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.
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.
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 has a tummy nickname Yaya.
- Baby is the size of a Cantaloupe Melon
- 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
- 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.