24 Weeks Pregnant

justina ivanauskiene, edward manzano6 months! Wow! Time really flies with this bump. I try to enjoy my pregnancy while I can, as most
probably I wont experience that again. 3 kids is more than enough for us. Big family already. 🙂

I keep on growing day by day. Not only my bump, but also bum! Craving now for Snickers Ice-cream… Sometimes I eat up to 4 portions a day. Could do even more, but have to stop myself, otherwise will end up huge!!

I now weigh 57 kilograms! Two more kilos in two weeks and 10 kilograms in total already! Oh nooooo!!!!!

Mood wise is same old story. With ups and downs. However since the weather is getting nicer now and sun is out more often, I feel much better too. Cannot wait for the weather to get warm and evenings and mornings light!

snickers ice-creamAnyways, every evening I am always completely out of energy – no matter if I was working that day or if I wasn’t. Before I was normally falling asleep at around 12am, now I am usually knocked out by 11pm. I just physically cannot stay up any longer.

24 weeks pregnantBaby’s kicks are much more often and much stronger now. He is going to be a footballer one day haha. My Braxton Hicks contractions are becoming quite uncomfortable sometimes. It reminds me so much of my real contractions when I gave birth to Daniella! I really want epidural this time!!!!!

I can feel on my clothes of how much I grew every week. I cannot hide my pregnancy no more and cannot close my winter jacket (but I didn’t get offered seat in the tube yet haha)… I just really hope that the weather will get warm very soon, so I can get into more comfortable outfits…

Oh and my heartburns…. Not pleasant at all. Sometimes gets to the point that I feel like throwing up. Especially in the evening. At the moment my life saver is Rennie. Helps a lot. I always keep them next to my bed. 🙂

24 weeks pergnant, 6 months pregnant, justina ivanauskiene, 6 months bump

22 Weeks Pregnant

22 weeks pregnant. mixed baby

Another two weeks gone! I am now 22 weeks pregnant- time is flying!!!

Not many changes this time. I am growing bigger and bigger day by day. I now start feeling my growing tummy – difficult to pick something off the floor, to do my shoe laces and I am out of breath nearly all the time! Don’t even need to do anything too physical.

I weigh 55 kilograms now, which means I put 3 kilos on during past two weeks! I really do need to stop eating those sweets. I gained 8 kilograms on since I got pregnant in total. But I strangely now always up for chocolate or cake. That was never the case before I got pregnant. My pregnancy with a boy is really completely different to my previous pregnancies with my girls.

My sleep is still not good. Still waking up to the bathroom 5 million times a night. Thankfully I fall back asleep with no problems after. Thinking of buying pregnancy pillow now, as it gets pretty uncomfortable because of growing bump. However, I never had a pregnancy pillow before, therefore not sure if I really need it this time too.

22 weeks pregnantMy food cravings are still here. Again – different to my pregnancy with Daniella – I didn’t have that
many cravings back then. This time they are quite strong and I always ALWAYS feel hungry! I really do eat for two this time.

Our baby is now kicking a lot. Edward can feel it too when holding his hand on my bump. I really do love that feeling!!

Edward and I still cannot decide on the name! We liked Harry at the beginning, but it is not in our favourites list any more. As a matter of the fact, there is no any favourites list… As much as we try to think of pretty names, we do not like any of them. Thank God we still have enough time, hopefully something will come up soon!

We have already bought some cute things for our baby boy. Few sleep suits, set of bibs, some baby bottles and we left a deposit for a pram! Soon I will have to move Daniella out of our bedroom (I feel really emotional thinking about that) and will have to prepare for a new baby. Daniella will move then to Luka’s room. She has already got her ‘big girls bed’ that she sleeps in, but it’s based in our bedroom. It’s just so handy if she wakes up at night and I just simply feel much safer when she is next to me. Yeh, at the end of the day I think this separation will be harder for me than Daniella, but we will have to get used to it. No choice with one more baby coming. 🙂

22 weeks pregnant tummy, belly

20 Weeks Pregnant

20 weeks pregnant, pregnancy at 20 weeksHere we are, 20 weeks pregnant already!! What can I say, half way there!!!

As you probably already know, we are having a baby boy! We just found out last week and I just feel super excited!

Those last two weeks were better than the previous ones. I didn’t have any morning sickness at all!! More energy, better mood (anyways still with ups and downs), feeling much more alive. 🙂

My food cravings are still all over the place. Changing every single day. One day I want something in particular – love soups, home made food, even sometimes crave for pizza or.. chicken and chips. Another day I just cannot decide of what to eat! Nothing looks tasty and then I just sit and think for hours and hours of what to make for dinner..

Last weekend I had a bad accident. We decided to go for some shopping with Edward, was very cold and windy outside. I thought I would speed myself up towards the lift and, what do you think, I tripped and fell flat onto my tummy! That was really painful. Not only tummy, but bruises on my palms, knees and I could hardly move my left arm for the few days afterwards..

Of course, my biggest worry was if my baby was alright. Wanted to go to A&E, but after googling decided not to. Especially because I felt quite a lot of kicks afterwards (probably our little boy was upset with mummy being so clumsy), so was assuming that my baby is good. I will be certainly more careful from now on!

Sleeping at night is actually getting worse. Waking up to the toilet 3-4 times a night! So annoying… It feels that I didn’t have a proper decent night sleep for ages… Also my cat and dog are probably feeling my pregnancy and both decided to sleep on the top of me! Even though I wouldn’t let them do that in the evening, I would still find them both sleeping on me at night. They are not that lightweight, you know?! 🙂

jane epic & matrix travel system

mutsy evo pram stroller pushchairAt 20 weeks of pregnancy my weight is 52 kilograms. During past two weeks I put 1 kilogram on, 5 kilograms on top since beginning of the pregnancy.

My mummy tummy is growing rapidly now. I can hardly fit into my winter jacket! I really don’t want to buy  a new one, as winter is nearly over. I really do hope this jacket will last me for a little bit more… I hate shopping for maternity clothes, as everything looks terrible on me.

We didn’t buy anything for our baby boy just yet, but we are now deciding on what pram we should get.. At the moment out favourites are Jane Epic & Matrix travel system. Best thing about this stroller is that you can convert the cot part into a car seat and it can be installed in the car in both – lying and sitting positions. We are planning a trip to Lithuania by car this summer, so it would be super useful!

Another pram that I like is Mutsy Evo. Never seen it live, only online, so just like it’s looks. However we are planning to go to The Baby Show in Excel this month and hopefully it will be displayed there.

So sorry about a blurry picture – it was taken with my phone 🙁20 weeks pregnant. pregnancy at 20 weeks. growing tummy

It’s a Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an exciting day we had today! We went for our 20 weeks ultrasound scan and we just found out we are having a baby boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that?????????

pregnancy scan 20 weeks baby number 3. It's a boy!

I am so shocked, as I grew up with 2 sisters, never had any brother, then my lovely daughters Luka and Daniella came into my life. One of my sisters also has two girls and another one has a girl and a boy. So mostly we are girls family, therefore I am all over the moon to finally have a boy!!

pregnancy scan 20 weeks baby number 3. It's a boy!

I am not even talking about Edward. He is well excited as you could imagine. (Watching prams videos as we speak). Even our cat and dog are both females! Poor Edward really needs male company at home. He is already planning taking our little boy for Arsenal games, buy him Arsenal clothes, etc haha! 🙂

pregnancy scan 20 weeks baby number 3. It's a boy! daddy watching prams videos

The scan went really well. We were lucky to get checked out by a very pleasant lady, who did not rush and explained all so well to us! Baby is doing very well, was lying there comfortably holding his hand on his forehead. We asked for 1 picture, but lovely lady at the health centre gave us 6!!!! Super pleased after this scan. All was so clear on the screen too…. I could not be happier right now!!!

pregnancy scan 20 weeks baby number 3. It's a boy!

18 Weeks Pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

The best thing about my18 weeks is that it looks I am completely over my morning sickness!!! I only feel a bit sick if I am hungry, so I just simply try not to be hungry ever! I did feel very dizzy though one morning while I was making breakfast. I had to lie down three times on the bed as I was literally about to faint! Suddenly felt hot and dizzy and all voices became like from somewhere deep deep in the tunnel. But, again, I was just preparing breakfast, so I assume it all happened cos I was hungry.

Otherwise I have now so much more energy! Can clean and cook without forcing myself, however in the evening I feel exhausted! Completely drained I would say. 
My mood is definitely getting better. Still i can get upset over nothing, but I would come down as quickly as I got mad. Sorry, family, and thank you for understanding. 🙂

My food cravings are all over the moon. I crave for so many different things. Recently it was chicken! I just want to eat it every day! Of course, I have to consider other family members and I am trying to change menu all the time, but we do eat chicken more often then ever, I think. 🙂

18 weeks pregnantI also feel for sweets more and more often (I didn’t eat sweets at all before). Therefore we have completely different foods in our fridge than we would normally have! If I go to the shop, I want sweet stuff and other foods that I would not normally buy!

We bought a panini pan just after Christmas (I might write a review on this one as it is so so good!!) I am having hot sandwiches made in that pan nearly every morning and I cannot get enough of them!!! Love it!

At night my sleep is pretty messed up. Every evening I just feel powerless. Completely drained. Could fall asleep anywhere really. However I keep on waking up to the toilet few times a night and I keep on having weirdest dreams in the whole world! And they are all so clear and real, that sometimes I am waking up full of emotions- smiling, crying or even upset! STRANGE!

Exciting thing during past week was that I felt baby moves for the first time! Very very light ones and only very few, but it warmed up my heart for sure!

My weight is now 51 kilograms! I put 4 kilos on! Need to stop eating those cakes!!! 😀

stretchy trousers I am going to have a second scan 6th of February! So Excited to find out if it’s a boy or a girl! I don’t really mind, but cannot wait to start buying all lovely stuff for baby!!

My tummy is not very big, but growing, thats for sure! I was struggling to find trousers for work, as my size is 6, but all non maternity trousers were too small. Size 8 was too big. Maternity trousers all starting from size 8, so not an option too.

After long searches I finally found something for myself. Bought stretchy trousers (or more like leggings) that looked a bit like office trousers (will do for few months) from Forever 21. They were super-cheap (£11.50), so I guess I cant expect for the best quality, but after long searching I have finally found something, that would finally fit me! And I even actually found couple more non-maternity trousers that will work for me as maternity, cos nice and stretchy. All in Forever 21. This shop is a life saver for me at the moment!

18 weeks pregnant