Week 8 – Day 4

All quiet for a week, and no pic for Week 8! I’ve been in Paris for 5 days. Originally it was to run the marathon, but in the end just for cheering on Orsi and Alby plus chilling out for a couple of days. They both did incredibly well, and I’m super proud, and it made me so jealous! Will really need to sign up for a marathon again once Justin is here.

We’re almost a full two months gone (on Saturday), and today is the first midwife meeting! I’m not sure whether they’ll do a scan or not, as sometimes it’s just a chat the first time… or so I’m told. But I figured I’ll start doing actual pictures of belly from this Sunday, as we’ll be entering month 3! Fun times.

The nausea is still as usual. Was only sick once in Paris, and once more this morning… it comes and goes, but I think I have it pretty ok in comparison to many other stories I’ve read about. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get worse!

I’m gonna tell close friends and family this week and next, and then bosses and other work people in a couple of weeks I think.

Both families are coming over for Easter which will be super fun, but I’m also expecting it to be quite tiring… We shall see how it goes. At least everyone knows about Justin so so pretending. That was one thing that was so nice this weekend in Paris as well! No pretending 🙂 Actually can’t wait til more people know!

Week 7 – Day 1

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The weeks seem to go faster cause I’m less nervous about stuff going wrong. Entering the 8th week now! Don’t really know if there’s much to report..? Justin is now the size of a blueberry, and has started growing little nubs for legs and arms, and apparently my uterus is starting to expand to make room for the guy. This has resulted in me feeling almost constantly bloated and uncomfortable.

I still haven’t put on any weight although I feel like I ate a lot more in the last week. But all my jeans are very tight. Nothing is visible yet, and I hope it stays this way for another month, but I can feel that I take up more space.

I had a weird one yesterday when I woke up and felt 100% fine. No nausea, no sore boobs, nothing. Was super nice to feel normal for a couple of hours, although in the back of my mind there’s the nagging worry that something happened. Unreasonable I know….

I’ve been debating back an forth about the marathon this Sunday. On the one had, I’m still fine with the running bit, albeit a lot slower, and a lot more out of breath… and really do want to continue like everything is normal, and not let this limit my life. On the other hand, it’s gonna be 24 degrees in Paris, and I already overheat massively cause of Justin… AND if anything did happen, I know I would blame myself for it (even if it was totally random and scientifically not my fault). So I won;t be running… 😦 but like Orsi said, I can start training and run a marathon anytime, but I can’t really put pregnancy on hold and resume it later.

Still very much looking forward to spending all those days in Paris with Orsi and Alby though ❤ but will be super jealous of all the nice wine I’m missing out on! (the French drink while preggo don’t they? :p)

Week 6 – Day 1

It’s been a good weekend. We’ve entered the start of week 7 yesterday, which means Justin is now the size of a pea! And this week, the chances of miscarriage goes down from around 15% now to 10% at the end of the week w00p w00p Fingers crossed that we make it.

I’ve lost 1 kg of weight since the weekend before, which I think is ok but not ideal, so not something I want to keep doing, as we’re apparently entering a “growth spurt” this week. I think it’s mainly cause I’ve been trying to be healthy with food, plus I’m not drinking any alcohol and still exercising the same as before. Basically I need to up my food intake a bit which is easier said than done since I now feel totally indifferent to most flavours. It’s not that I feel sick eating anything, it’s just that I feel thoroughly unenthusiastic about food. I eat when I’m hungry, but nothing is exciting food or flavour wise. On Saturday Dave suggested pizza and I totally broke down crying in public cause pizza felt like the last thing on earth that I wanted. These hormones are killing me.

The whole running thing has also thrown me off a bit. Although I can still run and it’s not really a problem, what I have noticed is that I need to go really slow. A pace where a could normally hold a steady conversation now makes me completely breathless, and raises my pulse like crazy!

What else… The nausea doesn’t come in attacks anymore, but is there as a constant underlying thing. Not so bad that I need to throw up or can’t do stuff. But it’s a kind of annoying constant mild motion sickness kind of feeling. Aaah, the joys of pregnancy :/

Week 4 – Day 5

Went for a run after work, was good! Took it easy and didn’t feel tired or anything, so no issues there. Think I will try preggo yoga tomorrow haha, see how I’m embracing this whole thing?

Boobs are hurting more now than before. Especially nipples! They are really not handling temperature differences very well right now, and are constantly on. To much info…? No, here we speak the truth.