A week ago we had our big baby scan where we checked everything. Baby boy was perfectly fine, all organs had developed as supposed to and nothing where off, except for the fact that he is a bit tiny.
So apparently our baby is missing some sort of nutrition thread, which sounds terrifying but actually is pretty common. Until now he has grown OK but is definitely on the smaller side. This doesn’t have to mean anything (which we hope for) but from now on I’ll have to go on more checks and in week 32 we’ll see if he has to be taken out earlier. The main thing is that it’s not dangerous (at least it shouldn’t be now that we’re aware of it) and there’s a chance that he’ll be fine throughout the whole pregnancy and can come as planned with a C-section in week 38/39. So let’s hope for the best.
An update on what’s happening with me at this point of pregnancy (week 22): I’m hungry more often all the time but still have a really hard time to get food down. The first bites are the worst and it takes forever to eat a small banana at times. But overall I’m able to eat more since the nausea has been a bit better for the past three days. Wihuu.
My body: my hips and breasts are only getting bigger and even though I’ve used a mother’s balm every day I’ve gotten my first couple of stretch marks on the breasts. Really small ones but you can still spot them! My belly is growing slowly and at times it feels super small and then again there are moments when I feel huge haha. I love my little bump though. My energy level is a bit higher than last week and yesterday I was finally able to go out alone for 10 minutes. I haven’t dared to do that because of my bad dizzyness that has made me so weak I can barely walk. But it felt like a big step to yesterday feel okay enough to go out by myself, even if it only was for some tiny minutes. Ps. Having an as complicated pregnancy as this is an exception, not the rule - so don’t worry guys. Most people are able to live pretty normal throughout almost the entire pregnancy. But there are also people like me who struggle with basically everything during pregnancy, and I wasn’t aware of even half the problems I’m having now before I got pregnant, so I think it’s important to talk about it and shed a little light on these parts as well.
Have a happy day babes. <3