Oh. My. Goodness.
All day nausea and extreme tiredness struck at about 6 weeks. It makes it so much more difficult when the majority of people didn’t know I was pregnant and I was trying to carry on as normal. So far I’ve only actually been sick once but it’s still been hard with Little Knight to entertain. I’m not complaining though, we got pregnant really quickly and I know we’re so blessed, I don’t take it for granted. However I also can’t say everything is fabulous when I feel a bit yucky, just keeping it real!
I was pretty much living off cheap crisps on the really bad days as nothing else was really helping. It’s not very nice when you don’t feel like you’re being the best mum but I keep trying to remember that it’s not forever and she likes Peppa Pig anyway!
I struggled to fit in my jeans quite early on, I’m assuming my stomach muscles are pretty much ruined since my last pregnancy/caesarean so there isn’t much keeping me in! I’m finding it quite difficult seeing my weight increase after I lost so much but I keep reminding myself that I can do it all again in time. Right now my body is very busy and I need to just give myself a break!
My favourite meals are now plain pasta and and a bit of ketchup or beans on toast. Such a sophisticated palate, I know, but they really help with the sickness. I’m not really as bothered about sweet foods like I was before and I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND MELTED CHEESE.
I’m having to see a consultant due to my previous caesarean but hopefully I’ll be ok to have a natural birth this time. So far so good anyway. We’ll see what information my 20 week scan reveals. Birth feels like a long way off right now!
So that’s about the first trimester summed up. I’m now coming up to 16 weeks and the nausea is starting to settle and I’m not such a sloth. I know I shouldn’t wish my pregnancy away as it may be my last one but I can’t wait until I start to feel movement, it’s such a reassuring feeling!
Thank you so much for all of the lovely messages and well wishes we’ve received. We really appreciate every one.
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Thanks for reading,
Knight Mummy x