Pregnancy Diary Week 21
Pregnancy Diary Week 21 – I’m slowly getting a bit more adventurous with my eating. We had tacos last night with garlic and onion in it. I really enjoyed it even though I started to waver when the garlic and onion smell wafted through the house.
My Eating has improved…….
As well as the taco’s I’ve eaten a salad with feta cheese and salad dressing.
Raisin and cinnemon bagels are way up there on my current faves – toasted with loads of butter. Yum!
Food smells aren’t so stomach churning anymore, but I still don’t have a huge repetoire to choose from.
Chicken is probably my most hated food at the moment. Yuk.
I had my meeting at work this week to discuss maternity leave and how much time I intend to take off. At this stage I’ve gone for a year and fingers crossed that our finances allows this.
I had decided to make my last day the 24th May which would give me a week before my due date to chill a little bit. However, looking at the dates, it’s bank holiday Monday on the 28th May and Isabelle will be off school for the entire week leading up to my due date. Bit of a bummer!
I don’t mind so much that she will be off school but she’s going to want entertaining for the week AND I’ll be on my own with her if I go into labour that week. Yikes!
Anyway, as I didn’t have my Mat B1 form the official planning and acceptance of this has to wait until next week.
I’m sporting my one and only piece of maternity wear today which is a pair of over the bump leggings from H&M. I’ve been pretty disappointed with the choice of maternity wear that I’ve managed to root out on the High Street so I might have to have a look online.
Failing that I will just continue to wear tunic style dresses with leggings or tights with cardigans.
Just to report back on the leggings which were a total bargain at £8.99 a pair. These are so so comfy and are now going to be a staple feature in my wardrobe.
As well as leg and foot cramps at night I’ve started to get lower back ache which is making walking a bit of a problem.
We went to the beach today as a birthday treat for our dog, Charlie who turned four and it really took it out of me even though we didn’t walk particularly far.
Fingers crossed that I’ve just overdone it a bit and it will pass.
The baby will be about the size of a pepper, measuring around 27cm long and weighing about 360g.
The eyelids and eyebrows are formed and it’s possible for them to blink. Amazingly the baby will have taste buds and can taste a variety of different flavours dependent on what I’m eating (hope it likes cheese).
The skin will have a coating of white, waxy substance known as Vernix Caseosa. This protects their body from the effects of bobbing around in the amniotic fluid for so long.
The baby will be urinating, which they will then drink. Pee, drink, pee, repeat. The baby’s first poo is currently in the making which they will poop out once the baby is born.
This pregnancy is flying by and my belly is growing now at an amazing pace.
Until next week.
I’ve linked up with the Bump and Babies Linky over at Lets Talk Mommy.