I know I still have a lot to catch up on so this week I will be sharing my pregnancy diary from week 13 to 17.
My scan went so well. We actually saw the baby moving and kicking. It was amazing to see because baby is fully formed and baby isn’t a small bean anymore. The doctor asked us if we wanted to find out the sex of the baby. At first I decided I shouldn’t because I really wanted to have a gender reveal party but at that moment before thinking I said YES! The doctor told me to look carefully between the legs…and there it was! We having a ………! You will find out soon. 😉
The doctor said he’s 80% sure but we shouldn’t buy anything colour specific yet. Vije and I are both excited. The doctor gave us the go ahead to announce to family and we even got some good scan pictures to share. I’m so glad I found out the sex because now I can start preparing.
Hello Acne and Insomnia! I expected this pregnancy to be perfect like my first but I was so wrong. No two pregnancies are the same and I can see that now. It’s hard for me to get a good night’s sleep. I end up falling asleep around 3am and wake up at 7am.
Pimples are popping up all over my face and it isn’t making me feel good about myself. My nausea seems to be disappearing since I stopped taking my vitamin tablets every day. I found a pregnancy shake that I’m trying at the moment, it supposed to be exactly like the tablets. I’m eating healthier and I’m enjoying salmon! Haven’t had hectic cravings yet compare to my first pregnancy where I wanted Nando’s at least twice a week.
This week my taste buds disappeared. Everything tastes like metal to me. I read about it and the correct name for this is Dysgeusia. Many pregnant women experience this and some say it stays throughout the pregnancy. I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen to me because I love good food and now I’m only eating because I have too. I even made the food salty just because I couldn’t taste.
Yesterday at the mall, I had a blackout. It was my first time experiencing this and it freaked my family out. Luckily my cousin was behind me and caught me just in time. All I remember was getting light-headed then seeing black… I managed to pull myself together after I ate salt and vinegar chips. I think it was my blood pressure that went low or maybe the mall overwhelmed me but I just hope that it doesn’t happen again. It made me realise how important exercise and eating healthy is. I started the gym before finding out I’m pregnant and now visit twice a week but I really want to enrol for a pregnancy class soon. It helped me a lot during my last pregnancy.
You can clearly see I’m pregnant now, my little bump is growing! I finally feel and look pregnant. My jeans don’t fit anymore! At the moment I’m living in tights and sweat pants. It isn’t pretty but it’s so comfortable for me.
I’ve received so much love from the brands I work with. This baby is so spoilt already and I can’t wait to try all these amazing products. I’m having difficulty breathing. I’ve had shortness of breath in my first pregnancy but later than what I’m experiencing now. I felt a few flutters over the past 3 weeks but this week I felt a kick! Baby is definitely having a dance party in there and kicks at least once a day.
This week is my doctor’s appointment, it’s something I always look forward too especially since I have like the best Gynae in the world. I’ve had 2 nose bleeds which I’ve never experienced before. Besides that, everything is fine…well I still don’t really crave anything! I miss food. I miss tasting it. Reality has sunk in that I will be a mom of a newborn soon, I’m scared but excited. I wish I kept a journal the first time around because I feel like I remember nothing about a newborn baby now.