I really am slacking on the blogging front lately. I work 8:30 - 5:30 and am now so tired by the time that I get home that the last thing I want to do is write a blog post. My weekends have been jam packed for the last couple of weeks so I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and type. I seem to always be starting these posts with an excuse lately - sorry about that!
My sickness died off when I first started taking my anti-reflux tablets, I thought it was potentially going to be gone for good but unfortunately not, I'm not being sick every single morning like I was but I am still sick most mornings again now. I've had no heartburn at all since taking the tablets which is absolutely amazing, I seriously feel like a new person! The hip and knee pain is still awful, how I miss my faithful ibuprofen. If I avoid hard chairs it doesn't hurt quite as much, maybe I should start carrying a pillow around with me. I am going to the toilet a lot more than before, I find that I will be bursting and when I go hardly anything comes out, not a water infection, I think it is literally just that my bladder can't hold as much as before.
I'm getting a lot of movement now including the occasional big kick, Spencer is yet to feel them which surprises me as they are so hard at times.
I put another two pounds on last week bringing my total weight change to minus three pounds.
This is my bump at 23 weeks, I'm wearing my new dress and coat from New Look, both in this haul post.
They say that it is possible for cats to change around you during pregnancy. I would say that this is most definitely the case with Kitty who loves sleeping on the bump like so. She has always been a clingy cat but usually chooses to go to Spencer over me, settling for me when Spencer isn't in. She is slowly but surely choosing me (or my belly) over Spencer more and more often. Bob on the other hand hasn't changed at all and would still prefer to just sit in a box, even if it is a tight squeeze. He did however massage my back when I was being sick the other morning, literally leant up and started pawing gently on my back while I was being sick, so cute!
I'm slowly but surely getting into the Christmas spirit, I bought these gorgeous baubles from Wilkinson and my very festive nails from Primark.
This week we've had a new electric fireplace and I've also upcycled another IKEA Helmer, you can view my first attempt here.
I really got into the Halloween spirit on Friday with my 'bumpkin'! My friend suggested that I did one a while ago and I dismissed it. At the last minute I thought that I may never be pregnant at Halloween again so may regret not doing it while I had the chance, I bought some ridiculously overpriced face paints (all the cheap ones had sold out!) and went for it. I'm rather pleased with how it turned out. My niece found it really funny but my nephew wasn't really sure what to make of it!