If you haven't already seen the news we are expecting baby number two in January! My due date is the 9th which makes me 13 weeks pregnant today. I have been dying to share this news ever since I found out I was pregnant. I found out really early this time unlike half way through my pregnancy with Amelia so it seems like it's dragged this time ha ha! I finally went to see the midwife when I was 10 weeks pregnant and then was given a dating scan as I wasn't sure how far along I actually was seeing as my cycles are irregular and I didn't have one after the miscarriage back in March.
I thought it would be nice to document my pregnancy this time round as I didn't last time with Amelia and would love to see how my bump grows. So I shall start by updating you with what's been going on up until 12 weeks. This time last pregnancy with Amelia I didn't even know I was pregnant still and didn't find out until 18 weeks. It's actually been a far better pregnancy already as I was really anemic last time and working 60-70 hours a week on my feet all day long.
This time round I didn't tell any family or friends when we found out and I wanted to keep it that way for as long as possible. I actually found out at around 5/6 weeks pregnant which means we got pregnant just one month after the miscarriage which was a complete shock!! Once I had the 12 week scan I finally told our family and friends which felt like such a relief. I must admit this pregnancy has been a little tougher on me than the last and when pregnant with Amelia. I must have had it easy both times previous to this as I didn't get any of the symptoms I've experienced this time round but they do say every pregnancy is different.
I've had morning sickness this time, it was really bad from 6-8 weeks especially when I was France and as soon as I woke I felt as if I needed to throw up. Luckily I was only actually sick a handful of times but the nausea has been at its worst. If I don't eat I get really light headed and dizzy which I usually do when not pregnant anyways but it's been 10 times worse. I've had days where I literally can't even move off the sofa as I feel so sick. But it's all signs of a healthy pregnancy which I can't complain about at all. With the last pregnancy I didn't even feel pregnant and for some reason I wasn't worried.
I have a little podge already but to be honest I think that's just all the food I had been eating at the start as I had such a big appetite. I would look 20 weeks pregnant when I went to bed each night ha ha! Surprisingly I haven't put any weight on yet which is a good thing and my current weight is still 7st 10lb so it will be interesting to see how much I put on this pregnancy! At my first midwife appointment I was told my bmi is still underweight at 17 but it's better than it was when I was pregnant with Amelia so I'm not classed as high risk this time which is good. It's weird because I can't believe I didn't know I was pregnant until 18 weeks with Amelia as I still wasn't showing then. This time round I think I will be showing in a couple of weeks! I'm still getting about 6-7 hours sleep a night which is okay, I could do with a bit more if I'm honest! I would love a nap during the day but it's not possible now that Amelia doesn't nap anymore.
I've gone off so many types of food, mainly my favourites which is quiet annoying. I can't even drink Dr pepper in the evening anymore as it doesn't taste as nice for some reason so I only drink it during the daytime now. Macdonalds just doesn't appeal to me anymore, same with crisps and any sort of takeaways.
So that's all I have to update you on at the moment really, I look forward to documenting this pregnancy and I hope you will enjoy following us on our journey to becoming a family of four. Keep an eye out for more pregnancy posts and my 13 week update next week. My weeks change on a Friday so I think I will upload them every Friday. Sorry this was such a long one, just had a lot to update you on, next week's won't be as long.