Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Ice Pops and Extra Strong Mints: 17 Weeks Pregnant


This week has gone so fast, I don't know where time is going at the moment but I wish it would slow down as I don't seem to have nearly enough time at the moment to get everything done.

We had our Midwife appointment last Thursday, which aside from being called in nearly an hour late, went OK.  The Midwife we saw at the first appointment (who we both really liked) had moved on though to a different practice, which was a bit of a disappointment, and I walked into the room to find my ex's ex (yes, keep up please) sitting at the table with my replacement Midwife..turns out she is in the 1st year of studying a Midwifery degree now.  Slightly odd feeling talking about the surrogacy etc to her, but I didn't feel embarrassed or anything as I haven't got anything to be ashamed of...if anything it just proves that i'm actually a very nice person! Ha ha.  The Midwife found the babies heartbeat really quickly and it was great for T to be able to hear it, every little helps I think when trying to make it feel as real as we can for her.  My iron levels came back as low in my last set of blood tests, as I expected them to be, I need to think about really making an effort to get them up.  Mind you I've been feeling pretty well this week generally, felt sick last night but i'll put that down to the massive lunch I had at a work function I had to attend.

This week has been the first week where I've actually "craved" anything, and that's Ice Pops and Extra Strong Mints.  The former is a first craving for me in pregnancy, but the later has been a staple in the diet of my last two pregnancies as well.  Once the craving really kicks in you'll find at least four packets hidden about my person/handbag/house at any one time...I think it's the texture I actually crave more than the mintyness, I really enjoy crunching them, mind you I think it's the same for the Ice Pops as well though.

Last weekend was a bit rubbish as I was on my own as hubby had to work, however I kept myself busy with the kids and it soon passed and Monday morning was soon looming ahead.  This weekend is going to be much better though as T&F have booked to have a gender scan at a local private clinic..how exciting!  I didn't think I was bothered either way but I am actually really looking forward to knowing what they've got cooking away in there because I know how much more real it's going to feel for them.  It will also be the first time Little M will see her brother/sister which will be absolutely amazeballs, and it will be 3D rather than a standard scan which will be great for her as it'll be so much easier for her to understand what's what.  My rabble will be there too so it'll just be a fabulous day.  I am going to put my cards on the table now and say I think they've got a little boy, and I know Little M thinks the same, but I think the rest of the family are thinking girl.  I don't know why I think boy, but I usually have a hunch with my pregnancies and this is no different.  Roll on Saturday and we'll see who's right I guess, but I will say that my track record for correct guesses is currently 100% :-)

I have been buying more maternity clothes these past few weeks, with the January sales being on and now being in the 2nd trimester it seems like it's a good time.  I bought this Black Skater Dress from ASOS Maternity last week, I liked it as I thought it would work well for either work or at the weekends.  I added the bow you see in the picture myself as I thought it needed just a little something extra.  I also got a pair of long flat black boots (no heels here anymore..boo hoo) to go with it but they were too tight around my calves so went back.



I also managed to get a pair of jeans and a couple of tops at my local branch of Peacocks, which were in the sale.  I do love a bargain! Next of my list is a maternity swimming costume as we often go swimming at the weekends and last time I had to sit out as my cozzie looked ridiculous..and there's no chance you'd see me in a bikini at the moment! Ha ha. 

Anyway, that's about all I've got to update you with this week...see you next week for more of the same.

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