Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Pregnancy Update: The First Trimester.


It's been two weeks since I announced our exciting news, so I thought I would share a little bit of what pregnancy had been like so far. 

I'm currently 15 weeks, so I'm firmly in the second trimester yeyyyy. And even more exciting news, we can officially find out baby's gender from next week which I cannot wait for! Anyway, let me take you back to the beginning...

Two days before Christmas, after a long day at work, Jonathan persuaded me to take a pregnancy test. As far as I was concerned, I'd had no symptoms but we didn't want to be thinking about it over the Christmas period. He picked up the fancy ClearBlue digital tests and off I went for a wee (TMI sorry). Not thinking anything of it, I took my make up off whilst I was waiting for the test to do its thing. If you are trying, you'll know that the pregnancy tests seem to take FOREVER to come up! So when it finally flashed up "pregnant" I was very much taken aback. Not only did it say pregnant but it also gave the weeks at "3+" which is the maximum on the digital test. Reading the instructions, this meant I would be dated at least 5 weeks. I then kind of shoved the test in Jonathan's face and we just kind of stood there shell shocked for a few seconds! then took the second test in the pack "just to make sure" and of course the result was exactly the same. 

Knowing over Christmas was really crazy and super hard to keep quiet. Especially when it seems everyone was talking about babies. We actually managed to keep it quiet until I was 11 weeks, after I'd had a private scan. I then had my first NHS dating scan at 13 weeks and given the due date of 17th August. 

Looking back I did have a few tell tale signs of early pregnancy, but at the time thought nothing of it. I've always had issues with food and nausea so I just figured I'd eaten something that didn't agree with me and I was stressed at work! The nausea came every now and again and seems to have finally eased off now. Unfortunately my appetite still hasn't come back and I find it really difficult to decide what I'd like to eat and snacking throughout the day seems to be the way forward. 

The worst thing so far is the awful "metallic" taste in my mouth. It's so hard to describe but it makes me feel sick  and the only thing that seems to get rid is citrus fruit flavours! Again, this seems to be dying down slowly and hopefully will subside too soon. 

My bed has become my best friend. I've got very good at being able to sleep whenever and where ever. Pregnancy really takes it out of you. But other than that, I can't really complain. 

Now I'm just really excited for the next few weeks and finding out what we are having! Of course I will share with you all as soon as we know. 

I'd love to know any hints and tips anyone has for getting through the next trimester stress-free. And if anyone knows where I can find NICE maternity wear and a swimsuit for aquanatal, I'd love to know!

Katie xx
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  1. Oh babe congrats that is beautiful news, sorry to hear about the nausea and the metallic taste- how shit! My new baby bro was just born and I am SO broody right now xxx

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  2. Aw such great news! So happy for you :))) xo

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