Monday, 6 June 2011

23 Week Pregnancy Update!

I'm 23 weeks and 2 days pregnant and I feel great!

The baby is now a little more than 500gms and measures about 29cm. Her hearing is established and can make out a distorted version of my voice and my heart beating along with my stomach rumblings.

The biggest part of my belly now measures almost 35". My tiny waist which used to be 24" now measures 30". I started off my pregnancy at 59kg and dropped to 57kg due to morning sickness. I now weigh 62kg which is quite good, I thought I would of put on a lot more weight at this point but thankfully I haven't.

I can now feel her moving a lot more frequently, it feels like soft taps which are sometimes quite hard. I can also see my belly move slightly when she pokes me! :) I'm still using the Body Shops body butters all over my body and an extra layer of 'Neal's Yard - Mother's balm' on my bump and breasts and I have no stretch marks to report yet!


Sleeping in a comfortable position had become quite impossible so I purchased the Dream Genii pillow. I have to say it's brilliant, it supports my back and my bump and I wish I got it sooner!



I spotted a potential hospital bag at a bargain price and snapped it up!


I got it for £19.90 from Butlers, it's huge, sturdy and brown. I heart it! Also, my husband wont have to feel funny carrying it, I could never give him a girly floral bag to hold. :)


I also got this little blue bag to store bits and pieces which will also go inside the hospital bag. It's rather large and is from H&M for £4.99.


I got a few things for 0-3 months for the hospital....




I have been making notes of EVERYTHING I have to do as I am a listaholic. How cute is my notebook? It's from WH Smith by the way.


Here's my list for the hospital bag - click to enlarge and tell me if I need to add anything! :D


I told you we had already decided on her name, and we have stuck with it (not revealing it yet). I got some gorgeous fabric letters from Mama's & Papa's that I will hang on the wall above her cot. Awww :)


I also couldn't resist this patchwork dress... obviously! But it's SO cute, I want to wear it hehe!


Also, I found a picture of my hubby when he was little and doesn't he look so cute? He actually looks like a little girl! :)


How are you feeling today? I can't believe I will be exactly 6 months pregnant in a few days, I honestly can't wait to meet her, hurry up 1st of October!

46 comments:

Esma ♥ said...

Ay canim cok sevindim senin adina. iyiki hersey yolunda karninda cok tatli gözüküyor :) simdiden masallah!

My ♥ Passion

Roxanne said...

Ooo your bump looks adorable :) i cant believe your nearly 6 months already, its gone so quickly.
Soon she'll be here :D
xx

EllybellybaybeesBeautyBlog* said...

It's crazy to think how time goes by so quick. You have some gorgeous things for baby, I think it's so difficult not knowing what gender your baby is, I don't know how anybody can go the whole 9 months without knowing.
I find out what my baby is on Thursday which is super exciting, everybody is telling me I'm carrying a big boy by the looks of my bump, but suppose nobody can be too certain.
I hope all is going well for you and baby :) x

FaceFixers said...

I'm glad everything is going so well with your pregnancy. I wish you the best of luck for the rest of it and the birth.

Such cute clothes too aww!

I'm such a listaholic too haha

xx

Michélle said...

Your bump is adorable, I agree!! ♥
I was looking at your list trying to see if you forgot something.. hm.. charger for your phone and camera. Makeup wipes if you feel too tired to cleanse your face properly with a cleanser.
Remember to keep all the little things at the hospital, like yours and her's hospital bracelet ;) If she gets a little hat or something right after she's born - KEEP IT! lol

I'm so excited to see her!! ♥

Andrea said...

I would highly recommend Jools Oliver's book Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum. I read it a few years after i had had my son and it was so 'real' without being scary, i wished it had been available earlier. XXX

Patricia said...

YOU LOOK FAB!!! can't blieve you're already 6 months pregnant, time has gone back so quick!! :)

Muhsine said...

Thanks girls! :)

@Esma Saol canim, inshallah hayirlisinlanda dogum yaparim :) xx

@Elly Same way, I could never not find out :) Good luck with the scan!

@Michelle I already got some makeup wipes, they are already inside the bag, and I will deffo keep the bracelets :)

@Andrea, thanks I will look into it :)

Kerrymarie said...

aww you look great! :) i cant wait to see her either!! xx

MsNana_ said...

awww so cute... everything happens so quick.. i remember a few posts ago your bump was hardly showing x

Laura said...

Those little clothes are so adorable!!!!

Samantha said...

Glad to hear your pregnancy is going well! Aw, the baby clothes are lovely!

Samantha said...

Glad to hear your pregnancy is going well! Aw, the baby clothes are lovely!

Chelsea said...

your belly is adorable, as are those sweet girl clothes
!

Laura said...

Super exciting! This makes me broody...hoping in at least 2 yrs :) x

wassyc33 said...

You look gorgeous,how exciting! Your making me broody! xx

Holly said...

omg so so exciting!! your bump is growing so nicely!

I used to feel Lily and actually see her foot/hand move across my skin so strange. I could grab it sometimes. Amazing isn't it! Your making me broody, love all the clothes!!

:) love the name!! xxxxx

Tor said...

Aww this is such a cute post!
You're almost making me wish I was pregnant again so I could go through all of the exciting planning stages :)

You might even have your baby on the same day I had my daughter (Sept 27).

Looks like you're going to have such a stylish and lucky little girl aswell!

I'm glad to hear you're feeling good, and your bump is so cute xx

Wifezilla Hekela said...

How CUTE! Congrats! Glad that pregnancy is treating you fabb!!

Stephanie said...

Don't forget extra batteries/charger for the camera! And a going home outfit for baby. :)

BELLE said...

How exicting most be to feel your belly. You are missing underwear : )

Marshall said...

Congratulations on your exciting news, it's the best thing in the world being a Mum :)

One thing I tell all my friends to add to their hospital bag is a hot water bottle!!! You'd be surprised how much they help with the contractions pain, I don't know what I would have done without mine!!!

All the best xx

Katie said...

My mom said you might want to pack some baby clothes that are bigger, just in case your baby is a bit bigger than you expected. I was supposed to be small because I was almost 4 weeks premature, but I didn't fit into the hospital onsies!

farah said...

Wow!This inspires me a lot!!Regardinf to your sleeping postion Muhsine, how do u trun to your left or right position during your sleep? I was told here in France that when we want to turn on our left or right sideway position, we can't simply swish directly.We need to get up like in a sitting position and then turn slowly.This is said to avoid the risk of umbilical cord getting tangled around the foetus.I find it hard and getting up and turning method really bothers me.

♥ Stacey's Beauty Blog ♥ said...

Oh wow, I love reading your pregnancy posts! 6 months already! It's gone so quick! Look forward to the next update! Rest up hun xx

Lola said...

Hey :D

Glad your feeling good, I love the little outfits for the little one soooo cute :D

Wishing you all the best and keep us updated xxxxxxxxxxxx

sweetmouse24 said...

You look absolutely radiant! I can't believe it's been 6 months already.

Just a bit more and she is here!

xoxo

Meme said...

Aaawwww how adorable! Such a blessing!

Elle x said...

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I love your blog. i have an addiction to it. PLEASE follow me at

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It would mean so, so much!! x x

Nilufar said...

haha muhsine you crack me up...asking us how we are....loool its all about how you are our mother to be blogger....my cousin is preggars too and about as far along as you are...only i dodnt get to see her cause she lives so far away..so i like reading yours so i can understand what shes going through and see how big she would be now...

xxx

Muhsine said...

Wow thanks for your comments girls and for the tips and advice, I have added a few things to the list! :) xxx

@Laura Awwww come back to blogging! :)

@Holly Sssh with the name lol, and omg so crazy that you could sometimes grab her lil feet, that's amazing, I can't wait!

@Belle I'm not, I jotted down knickers and maternity bras don't scare me haha :)

@Marshall, right I'm adding the hot water bottle to the list :)

@Katie I have lots of 3-6 month onesies, I'm going to get one newborn outfit too just incase she's tiny!

@Farah Wow nobody told me anything like that here, I simply turn slowly to turn to the other side... :/

@Nilufar hehe :) I'm glad you enjoy reading the posts :) All the best to your cousin! x

Marshall said...

On the subject of, onesies, My daughter was on the large side (8lbs 12oz) but she still wore size newborn for a few weeks because 0-3 drowned her. Just a though. Oh, if you buy anything in Next, I have found it comes up quite small :) Oh blimey, all this advice!! I'll keep it zipped now haha

ellamarie84 said...

omg your hub is SO cute, what a darling pic! I'm loving all your little girl clothes too, so sweet. You look lovely, your belly is adorable. I bet you're the most beautiful pregnant lady in town :) Your little girl is sure to be a beauty too!

Ebru said...

6 months already!!! Time is flying by awww you'll be holding her before you know it! :)) I love all the pretty little clothes you got for her, everything looks so cute! You look great! xoxo

Butterboo said...

Just wanted to say make sure you do not forget to get nipple butter if you're going to breastfeed as they can get very painful :(, I used one from Earth Mama Angel Baby which is 100% natural and worked so well, really can't recommend it enough!

Also from my experience, baby gros are the best to put babies in at least for the first few months as it makes it easier to carry them, change them etc and they seem to be more comfortable and happy overall.

Hope this helps and good luck! :) x

star said...

Hi Muhsine

I hope all is going well for you and baby , cute baby clothes mashallah :)

as a suggestion you could keep a whole outfit for the baby in a large zippers bags like a complete set and make at least 3 sets each one in a zipper bag by its own so when the nurses want to change outfits for the baby you can give her a neat bag that hold every thing.. how about that :)

Charlene said...

awww you look amazing honey! ur list us is really great! be sure to pack undies u can throw out lol...how about an mp3 player to play some soothing music whilst u feel contractions? :) helped me, but then again i didnt get an epidural. dunno if ur getting 1 but i hope the next few months go great honey u are blessed!

Make-up Addict said...

Awww!! (I had to stop myself from squeeling when I saw the ickle clothes as I'm at work. Lol)
You are looking amazing! :) xxx

Nicole said...

take an ipod (or something similar), and make sure the knickers you pack are either really old, or ones you hare happy to throw away! (don't be silly like I was and pack any g-strings, they don't work with maternity pads!). My boy was born 10lbs 5oz, so didn't fit into any 0000 clothes or newborn size nappies!

Lynnsey said...

Hi! Congrats on the baby!! Just a little advise...you have Satsuma body butter on your list. You might want to take something with a little less scent to it. Either you or the baby might think it is too strong of a scent after the birth. My sister in law took a scent like that and the baby didn't care for it at all and would start crying if she got too close to it. Good luck! I hope everything goes smoothly!! :)

Mariella said...

you look so beautiful! :)
oh those baby dresses are so cute <3.

Holly Arabella said...

You are so organised, these are so cute!

Herryponting said...

Looking so nice.

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