Hi, guys. So I’ve just done a four minute
HIIT routine and I’m actually dying. Hence the top.
Hi, guys and welcome back to my pregnancy update. Today is my 20 week update and this
week has been quite exciting because I had my 20 week scan, which is always a really
nice point to get to because the scan is so in depth and it’s so reassuring because they’ve
seen everything now. They’ve seen the heart, kidneys, stomach, absolutely everything that
even zoomed in on the face and they could see that his lips were good, like there was
no cleft lip or anything like that, so they checked him over. I did worry a tiny bit because
at one stage they couldn’t see part of the heart that they needed to check, so I had
to go away, have something sweet to eat, they said walk around for a bit, jiggle around
and use the toilet and all this stuff. I came back and he had moved into the right position
so that they could check his heart, but in that half hour while I was waiting, I was
like, what’s wrong with his heart? But he was absolutely fine.
So anyway, this is him and he’s looking so much chunkier. It is definitely a boy. They
zoomed in and I have seen it for my own eyes. I am definitely feeling and looking pregnant
now. I love when you get to the stage and you have an actual bump. I’ll show you what
it looks like but yes, I’m wearing all maternity clothes now. I can’t squeeze into any of my
trousers or anything like that unless they’re below my bump and I’ve just ordered a pair
of over the bump leggings because it’s definitely got to that stage and they feel so good. I
got them on ASOS. I’m still taking my Pregnacare supplements
that I’ve been taking the whole way through. That’s really become a habit for me. So just
really started taking seriously using my stretch mark cream and belly cream. Up until this
point I have moisturizing but now I think I’m going to take it a bit more seriously.
I do have a few stretchmarks, but really they’re not bad at all. And all of the stretch marks
that I have, I actually got once I went overdue, so when I was over 42 weeks, then I’ve got
my stretch marks, which is totally unfair because I made it right to the end and then
I got some. But in the past I’ve used bio oil, cocoa butter, and just coconut oil. So
I’m going to use all of those things again and I don’t just smothered it on my bump.
I do my bump, my sides, my thighs, my boobs. I do everywhere.
Although I’ve got some great maternity bits, I am really struggling to find any nice maternity
swimwear. Both of my other children are winter babies and we never went on holiday when I
was pregnant, so I didn’t have to worry about it, but we’re off on holiday soon and I really
was going to buy some maternity swimwear, but it’s all so ugly. I’m thinking about just
wearing the bikinis that I have and just letting it all hang out. But I don’t know. Put in
the comments if you know anywhere that I can get some really nice maternity swimwear because
I’m really struggling. Recently for our bed I’ve got a new duvet
and some pillows. They were super expensive because I got goose down feathers, but it’s
just helping me sleep a bit because I’m finding it so hard to sleep when I’m pregnant. I’m
still sometimes using the loo, it’s now getting a bit harder to roll over in bed and I’m getting
a few pulls and things on my side and if I roll over too quickly it hurts. I don’t know
if the baby is in a funny position or if that’s just like my body, but I’ve invested in some
better like comforters and things to help me sleep. I’ve never actually bought a pregnancy
pillow before and I don’t think I will this time. I just have like extra pillows around
me and blankets. Lots and lots of baby movement, which has
been really, really lovely. He’s the size of a mango now, which is about 16 and a half
centimeters. Is that right? God, that sounds quite big. I’ve been trying to think of what
other products I’ve been using a lot of. I’ve been having lots of decaf tea, decaf coffee.
I have lots of herbal teas with no caffeine in them and things because I am a bit of a
coffee drinker. That’s one thing that I’ve had to completely change while I’ve been pregnant
and in the first trimester I’ve already went off of tea coffee but now I’m really enjoying
those things and also still my hot lemon because this baby loves lemon juice for some reason.
As I mentioned earlier, just a few aches and pains and pulls, like I’m guessing where my
stomach is growing or the baby is moving and stretching me, but other than that I’ve been
feeling not that tired. I’m feeling quite good. My skin’s really improved. I have had
a few headaches but there is definitely a correlation with me not drinking enough water
and me having a headache, so I’m just really trying to keep up with my water intake while
I’m pregnant. But yes, I think that is it for this week, thank you so much for watching.
And I’ll be back next week for my 21 week update, and I will see you very soon. Bye.
And a little bit of dizziness lately, but apparently that can be hormones as well. So