So I know I promised you I would keep you up to date with my pregnancy and I thought that sharing with you my diary would give you more of an insight as to what has happened and how I was feeling. So where better to start than my 14th week of pregnancy which was last week . I will be sharing my 15th week shortly also seen as though I am a little behind.
I know I shared with you last week that we had gone for our dating scan and found out how far along we were exactly and with that came a lot of other things that were happening, things which I had not shared with you which I feel you would be (hopefully ) interested in reading about.
First of all week 14 was an exciting time for me.
I was meant to have my dating scan sooner but not knowing dates of my last period and moving made it hard to be quick in getting to the appointment.
Like I have already explained, not having a scan sooner made me uneasy, unsure I was even pregnant and it was a total relief to know it was all real and perfectly healthy .
Baby looks great, having a scan this week made it a little more detailed for this weeks diary and we found out that baby was measuring a little over 10cm from head to toe and all organs were in tact working as they should.
We also found out that he or she had its spine and it was nearly complete making me feel better in knowing I had taken that folic acid when I had and not waited as instructed by the doctors. The lady informed us that it was normal for the spine not to be completed at this stage and everything looked great .
The baby could be seen crossing over its legs and I remember thinking
''I hope you don't do that when I am trying to find out your sex in a few more weeks time''.
Another interesting fact I found out which I had not known about before was that the babies kidneys were now making urine .
With a little reading up on (I think I have added every single pregnancy app to my phone) I found out that the baby release this urine into the amniotic fluid around her and will do so until born.
My body -
I have actually gained another 2lb since last week , seems to be all the eating I bet.
I have to be honest with you, being pregnant is not all that glorious when your dealing with a little nausea.
I never had it with any of my others and I suppose this time it has come to bite me on the bum HARD!
I have been narrowing it down to certain foods such as pastry and peppers which make me feel very sick and in fact actually sick most times so am avoiding them like the plague as best as I can which is hard considering I'm a pastry and salad fan and to be honest in saying this as I am currently munching away at three out of the four mini pork pies I have in front of me , I know this will make me feel terrible later but its so tasty I truly can not resist.
Same thing for chocolate, I am not usually one for sweet foods but lately I have been crying out for hot chocolate, McDonald's to be precise and also mousses and cream cakes.
My appetite has certainly come back in the second trimester , the only thing is baby Prince is not liking most of it and making it hard for me to enjoy anything and keeping it down other than salads , boiled potatoes and curry. Those three things seem to be the one thing I am enjoying a lot too.
Another thing I have been struggling with is the headaches.
I checked with the doctors to see if my blood results came back ok as I usually suffer with them in pregnancy due to low iron levels but they were thankfully ok so I am just putting them down to all the changes and hormones and maybe little tiredness.
I have found myself sleeping so much easier at night, earlier and more at ease which if you know me well, you will know I have always struggled with sleeping at a reasonable time .
Other than the nausea, cravings and headaches, my body seems to be coping very well.
My bump is growing rapidly and I still get asked if they are sure there is only one in there .
Jeans are getting tighter and you can definitely see that I am not indeed adding a few extra pounds but am carrying a baby .
I am most definitely in need of some new clothes and am trying to avoid jeans at the moment although my wardrobe is slightly filled with them .
I feel on evenings my bump feels more heavy and more obvious and its that time my husband is now starting to realise its finally happening.
The start of our second trimester so far is not going great , just hope it settles and I start feeling a little better soon.
Cravings - Hot chocolate and cakes
Food dislikes - Pastry and peppers
Comments from others ''Sure there are no twins in there?''
Fears - Now that we have had our scan this week Ii feel at total ease.
Mood - My mood has turned a little moody as my husband has informed me, I keep nagging him and I feel a little stressed and tired.
Clothes - I have to avoid the jeans now , they are becoming tighter , especially when I sit down and considering my wardrobe is filled with them I am going to be needing some new clothes soon.
It seems strange to have found out this week I am now on my second trimester but am pleased I have passed such a worrying stage .
Here's hoping week 15 is a little easier on the nausea side of things .
See you there!