20 – 24 Week Pregnancy Diary

I am 24 weeks pregnant guys. Blimey. I’m getting closer to reaching my third trimester and I can’t actually believe it. Time is definitely flying by – I counted down how many weeks it is until I go on official maternity leave at work and it is 12 weeks. 12 WEEKS. I’ll be in single figures soon guys!

So how have the past few weeks been for me? 

Well – my bump has definitely had a massive growth spurt – when they say they pop they ain’t kidding. All I’ve had everyone around me saying is how much more obvious my bump is every time I see them. I have noticed it starting to get in the way of things now too – and it’s only going to get bigger! Not going to lie though – I absolutely adore my bump and know I will definitely miss having it. Although who knew that putting shoes/socks on would become such a chore already?

Movements have also become very obvious now – to the stage that I can see my belly moving sometimes when the baby moves. Sure it looks a little bit odd but it’s AMAZING at the same time. Also – Saj (the hubby) FINALLY felt the baby move for the first time too which was so nice to see. For the past few weeks only I’ve been able to feel them, but for him to finally feel it too is so nice.

I did have a little bit of a panic when I picked up a sickness bug in the new year (which I have mentioned previously). Having a bug is bad enough anyway – but having one when you are pregnant is awful. With enough heartburn/feeling sick/backache anyway – adding on a sickness bug is not nice at all. Not to mention the constant worry I had over what medication I could take (it’s a good thing the hubby is a Pharmacist), and how my constant throwing up/not being able to keep anything down would affect my baby. Thankfully, it did pass with plenty of water, rest & Dirolyte (frozen in the form of an ice pop because I cannot take drinking any meds that taste vile). And the whole time, the baby was just chillin’ in there, oblivious to what was happening to poor mamma.

My iron levels are still low (boo) despite me being on iron tablets – the only thing I can do is try to increase my intake through certain foods and keep up my tablets. I’ve always had issues with being anemic so it’s no surprise that being pregnant has brought it all back. Also – not sure if this ties in with my low iron levels or if it is something else, but my midwife/GP ALWAYS struggle to find my veins when taking my blood – meaning I’m left with bruises EVERY time I have my blood taken. YAY.

I have the ever so popular glucose test coming up soon guys – so fingers crossed everything comes through OK with that! All I’ve heard is people saying how grim the drink is, so definitely not looking forward to that – but I guess you’ve gotta remember that it’s all to benefit you and baby ey?

Another exciting note guys – we’ve decorated the nursery (!!!!!). I wanted to get this done ASAP because both me and Saj work full time, and the only free time we have is weekends. We both had some holidays at Christmas and figured this would be the best time to do the main decorating bits, then we could spend our weekends doing the little odds & ends. I FLIPPING LOVE IT – you can bet I had plenty of inspo from Pinterest. Once I have it all ready – I’ll do a nursery tour for you all (eeeek!).

I am *yet* to see any stretch marks – although BLOODY HELL do I feel myself growing by the day and it’s getting awfully squished up here too. I’m using some fancy oil specifically for stretch marks that I got from work to prevent them every now and again, but hey if they creep through, ya gal is not fussed. 


Oh another thing – we also found out the gender (we are both very impatient) – however I am yet to reveal on social media what we are actually having! I think it’s just something that we like having a little bit more private – however I’m not sure if I will do a reveal soon or not *she frantically goes back through the post to see if he/she has been used*.

And I think that is everything I had to update you on babywise. Gonna go work on some more blog posts that aren’t baby related and get some food. Ciao for now xx

Love Saira x


  1. January 7, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Iron tablets are a nightmare to absorb. Try liquid iron – drink it in a glass of juice as vitamin C helps absorbtion.

    • January 18, 2018 / 10:05 am

      I know I really enjoyed writing it! Glad it’s passed ! That’s Hun .. i am so excited to show you all! Xx

  2. January 13, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Awww it was so nice to read your baby update, sweetie! So good you got over that bug, I’m sure it was so unpleasant. That’s so amazing to feel & see your little one move!! Eeekk! Also, I can’t wait to know whether it’s a boy or a girl!! 🙂 All I know is he or she will have a wonderful mumma <3
    xox Nadia

    • January 18, 2018 / 10:06 am

      It was awful – definitely glad it’s passed ! I know it’s the best feeling ever! Thanks so much my love! Xxx

  3. January 13, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Pregnancy seems like hard work but it was to be so rewarding knowing your baby is growing inside you. I wish the rest of your pregnancy runs a smooth as possible!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

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