Wednesday, 31 August 2016

19 - 20 Weeks Pregnant

Sorry about the lack of a 19 week update, basically had a major lack of motivation, and tiredness seemed to get worse!

So I'm still tired, still got heartburn and still get the odd time I feel sick. I've had quite a bit of backache, which I think may have actually been down to sweeping and mopping at work twice in one week. I also had a day where I felt really achy down below (TMI I know!), and this happened to happen on a day I worked 7am - 5pm. Have also had a bit of constipation. Oh the joys of being pregnant. But the best thing is gradually feeling more movement, and I finally seemed to have popped as well. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

14 - 18 Weeks Pregnant Baby #2

Week 14 saw the introduction of heartburn and the purchasing of some Gaviscon. I am now taking either Gaviscon or Tums for it, depending on how bad it is.

Still feeling super tired, although this is gradually improving. I feel a lot better when Ben sleep through the night. Except he tends to wake up on the nights before I have to work, so I'm like a zombie at work and can't focus properly, but I struggled on through anyway!

I also had a hot flush at work one day, I think it was because I have to rush to get up and out (I have since set my alarm for 5 minutes earlier) and didn't eat enough before work (now I eat more). It obviously doesn't help that I have a half hour walk before even starting.

I find I still feel sick if I get too tired. And I can now eat after I finish work. I used to be too tired and not hungry after working in a hot kitchen! I was even sick one night after work. After not being sick at all in the first trimester!

I had my 16 week midwife appointment, bloods all came back fine, blood pressure is good and we (Ben & I) got to hear babies heartbeat which was lovely.

I also had a Consultant appointment in my 16th week as well, as I had a 3rd degree tear with Ben, just to check I'm okay to be midwife led again, which I am. So am considering a water birth, I just need to do some research on it. I know it's meant to reduce the risk of tearing, and there is a 10% chance of me having at 3rd degree tear again.

Sorry no bump photos, I will now start doing weekly bump updates, as of tomorrow I'll be 19 weeks, can't believe it's gone so fast!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

0 - 14 Weeks Pregnant First Trimester Baby #2

I figured the best thing to do after announcing my pregnancy was a re cap of it so far, and then I hope to do as many weekly posts as possible.

As we were actually trying and I am pretty sure when I ovulated (I go by my cervical mucus if anyone wants to know.) I knew I was late as I hadn't started on the Monday I was meant to, so I took a test on the Tuesday morning, and it came up pregnant.

That week I came down with a sickness bug (just what I didn't want, but all 3 of us got it!). 

Before I go any further my dating scan changed my dates so change over is a Thursday, rather than the Sunday which I thought it would be. Or am pretty sure is the day I ovulated. I know all babies develop differently. So I actually had this sickness bug in the beginning of week 6 as it hit on a Thursday!

As I recovered from that horrible bug I then started to experience pregnancy symptoms which were sore breasts along with shortness of breath. And starting to feel more hungry as well. I also had my pregnancy confirmed by a nurse at my GP's Surgery so I could book my Booking In appointment with my Midwife.

My breasts got more sore in week 7, and started feeling bruised and my nipples also started hurting. I can't remember having sore nipples when I was pregnant with Ben! The tired also kicked in as well, I have never felt tired like it before. I seriously have not been able to do hardly anything! Work has been such a struggle sometimes too. I'm lucky as we went on holiday when I was 9 weeks pregnant for 2 weeks so didn't have to worry about doing too much.

Week 7 is also when the sickness kicked in, and this lasted the rest of the trimester too. And normally got worse when I was really tired. So this wasn't much fun to cope with on holiday. Luckily I got through the whole trimester without actually being sick so that was good!

Week 7 was also when Steve noticed that my hips were already wider! Other than that I didn't notice much different in my waist during the first Trimester other than the evening bloat that came on every evening. But I'd wake up in the morning with a flat stomach.

All these symptoms then stayed for the whole trimester and longer!

I didn't have my dating scan until I was actually 13 weeks and 6 days! We decided against the screening tests, as we didn't have the Downs Syndrome test when we had bed. Every thing was fine, baby has 2 arms, 2 legs and she zoomed right up to the heart as well.

Thursday, 4 August 2016


I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant! I'm so excited about having another child, and Ben being a big brother!

We actually had our scan 3 weeks ago, but I've been feeling really rubbish, and I'm still not feeling normal, but I can't carry on not doing anything so I'm pushing through it.

Both of our families are really excited! And Ben has known from the day I found out (he loves to climb on me and did want to be carried a LOT so we had to tell him).

My estimated due date from our dating scan is 12th Jan! Really love the thought of having a Winter baby! And Ben still has time to bond with his brother or sister before he starts at school.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

What I Ate Wednesday 23/03/2016

I thought I would do a different kind of post today, a What I Ate Wednesday, as I love looking at other peoples posts or youtube videos titled the same.

I always start the day off with a cup of tea.

Ben requested a bowl of Rice Krispies without milk, he had milk and water to drink as well.

I had porridge with milled flax & seeds, cinnamon, blueberries and raspberries.

For lunch Ben had a homemade cheese scone with clover, Pombears, half a banana and ham followed by a gingerbread chick (a treat from his Nanna).

I had homemade sweet potato wedges cooked in coconut oil and fried eggs cooked in olive oil with salt and pepper.

For my afternoon snack I had another cup of tea and a pecan plait.

For dinner we had wholewheat pasta and pesto, Ben had his with cheese and chicken nuggets, I added some roasted veg (frozen pack) and a Birdeye chicken char-grill.

I forgot to take photos of Bens snacks, he normally has some kind of fruit, yoghurt, or rice cakes.

I also like to get in 3 or 4 pint sized glasses of water a day.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Meal Plan 29/02/16

Sorry for long time no post, both Ben and I have had a horrible cold (and still do - but slowly getting better). We have literally just stayed in, not really wanting to do anything! I thought I'd start back with a simple meal plan post.

Monday - Ben's going to have spaghetti bolognese, I'm going to have some roasted veg (frozen), tomato pesto with pasta and some chicken. Steve will have pizza

Tuesday - Ben and I are off out for a Carvery for lunch with my family to celebrate my mums birthday. Steve is at work till 7PM and I'm off to the football, so he'll either do himself something or stop at the chippy on the way home.

Wednesday - There's half a jar of korma paste left in the fridge so I'll be using that up to make a chicken korma, Ben will have rice with his and Steve and I will have naan bread.

Thursday - I'll be having left over chilli with wedges for lunch. Steve will do something for himself and Ben

Friday - I'll be having left over chicken and chorizo jambalaya for lunch, Steve will again do something for himself and Ben.

Saturday - Takeaway

Sunday - Steve and Ben will go round Steve's parents for lunch. I'll have a pizza after work.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Meal Plan for 1/2/16

I haven't done a meal plan post in a while! But as we're on holiday from work next week (apart from I have to work 4 hours Thursday night) I thought I would do a quick post!

Monday - Chicken and chorizo jambalaya
Tuesday - Takeaway, probably pizza (as I'm off to the football in the evening)
Wednesday - Roast chicken dinner
Thursday - I will have spaghetti bolognese (leftovers from the freezer), Steve will cook for Ben and himself
Friday - Tuna pasta bake
Saturday - I'm hoping for a McDonalds as we haven't had one in ages!
Sunday - Round the in-laws