by Hannah

15 weeks…

As the title says I am 15 weeks into my pregnancy and I am starting to feel better and better. Now the nausea is subsiding I am noticing just general tiredness which of course I can cope with. I even enjoyed a thai curry yesterday and it stayed put, it is great that I can now treat myself occasionally to spicy foods, I won’t going crazy though, that’s just asking for trouble. The heatwave we had this weekend (well it’s still continuing here) was much appreciated, especially in October! It did however knock me out a bit and I could have easily enjoyed some afternoon siesta’s, if that luxury had been a possibility, which it sadly was not. I did feel a tad dehydrated too, with headaches and I knew that I hadn’t had enough fluids during the weekend, it’s easy to miss when you are busy out all day.

This week I have my 16 week midwife appointment, it only seems like yesterday since the 10 week initial booking and here I am. I feel fortunate that I can pop along to see the midwife whilst I am at work, it does make life that little bit easier and I can be alone.  It’s now also only a month away until the anomaly scan, that’s only a month until (hopefully) we find out whether we are team blue or team pink.

As for the bump? well it’s starting to sprout but nothing major (in my eyes). I am noticing my belly button is getting more shallow and am still waiting for the linea nigra to appear. I think people might assume I am pregnant now, rather than a little tubby around the middle. I used to feel very self conscious about my stomach before this pregnancy, mainly due to the fact I never bothered to get it toned. So any clingy tops always made me feel uncomfortable. Now it’s the opposite, I can let it all hang out because it has shape!

As the weather is still glorious here I decided to take Beastie out for a walk this afternoon, when the weather is this good it’s criminal to stay in. So we got all ready in our summery gear and headed out for a stroll, Beastie was so good walking beside me that I decided he would be able to manage the short walk across the main road to the park. He did after all surprise me by the amount of ground he covered on our day out at Whipsnade Zoo so I thought this would be a breeze. How wrong was I, once we reached the playground he happily moved from swing to slide but then he got himself fixated on a steering wheel which he then proceeded to hog. Lots of kids were gathering for a go and he wouldn’t budge, he was defiant in fact. Once I had prized him away he was very upset and the walk home consisted of him walking along crying and regularly refusing to walk. So I carried him as far as I could and then the half dragging persuasive walking would continue…It is now clear we can still not survive without taking the buggy out with us. Well Beastie can survive but I certainly can’t and now I have a little person on board I can’t be lumbering my existing not so little person around any longer. It has made me realise that maybe it’s time to introduce a buggy board then hopefully by the time Beastie no. 2 arrives he will enjoy riding on the back of the buggy, seeing as there will no longer be a seat for him!

When all is said and done, he has redeemed himself by coming to me and saying ‘sorry Mummy’ with a butter wouldn’t melt look…Soon I will have two to contend with!


HELEN 3rd October 2011 - 6:20 pm

ugghh I remember that drag walking with Hanna when I made the mistake of not taking a buggy on the school run once…never again! I won’ t be making the same mistake this time round either. It’s a pain taking a buggy when they mostly walk but at least you have somewhere to hang your bag & it;s back-up just in case Beastie won’t walk – and much less stressful for you.
At least you got an apology……

Mummybeastie 3rd October 2011 - 6:23 pm

You just have to ignore everyone around and keep going! He tried his hardest to get his hand back, the more you keep stopping the harder it is. Yep the buggy will be with us for a while! x

Mother's Always Right 3rd October 2011 - 8:36 pm

I remember feeling like that about my tummy – in fact I used to deliberately push it out so people would be sure to know I was actually pregnant! The second trimester was the nicest stage of the pregnancy for me, the sickness had gone and the bump wasn’t yet dwarfing me. Glad you’re feeling better – here’s hoping the energy levels stay high enough to run around after your little beastie! x

Mummybeastie 3rd October 2011 - 9:40 pm

Yes I am pushing mine out too, willing it to look pregnant. I will soon regret that once I am waddling! I remember getting annoyed first time as someone told me to stop waddling, I mean who chooses to waddle?! I think I am entering the nice bit before the being BIG bit 🙂 x

Katie @mummydaddyme 3rd October 2011 - 9:15 pm

Thats a reason to get pregnant in my book- then you can let it all hang out again! (I am joking I hope you understand.)
Beastie is not going to be happy about Beastie No 2 taking his place- you best buy that buggy board soon! x

Mummybeastie 3rd October 2011 - 9:41 pm

Oh yes if ever there was a reason to get pregnant this is most certainly it! It’s the one time you can accept your tummy getting bigger and it’s not flabby! x

Working London mummy 3rd October 2011 - 10:36 pm

Glad you are feeling a bit better, welcome to 2nd trimester! So buggy board not double buggy? Am wondering what to do myself on that front x

Mummybeastie 5th October 2011 - 4:04 pm

Thank you! I am not thinking of a double buggy, I think Beastie will be too big, might look ridiculous. Also I have enough problems getting our single buggy through gaps in shops etc! It’s just whether he will stand on a buggy board or not? hmmm.
Ps. Are you still going to the Baby Show at the end of the month? x

Multiple Mummy 4th October 2011 - 10:33 am

Gosh I remember all the lugging around second time round. You don’t have the time to indulge in your pregnancy at all. You never once looked flabby to me by the way! I am glad the sickness is wearing off, it is the one thing that puts me off doing it again, but now you are moving into that great blooming stage! Enjoy and remember to drink. xx


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