22 & 23 Week Pregnancy Update + Bumpie

I’m getting worse and worse at staying up to date with my pregnancy updates as life gets more and more busy! It’s crazy how fast it goes by. I now see how everyone has those good intentions to keep memory books yet stop after a week or two.

20 & 21 Week Pregnancy Update + Bumpie


Thankfully I’m still in that second trimester ‘honeymoon’ phase and to be honest I’m loving it! I’ve got my back pain under control and my symptoms are pretty mild!

My most favourite symptom is the kicks! Squish kicks so much and I absolutely love it! I know so many people who haven’t been pregnant say how much the thought of kicks and movements freak them out but honestly, when you have a little one growing inside you there is nothing more reassuring. Squish’s kicks have started to get so strong that I can sometimes see my tummy move from the outside! It’s the most incredible thing!

My new Leesa Mattress means I’m sleeping like a baby most nights except for the odd occasion where I need to wake up to pee but compared to how I was at 16 & 17 weeks it’s really bareable.

One symptom I have noticed at night is vivid dreams or in my unfortunate case nightmares. I’ve read that plenty of pregnant ladies suffer with this so I’m not concerned but some of them have just been so real and horrible! I’ve woken up in complete terror. Obviously once you wake up you realise it was just a bad dream but they’re just so vivid it’s hard to shift the images from my mind!

Another symptom I’ve been suffering with which is not entirely pregnancy related but I feel pregnancy has made it worse is my anxiety. I have anxiety, I have done for years and suffer with the odd panic attack, they’ve been pretty under control for the past two years but over the last few weeks I’ve been having them more and more frequently. I know pregnancy can effect mental health and cause any existing conditions to get worse so I’m hoping in time it will pass. It is something I’m going to be mentioning to my midwife this week though, just to make sure everything’s okay.


20 & 21 Week Pregnancy Update + Bumpie

My bump seems to have really popped these past few weeks! Everyone in work has been commenting and even some of the children have noticed so it’s really starting to make me feel pregnant! I can still fit into my prepregnacy tops, though obviously my maternity ones are much comfier. I think this will be the last few weeks of that though or I’m going to end up stretching them!

I’ve gone buying crazy the past few weeks and we’ve now order our travel system and car seat as well as a Snuz pod and lots of other little baby bits! I’m working my way down my ‘Baby Essentials’ list rightly, ticking everything off is so satisfying and I can’t wait for everything to arrive.

Did you enjoy your second trimester? When did you start buying things for your baby? Did you have any similar symptoms?
22 & 23 Week Pregnancy Update Bumpie


  1. April 22, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Ahh your bump is getting so big rach!!! So excited for you xx

  2. April 22, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    You have the cutest lil bump, Rachael! And there’s nothing wrong with not being able to provide pregnancy updates as much – when my best friend was pregnant, she disappeared from the social media world. Taking care of yourself is definitely more important 🙂 That’s awesome you can still fit into your pre-pregnancy tops though – that’s a sign you’ll easily go back to pre-pregnancy body after giving birth, lucky!

    cabin twenty-four

  3. April 29, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Your bump is gorgeous! Oh man I’ve heard great things about the Leesa materess! I’m sorry your anxiety seems to have crept back up! I had quite bad nightmares also so don’t envy you with those! <3

    Lucie xxx

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