Well I have just finished the 22nd week of my pregnancy and I have to say this week was my worse feeling of them all.
Since the very beginning of it, I began to feel a little of the nausea coming back.
Within 24 hours, I was fighting migraine which I was unable to keep at bay and it ended up having me layed down for the whole weekend making me miss my oldest daughters 11th birthday.
How am I feeling?
I felt so emotional, tired and my head felt like it was literally going to fall of.
Panic also started. I have had the worry of having such headaches in pregnancy and even my family worried that I may have pre-eclampsia and told me to go to the doctors to be seen to asap.
I know I should have , but I thought I would give it time to ease and luckily by Monday , I started to feel the headaches ease of and I was able to get up, walk the children to school and go about my everyday routine as normal .
I felt pleased that I had slight relief in knowing whatever it was had disappeared and I had plenty of movement from bump to reassure me it was just a bug I had caught from my husband who had been complaining of being unwell the week before .
I later learned that it may have also been due to the fact that at around this time of the pregnancy, your eyeballs change shape and can cause dry eye.
I have never heard of this in my previous pregnancy's so thought it may be of interest to you also.
I think this may have been another cause to my headaches as I soon realised it was my eye movement which gave me the discomfort and pain I was getting.
Other than the illness which thankfully has passed now , I also found some huge changes in my body.
I have found that my breasts have become more tender, especially around the nipple area.
My breasts feel itchy as they are obviously growing too .
My nipples are taking a more teat like shape and have a more rounded look to them and basically beginning to leak colostrum, (the special milk my baby will get when he first starts feeding from the breast).
I am finding myself snacking on all sorts (although I rarely ate much over the weekend ), but I have gone from those unhealthy snacks of chocolates and cakes (still the odd one) and now concentrating on healthier snacks like cucumber sticks and fruit.
I made the terrible mistake or eating peppers on Wednesday, earlier on in the pregnancy , I found I was left feeling sick when I hate them but me forgetting again, I ate some and spent the night spewing my gutts up into the holy trinity cistern , I need a reminder sticker on my fridge to stop me doing it again, I should know better by now , ''Baby Prince does not like peppers''.
How Is Baby?
By now baby is meant to be measuring around 28cm .
I am already beginning to be surprised at how quick this baby is growing and we still have quite some time to go .
Our baby boy is starting to grow rapidly and look more of a newborn .
I also had a fantastic visit from our new neighbours.
They came bearing a stunning present for baby, something I appreciated very much ,
Knitted blanket with matching mitts and hat.
If there is anything I love most about baby gifts its those amazing hand made knitted ones and I am very lucky that my neighbour wishes to do many more for us so I am thrilled.
So although this week was not so fantastic with being ill for most of it , I am beginning to feel like it is all about to start and I am getting very excited.