Excerpt from Week 8: “I’m sick, then hungry, sick, then hungry…then sick..oh and I’m tired ALL THE TIME” (LOL! Wow). “Noel looks after me so well, he makes me tea and toast and drives me to work.”
Yes, driving myself made me car sick. I actually forgot about this, but it’s true – I had to carry sick bags! As for the tea and toast – I had a mad aversion to dairy – if I saw it, I’d be sick! So, I could drink tea with milk but only if someone else poured the milk! RIDICULOUS
Cravings: “It’s not so much what I’m craving, as much as what’s not making me throw up!!” I went through phases where I could only eat one thing as it had been tried and tested and didn’t result in the ole barf-a-rooneys! I was extremely lucky too – McDonalds, Pizza and basically anything bad for you made me so sick! (Not anymore though!! Ha ha ha!)
This is the time when you get to see your baby on a scan for the first time, and in most cases find out the sex of the baby.
Around this time I also did some major nesting. I started cleaning the apartment from top to toe. I was kind of ridiculous actually telling myself “he could touch that when he’s crawling” – incidentally he’s three months old now and we’re moving, so crawling in this apartment was definitely not something to worry about!
I was FULL of energy and I loved the smell of cleaning products – sounds dangerous but I can assure you it wasn’t! However my major craving began at this time too – sponges. Yes, you read correctly. Not just any sponge though, the type with the rough exfoliating bit. I chewed them but I didn’t eat them, but the two texture feel was a necessity.
I was sick throughout the pregnancy and my second trimester saw the puke in the car incident, my amazing sister saved the day though. She and her hubby own a car detailing business (very high end and no way could I afford them) but they sent a crew out to me at work to clean up my mess!
During week 28 I was an absolute emotional wreck! Noel was taken into hospital with a ruptured appendix. I remember looking at him and genuinely thinking he looked like he was dying, that sounds dramatic but the only appendix stories I’ve ever heard have been disastrous! He was fine in the end though!
Excerpt from Week 28: “you’re moving so so much…I think you know something is wrong”
He sort of suddenly started moving a lot when Noel was in the hospital! It was actually weirdly comforting, it made me feel like I wasn’t alone – incredible baby bonding that week.
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Read Part I of this post here
and Part III here