My weeks change every Monday which is very handy! On the Sunday of week 16, as I was going to bed I said to my boyfriend, "Babe, my belly feels weird. It's hard to explain, it's painful but moreso really uncomfortable and gross feeling especially as I sit down." The next morning I was 17 … Continue reading 17 week pregnancy update
At 16 weeks and 5 days I felt my little love move inside me for the first time. I was sitting at my desk at work and I felt what literally felt felt like 3 very faint finger taps on the inside of my tummy, on the left side of my abdomen, where the baby … Continue reading Feeling the first baby movements!
At 15 weeks I saw a lull in pregnancy symptoms which was amazing. The lack of energy for the 4-6 weeks prior was draining physically but mentally too and it was actually exciting to feel energy again after what had seemed like a lifetime. Time really does drag when you're literally dragging your feet. I … Continue reading 15&16 weeks, back in the land of the living!
On the day I got to 13 weeks I got up early at about 6.30am to use the bathroom, I had been struggling with fatigue, dizzyness and low blood pressure from 11 weeks so although I felt a little whoozy as I got up, I thought nothing of it. The next thing I knew, I … Continue reading 13-14 week pregnancy update
People say lots of silly things to you when they know you're pregnant, that's a fact, get used to it. "You're not showing at all", "you're very big for how far along you are", "my labour and delivery took 200 years and I almost died" and so on and so on. But there is one … Continue reading What not to say to a pregnant woman!
At 12 weeks and 1 day I met up with my boyfriend and we went to the hospital for my first scan. I was so excited to see our little Peanut for the first time. I was secretly hoping that seeing the baby would make the whole experience feel more "real" because although I obviously … Continue reading 12 week ultrasound update
After Christmas I didn't have to go back to work until the 7th of January and I was so grateful. I felt so exhausted, so sick and generally disgusting. From week 8 - 11 the same symptoms persisted. Intense nausea, food aversions, increased sense of smell (I could smell a boiled egg within a 3 … Continue reading Weeks 8-11 pregnancy update
After finding out we were expecting, we immediately couldn't wait to share the news with our friends and family. But it seemed so taboo to tell people in the first trimester. Everywhere I looked online there were recommendations about how to tell your loved ones at 12 weeks but not sooner. I understood this was … Continue reading Weeks 5-7 & telling our family
My boyfriend was due home at 3pm that day. I was so excited and nervous to tell him but I didn't want to tell him over the phone. Plus how much would it suck to hear that news and then have to wait in work for the day? The only people that knew were my … Continue reading Daddy’s home (telling him he’s going to be a Dad)
Friday the 7th of December, 2018 was like any other day. I had the day off to do some life admin and woke up early to get ready for the day. I knew it had been 10 days since I ovulated and because I was trying for a baby I thought "...why not? Let's do … Continue reading I’m pregnant!