone who isn’t due miles ahead of me! I’m due 27th and you’re just the week ahead! Aaaaaaaaand you only live over the ditch! It’s not like you’re on the other side of the world either haha it’s quite nice 🙂 Right back at ya! ❤


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