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and we are SUPER excited!
i am so not use to little boys but i am so eager and excited to learn and can't WAIT to have not just one but TWO boys (that's wayne & ducky, if you were wondering)!
 
here is ducky's latest photo of his side profile (now 22 weeks). 
and we think he is already the most beautiful little boy!

21 weeks

last week’s (20 weeks) update was very late, sorry for that – but here is the 21 week pregnancy update (on time):

how far along? 21 weeks
maternity clothes?  still nothing
sleep?   i do wake up a few times during the night when my hips get sore (and then i keep wayne out of sleep – sorry for that my wonderful husband).  i can’t wait for my maternity pillow.
best moment this week?  feeling the baby starting to move in my tummy.  AND seeing wayne’s excited face now that he can feel ducky too!
miss anything?  sleeping on my back.  mayonnaise on a fish finger sandwich.
movement?  yes i am starting to feel this little one
food cravings?  nothing for this week
anything making you queasy or sick? still the brushing my teeth thing & i still can’t eat cereal.  
have you started to show yet? Yes 
ducky's size?  27cm (was 26cm last week) from head to heel – this is the length of a carrot & almost a ruler.
ducky's weight?  360g (from last weeks 300g)
interesting facts about ducky?  ♥ ducky’s eyebrows & lids are present now.  ♥ ducky’s eyelids are still closed, this is to help protect against wandering hands & toes. ♥ ducky will still be able to tell between light and dark though.  ♥  i will soon feel ducky practicing his martial art skills in my tummy – will then feel full fledged kicks and jabs.     
labour signs?  nope
belly button in or out?  in
wedding rings or or off? on
happy or moody? super happy!
looking forward to? my scan on the 24th Feb & going home for 2 weeks in March
what mommy is feeling♥ pretty great!  i had swollen feet the other night but it went away -  so now i lift my feet up as soon as i get a chance.

20 weeks…i am half way

and i am HALF way through my pregnancy!!

how far along? 20 weeks
maternity clothes?  still nothing
sleep?   i sleep fine if i start of with sleeping on wayne.  i can’t wait for my maternity pillow.
best moment this week?  people are starting to ask me how far along i am & when baby is due.  and the dream i had the other night – it was ALL about cupcakes!
miss anything?  sleeping on my back.
movement?  little bits of flutters
food cravings?  cupcakes… (even had a dream about it)
anything making you queasy or sick? brushing my teeth is still a mission, cleaning a pot from the night before (that we soaked in water) and hair in my mouth.  
have you started to show yet? Yes 
ducky's size?  16.4cm from head to bum (length of a big banana) & 26cm from head to heel.
ducky's weight?  300g (from last weeks 240g)
interesting facts about ducky?  ♥ hair is starting to grow.  ♥  for first 20 weeks ducky’s legs are curled up against the torso & therefore hard to measure but now after 20 weeks ducky’s measurements will be from head to toe.  ♥ ducky is swallowing more these days (good to practice for digestive system).   
labour signs?  nope
belly button in or out?  in
wedding rings or or off? on
happy or moody? super happy!
looking forward to? my scan on the 24th Feb & going home for 2 weeks in March
what mommy is feeling♥ pretty great but starting to feel heartburn when drinking 0fruit juice. 

hey, it’s OK…

i saw this in the latest Glamour magazine & felt like creating my own:

…to keep the same hairstyle for the last 5 years – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

…if you hate green tea, despite everyone going on about how good it is for you.

…to watch TV with a laptop on your knees, a iPad by your side and an iPhone in your hand.  the joy of being a modern woman.

…to get really annoyed when people don’t say thank you.  (manners cost nothing!)

…to open your payslip every month with a sense of expectation, only to see the same amount as the month before.  (i feel like this every pay day)

…to have a snack on you at all times. (i have a good excuse for this one – i’m pregnant and can do this).

{photo taken on our honeymoon in mauritius – last year}

ooh i want to try these…

i came across these very clever DIY on the internet.  and i can’t wait to try them.

  1. Instagram Photostrips – i just LOVE my Instagram app on my iPhone and this is such a clever idea to print them and stick them on the fridge or even use them as a bookmark.   
  2. Decorative Tray – such a creative & easy idea. 
  3.  Hand Painted Mug – this will make such a great gift
  4.  Birthday Board – i really need to make this.
  5. Clouds baby mobile – this will be perfect in ducky’s room

19 weeks

we had snow on saturday and that meant that london was on a complete shut down.  the worst of it was that it wasn't even that much snow.  the only horrible thing was, that yesterday we had no electricity (that includes heating & hot water) from about 7.30pm.  the electricity only came back on around 3am.  by this time the house was FREEZING!

see not a lot of snow:


wayne had to work on sunday and here is his photos of the city with a bit of snow:



my lovely husband sharing his cup of coffee with me while he is working & Londoners attempt at a snowman:





how far along? 19 weeks
maternity clothes?  still nothing
sleep?   not so great last night - i was cold (no power for the heating)
best moment this week?  wayne getting up early one morning to make me a water bottle to keep me warm in bed
miss anything?  sleeping on my back.
movement?  nope nothing yet
food cravings?  not really anything this week
anything making you queasy or sick? brushing my teeth is still a mission  
have you started to show yet? Yes, i actually think my breasts are bigger than my tummy. 
ducky's size?  15cm from head to bum (size of a big tomato)
ducky's weight?  240g (wow from 150g, last week, to 240g)
interesting facts about ducky?  ♥ sensory development is exploding because this week ducky’s brain is creating smell, taste, hearing, vision & touch.  ♥  ducky is also sprouting hair on his/her scalp.  
labour signs?  nope
belly button in or out?  in
wedding rings or or off? on
happy or moody? super happy!
looking forward to? my scan on the 24th Feb & going home for 2 weeks in March
what mommy is feeling♥ some achiness in my lower tummy (this is normal & caused by stretching of ligaments that support my growing uterus)

family photos on my phone

my family keep me up to date with their daily things by sending me photos in the week.  i just LOVE it!! even if i am so far away from home, i still feel like i am part of their lives (even if most of the photos are of katinka).

here is the photos i got for this week:

have a FANTASTIC ‘sunny’ (in SA) ‘snowy’ (london) weekend! xx

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