I can’t believe that I’m officially past the first trimester! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know week 13 has been slightly eventful (it seems like my whole pregnancy is going to be!) I’m so thankful to be in my second trimester now and looking forward to that elusive boost of energy you read everywhere about!
My main symptom during week 13 was dizzy spells and fainting which actually ended up with me spending my Friday afternoon and night in hospital. After a lot of tests (and even more waiting!) the doctors said my fainting has been hypoglycaemic episodes where my blood sugar drops crazily low. Although they’ve warned it’ll probably get worse I can try and manage it by eatting lots of snacks and high carb food which contain long acting sugars. I just really hope it doesn’t get worse!
I been waking up almost every night with cramping/stretching in my stomach area and as much as it’s annoying I’m taking it as a good sign that Squish is growing away in there. My boobs are also growing like crazy.
I still have food aversions, I can’t stomach eggs or cinnamon, even the thought of them makes me want to be sick! That being said I’m definitely able to eat a lot more than I was previously.
Thankfully my exhasution is getting a little easier, hopefully this is the start of the second trimester boost of energy. Tim and I are headed to Italy in a few weeks for a little baby moon so the energy will be needed!
I’m starting to struggle with that annoying ‘baby brain’. I forget so much these days including the names of really simple things. I suppose that’s just going to get worse!
Now I’m in the second trimester I’ve started to plan plan plan! I’ve been making lots of lists of all the baby essentials and started shopping for (and falling in love with) so many cute baby grows and onesies! Can you believe they’re going to fit into all those tiny wee suits?! Keep an eye out for some baby hauls in the next wee while!
13 Week Bumpie
I can’t believe I’m showing already! This bumpie was taken on day one of my 13th week and I feel like I’ve grown so much more on the past week! I feel like I’m going to be massive by the time Squish is due! It’s so nice to see a little bump forming. I can’t wait to start feeling little kicks!