This week I have been pretty symptom free until Thursday. I was up earlier than usual as Michael had to be on the road earlier than normal, so couldn’t take me to work, or Alfie to nursery, so my FIL was picking us up (the joys of only having one car). All of a sudden, I was really sick as I was getting ready. It came from nowhere but made me feel dreadful! It’s the first time in a week that I’d been sick, so it is finally easing. Other than that I’ve been pretty ok.
How is baby:
The baby is now approx 8cm or around half the size of a banana. Whilst the arms are now in proportion to the rest of the body, the legs are not and still have quite a bit of growing to do. Another exciting thing is that the baby can now make facial expressions, such as frowning and squinting and will be learning to suck it’s thumb!
How I’m feeling:
Now that the sickness is easing off, I’m starting to feel good. I’ve noticed that I’ve got more energy and I’m able to eat normal food again (hoorah)! I think that’s one thing I really struggled with – eating such boring bland food for nearly 14 weeks is no fun, so it’s been nice to have some flavour again. My cousin came for tea on Friday and it was lovely to catch up with her, but talking about it all and the birth made me feel quite scared again. I just don’t know what it is. I’m not worrying as much now as I was in the early weeks, but every so often I will get this feeling and I get so scared of what’s to come. Silly really when I’ve done it all before and I had an absolutely amazing birth last time! I’m trying to snap myself out of it whenever I feel like that! I keep meaning to look into hypnobirthing as I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I’ve noticed pregnancy insomnia is creeping in and if I wake in the night, then it takes me a while to go back to sleep now. That said, I’m still not really getting up for all the toilet trips I’ve been expecting, so every cloud!