Week 23: 7th -13th January 2016

  I went for my first trip to Westfields to do some shopping for the husbands 30th birthday! Thankfully it wasn’t as crazy as I had predicted and managed to go to a couple of shops before settling in a coffee shop to give my poor feet a break. For breakfast that morning I had…

Week 22 – New Year + Party People

Happy New Year!!! This week has been a really busy one with my younger brothers wedding, and lots of family visiting. Unfortunately I’ve not been able to take part as much as I would have liked, as I’m still not 100%. Asian weddings are a palaver! So much of the preparation is around clothes and…

Week 21 – Christmas Break

This week was supposed to be all about resting and enjoying “couple time” as we both had the week off. Unfortunately I was stuck down with a cold. Even though I’ve been a little under the weather for the last two weeks (chesty cough) I’ve managed to plough on with work and my other commitments….

Week 20 – Scan Week (Anomaly Scan)

This week has been a rollercoaster one. I was so excited about seeing our baby again but I’ve also been very scared about what this “Anomaly Scan” will show up. It all turned out to be fine. We had the nicest Sonographer, she talked us through everything she did, showed us our babies tiny beating…

Week 19 – To know or not to know

The countdown to our 20 week scan is on and its very exciting but also quite scary for me. I’m not a fan of the name (anomaly scan) and as I’ve done some research about the purpose of this scan I’ve successfully managed to scare myself silly. It’s truly miraculous what’s happening inside me right…

Week 18 – The Internet – friend or foe?

Being able to access information instantly has its advantages however I advise you to be cautious with this power and use it responsibly. Your body is going through so many changes, from sore shoulders, bleeding nose and gums, swelling, feeling tired all the time, discharge… it’s endless! The temptation to Google every change has thus…

Week 17 – Sharing Stories

One of the nicest things about my pregnancy has been listening to the stories from my friends, family and colleagues about their experience. The women in my world have been really kind to me and made me appreciate how special this time is. They’ve reinforced the importance of looking after myself as well as advised…

Week 16 – Memory Games

Pregnancy isn’t just a physical and emotional challenge it also plays havoc on your memory!! I can’t be trusted to remember anything at the moment. Even ordinary mundane daily chores that would happen on autopilot before pregnancy are now a struggle to remember. Forget memorising dates, names or anything else remotely important. Start making notes…

Week 15 – Maternity Vogue

I really miss going shopping and wearing nice clothes. I’ve managed to squeeze into my pleather leggings until a few weeks ago, and it was heartbreaking saying goodbye to them. Maternity fashion is really interesting. I basically bought everything from Zara (they have a range of 6 items) and a pair of jeans from Topshop….

Week 14 – Sleepless nights

Although most of being pregnant is absolutely lovely, especially the growing bump, one thing I could really do with is a good nights sleep. As you grow sleeping becomes more and more of an issue. I’m not one to sleep on my back anyway but you can’t really do that when you’re pregnant because it…

Week 13 – Growing, Growing, Growing…

I’ve been extremely busy with work over the last 4 weeks; October has always been a busy time in libraries. I’m quite used to travelling across the borough I work in and I’ve been doing it for years without any issues. Lately however I’m totally exhausted. I tend to go into work around 10am, and…

Week 12 – Our First Meeting

Seeing our baby for the first time, and seeing it’s tiny heart beat is quite possibly the most amazing moment in my life. There’s actually a tiny human growing inside me. It’s crazy. I was a little disappointed with the sonographers bedside manner, she was very matter of fact: “I can see its heartbeat. Its…