The idea was to post an pregnancy update every two weeks or so but nothing much happened in two weeks that I decided to post any updates over a longer time then only two weeks. This update will be from 12 weeks till 20 weeks.
Luckily I started to feel much better from 13 weeks. Didn’t had to be sick anymore and my appetite was slowly coming back.
Due to being so sick I lost in total 9,3 kilos! I found that quit shocking and it made me worried about the baby as I was afraid it wouldn’t get enough food and not being able to grow properly.
As I started to feel better again and being able to keep my food in I wasn’t too worried anymore and every midwife appointment I had they assured the baby was growing perfectly fine.
I’m very glad I don’t feel as sick as the first trimester anymore and that I have more energy again. My appetite is still not 100% back but it’s a relieve that what I eat I keep in me and will go to the baby. I’m also relieved that I haven’t lost anymore weight and slowly starting to gain some weight. Still not a lot but I’m sure that will come eventually when the baby starts growing more.
I mentioned it already in my previous update that this pregnancy is so much different then Oliver’s pregnancy and it’s only getting more different every day.
This time round I’m so emotional. I can literally cry about everything. When Oliver cry’s about something little like his big car not fitting on his small car track I feel like crying as well as I feel sorry for him.
The other day it was raining and a man slipped and fell on the floor, he stood straight away up and walked away and nothing really happened but I felt like I could cry any moment, felt so sorry for that poor man. So I have plenty other silly things I can cry over lately.
Is it possible I have double the hormones because I’m pregnant of a girl?
The second best thing I love about being pregnant is the growing bump. For me my belly can’t get big fast enough. I love to show of my bump and rub it constantly in the evening when I’m relaxing on the sofa.
My belly has started to grow and as you can see in the photos below there is already some progress over the last couple of weeks. I just love it!
Because my belly has made already quit an appearance I no longer fit in normal jeans. I put them at the back of my wardrobe and swapped them for some maternity trousers. I have to say I started wearing maternity trousers already from about 10 weeks because they felt way more comfy then normal jeans as they pushed less on my tummy and as I was so sick all day long it was a relieve to wear something more comfy and it looked just a bit better then joggers or pyjama trousers, which I was wearing most of the time back then.
I absolutely don’t mind swapping my normal jeans for maternity ones. I love them as they are so comfy and I would even wear them when I’m not pregnant. So I did after I gave birth to Oliver. I still lived in my maternity jeans even though I could wear my normal jeans again.
20 Week Scan
Yesterday I was exactly 20 weeks pregnant but my 20 week scan is this Wednesday. I’m looking forward to this scan as it’s always lovely to see your baby but I’m also very nervous. As we all know it’s a very important scan where lots of health things will be checked which is very good of course. For me and I think many more people with me is the 20 week scan a big milestone. Beforehand you keep wondering what if the baby is not healthy and very ill? Actually with every midwife appointment I’m relieved when everything is checked up and all is good but with the 20 week scan I’m even more nervous as it’s such a big thing.
I will post a separate blog about the 20 week scan next week as it’s a big thing for me and I simply haven’t had the scan yet so there is nothing much to tell about it yet in this update.
All together I’m very glad how this pregnancy is going so far. I’m feeling fit and energised again and I’m just loving every single minute of being pregnant. This time it’s going so fast that I try to really enjoy it as much as I can. It scares me a bit that I’m already halfway so only another 20 weeks or so and they will fly by as well. So that makes me want to enjoy every single second even more, which I’m absolutely doing.