Even though you are meant to be tagged in these mummy tag post off someone I am totally new to blogging and do not really no any other mummy bloggers yet, so I have not actually been tagged. I have seen these posts on a few other parenting blogging pages and thought they would be a good way for people to get to know me a little bit. So here goes.
Saturday, 29 March 2014
I had my 16-week midwife check up today and got to hear baby's heartbeat which was lovely. At first, they couldn't find the heartbeat and I was starting to get really worried. I have not felt movement for a few days, this baby seems to be really lazy. I am finding it strange as I am used to having really active babies, after a few minutes they found it. The baby was just really low down and as soon as they found the heartbeat baby starting kicking away inside me.
I had my blood pressure checked and it is totally normal, so my blood pressure tablets must be working. There was a trace of protein in my urine but the midwife was not concerned about that. I got all my blood test results from my booking in appointment back which were all normal. After the midwife appointment me and the other half went out for a meal, just for a pub lunch but it was nice to actually spend some time together for once as we don't seem to get much time together these days.
I am finally starting to get the smallest hint of a bump at last although it seems really high, I can't wait to get a proper bump and actually look pregnant and not just fat! I had a huge bump by now in my last pregnancy, I was wearing maternity clothes by 12 weeks but I am still in my normal clothes at the moment in this pregnancy. Although I am starting to get a small bump I do currently just look like I have put on weight rather than looking pregnant. It probably doesn't help that I am still eating kebabs and lots of stodgy food's like crumpets, bread and potatoes. I seem to be hungry all the time at the moment, at this rate I will have a 14lb baby and put on 4 stone in pregnancy weight.
I know I will sound a bit mad saying this but I am still finding it hard to actually believe that I am pregnant, which is crazy as I have seen the baby on the scan with my own eyes. I still don't have a bump or any pregnancy symptoms, which is probably why I am feeling like this. Although I am sure I have been feeling the odd little fluttering in my tummy. I know it is still very early to be feeling movements, but I felt movements from 16 weeks with my girls and they say you feel them earlier in subsequent pregnancies.
Friday, 28 March 2014
I had my scan when I was exactly 13 weeks pregnant giving me the due date of 26th of August 2014. There is only going to be 15 months and one day between my youngest two if baby arrives on time which I am not counting on as my girls were both overdue. When I went for the scan I felt so nervous, I was half expecting there to be no baby there due to my lack of symptoms. I even said to the sonographer I don't think I'm pregnant because I don't feel at all pregnant, she must have thought I was crazy! But as soon as she put the probe on my belly up popped baby on the screen in front of me and there was defiantly a baby there all right, I heard its heartbeat and it was wriggling around non stop. The baby looked so big even though it is only 9.8 cm big, I couldn't believe the difference in size and how clear a 13-week scan is compared to a 12 week one.
In my previous two pregnancy's I have read Emma's diary each week, I loved it! I always love hearing about other people pregnancy's and births and watching TV programs like One Born Every Minute, I always thought it would be nice to record my pregnancy in some way, so I can look back on it one day. So now I am pregnant again I have decided to start up a blog and record not only my pregnancy but also our family life and my children's childhood. I think it will be a lovely way to remember things in years to come.
So here goes my first pregnancy update which I will do each week, this post is about finding out I was pregnant and the first trimester.
Monday, 17 March 2014
Since going on maternity leave from my job as a support worker in 2013 I have found myself a bit bored, to be honest. I miss going to work, earning my own money and having a life away from home. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love being a mum and I know that I am very lucky that I can afford to stay at home with my children for the next couple of years. I have been a full time working, single mum in the past and I know how hard it can be.
But I sometimes feel like I am unfulfilled, that surely there is more to life than school runs, housework and cooking, all day, every day. I miss adult conversation and using my brain (although to be honest I think I have major baby brain at the moment). I thought about going back to work but we just wouldn't be able to afford the childcare and I don't think anyone would employ someone who is four months pregnant! I contemplated setting up a craft business from home but I'm not very crafty or taken up a hobby but I'm a bit limited in what I can do with being pregnant and having a baby and sulky tweenager in tow.