Friday, 25 November 2016

First Trimester Update - Baby #2

As you may have seen in my last update, I announced that I am expecting our second baby and time is flying much more than before! I am now just under 19 weeks pregnant, so nearly halfway already eek!

I found the first trimester very difficult and it was a pretty easy spot when I realised I was pregnant. I'd been feeling very 'off'' and quite nauseous. I took a test and sure enough it said positive! The shock still doesn't go away even when you're planning for it. Being pregnant with a toddler keeping me very busy isn't all that fun, I found myself napping when I could and being constantly exhausted. Sadly I'm still in that phase, but hoping more energy will come once I get rid of this cold.

I am much bigger bump wise this time around than last time and it makes me think I'm further ahead than I am when I catch sight of myself in reflections. I will do slight comparisons to my pregnancy with Grace just to look back on. If you want to check out my previous early pregnancy updates then here's my previous 15 weeks, 16 weeks and 17 and 18 weeks updates.

How far along? 18 weeks + 6 days
Total weight gain: -5.8lbs. I've lost more weight this time due to sickness & lack of appetite and am yet to put any weight on.
Maternity clothes? I purchased some new over bump jeggings this week from New Look but haven't been too enthused so far, they're a horrible fit :(
Stretch marks? Not noticed any new ones but still have an ample supply from last time!
Sleep: Terrible - but that's due to Grace's lack of liking sleep than me struggling to fall/stay asleep!
Best moment this week: Starting to feel the first subtle kicks. They're so delicate at this stage and if I'm not concentrating I can easily miss them.
Miss anything? This week I've been very poorly with some sort of cold so I really wish I could take all of the cold and flu drugs. It means it's taking forever to go away and I've really struggled this time.  
Food cravings: Fizzy Vimto and ice again. Clearly must be rather dehydrated..oops.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  My sickness is finally starting to die down which is making pregnancy bearable as I've had it pretty bad this time round. Or maybe it seems worse because I have Grace to look after too.
Gender: No idea yet.
Labour signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Nausea, extreme exhaustion, headaches and sore boobs.
Belly button in or out? It's already starting to half pop out which seems far too early. I really hate the look of it.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy - but tired and irritable.
Looking forward to: The 20 week scan and finding out the gender so I can commence buying clothes and feeling a bit more organised.

There we have it, my first update for baby #2. I have my scan in just over a week so I can't wait for that to come round. We have absolutely no idea about names at the moment and I'm really hoping that knowing the gender will force us to make a decision sooner than later. Failing that, Grace can name the new baby for us ha (it'd most likely end up being called Peppa or Thomas!)

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