Although my pregnancy is something I feature in almost every post, it has been a while since I have dedicated a whole post to the little one. As I am writing this, I am 33 weeks pregnant (ahh I know, where has the time gone?!), and I am starting to get everything ready for her arrival. The hospital bag is almost fully packed, all the necessities have been bought and her name is chosen!
As you all know my first trimester was challenging to say the least. I had very bad morning sickness (even though it was more like morning, afternoon and evening sickness), and my mental health also took a turn for the worst all thanks to the added hormones and weaning off my antidepressants. Then I reached my favourite trimester, the second one. At 12 weeks we got to see our little bean for the first time and announce it to our family and friends and then at 22 weeks we found out we were expecting a baby girl. If you want to read all about how we announced her gender, click the link here. The biggest struggle during the second trimester was dealing with all the aches and pains as my body was growing more and more, but that was definitely a breeze compared to the first trimester!
As I waved goodbye to the second trimester and welcomed the third, I was blessed with the morning sickness making a reappearance. When I was a teenager I suffered with anaemia (low iron) and as I reached 28 weeks I started having dizzy spells all thanks to being anaemic again. Then at 32 weeks I found out I had a urine infection, great! But luckily that’s both under control with medication. Other symptoms I have been struggling with is leg cramps, backache and heartburn, which is pretty common. *A little update as I am editing this: During my last antenatal appointment my midwife told me she thinks I may have gestational diabetes, which means I need to go in for more tests to figure out what is going on – please wish me luck!* But in myself I feel in such a happy headspace and we are now counting down the weeks until she’s here. The nursery is completed apart from a few cute décor pieces we are yet to buy, the hospital bag is almost ready to go and I am in the process of writing up a birth plan. Although pregnancy has kicked my ass, I am going to miss having a bump and there is something so magical and comforting about carrying a mini me. Her kicks are so strong and frequent now and it is the most amazing and heart warming feeling ever. I have always dreamt about being a mum and now I am becoming one, I feel complete.
Being pregnant during a pandemic has definitely been a different one as it has caused a lot of added anxiety, but then again it was nice to be working from home whilst going through the morning sickness. We had to do our antenatal classes on zoom and there were no prenatal yoga/exercise classes going ahead, which meant there was no opportunity to meet other mums-to-be. I also am unable to have a baby shower as we are in a second lockdown, which I am honestly so gutted about but just so grateful that I had a gender announcement party. A bit more of a vain thing I feel like I have missed out on is all the pregnancy photos. Of course I have been taking bump pictures in the mirror, but its not quite cute candid pictures that I nag Phoebe or Chan to take haha!
I absolutely cannot wait for the little one to make an appearance and I definitely feel like these 7 weeks will fly by. I hope you all enjoyed this little update and if you have any questions please let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,