It turns out Christmas cheer and red wine are the perfect recipe for baby making, at least in our house. It will be all change come September and we can’t wait!
This Saturday marks the beginning of my 16th week of pregnancy. I was feeling lots better last week and felt like I had left the first trimester tiredness and nausea behind, until I caught a nasty cold this week which has seen me throwing up, snotty and in bed or on the sofa for much of the week. Still it can’t last forever and I’m looking forward to enjoying the second trimester glow, once I’ve given this bug the heave ho.
I have been annoying my husband by trying to compare every twinge and niggle with my first two children’s pregnancy and I’m realising how little I actually remember. I thought keeping a blog of this pregnancy would be a lovely way to hang on to the memories this time around.
- during the earlier weeks I found having an empty stomach made me feel sick, but thankfully this seems to have passed now
- during the first few weeks I could have slept all day and still have felt tired, but this has begun to ease up
- mood swings, watch out
- everything smells funny, changing dirty nappies is wretch inducing
- only want bland food
Not yet, but there’s plenty of time for this to change!
I have been wearing a couple of maternity tops to disguise my little bump, which looks more like I’ve been at the cakes than a proper baby bump at the moment. I am still wearing my stretchier jeans, but have been using a hair tie to make the waist band more stretchy.
Over the next few weeks I want to get all our old baby stuff out and sort it into piles of boys and girls stuff. That way I will have a pile to keep and a pile to dispose of. We’re going to find out what we are having at the 20 week scan, which will be exciting as we waited until the birth with our first two.>