Pregnancy Journey : Week 16 Symptoms

Pregnancy Journey : Week 16 Symptoms
The sickness is still around, I’m sick every morning without fail and other times during the day/evening when I’m suffering with heartburn. The heartburn seems to come every couple of days now. It is really getting me down, I have to keep reminding myself that sick me equals healthy baby.

The phlegm, aka pregnancy rhinitis, is still hanging around and is worse on particularly sicky days.

I have been experiencing really bad pain in my hips and lower back, I’ve always had joint problems in the form of lax ligaments, when you are pregnant your body releases a hormone called relaxin, which relaxes the ligaments and can make them stretch too far. Combine this with already having lax ligaments and not being able to take the tablets that I have for my problem and you have a very painful situation.

I’m having some very strange dreams lately which is actually quite entertaining for both myself and the people who make an appearance in said dreams. This is the best symptom so far!

Cravings seem to have started which is huge progress as I’ve not been wanting anything food or drink wise for a while, just forcing things on myself. I’ve been drinking a lot of Yazoo chocolate milkshake, I’m very particular in that it has to be Yazoo, I’ve tried a few substitutes and they just don’t do it for me. I also quite fancy Coco Pops which I guess is on the same line as the chocolate milk thing. I’m hoping the milk well help with my heartburn a little. 

As for my weight, I put on one pound this week, I’m guessing this is due to my new found chocolate milkshake addiction! I’ve now lost a total of 9lbs during my pregnancy.

My bump at 17 weeks and 3 days.


  1. 16th September 2014 / 6:52 pm

    Gosh, it's going by so quickly – the dream situation is quite a funny addition to the symptoms this week, and at least you can enjoy some chocolate milk and not feel guilty 😀 x

  2. 17th September 2014 / 12:52 pm

    We need a post about your funny dreams! I loved milk shakes like that when pregnant too- still like them now but can take them or leave them! Hope the pain and sickness eases. xxx

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