Week 10 – Day 0

Over 25% of the way through! I still haven’t been sick since last weekend, but that uncomfortable feeling after eating is sticking around… I had to stay home from work on Friday out of pure tiredness. Can’t wait to tell work so I can stop pretending. So happy that next week is another three day week 🙂 

As for Justin, I don’t think he’s visible still. I feel bloated but really don’t know if it’s actual bump or not. 


Pretty similar to last week no? And weight is pretty much the same, maybe plus half a kilo but it feels like plus 5 when I put my clothes on. Might go out and have a look for some more tummy friendly stuff today.

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Week 9 – Day 0

First belly pic!


Pretty much just my usual belly haha. Maybe a tiny bump out that isn’t normally there? I think I’m gonna have to take the plunge and get some preggo pants soon.

Justin is now the size of a grape and is moving his little arms and legs around like crazy. Not that I can feel it yet. I still feel nauseous and very full and uncomfortable after ever time I eat. I hope I get out of this stage soon… Will be nice to feel normal.

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 5 – Day 0

5 full weeks.

The thought of miscarriage has been playing on my mind. 20% chance… but constantly decreasing to about 2% by week 12. Still though, 1 in 5. Scary numbers.

I had a killer panic cry this morning, completely out of the blue. I think it scared Dave a bit. Went from manic crying to laughing to manic crying again. Strange one these hormones.

Week 4 – Day 2

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Pre doc thoughts:

Sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s. Not sure how this will go down, don’t know anything about what this feels like, or how it’s done in the Netherlands.

Post doc update:

Based on the first day of my last period “Justin” is due 19th November, and the doctor is hardly involved at all. It’s still super early days, and I was told to make an appointment with the midwife for around week 8. I guess until then I just wait.

He read through a whole list of things that I’m not allowed to do or eat. Alcohol and drugs (yeah, obvs…), don’t smoke (I don’t anyway)… Cheese, raw/uncooked meat/fish/eggs (I think I can handle that). I think those are the main ones. Take folic acid, be a healthy person, keep exercising – fine.