The halfway point is within reach – I’m 19 weeks pregnant (20 on Tuesday!) and things are great, if slightly stiff/achey/heartburn-y.
I’ve felt really good this week – I think Baby A had a bit of a growth spurt between 16-18 weeks as I felt about as exhausted as I did in the first trimester, but she’s settled down (for now) and I have tons of energy. My enthusiasm for tidying the house/sorting my wardrobe/going for long country walks is only dampened by a bout of hideous sciatica, which has left me a bit sofa-bound this weekend. I’m not very good at resting but it really is quite painful to walk about when I’ve been overdoing it, so I’m trying to take it easy and having twice-weekly chiropractor sessions which mostly involves massaging my right butt cheek. Lovely.
We’ve got our 20 week scan on Wednesday, which I’m super excited and also quite nervous about. This is the scan to check that Baby A is developing as she should be, with checks to rule out any problems with her growth. A healthy 20 week scan is the last big hurdle in the first half of pregnancy (let’s not talk about the actual birth at this point) and I’m just hoping everything is ok so we can move onto the next bit. Fingers very, very firmly crossed.
This week Rob has sorted out our spare room ready for its nursery transformation. We’re thinking of painting some of kind (chic and stylish) mural on the walls – I’ve gathered some ideas together on Pinterest, so let me know if you see anything similar!
As well as the scan, next week I’m also going to see Queen Bey in Manchester… I’m a little concerned about standing up all night and may take a camping chair with me (I hear it’s what all the kids do these days), but I can’t wait to see the show. Baby’s first Beyoncé – oh yeah!