Tuesday 16 February 2016

Pregnancy Update: Week 14

I can’t believe it’s been 14 weeks already. Baby is now the size of a troll. After the first few weeks dragging so much, it’s crazy how fast time is flying now. The weeks just seem to disappear and every Wednesday I’m surprised when my pregnancy app notifies me that another week has gone. I’ve stopped being sick now, so am feeling much happier. The nausea is still hanging around, but I can cope with that by being mindful of what I eat. Throwing up is the worst, so I’m glad that’s finally behind me.

My friend dropped off some of her maternity tops this week which has been hugely helpful. I’m looking quite pregnant at times and have been struggling with normal clothes a little bit. I do have a bag of maternity clothes somewhere, but I have no idea where I’ve put them. I think they might be in the cupboard o’crap which is really not a fun place to look. If they are there, there are at least two years of clothes and toys that Ebony has outgrown precariously balanced atop it and, to be frank, I just can’t be arsed pulling everything out of the cupboard. So the new maternity tops have been a wonderful addition to my diminishing wardrobe.

I’m still feeling exhausted so Laurie has been letting me sleep lots. I haven’t yet seen any sign of this second trimester energy I keep reading about. I’m better at staying up in the evenings now (unheard of in the early weeks), but am really struggling to wake up in the mornings. I seem to have sudden bursts of energy and then huge periods of sluggishness where I just want to hide under a blanket for a few hours.

I’ve noticed that my pelvic area has been a little sore at times this week, so am really hoping this isn’t the beginning of PGP (pelvic girdle pain… actually the worst name ever). I had it in my last pregnancy, but not until around 28 weeks. It was really uncomfortable and left me unable to do loads of things, I really don’t want to get it again but know it is highly likely. Two long journeys in a cramped car this week have left me feeling achy all over, but hopefully, that will pass.

I have a midwife appointment next week and am looking forward to Ebony coming with me for that.

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