Saturday, 30 July 2016

24 Week Pregnancy Update

I still can't believe I am now 6 months pregnant!!! 
I'm going to see my little girl in 12 Saturday's! As I am writing this I can feel her wiggling around which I am still loving, its so magical and now I can feel her more often it's amazing! 

This has been a busy few weeks for us, getting ready for my Mum's wedding which was on 25th July (I have written a post about it as well as a photo post). so I havent really noticed how fast the weeks have been going.

I have my 25 week midwife appointment this coming Tuesday which is always nice to hear her heart beat again .

How pregnant are you? 24 Weeks – (2nd Trimester)
How many days until due date: 111 Days
Weight: I am not weighing myself... 
Pregnancy symptoms: hormonal! I found myself crying on the way to work today, which never happens
Stretch Marks: around my boobs, I've noticed more..
Cravings: nop
Movement: Even more than last time and I'm so in love with every movement, John felt her moving for the first time on 26th July. I'm not sure what he made of it as it's a weird feeling for me let alone him! 
Gender: 🎉 ITS A GIRL!!!!!
Sleep: I think she's on my bladder so I've been getting up around 4am every morning for a pee
Worst moment this week: hormonal outbursts
Best moment this week: Mum's Wedding and seeing family I haven't seen in years 
Nesting: Washing galour at our house at the moment!, John has been in the garden this weekend and he has also painted the wood on the outside of our house
Labour signs: No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: Seeing the midwife on Tuesday 2nd, and hopefully hearing my babies heart beat again
Bump Photo: awaiting photo!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Bridesmaid at 23 weeks Pregnant

 I thought I would do a quick post about what I wore as a bridesmaid to my Mum's wedding at 23 weeks pregnant. 

I will do a whole post about the day to show you what we got up to (so watch out for that!) 
I will leave links to everything down below.

Happy Reading 
Mummy Stephens

Dress - Simply Be £95

Shoes £19.99

Make-up Artist - Holly (Priced on what you require)
We used Holly at our wedding and I would highly recommend her, Her skills with make-up are AMAZING! She is such a sweet and talented person!

Florist - Clare (Priced on what you require)
Clare is the BEST florist ever! She worked with us at our wedding and everything I imagined, She pulled off and her work is fantastic. Again I would highly recommend.

Mr & Mrs Photos

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Pregnancy update 18 weeks

Hello Lovely's

18 week pregnancy update, I quite enjoy making these. This week from the last time I spoke to you has been a weird one, as I've been feeling a little down but hopefully will snap out of it soon! I've also added a clothed bump photo as well so I can see for myself how much I am growing!

How pregnant are you? 18 Weeks – (2nd Trimester)
How many days until due date: 151 Days
Weight: Still not too sure! 
Pregnancy symptoms: Tired still but haven’t been as tired as I was in week 17, TMI constipation realllly badly, light headed and a little crampy!  
Stretch Marks: still no new ones
Cravings: nothing this time….so far!
Movement: I have no idea now! I think I feel a “popping” at night but I’m really not too sure as I’m so desperate to feel something I think I’m just feeling things that aren’t there!
Gender: 2 weeks until we find out and counting!!
Sleep: Myself and John haven’t been sleeping very well the last couple of days! I don’t think I can drink anything after about 7pm without me needing the toilet every 30 mins during the night – Which I never used to do before I was pregnant!
Worst moment this week: Just getting down and a bit frustrated that I can’t be sure that I’m feeling my little button move.
Best moment this week: Celebrating our friends 30th birthday and getting together with friends for a lovely cooked meal
Nesting: Not really, we in talks about what we are going to do with the house before the baby comes 
Labour signs: No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: A little down the last few days

Looking forward to: I’m really looking forward to the weekend as I have it off with John and we are planning on going clay shooting at my favourite shooting ground!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

3D baby scan at Hello Baby - Cheltenham

We booked the scan for 4th July, The clinic in Cheltenham squeezed us in for a Gender scan which consisted of a 10 minute 2D appointment to check the baby's gender, 2D image to take home and also a 3D viewing of our baby, we paid £40 for this, I think it was well worth the money!

We entered the clean building where we were greeted by the friendly receptionist who offered us a beverage of our choice (I had already drank a liter of water and felt like I was going to pop so I didn't have one but John got a freshly made coffee)

We were called though where the ultra-sound technician was so kind and friendly, we went into our own room which was like a spa! It was beautiful with mood lighting, a big screen which you would soon see baby on, with a big sofa for John to watch on.

The technician explained what would happen throughout the scan, she squirted the warm gel on my tummy and within 10 seconds had already found the sex, which I was dying to find out, She told us and pointed out 3 lines and I automatically thought BOY! where I was corrected, we were expecting a little girl! For the rest of the scan I was so overwhelmed at this news! 

She switched the machine to 3D where we got to see baby's features like eyes, nose, mouth. It was so special to see her in another way. The Lady said as baby was still "young" the features will get stronger with age and to come back if we wanted to in 7 weeks, so 27 weeks and we would be able to see more of our princess.

They had things you could buy such as photo frames, magnets ect. I will leave the link below for the website we booked though.

This is how we told our family about the new member of our family, before we bought out the cake we asked everyone what they thought it was, the majority of both families said a Boy! Little did they know!

Would you have a 3D scan?

Happy Reading, 
Mummy Stephens 

22 week pregnancy update

Where is the time going? Can we just stop and take a second to realize i have 3 & 1/2 months left to go?!

We have had our 20 week scan, which didn't quite go to plan, I got the times muddled up! So we arrived 20 minutes late, which needless to say John was not happy about as he had taken the day off.

Lucky we still got to see our baby, but the Scan lady at the hospital was very rude to us and didn't explain anything regarding the health of our baby until I asked at the end, where she replied everything is normal. I left so upset, I know we were late to the appointment but I would have rather her say she didn't have time to scan me than be that rude!

We ended up going for a private scan... Ill do another post about that!
Here is my 22 week pregnancy update 

How pregnant are you? 22 Weeks – (2nd Trimester)
How many days until due date: 121 Days
Weight: I was reading the pregnancy app I've downloaded and it says our baby is over a pound! (A bag of sugar!)
Pregnancy symptoms: This week it has been BOILING! the temperature got to 40 degrees and now is 32 degrees! So hot, but apart from that nothing 
Stretch Marks: no new ones
Cravings: None this week.
Movement: Yes, still feeling movements and I love it! its so cute! I started feeling them around 20/21 weeks, she doesn't like the cold water or the hairdryer as she moves loads!
Gender: 🎉 ITS A GIRL!!!!!
Sleep: As i said above its been so hot! we have 2 fans in our room but still getting broken sleep!
Worst moment this week: The heat!
Best moment this week: Feeling our little girl move and being able to see her again 
Nesting: We have started organizing her room and the cot is up and the wardrobe is filling up! 
Labour signs: No
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: My mums wedding which is on Monday 25th, where I am a bridesmaid!
Bump Photo: OK so its not a bump photo, but thats a photo of our little girl with weirdly her eye open?!