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!