So I’m pregnant – 14 weeks today – and as a result 2013 is going to be a very different year from the preceding ones.
The app on Tom’s phone told him that I should record a pregnancy memory but the problem is that save for the scan I don’t really have many memories so far.
The first trimester went well with no morning sickness (though I do get nausea) but the real killer has been exhaustion. No-one mentions it before you get knocked up but as soon as you come out as being pregnant everyone goes “Oh, isn’t it awful, like having your batteries removed.” Yes, yes it is.
It’s a exhaustion that limits what you can do, I go to work, I come home and I sleep and that’s been pretty much the story for the past 14 weeks. It’s hard to make memories when you can barely keep your head up.
There have been a couple of high points in January one was getting the ultrasound scans. We’d had a scan at 8 weeks (I have PCOS and as a result had to take Clomifene to ovulate) which was exciting in that the Nurse confirmed a heart beat but since the baby was the size a kidney bean the scan really didn’t show us anything (nb: the baby is between the crosses).
The 12 week one was awesome and it looks like a little human (the only disappointment was the fact that it confirmed I really am not having a panda).
Another high was telling people. We told our families back in December when we first knew I was pregnant. We even decorated mugs for my parents (it’ll be their first grandchild). There is something lovely having all your friends and family telling you how thrilled they are for you and wishing you well.
Now the 4D challenge is still on going so here’s what I did in January.
January was a fail for exercise (unless I can count going to the loo every hour – it is a wee walk at work or up a staircase at home). I made my own badge (which I’ve totally earned), crafty wise I am making a baby and it’s grown from the size of a kidney bean to a lemon (which may explain why I’m so shattered). Clair and I both read 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson and I managed to get five of the facts I learned into everyday conversation. My something new is doing less and I am slowly cutting back on my activities.
Fingers crossed that by the end of the month I’ll have shaken off the exhaustion and be in that warm glowing phase people keep talking about.