Pregnancy Diary: Week 13


13 Weeks Pregnant

13 week and I'm feeling great. Definitely had the best week so far. My nausea has totally gone and I can pretty much eat anything again. Whoop! I still feel exhausted but not as bad as I was feeling in the first trimester. I am still waiting for the energy boost and nesting phase to hit! 

Bump is coming a long nicely and seems a bit more in proportion now! It's starting to resemble a proper little bump rather than a little pot belly. My belly button has totally vanished now which is very peculiar considering I have always had an outie. No one can believe how big my bump is and are always asking if I am expecting twins. Just the one in there believe it or not. It does look rather large for 13 weeks! 

Nick and I had both been contemplating paying for a private gender scan via baby bond. We weren't sure at first and thought we should just wait for the 20 week scan and save the £79.  But if we did wait it out until the 20 week NHS scan there is no guarantee that they will be able to tell us the sex and it can be very inaccurate. So I wrote down all the pro's for paying for the private 16 week gender scan; we can find out the gender a whole month sooner, we can start planning everything better once we know, we get to see the baby again, means we have two more scans to look forward to rather than just the one, we can make sure everything is okay, we get some more scan pictures, it is 98% accurate, if they can't determine the gender on the day you can go back! The pro's are endless. The only con's where that it is £79! Which I think is worth it. 

So in just over two weeks time we will know if we are having a baby boy or baby girl. I am so excited! I did have a gut feeling that we are expecting a boy but lately I have been a bit more unsure! It is going to be a pleasant surprise either way as we would be happy with either! At the minute we love the names Noah and Sophia but we still have another 6 whole months to decide! Exciting times! 

Pregnancy Diary: Week 12


12 Weeks Pregnant. 

I am writing this at 12 and a half weeks pregnant. My bump has slowed down on the growing, which I am glad about as I seemed to be huge at 10 weeks. It is a bit more rounded now and it looks like a little pot belly! I feel fantastic at the minute. Most of my nausea has gone, I have my appetite back and I feel like me again! I am still really tired but I don't mind that as I love my sleep. I have to make the most of my sleep now while I can. 

Now onto the exciting part! On the 7th I had my very first scan and what an incredible experience that was! Firstly the midwife who booked our scan made a mistake and booked us into a different hospital 20 minutes away. So we were getting ready in the morning to go to our scan and Nick decided to give them a call to confirm our appointment as we didn't even recieve a reminder letter in the mail. I am so glad he did because that was only when we found out our scan was at another hospital! If he hadn't of checked we would of gone to where we were supposed to have the scan only to of been turned down. I would of been gutted.

So we drove over to the other hospital. I was sipping away at water filling up my bladder for the scan. I can't normally hold a cup of water nevermind a litre so I knew I would struggle! We got to the hospital. After a 20 minute wait I just had to go to the toilet! I couldn't hold it any longer. I then had to down a bottle of water when I came out and of course that was when we were called into our scan! When my bladder was pretty much empty ha ha.

We followed the sonographer into this little dark room and I led down on the bed, not sure what to expect. My heart was pounding in my chest and I was so excited but so nervous. I just wanted everything to be okay. When the baby appeared on screen at first all I saw was the top of the head and for a split second I thought something was wrong! But then little baby appeared on screen and my heart melted. I just stared at the screen with tears in my eyes. I didn't say a word and was just mesmerised by this little life that Nick and I have created. Nick kept looking back at me and was saying something but I can't even remember what he said because I was so speechless and enthralled. It was an indescribable feeling. 

The baby was a little monkey and would not keep still constantly jumping and rolling over. We saw baby's face, the little arms waving around, the little legs kicking! Baby would roll over and show off his/her little bum and then roll over to face us but really didn't want to lie flat on his/her back. The sonographer struggled to get a picture of the baby and wasn't able to do the NT scan which we opted for. I actually had two scans because I had to go out drink a bit more water, have a sit down and then go back in hope that the baby may go into position but he/she really didn't want to play ball! 

Here is our picture! Which I seem to stare at constantly! We had such a giggle when we saw it because both of us are really tall everyone jokes that our baby is going to have long legs! On the scan picture the main thing you can see is a long pair of legs!

You can see baby facing slightly away at an angle. See the little spine, those long legs! The black patch across the face to me looks like an arm against babies head. It looks extremely cosy in there! The baby even has a foot rest! Everything went great which was such a relief and we cannot wait until the next scan. 

Seeing our baby on that screen was one of those amazing experiences of my life and one I will never ever forget. 

Pregnancy Diary: Week 11


11 weeks Pregnant.

I am writing this at 11 weeks! One more week to go until I reach the lovely 12 week mark! No developments on bump watch. It still seems the same size, which I am glad about as it seemed huge for 10 weeks! I am forever rubbing my little bump and find it so comforting. I've begun lathering it with moisturiser as my skin is becoming really dry and I know I am going to be prone to bad stretch marks. All part of the fun! You can't expect to carry a child and not come out with stretch marks! 

Symptom wise I have felt a lot better. Not as sick as I have been in the previous weeks. My appetite still comes and goes and I do struggle with certain foods. Especially meat. I even struggle with chicken. I am probably the most tired I have been at this point. I will go to work, come home, have my tea then flake out on the sofa until bedtime. I can't get enough sleep. I don't mind sleeping the days away though as I have got to enjoy that sleep whilst I can! I noticed another not so nice symptom that I developed in week 11 and that is excess hair! The hair on my arms has become a covering of fur like hair! It's so dense and not very attractive! I've also got a lot more spots not only on my face but on my chest too. All in all I am not glowing. Not just yet!

Our first scan is just 6 days away and I am counting down the hours. I am so excited but so nervous too. I hope everything is okay and our little bun is growing well! I cannot wait to see him or her on that screen. It will make everything seem so much more real. It seems to have taken forever to get to this point! Next week's post will have a scan picture to show you all! 

Here is another cute picture to share. I have a hamper full of babygrows, vests, blankets, grobags, bibs, hats, socks, mittens etc but I have seriously slowed down on the spending! I haven't bought anything for a while. Don't think I will do now until we know what we are having. I am still certain we are having a baby boy but only time will tell! 

See you next week!

Pregnancy Diary: Week 10


10 Weeks Pregnant.

I'm writing this at 10 weeks pregnant. My bump seems to have grown even more and is still firming up nicely. I also noticed that my belly button has changed from being an outie to an innie! Which is a bit backwards. It has also gone huge as my skin on my stomach has stretched so much already. I wondered what had happened when I realised my belly button had disappeared and felt woozy afterwards. How weird are belly buttons seriously?

10 weeks and I feel great! My horrible 24/7 nausea has subsided and I am slowly getting my appetite back. I still feel sick occasionally but it now comes in waves and it's not here all the time. I can finally eat proper meals again too which also helps with the exhaustion. Crisps are still my saviour though. Nothing like a bag of Walkers!

We have our first scan in just over two weeks. Time seems to be going in slow motion and I can't wait any longer! It is a long time to wait to see your baby for the first time and make sure that everything is okay. I am counting down the days. I am tempted to buy a doppler so I can listen to my babies heartbeat at home but I am not certain about it yet. I could get obsessed with it and panic if I couldn't find the heartbeat. 

Thought I would upload some of the snow suits we have bought our little winter baby. I can't wait for he or she to be all snug inside one all ready for cuddles! We are so excited!