12 Week Pregnancy Update

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Woohoo! I'm finally 12 weeks *celebration emojis*.

I feel like I can breathe an actual sigh of relief at this point. I know I shouldn't count my chickens yet (or my eggs?), but with my symptoms getting absolutely ridiculous, I can't help but feel a little bit more secure in knowing that everything will be okay, or at least I am a lot more hopeful than I was a few weeks ago.

Symptoms:

- Nausea
- Exhaustion
- Aching boobs
- Heartburn
- Back pain
- Loss of appetite

Well, actually, the last one is a difficult one. I am craving absolutely everything, but I can only take a few mouthfuls before I feel sick and full. You can imagine how horrible it is having to watch Anthony devouring my whole Chinese takeaway because I could only manage about 3 chips.

I also had my 12 week scan (above) this week! The scan technician we had was absolutely lovely and spent a good ten minutes extra showing us all of the limbs, which I know is unusual for the NHS. We appreciated it so much. I always go to the same hospital and I am always scanned by someone different, so you never know who you are actually going to get and what the experience will be like. As always, we walked in absolutely dreading what the news was going to be, and I always seem to convince myself that the worst will happen. I don't want to be a negative Nora, but I think after my first miscarriage, especially because I wasn't expecting it at all, I now never actually know what to expect.

Thankfully, everything was okay, the nuchal translucency measurement seemed like it wasn't a worry, and we are expecting the screening results any day. I always forget how weird it is to see your little bean jumping around on the screen when you can't feel anything, but it is such an amazing feeling. Until you have experienced it, there are absolutely no words to describe it.

We actually decided we were going to go ahead and pay for an early 4d gender scan, which is booked in for 3 weeks time!

However, I am almost certain at this point that the baby is a boy. We know we won't be arsed either way, as I see a positive to both options. Another boy is a brother for life for Osc, and a girl is one of each for me and Anthony. I know it is so common and everyone says it, but our main concern is that the baby is healthy. As soon as we get the screening result back, I'll finally be super excited to get to that gender scan and see what we are having.

I'm also extremely glad that I am officially out of the first trimester tomorrow. The second one is meant to be the best, although I am not sure how. I think the saying "you can put glitter on shit, but it's still a shit" applies. It isn't the best, you just hate it a lot less.

If you want to have a crack at the gender whilst there is still time, comment below... I will reveal all as soon as we find out. I'm not posting a bump photo this time because there isn't too much of a difference, but every update from now will have one. My next update will probably be at 16 weeks, unless the screening result flags up an issue. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

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