As we look forward to welcoming our second child into the world here is how I have been feeling this week.
I thought generally pregnant women put on weight rather than lost it but when I went to weigh myself the other day in hospital I discovered having been in the 70s I was now in the 60s.
On talking to the doctor he has told me that perhaps I've been putting myself on too strict a diet and it is ok to have carbs for breakfast as long as these are backed up by taking the right amount of insulin. Eating porridge or toast would mean I felt fuller for longer and not be reaching for the tea and biccies an hour after eating just a yoghurt.
For me breakfast is the hardest of all mealtimes. There are so many quick releasing sugar fuelled cereals out there and picking something I like and is good for me isn't easy. I think I may even need to start taking one of those colour coded nutrition labelled leaflets out with me.
I'm drinking water throughout the day and particularly like a supermarket’s own brand of flavoured mineral water. It always seems to be on offer and makes a lovely change. A cup of tea also seems to be finding its way into my tummy. Perhaps not such a great thing as I hear it can accelerate baby’s heart beat.
I'm exhausted. Last night i was woken by a poorly daughter several times. Baby decided it was going to use my bladder as a trampoline and my hubby has taken to snoring! My iron levels have also dipped so the vampires (sorry hospital staff) have been monitoring it closely to see if I need tablets. I tell you I'm starting to feel like a bloated guinea pig!
I've been on a roller coaster regarding my emotions. Generally I'm all right but then I can fly off the handle at other times. I'm unsure as to whether this is pregnancy or my blood sugar levels. I've moved things around in my daughter’s bedroom a bit and my hubby asks where things are despite me telling him it’s all there in her cupboard.
There are two books that I absolutely adore and like to look back over. These two were books I picked up when I was pregnant with my first born. First Kaz Cooke’s Rough Guide to Pregnancy details what is happening each week and makes for a funny read. The other is Blooming Beautiful by Melanie Sykes which shows you how to dress the bump and look and feel gorgeous.
With the weather being cold I have stayed snug and warm under my jumpers. This has led to many people saying ‘I didn't realise you were pregnant’. My hubby on the other hand thinks they are daft and I've got bigger as the weeks have progressed. Personally I'm not waddling but am feeling like a big bloated whale. I can’t see my c section from my previous pregnancy and can feel the reassuring kicks of baby.