Pregnancy Diary Week 23

Pregnancy Diary 23 Weeks

Pregnancy Diary Week 23 – A desperate plea to get my Mat B1 at my whooping cough injection appointment.

Pregnancy Diary Week 23

Whooping Cough Injection

Monday I went for my whooping cough injection. The nurse did warn me prior to the injection that I would have a sore arm the next day but jeez! It hurt to lift my arm above elbow height and sleeping on it woke me up during the night. So feeble.

Mat B1 Form Update

I got the Golden Ticket!!!!

I asked if she could fill in the Mat B1 form for me which she couldn’t, but after speaking to the Receptionist she was able to get the doctor to fill this in for me.

It’s official people! My last day at work is Thursday 17th May with a return date of Monday 20th May 2019!


My appetite has finally returned a bit. Chicken is still off the menu but this week I’ve had feta cheese, cous cous, pasta and sauce (unblended sauce) and a hot pot type dish.

There hasย  been no sickness this week but have had a couple of near misses. I think that’s down to the awful heartburn that I’ve been getting so Gaviscon is now on the menu most evenings.

I think I’ve got more of a sweet tooth this time or it could be that I’m making up for all the food I could’nt eat at the beginning.

Is it a boy or is it a girl? Isabelle’s Fool Proof Gender prediction

Isabelle is quite annoyed that this baby is a boy. We of course don’t know this BUT when she puts her head on my belly and shouts ‘kick if you’re a boy’ the baby kicks. I have tried to explain that it doesn’t know if it’s a girl or boy and that it’s probably just reacting to her shouting. She thinks she’s got it so Sussed.

Buying for Baby

I bought some baby clothes. Just some little vests and a couple of hats but it’s a start. I also got some of the Dove baby range which smells lovely but not too strong.

We must get all of Isabelle’s bits and pieces out to see what we have that might be suitable.

I also got a delivery of an outfit that I won via the Let’s Talk Mommy blog from The Essential One. I was able to choose the size so opted for newborn. Ryan weighed 6lb 4oz and Isabelle was 6lb 12oz so we had to make a special trip to buy tiny baby clothes so I’d like to be a bit more prepared for a small baby so that they don’t have to be drowned in the first clothes that they wear. Anyway the prize arrived this weeks and it’s just so cute.

Urgh my coat is a bit of a squeeze to do up now which is a bit pants as it’s still quite cold and of course raining nearly every day. It’s my every day coat that is warm and waterproof (my mum coat). I don’t really want to buy a new one so I’m hoping the weather improves so I can wear one of my lighter jackets.


My baby is now the size of a Mango (feels a lot bigger) weighing about 1.1lbs and measuring around 28.9cm and has all the features of a newborn.

It can still do somersaults which I think it’s doing plenty of at the moment.

The lungs are still developing and getting ready to breath following the birth and they still have translucent skin.

Apparently now is the time to start playing soothing music to the baby as noises are more familiar.

So far so good!

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Lisa x


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31 thoughts to “Pregnancy Diary Week 23”

  1. I am glad it’s all going well and that you are feeling better. As you have the full set then I guess the new addition will make a wonderful bonus.

  2. Haha Isabelle’s baby gender prediction made me giggle. Good to hear that things are improving on the appetite front.

  3. I’m 22 weeks now – it’s so exciting isn’t it!?
    I’ve started buying bits and pieces – although trying not to go to crazy, which is even easier once you know the gender! Are you going to find out? My last working day is probably going to be the 11th May – I honestly can’t wait #thestruggleisreal

  4. I’m glad you have your MatB1 form – it’s always an exciting moment! ๐Ÿ™‚ My arm really hurt after the whooping cough injection as well.

  5. I am glad to hear everything is going well for you and that the sickness is gone xx

  6. Ah I remember the day after the Whooping Cough injection well – my arm ached so much! So sorry that you’ve got awful heartburn – it can be so horrible, can’t it?

  7. I remember loving getting my MatB1 too! The countdown can begin! I hope the next few weeks go quickly for you.

  8. Exciting times! Why did you have a whooping cough injection? Is this something they give expecting mothers these days as standard?

  9. Yes. Itโ€™s for the babies protection rather than mine. I think itโ€™s the first part of the one they have at around 6 weeks ?

  10. I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve ever had a jab that hurt so much ever. Gaviscon is definitely my bestie at the moment. Ha ha

  11. Oh I thought I was quite late to the party with that one. Iโ€™ve only got a few bits because we donโ€™t have anywhere to put it at the moment. Currently knee deep in reorganising the house!

  12. So exciting. Congrats. We havenโ€™t found out with any of them (sounds like Iโ€™ve got loads – all 3 of them). Iโ€™m working until the 17th May. I would like to go earlier but nobody leaves you alone to relax. I had endless calls to make sure that I was ok. Drove me nuts plus I work at the hospital so in the right place if I go into labour early!

  13. Funny thing is that it really wriggles when she shouts are you a boy and goes quiet when she says girl. Sheโ€™s not so happy about that!

  14. I love the gender prediction test. Its good to know that you have your dates all sorted now. Sounds like the sickness is easing off too, I hope it continues for you x

  15. Isn’t it an amazing feeling when you know your maternity leaving date?!

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Isabelle’s prediction turned out to be right?!

  16. I love how you are recording your journey through pregnancy, what a lovely thing to look back on.

  17. I know. It has all come flooding back pregnancy wise and I canโ€™t wait for baby cuddles x

  18. Iโ€™ve got a feeling she might be! Iโ€™d be happy to have a baby boy. What am I saying – Iโ€™m going to be over the moon whether itโ€™s a boy or a girl x

  19. Oh have you tried pregnancy pilates and yoga they do great stretching. Really helped me this week my back has been hurting since our trip to Florida and walking around theme parks for eight days left me aching. Warm baths, pregnancy massages help too. Thanks for linking up to Bumps and Babies. We both don’t have long. #bumpsbabies

  20. Iโ€™m really struggling to find a class that fits around work and the kids. I canโ€™t imagine spending full days in a theme park at the moment so you probably deserve a nice restful couple of weeks now x

  21. I loved buying for my babies. I had plenty of stuff but they were new so they needed some new bits!! Any excuse really ๐Ÿ™‚

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