14 Weeks Pregnant
14 weeks pregnant – I know, how did that happen? Well I went for the scan last week and all went brilliantly :) I was supposed to be 12 weeks exactly on the scan date but they ended up dating me 6 days ahead so I’m actually going to be 14 weeks tomorrow. Hurray!
I had worked myself up quite a bit and actually cried as I law down for it – I felt so overwhelmed and quite panicked that I might hear bad news. With Miss M’s pregnancy, I wasn’t anxious at all at the scan so I was surprised I felt so nervous.
All went very well though, definitely only 1 baby too! The baby was measuring really well and had a good wriggle and wiggle around and waved a lot to us – so lovely. My husband, Mum and Miss M came too which was lovely.
Ok so all of a sudden I’ve lost a week and I’ve been a bit busy (and slack) in updating my weekly updates but here’s how I’m feeling at 14 week’s pregnant:
Nausea, Acid Reflux, Heartburn – urgh! I had really hoped these had gone away by now but nooooooo, they are clinging on even longer. I’m really hoping as I enter the 15th week that these will subside. The good news is that I’ve now told all my family, friends and colleagues at work so at least I feel I have an excuse when I look like death some days.
Acne and Oily Skin – hmm I’m scared to tempt fate but I think this is getting a little better. This could be to do with the UK entering into arctic conditions of course but either way, I’m less oily-skinned which is a nice welcome change.
Inability to suffer fools! Now I’m not the most patient person pre-pregnancy but I when I’m pregnant, I just have no time for anything or anyone that wastes my time. I feel like I have enough to think about! So, apologies to anyone who feels my wrath over the next 6 months! Actually, I’m not sorry ha.
Boobs – I think I’d forgotten just how much these grew with the last pregnancy but at this point I feel like I’m adding a cup size every day. Argh.
Aww it was so lovely to see the scan and have pictures to look at – it’s very clichéd I know but it really brings things to reality when you actually see a ‘baby-shaped’ baby rather than a blob. Apparently Mini is the size of a Peach now and around 3 inches long. I’m sure my uterus must be the size of a bus though the way it’s pushed everything else upwards to make me look 6 months’ pregnant. Brilliant.
My 20 week scan is planned for Dec 5th (the day before I’m actually 20 weeks) and I’m facing a real dilemma. With Miss M, we definitely wanted a surprise and didn’t find out the gender and loved finding out for ourselves after the birth. With Mini, we decided early on that we would find out this time but now I’m having second thoughts. Our reasoning was that we wanted to be in a position to be able to plan what we needed to buy and to decide on names – you know, the standard reasons I suppose. However after speaking to another pregnant friend today who is not finding out the gender with hers, she reminded me how lovely it is to not know – it really is one of life’s few surprises isn’t it?
What about you – did you find out? Or are you keeping it a secret? What do you think we should do?? Please help us decide!