Over half way to that 12 week milestone! People keep reminding me, 1 in 5 will/can miscarry. Why do people have to be so negative? I know the stats, I don’t need to be reminded! I think for me, because I am SO bad with overthinking things, it’s just adding to my stress and I know I need to be as calm as can be about the whole thing, for me and the baby.
I am not sure if I am just having a good run so far or if I’m extremely lucky as I am yet to experience any morning sickness whatsoever. For me, the heartburn is very apparent, along with the extremely sore boobs, sore lower back and the urge to sleep ALL THE TIME. As this is my first baby, I really don’t know what to expect but am getting advice from EVERYBODY. That’s actually a piece of advice I was given, “don’t listen to what everybody else says, do what you feel is right”. And I think that’s the one thing I will listen to and follow.
I feel like I am watching the clock, crazy I know. But I am going to feel 100 times better after 12 weeks and knowing that all is OK with baby and that I can openly tell people. I had my first scan a few days ago, the Dating scan. Wow, what an experience. They didn’t warn me to drink lots of water before I went in, they couldn’t do it at first because my bladder was empty so here’s me sculling water in the waiting room before going in for a second try. The next attempt was successful, we could see baby and the flicker of the heartbeat. My partner and I looked at each other and smirked, what an amazing moment. Definitely starting to feel more real now.
I think the hardest part for me to date is the eating, I have never really been a great eater but now will so many restrictions, I am finding it even harder. For instance, I LOVE Chicken, possibly too much. I used to love nothing more than getting some shredded chicken from the deli, and making a fresh sandwich. I can’t anymore and I SUCK at cooking. I guess I’m just going to have to suck it up and learn, after all – I’m going to be a Mum soon.