Monday, 10 August 2015

A new chapter

Pregnancy
Life is about to change beyond all recognition and I'm really excited about the next chapter to come. FoodieForce has been busily expanding outwards and it's not from all the food I've been eating, but the fact that we're expecting a little Foodie, due in late November.

Now call me superstitious but I wanted to wait to get past the 24 weeks stage before I shared our news on here. But worry not I have been keeping good notes to share on what to expect on the journey to motherhood.
24 weeks pregnant
I've decided to expand my blog to share my road to motherhood in a new space on FoodieForce. For those that are interested I will be sharing this in a new parenting and family section. If it's not your thing don't worry, there will still be plenty of lifestyle and foodie posts. 

One thing I learnt very quickly at six weeks was that all day sickness and being a food blogger don't really mix. Never did I think that I could be put off food but this well and truly stopped me in my tracks and the sickness lasted till twenty weeks. That's fourteen weeks folks! I will be sharing in a later post some tips on how I survived morning sickness. 

For those who haven't been pregnant it is reminiscent of car sickness that just doesn't go away and I feel awful for anyone that has it all the way through their pregnancy. 

But there have been some wonderful highs too, having your first scan where you can finally meet the small person that you have been growing inside. 
Pregnancy
The sound of their little heart beat is beautiful. Our mini FoodieForce did some wonderful gymnastics for the ultrasound sonographer who I think had met her match. Our little person is most definitely a wriggler. 
Baby 24 weeks
  • Baby has a tummy nickname Yaya. 
  • Baby is the size of a Cantaloupe Melon 
Pregnancy size
  • Total weight gain 12lbs 
  • Maternity clothes: yes since 14 weeks (loving the stretchy trousers which means you can eat more than ever and your clothes expand with you. Well any excuse!)
  • Sleep was great till 22 weeks & then hip pain set in & the frequent need to wee during the night doesn't really make for a restful night.  
  • Cool that my boobies are the biggest they have ever been, shame the rest of me is expanding in proportion. 
  • Food cravings: raspberries and nectarines. 
  • Belly button in or out: In
What's happening at 24 weeks
  • Our baby is now considered viable if born prematurely. 
  • Yaya is a foot long, has eyebrows, eyelashes and hair. 
  • Yaya can breath air now rather than amniotic fluid. 
  • Yaya can hear mummies heart beat and voice. 
Did anyone else have a tummy nickname? Did you manage to shift it in later life?

Let me know if there are any topics you would like me to cover in future posts. 

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34 comments:

  1. OMG what amazing news to end my day on! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you xx

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    1. Thank you looking forward to the exciting adventure Lucy x

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  2. I'm so excited for you, Lucy, lots of luck for this new chapter of your life!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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    1. Thanks Angie looking forward to creating our very own mini foodie Lucy x

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  3. Yaya is a lovely nickname - how thrilling, you must be so delighted, Lucy

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thank you Suze, hope your well Lucy x

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  4. Huge congratulations Lucy! What an exciting chapter in your life!!!
    Marie X
    www.titchytombie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Quite the adventure is coming our way Lucy x

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  5. Congratulations Lucy, I'm so happy for you! I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly. My tummy nickname when my mum was pregnant with me was Beanie because that's how my mum explained how big I was to my uncle, who has Downs Syndrome. I've shaken the nickname off, luckily! xx

    Toasty

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    1. Beanie is really sweet but I can see as an adult you might not be that keen on it Lucy x

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  6. Congratulations Lucy, such amazing news to see! Very happy for you both. xx

    Zoe | Love and Limoncello

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  7. such precious moments!! congratulations!! :)

    Animated Confessions

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  8. Oh my... MASSIVE congratulations lady!! This has certainly brightened my day, I'm so thrilled for you and look forward to following your journey - so exciting!!

    Style Sunrise☀

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    x

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    1. Thanks Karen really looking forward to sharing the journey with you. Hope you are settling into London life Lucy x

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  9. OH WOW! Congrats to you! I had no idea! Looking forward to following your journey :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks Corinne looking forward to creating a mini Foodie Lucy x

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  10. Woww! Huge congrats Lucy!!! Hope all goes well with the last few months :)

    C x | Lux Life

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  11. CONGRATS!!! This is such great news! I am so happy for you :) Best of luck with your pregnancy journey, I am looking forward to reading about it.

    Ash | Liakada

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    1. Looking forward to sharing the journey. Hope you are enjoying your travels Lucy x

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  12. Yay! The announcement I've been waiting for!!! You know how happy I am for you! Yaya is such a cute bump name, ours is called Rhombus?! Looking forward to more family posts in the future! take care lovely! xxx

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    1. Thanks Cate, Rhombus is a superb name. Hope you are both keeping well Lucy x

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  13. Congrats hun! Looking forward to reading all about your cantaloupe adventures x

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    1. Thanks there had to be a food association with the growth size Lucy x

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  14. Oh my goodness!! Huge congrats Lucy, this is so exciting! I'm so happy for you, I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and I'm glad the sickness eased - must've been awful, especially for a foodie like yourself! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Thanks Josie, looking forward to sharing the adventures Lucy x

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  15. Aaaaaah congratulations!! So happy for you :D I would want to keep it secret too, completely understand! So so happy, I love good news like this! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

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    1. Thanks Lucy looking forward to the adventure Lucy x

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  16. OMG LUCY!!!! I am so happy to read this post. You made my day and made me so happy. I am sure you would be a good mom and please share your tips with us about maternity, pregnancy... Ahhh I am so happy for you!!! Liuba x

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    1. Thank you my lovely, quite the adventure ahead Lucy x

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