Sunday, 31 January 2016

20 Week Pregnancy Update

Hello Lovelies!

I am officially 20 weeks pregnant (aka half way through my pregnancy)!
As you guys know from my last post, I struggled during the first 4 and half months of pregnany miserably. I am still a little sick till now and discovered the hard way that I can't stop my diclectin basically until I'm done this pregnancy. Diclectin by the way, is a Canadian medication made for pregnant women that helps prevent nausea and sickness. I have been on it since the beginning and it didn't really start to work well for me until a week ago. I ran out of it on New Years eve and the next day when all the stores were closed I threw up all day and all night, like 8 times! It was awful! Its very expensive medication but I have no choice but to keep taking it because it is the only thing that helps.
So my bump is really starting to make an appearance now. It is very firm and large. I definitely can't get away without looking pregnant now. The only good thing about throwing up for 4 months is that you lose a lot of weight. Its definitely not how I wanted it to happen, but I lost 25lbs so far so I have not seen any weight gain from the baby yet. Just to show you the difference of weight loss in my face below is before and after.
The picture above was taken the day I find out I was pregnant, so October 13, 2015

These pictures were taken a few days ago. 
As you can see even my skin is dull and my lips are so dry. I don't know where people get this pregnancy glow they all talk about but let me tell ya, Im not glowing! I have never looked worse!
I lost a lot of weight in my hips and stomach and butt. All that is left is the baby bump now which is a little hard to get used to. 
The one thing no one really tells you about is the growing pains you get while pregnant. I always have this constant dull period like pain around my lower abdomen which I assume is growing pains since my uterus is stretching and my bones and ligaments are moving to make room for this baby.
What am I having?
I am having a baby boy! I totally knew it too, I've been calling him a he since I found out I was pregnant. lol I just felt that it was a boy. I'm excited more now about the idea of a boy, I always really wanted a girl first. As for names everyone in my family is pressuring me to name him after my late father in law but I really hate that tradition. I live in Canada and I want my child to have a simple name that can be easily pronounced. No one could say my name growing up and people made fun of it so I don't want to put my kid through that. I plan on naming him what I see fit.
As for cravings, I have the most random cravings sometimes. I have craved mashed potatoes, fruits, sour candy and chocolate. Just all over the place, but mainly sweet stuff! I pretty much can't stand eating meat and chicken. It grosses me out which is weird because I have never been like that. I guess when you puke so much of a certain food you are scarred for life to ever eat it again! 
Here's a little bump shot. I took it last week so my stomach is even bigger now but this is the best I could give you guys for now. Sorry for the mess in the background. Pretty much depicts my life right now! lol

I will try to continuously update you guys about how things are going as soon as I get my life back together! <3


  1. Eek!! Sooo excited for you!! Glad your feeling alot better! First pregnancy pains are indeed really bad and bo one mentions them! I can remember with my son i constantly had stretching pains and even now with my second pregnancy i often get abdominal pains! Joys of pregnancy lol but Inshallah very worth it! Good luck! Xxx

    1. Yah yesterday I couldn't move from the pain in my groin area! Omg its awful! I just hope the rest of this pregnancy goes better!

  2. Congratulations Jenan! Please take super extra care of yourself though and hopefully the rest of it will go by just fine. Naming the baby sounds like difficult work though- finding a name that everyone is alright with is impossible >.>

  3. Inshallah the rest of your pregnancy goes better sis' I'm so happy for you inshallah everything goes fine :) It's a BOY!! that's really cool because he can protect his little sister or little brother in the futur inshallah haha
    I wish you all the best darling and I'll make dua for you <3 Please take care of yourself :) Love you

  4. Oh Jenan, you're practically glowing! Oh gosh, I hope your pregnancy goes well from here. I heard the first few months are painful but you can do it! Congratulations on your beautiful Baby Boy! <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

  5. Ohhh!!! I didn't know it :) Congratulations!! This is amazing :) I wish you all the best. xx

  6. Congratulations for your pregnancy! :)

  7. Congrats Jenan... May Allah make it easy for you inshaAllah :)


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