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Friday, 7 June 2013

Say hello to Peanut!

I had my first scan yesterday and it was amazing. It is hard to put into words how you feel, seeing the tiny little alien on the screen for the first time. There was a huge sense of relief that I wasn't imaging the whole thing, followed by the biggest smile on my face that is still there today. I have never experienced a feeling like it and I don't think it's something I will forget in a hurry. The little lodger is all healthy and happy according to the doctors and we were correct with our thoughts of how far along I was.

 Here is the little jellybean that is currently living in my belly.

The sickness is starting to fade now thankfully. Still have off days but it's nowhere near as bad as before.

Cravings wise it's mainly fresh healthy stuff now I can keep food down. I guess that's a good thing though, eating lots of fruit and veg can't harm can it?
We brought a blender yesterday too so I shall be making lots of smoothies and soups and other blended loveliness.

Hormones are driving me crazy though. I sobbed my eyes out watching Wreck it Ralph and at various TV adverts. The dreams are horribly vivid too. Last night I dreamt I got a call saying my blood test had come back and I had too high testosterone levels so I was referred to the spider clinic. I got there and the nurses were giant tarantulas who took blood with their fangs. It was terrifying!

Friday, 24 May 2013

What a crazy week!

This has been a busy week for our little family. We have moved into our first flat which is lovely but it has meant lots of time packing and now a flat that has bags of stuff all over the place that needs sorting. I should be sorting the DVDs and books out, but I decided snuggling up on the sofa was a better option.

Pregnancy wise this week has been same as ever. I'm 10 weeks as of today. Still feeling horribly sick and permanently shattered. We had our booking appointment on Monday though. Endless questions that make you feel like you should have studied beforehand! There was a blood test involved too. I hate needles and my veins feel the same as every time I ever have blood taken they seem to disappear. We now have to wait for the postman to bring us news of our scan date. Hope it isn't too long to wait. I want to meet our little peanut! I hate not knowing if peanut is okay. You only have your symptoms to go on before the scan and even they might be wrong. It's exhausting worrying all the time.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Morning sickness?

Whoever coined the phrase morning sickness is a cruel person. It gives women a misguided assumption that they will be ill in the morning and fine during the day. I for one have found this to be a big fat lie. I prefer to call it 'permanent hangover'.

So not only do I feel nauseous all day every day, I get the strangest things triggering my vomiting. On a good day it will just be the mere fact I have had the audacity to put food in my belly that sparks a reaction. Other days are much worse. For example the last two mornings the smell of the shampoo and shower gel I just brought causes me to have a chat with my good friends huey and ralph. The other day I picked up a tea towel and the feel of it sent me running to the bathroom.

I feel like I am permanently hungover. I just want to eat crisps for every meal because it's the only thing that slightly reduces the nausea. Not sure that is the healthiest diet though.

I cannot wait for the second trimester where I can actually eat food again.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cravings, cravings cravings!

So, even though I am only 9 weeks I am getting cravings already. It took me by surprise as I wasn't expecting them till later. So far I have craved

Apple crumble - This craving led to me to crying with happiness in the supermarket when I finally brought one after a week of craving it. It got to the point where people on come dine with me were eating it and I was sobbing my heart out because I didn't have any.

Fish cakes and beans - Now I normally hate fish with a passion but at the moment I cannot get enough of fish cakes with beans on top. I feel like it was food sent down from the gods and I will happily eat it every single day for the rest of my life.

Sausage roll - This was my first craving I had. I have never eaten a sausage roll before in my life but while I was out and about I had such a strong craving I couldn't ignore it. My fiance found it strange that I was craving something that I didn't even know the the taste of. That's pregnancy for you I guess.

Lemon Curd and Yorkshire Puddings - Yes you read that correctly. I wanted to eat pretty much a whole pot of lemon curd smothered onto at least 20 Yorkshire puddings in the space of an evening. Why on earth I wanted that I do not know.

There will probably be many more added to this list as the weeks progress but that's all I can think of for now.

My story so far...

So a little about where I am at.

I'm currently 9 weeks and 1 day or that's where I think I am as it's a few weeks till the dating scan to be sure.

Considering I found out at around 5 and a half weeks this last 4 weeks have felt like an eternity. I can honestly say I have never felt so ill before.

Morning sickness is going to be the death of me. I have a constant cycle of my body screaming at me for food, so I eat and then up it comes again half an hour later. Rinse and repeat throughout the entire day.

Fatigue. Oh lord the tiredness! I am asleep by 9pm every night because I cannot physically stay awake any longer, despite having had a nap during the afternoon. Just getting up and having a shower drains me so much I have to have a lie down.

So thanks to morning sickness and fatigue I am pretty much bed bound and man am I bored. There are only so many episodes of come dine with me I can watch on 4OD! However when I do venture in to the outside world I become a sobbing wreck in TESCOS because they don't have the right colour apple. Ah hormones, those lovely lovely hormones that turn a woman from a nice person into a demon from hell for absolutely no reason.

I am fed up of being pregnant already and I'm only 9 weeks in! This is going to be a long couple of months...

Hello and welcome!

Hi there readers, how are you?

So first off I should warn you this blog is about being pregnant and all the crazy that comes with it. I am going to tell you the REAL story of what it's like. Not some airbrushed fairytale. No this will be 100% real, from burps that come from nowhere to mental breakdowns in supermarkets, I shall show you how hard it is to grow a person inside you for 9 months.