Last week was lovely for me. I found out my baby was free of any Neural Tube Defects & I also told the world I was expecting! I wanted to share this update into the last week and to talk a bit about some of the things I want to try during my pregnancy and beyond!
Symptoms over the last week or so:
Before Now: To put it mildly, I don’t quite feel like shit anymore! I wasn’t sick that much for the first twelve weeks but I did feel very nauseous all the time. From week 8 onward I would experience these nasty cramps when I would be out walking and I basically felt 10x more unfit than I actually am! I spoke to the doctor about these pains and he told me they were more than likely hormone related. Damn hormones, they cause so much trouble! All of this meant that I was incredibly tired and
Energy Levels: This week like clockwork I began to claim back some of my energy. I think it’s definitely a mix of moving out of the first trimester and also knowing that my baby was safe and healthy. I didn’t realise just how much my fear was troubling me. Now when I get
Boobie Talk & Hormones: My boobs are expanding fast and can be quite sore at times. I need to invest in a good
Cravings & Food no nos: This week it’s been a bit mixed. At the beginning it was crisps. Big old cheese & onion smelly crisps. I couldn’t get enough of them! In the last few days it’s been chocolate & biscuits. I have been nibbling on McVities Nibbles! I’ve been off pizza for a while and that hasn’t changed. I still can’t do eggs either! I also got the okay to have one coffee per day from my GP. I didn’t even allow myself straight coffee, I’ve been having sachet cappuccinos. I decided to try a normal coffee and nope. My body still rejects proper coffee. I shall stick to the frothy Nescafe Gold stuff until baby arrives so.
Some plans for my pregnancy and beyond!
I think every expecting mother has a few things they would like to do throughout their pregnancy and then when they enter motherhood! For me (& my boyfriend) finding out the gender is something we really would love. We do have a scan around week 17 and we hope they can tell us then. I do have my intuition but it
I also decided that a hospital birth is something I would like. I am very nervous in general this pregnancy and I feel like I would feel a lot safer with doctors all around me! I am not sure about pain relief yet though. Also, I have been reading people’s birthing stories (I know many recommend not to) but I can take it. Actually, I need to read it. I have no idea what to expect and I would prefer to get some realistic expectations of what birthing will be like. I know I’ve read a lot of things that seem so scary but I prefer knowing what’s possible and what some of the coolest mams out there went through to welcome their babies!
I also decided quite early on in this pregnancy that I would try and breastfeed! When I was pregnant the first time I didn’t even consider it. I just
So there you have it, the last week in my pregnancy has been a tonne easier and I’m looking forward to the rest of the Second Trimester. Are you expecting? Let’s talk all things symptoms and cravings!
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