17 weeks my pretty. Only 3 weeks till we know what you are. It’s killing me walking past all the baby stores and not being allowed to buy anything (yet). Not saying I’ll be buying a whole lot seeing as Alanah practically lived in sleep suits and body suits for the first 3 months, but I’d like to buy my bean something new and shiny. Oh and I got first kicks this week. I can feel how mini those feet are. So alien but so nice to feel it.

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain: I’ve eaten like a pig this week, I’m nervous to step on the scale.
Maternity clothes? no
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Lani is still crying in her sleep and wriggling up the bed to hit her head on the bed board, so I’m up a few times a night. Exhausted. Plus sciatic nerve has kicked in.
Best moment this week: Celebrating Alanah’s first birthday and seeing her smile when she saw all her friends arrive. Also hearing mini McFadzean’s heart beat.
Miss Anything? Does being in Australia count?
Movement: yep yep yep, mini feet are kicking.
Food cravings: still sour and now mint too
Anything making you queasy or sick: OMG Alanah’s soiled nappies are absolutely killing me.
Gender: 3 weeks till scan. ARGHHHHHHHH!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: I think the morning sickness is still here. Also sciatic nerve is started to pinch when I’m asleep in certain positions. Booooooo!
Belly Button in or out? 17 weeks and I give up. It’s in and then it’s out. Stupid high uterus.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Lack of continuous sleep is making me a total bitch.
Looking forward to: Completing and posting my Indefinitie Leave to Remain. Stupid, expensive British immigration system.

We are almost half way through. I still can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy seems to disappearing. It seemed to take forever with Alanah. As far as mini McFadzean is concerned, many of their bones are starting to harden. Among these first bones to develop is the inner ear. This means that baby might be able to head sounds such as my heart beat and gurgling stomach. CUTE!

How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain: I’m eating like a small pig, I don’t want to look
Maternity clothes? None yet.
Stretch marks? Nop. Just Bio-oil queen.
Sleep: Alanah is sleeping a lot better but still up once or twice for a dummy. I’m still rather tired though.
Best moment this week: Not going to lie, it’s been a shit week. I’m struggling to think of a good moment.
Miss Anything? My sister.
Movement: Lots of little wriggles. So nice to feel them .
Food cravings: sour, mint and crushed ice.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Anything that looks squishy, like weet-a-bix or porridge.
Gender: The 21st of February couldn’t come sooner.
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: I have pregnancy related thrush and it’s killing me. Plus I’m still getting random sessions of morning sickness. EWWW!
Belly Button in or out? In out, out in…
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m ok.
Looking forward to: Valentines day and Ross’ birthday :D

Another busy week in the lead up to Alanah’s birthday but its works nicely with being only 16 weeks as there is no belly to get in the way of tasks or waddling to slow me down. Still no real baby “bump”; looks more like I’ve had a big dinner. We got our letter in this week to say that we have a 20 weeks scan date… Ooooooo gender reveal. I have a midwife appointment on Friday this week so we’ll hear baby’s heart beat. Lani’s birthday and a baby heart beat, what a beautiful day. Here’s hoping the sun shines for both my babies.

How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain: still only a kilo
Maternity clothes? no
Stretch marks? Nop
Sleep: Alanah’s new thing is screaming in her sleep. I’m awake almost every hour at the moment.
Best moment this week: Making 10 metres of bunting and making Lani’s tutu. How sad lol
Miss Anything? Unbroken sleep
Movement: I don’t think so.
Food cravings: Sour. Burnt all my taste buds off already.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Couple of Lani’s nappies have turned my stomach
Gender: 4 weeks till me know. (21st of Feb)
Labor Signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Still the odd stretchy pain and a wee vom every couple of days but it’s gag reflex things. Oh and I got my first bout of heart burn last night. I haven’t missed it.
Belly Button in or out? in.. and a half
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m actually relatively happy. Lani’s impending birthday is making me smile but it’s also pulling a lot of heart strings.
Looking forward to: Alanah’s party (because who doesn’t like a party), but completely dreading her birthday. Really struggling with the idea of her turning 1.

No idea why half of the answers are in bold. I’m on the iPad as cat has chewed the computer charger for the 7th time. Bare with me

20 weeks.. Weeeeeeeee

How far along? 20 weeks… half way woo
Total weight gain: I think it’s about 5kg at this point.
Maternity clothes? None yet.
Stretch marks? Nop. Just Bio-oil queen.
Sleep: This week has been horrific. We are all soo ill, so Lani has been up coughing and Ross is the worst sick person ever.
Best moment this week: Tink blew kisses to Aunty Mosh
Miss Anything? Breathing through my nose
Movement: Big kicks have been fabulous
Food cravings: Sounds totally gross but… pork scratchings OMG
Anything making you queasy or sick: The thought of getting out of bed makes me sick lol
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Morning sickness is still here and my boooooobbbbss are masssssiiiveeeee.
Belly Button in or out? In out, out in…
Happy or Moody most of the time: Stinking bitch with this cold
Looking forward to: Ross’ birthday on Sunday.