If you have wondered why I have been a bit absent the past few months, it’s because I have never been so sick in my life! Extreme morning sickness (in my case all day sickness) was a real struggle in the first trimester and part of the second trimester. Looking at my phone (or any screen) made me nauseous, talking would exhaust me, walking down a busy street would make me queasy, even my husband’s scent (which I usually find quite pleasant) made me put my head in the toilet. There were days where I would just sit on my couch unable to move and stare at the wall – for hours – thinking about the fact that no one prepares you for this. I would think back on how I would see beautiful big-bellied mamas walking down the street making it all look so easy while I just sat at home like a little hermit.
I am now entering my third trimester and many of you may think that I am perhaps sharing the news a bit late. The reason being is because this pregnancy has had it’s ups and downs so far: from severe morning sickness as mentioned above, to freak outs over spotting in both the first and second trimester (which can apparently be a normal occurrence), to finding out that I have an anterior low laying placenta, which could mean an early c-section unless it moves up (thankfully it seems to now have done so!). There are so many scenarios that one could go through in pregnancy that I never even knew existed. And for someone like me, who can get quite anxious, it can be very stressful.
Baby is all good and developing well! I went in for a routine check-up this week and heard the little heartbeat (which is the most precious thing you can hear). Kicks have been felt left and right from week 20, and getting stronger and stronger by the day! We are beyond excited to meet our so loved already little muffin this autumn and I am now starting to mentally prepare myself for the actual giving birth part of this whole roller coaster ride!
Over the next three months I am going to be sharing all things pregnancy: from my sustainable and eco-friendly maternity wardrobe, to natural pregnancy safe body-care, tips and tricks, and arrival preparations for the little one! Maybe I will even share the gender – which has been kept a secret up until now – so stay tuned!
Wishing you all a beautiful and sunny weekend.