Today, I am 23 weeks and one day pregnant. I’m more behind with this diary than usual, having missed two weeks, but I did take photos each week.
Baby is: about the size of a large banana! His brain is developing rapidly and constantly producing lots of new brain cells. I know this is a cliche but it definitely feels as if I am losing mine at the same rate. I am definitely suffering from baby brain, and really struggling to concentrate now.
I am: fine (apart from the baby brain) though I have several annoying symptoms – dizziness (still), leg cramps and quite severe lower back pain which is making everything more difficult. As a result I am feeling frustrated about not getting much done.
Baby is: the size of a papaya.
I am: finding it increasingly difficult to do anything at all because of the back pain. Trying not to let it get me down but not entirely succeeding.
Baby is: the size of a grapefruit.
I am: hanging in there. Mainly just tired and grumpy because of the pain, but occasionally snapping out of it and remembering how incredibly lucky I am. And feeling very thankful for my lovely husband. As I am writing this, at 10pm on a Saturday evening, he is cleaning the dining room floor – he knows the way to my heart!