by Hannah

Start of the second trimester…

Every Monday I am going to complete an entry into my Bump Diary. This will be a way to remember all those moments that I forgot with my first pregnancy and act as a journal documenting the journey through pregnancy and beyond…

I am 14 weeks into my pregnancy now and somehow I have found myself in the second trimester. The first few weeks seemed to pass at such a slow rate and now here I am. I had spent so many weeks waiting for the 12 week scan that now it has been and gone, I feel I can get on with every day matters a little more and I suppose time is passing quicker.

When I thought about having another baby again, I assumed it would be easier as I had done it before and would know more of what to expect, being that it has all happened before. What has surprised me is the ability for my brain to forget so easily. Like riding a bike? not really. I now wish in hindsight that I had written a little diary of the events of my first pregnancy, so I would remember for this one.

They say no pregnancy is the same and that is most certainly true. I was alarmed at around 6 weeks into the pregnancy because I hadn’t had any nausea yet. You know the dreaded god awful nausea? yes I know it’s crazy but I wanted it for reassurance, I didn’t feel things were right without it. Well mother nature delivered it at around 7 weeks so I needn’t have worried. I should have in fact been pleased that I had a weeks grace, damn it.

There are some small but helpful nuggets of information I have kept with me though, such as what foods are best avoided and that a decent nights sleep can mean the difference between a manageable day and an awful one. I also graze all day on any foods that agree with me, I will become more health conscious once the nausea has finally moved on.

I suppose I must give myself credit for knowing something as all the books I bought have not been dusted off from the bookshelf yet. I will save a fortune this time round not splashing out on glossy books detailing every stage of pregnancy, read as a daily ritual on my bedside table. I haven’t succumbed to countless baby magazines either. This time however, it isn’t the unknown is it?

My husband has been taking pictures of the bump for a few weeks now and the photo featured in this post was taken yesterday, already I am wondering what the difference will be next month. He has a great idea up his sleeve so I will look forward to sharing it with you all!


Shell Louise 26th September 2011 - 12:48 pm

How exciting 🙂 Congratulations. I’ll look forward to seeing your pregnancy progress and to your husbands project! xx

HELEN 26th September 2011 - 1:07 pm

what a nice neat little bump. I wish I had documented my pregnancies, it will be great for you to look back on this one…especially the weekly/monthly photos!

would like to be a yummy mummy 26th September 2011 - 2:03 pm

Great bump picture. I wish I had kept a diary with both of my pregnancies. Its amazing what you forget, Good luck with it all and very intrigued about husbands idea x

Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy 26th September 2011 - 3:47 pm

I really wish I’d recorded things when I was pregnant. I really thought I’d remember everything but already it seems like a distant memory and my baby isn’t quite eight months old. And I don’t have a single picture. I’m not sure how this happened, but I’m pretty sure that a picture of my huge bump might make me feel a lot better about the result baby tummy that’s left behind.
So I’ll look forward to reading your pregnancy updates, perhaps it might jog some memories. And I’m looking forward to hearing/seeing the husband’s big idea.

Katie @mummydaddyme 26th September 2011 - 9:49 pm

It is great that you have this blog to now document everything. I took a fair few bump photos throughout my pregnancy and I love looking back on them. You have a gorgeous little bump already and I can’t wait to read all about your pregnancy! Make sure you do weekly bump posts please! x

SAHMlovingit 27th September 2011 - 7:35 pm

I can’t wait to document my pregnancy as I didn’t do it last time and I only took a couple of bump photos. Your bump is tiny compared to mine 🙁 xx

Claire (Grumpinator) 29th September 2011 - 10:27 pm

I have been a bit AWOL on my blog recently and I am just catching up and I am delighted to hear your news! Huge congratulations! Hope you are keeping well!

Jenny Paulin 2nd October 2011 - 8:43 pm

It’s a beautiful photo. I don’t know if I knew you were with child! Congratulations if I haven’t already said so. I really wish I had used my blog to document my last pregnancy more because you forget so easily! Good luck with it all x

TheBoyandMe 8th October 2011 - 10:11 pm

You are tiny-weenie!


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