I can’t quite believe I’m writing this sentence, but I am pregnant. We’re expecting a real-life bebe, due in June 2020.
Finding out the news
As in growing a real life tiny human. I’m going to be a mother! After lots of planning, I finally fell pregnant in September and found out just three days after my 28th birthday, after a few days away in Copenhagen.
After lots of worrying that it hadn’t happened straight away (!) I read about the time it took for the pill hormones to come out of your system, and had kind of resigned myself to the fact it was very unlikely to happen in the first twelve months of us trying. With that in mind, it took me several weeks to get my head around the fact that this was actually happening and we’d been so lucky to get pregnant so quickly!
In fact, I had a party on my birthday and actually spoke to my mum about when we’d decide to see the doctor if it hadn’t happened for us, little did I know I was pregnant at the time!
I have been quite lucky in my first trimester. Whilst feeling tired and nauseous became my everyday companion, I’ve still been able to go about my business without my head down the toilet.
Instead of weird cravings, I’ve had zero appetite, so I have had to focus on eating small amounts often, as if I wait too long then I feel really unwell. I actually lost about six kilograms in my first trimester, even with all of the bloating.
I’ve been pretty tired but I found out I was pregnant the day we got Winston, so it came as no surprise that growing a baby and looking after a small puppy at the same time is pretty exhausting!
At the seven-week mark, we had a little panic situation with some spotting, but an early scan confirmed there was a little heartbeat pounding away and it started to sink in that this was really happening for us.
Sore boobs, loss of appetite, cramping, and exhaustion aside, that’s been the extent of my first trimester. I’ve felt incredibly lucky to not be bed-bound and be in a position where life can pretty much carry on as normal although the desire to exercise definitely dropped off a cliff in favour of 8pm bedtimes.
An exciting journey ahead
I’m so excited to be able to tell you our news that we are expecting, and can’t wait to share our journey with you over the coming months.
Having a baby with my best friend is one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done. I’ve loved watching the community of content creators grow up and have children of their own, so it’s exciting to be able to add my story into the mix.
If you’re pregnant or have had children before, please do share your tips for a first time mamma who is heading into trimester 2!