Sunday, 4 October 2015

Life has changed..

You may have wondered (or you may have not noticed at all) that I've kind of dropped off of the face of the twitter/blogging/social media planet for the past two months. Whether or not you've missed me, I've missed you a lot, I've had a lot of "blogger guilt" over the past few weeks for leaving my corner of the internet to fend for itself and obviously logging back on to see my plummeting views was slightly eye watering however sometimes life gets in the way of things and I have a funny feeling it's something I may need to get used to...

I am having a baby! Yes that tiny little squidgy jellybean is currently growing away in my tummy, wriggling around and becoming bigger and stronger by the day. If you know me personally then you'll be well aware that to be a Mum is all that I have ever wanted from this life and I feel like the luckiest person alive to have such a miracle inside of me.

I'll be doing fairly sporadic "bump updates" as I don't want to commit to anything weekly at this point (given that this post is the first thing I've written in over 8 weeks, I don't think it's wise to set myself up for a fail) and I don't want the baby to completely take over my blog. I've lost too many favourite beauty bloggers to motherhood and parenting so I'm really hoping to keep this corner of the internet mainly beauty focused however I can already see how easy it is to be totally taken over by your littlest bundle of joy.

I've stolen some questions from Milly at Pearls and Poodles but I'll have to adapt a few I think, but here's a little insight into how my first 13 weeks of expectant motherhood have been...

How far along: 13 Weeks + 2 Days
Days until due date: 186 days
My bump: There's definitely one there but it's only really visible if I'm wearing a vest or am in the nud! I was lucky enough to have a flat stomach before getting pregnant so I can be certain that the little tum that I'm sporting is all baby.
Weight changes: I've actually lost a lb since my 8 week midwife appointment. I didn't weigh myself before pregnancy so we'll use 10st 7lbs as a starting point. So -1lb!
Stretch marks? No and I'm really ramping up the tlc on my tummy to try and prevent that. 
Cravings: Nothing in particular, I've had more food aversions than cravings although cheese and eggs (not together!) have been consistently going down a treat. The nauseousness has subsided over the past week and I can eat medium sized meals, although I feel as though I've eaten a three course dinner even after a measly sandwich. 
Sleep: I cannot sleep! I've noticed that I'm ever so slightly less tired now but the smallest noises keep me awake for hours and I cannot get back to sleep.
Symptoms: Headaches, every day from early afternoon until around 7pm I have a headache and sometimes it turns into a full on migraine. Feeling full, as I said above I can eat just a simple sandwich and will feel as though I've had a full roast dinner. Grumpy, everyone reading this needs to give James a pat on the back because I am touchy at the moment, mostly down to just being so tired and uncomfortable. Light sleeper, I've never been the heaviest of sleepers but James coming in off of a late shift has never bothered me to the point that I'm awake for the rest of the night, for example now I'm currently writing this from the sofa after I gave up at 5.30am last night/morning. 
Best moment this week: Telling everyone! We had what we thought was our 12 week scan last Wednesday which was the day before my 23rd birthday. They dated us as a week over what the midwife had predicted and then I just couldn't wait to tell the world! You've all been so kind and lovely on twitter that it's made me desperate to blog again and get back to interacting with you all. 
Worst moment this week: Not all of my family have been particularly supportive and it's starting to come to a bit of a head. 
Miss anything? Sleep! I suppose it's not a travesty that I'm learning to deal with a lack of sleep already but I really didn't expect it this early on.
Maternity clothes: I possibly don't "need" them just yet but I'm definitely getting uncomfortable in my normal work trousers and jeans after a long day. I think I can get away for quite a bit longer in my faithful dark blue jeans however my tailored work trousers are going to have to be swapped for some maternity ones fairly soon. 
Movement: None yet but it's not expected for a good few more weeks!
Gender: Unknown as of yet but we've received the date for our second scan and we can't wait to find out! 
Belly button in/out: In
Mood: Excited for the next stage of my pregnancy and much more relaxed now that it's public knowledge. I'm just getting used to being a bit more physically uncomfortable but I'm sure the worst is yet to come on that front!
Looking forward to: Looking less like I've gotten a bit podgy and more like I'm actually pregnant and hopefully feeling a bit more human now the first trimester is on it's way out. 

So that's a little update for you all now, I do have a photo that I need to find and upload but really, don't expect too much from me just yet. I'll be doing a "first trimester essentials" post or video (I'm really not sure which direction I'll go in at the moment) rather soon as well as a general overview of how I've got on so far! If you're newly expecting or are a mummy then please come and find me as it'd be lovely to get more involved in that side of the new blogging community!

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