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How far along? 25 Weeks! Emilia is the size of an eggplant! I remember seeing this when I first started reading baby books and thinking "woah, that's a really big one!" Now I can't believe I'm already there!
Total weight gain/measurements: Our rickety old scale from the 50's finally broke last week, ha ha ha! Although the doctor did weigh me at this week's appointment on Friday and apparently I've gained 6.4 kilos. No idea what that means, lol. But he seemed happy! And measurements were crazy this week!! My waist is now 31" which is 1 1/2 up from last week (holy moly!) and my tummy is 36" which is up half an inch from last week.
Maternity clothes: Yes! I finally bought a couple of things for Sorrento and I actually returned to H&M and was super impressed. It seems they have updated their summer stock and had a lot more items there this time. I got two things:
White maternity shorts -- super comfy! They had these in an array of different colours. I decided on white for summer but I was also really loving black. I already have a pair of nautical terry cloth shorts in blue & cream which I got last year in a size too big and they now fit perfectly! So I will be taking those along too.
A black maternity sundress -- my bikini is black so I thought this would be perfect for the beach! I also love the gold detail on the straps. They had these in different colours too if you're interested! I can't remember the prices of these but they were not expensive. I got a blue & white maxi dress in Primark/Penney's as well but it's wasn't maternity wear so I didn't include it in this post!
I also bought the jeans I'm wearing in my bump shots...they are SUPER comfortable maternity jeans from Topshop. These were pretty expensive though, €58 which I think is a lot for maternity but my mom & Jofus convinced me that they were worth it! I am so happy they did because comfort is definitely key during pregnancy! Topshop had a tiny maternity section but the stuff they had was pretty nice (albeit, pricey!).
I mentioned in my last bump update that I had purchased a pair of maternity jeans from ASOS along with a maternity top. Well I am returning the jeans because they are the most ridiculous design I've ever seen for maternity!! They have hardly any elastic in the waist so that when I went to button them up, they wouldn't even come close to fastening. And I got them in my size! :( The legs fit fine but the waist is just like a regular jean, when I showed them to my mom she said "they're not maternity!!" I'm so disappointed...ugh! The only way I can wear them is with a bump band but that completely defeats the purpose, right?! However the top is really cute, I will probably show it in an OOTD post soon!
Stretch marks: None to report so far...I was actually sent one of the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks in the new advanced formula and I LOVE it!! It's so much better than the last one, the smell isn't offensive at all and it's just like a lighter version of the original Cocoa Butter Formula (which I love also). It's not sticky at all and applies really easily to the skin. I've been using it everyday for about a week and I thoroughly recommend it! I will definitely be repurchasing this when it runs out...I think they go for about €5 in Tesco, so very affordable!
Sleep: Sleep was good this week...thank God for my white noise app!!
Best moment this week: These are always hard to think of but I'm going to have to say shopping for Sorrento on Saturday! We don't usually spend a lot of money on clothes or holidays so it was nice to splurge for once :)
Miss anything? Going for walks! We've been really bad about that lately, we used to go about 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes (usually closer to an hour) with Albi & Sina before the puppies came but since then it's been more difficult to get out of the house and we've been so busy with everything that it kind of gets forgotten about. But we all feel better when we exercise so it's something we need to start doing again! It doesn't help that the weather in Ireland is totally crap this summer either!! Grrrr...
Movement: Lots and lots :) Am loving it!
Food cravings: Had a weird one this week -- chocolate cereal, mostly Weetos which I hadn't eaten since I was little! And I don't even like chocolate normally! But I bought a family pack of Weetos this week & also a box of Chocapic. Ha ha ha :) So strange!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Same as always -- seafood!
Labour signs: Nope
Symptoms: Heartburn (not as much as last week though), and my boobs weren't as itchy this week either but having said that my mom did buy me this cream!
It's called Moo Goo Irritable Skin Balm and it's made from 100% natural ingredients. Apparently this company is Australian? Have any of you tried it before? Like I said, my boobs weren't giving me any trouble this week so I haven't used it yet so I will let you know if it works! (It was €15.95 though, so I'm thinking it better be good for that price!!)
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! :)
Looking forward to: Sorrento -- 2 weeks baby!! Yay!