How far along? Hello 19 weeks! Its mad to think that going by my previous pregnancy’s that I am more then half way! Who knows when this baby will make an appearance though so I guess it could be the one that stays put until over 40 weeks.
Size? As per my Ovia App (if you are pregnant click here to get app) Baby is now the size of a Game Boy. How cool is that!
Maternity clothes? I got a couple of striped mama dresses from H&M. The fact they are only 59dhs full price is a steal!
Am I Sleeping? I bought the SLEEPY. Lush finally had it in stock and as soon as I received the call to say it was in I dropped everything and sped to the Battuta Mall to collect it. I am currently on day 5 of using it and have slept 3 out of the 5 nights (good enough odds) but I must admit for the price of it in Dubai compared to Ireland I was hoping it would be more of a miracle.
Best moment this week? The Bestie I told you was due in last weeks post had her baby girl. Welcome to the World Mia! We literally raced in to see them as the excitement was just to much. I must admit it made it all so real as it was the same hospital we will be having our bundle in the new year. Another model mama and a doll of a baby!
Miss anything? Routine, eating and keeping food down, proper sleep, clear skin, bladder control… Just to mention a few! ha
Any Movement? Yesterday at 5am waiting for Conor McGregor to hit the ring and BOOM. One swift kick! Not a flutter, like a proper ‘Hello World’ I am here and ready to participate kick! I wasn’t quick enough to get to the Little’s – They are sooo looking forward to when they can feel baby.
Food Cravings? Still loving crumpets with butter but also starting to want weird-ish foods. I made Mr O get a Papa Murphy’s pizza over the weekend which I wouldn’t normally want and also made him add olives and pineapple. I know pineapple on a pizza, doesn’t scream proper Italian but it was delish!
Looking forward to? The Little’s going back to school. Yes. I will hold up my hands and say “I am that Mama. I am done!” I love them but I miss routine! The 6th of September can’t come quick enough.
1 thing I am currently having trouble with? Hypermesis is kicking my but for my 3rd pregnancy and I just cannot wait for Jan to say “I survived it 3 times” and feel excited about the outcome! Stay tuned for a post about this also – Its one I have poured my heart into as I never thought It would appear 3rd baby later!
In other news – The Ovia app has now told me that by 19 weeks babies can hear things going on outside of the bump (rather than just my heart beat and gurgling stomach noises) so me and the Little’s have started to sing and talk to the bump. It has made me realize maybe I should attempt to stop cursing and also as stressed as I can get yelling up the stairs to the Little’s to ‘Just brush your teeth’ probably sounds terrifying to the bump!
Might give you a laugh! I went shopping for girly dresses for baby Mia and was cooing over every item I picked up! How much cuter are girl clothes to boys?! I walked up to pay for the little bits and the Man behind the counter noticed I was pregnant. He then said with a smile… “You will have a boy” and I pointed to my two Little’s and said well odds are probably veering towards a girl. To which he replied “Women are beautiful when pregnant with Girls and Tired and neglected when carrying Boys!”
All I could do was laugh…
Love, Helly xx