Pregnancy Round-Up – Week 10

Week 10 = the quarter way mark!

This week brought more of the same knock-you-out tiredness. Really, it’s quite uncontrollable. When I need to sleep, I need to sleep desperately otherwise I feel very, very sick. Not just nauseous but really bleurgh!

The nausea is slowly ebbing away. Rather than being constant I find it coming and going in waves. Caffeine doesn’t seem to be triggering it quite as much as it did, but emptying the dishwasher… oh goodness me! A whiff of the inside gets my guts a-churning like a washing machine on a spin cycle. It’s not great.

Going through my maternity clothes it has come to my attention that most of them need replacing. The ones I have, have lasted me pretty much constant wear over the last few years so I can’t say they haven’t done their job. The thing with maternity clothes is, you get a few staple items which are being constantly used, so they need to withstand a very regular wash/dry/wear cycle of use. On the other hand, I really don’t want to spend a great amount on them. Not that I have a great amount to spend on them at the moment.

I thought I’d check out eBay and was fortunate to win a new shirt for less than £6 (inc p&p) which I was very happy with. Is it me or does eBay not have as many bargains any more? It seems you can normally buy stuff cheaper in shops than you can there. Anyway, I digress…

I had my booking in appointment with the midwife yesterday. That normally takes the longest as she needs to complete your ante natal book with your obstetric history in. As you probably gather, that can take a while. Luckily, Mary the Midwife was very prepared and wrote most of it up from my previous notes so it didn’t take too long at all. She even watched the children while I went over to the clinic to have my bloods taken. Now that I’ve got my little (well, actually A4) folder of maternity notes it seems a little more real.

At this stage of pregnancy it starts to feel a little surreal. I’m in a stage of forgetting that I’m pregnant. You know, the initial excitement has gone, the worry is fading, there’s no baby belly (even though there’s a belly alright, but the sort I’ve got doesn’t count during pregnancy) so it’s easy for it to slip my mind until, every now and then, I’ll remember and smile and get all excited all over again.

You know, it really doesn’t matter how many times you do this. It’s always as special as it ever was.

Are you currently pregnant and blogging about it? If so why don’t you join in? You don’t have to write your Pregnancy Round-Up post on a Wednesday, just link up each week to your round-up post of the week whenever you’ve put it up. Please do mention within your post that it’s part of the Pregnancy Round-Up posts at Larger Family Life so others can join in if they wish. If you’re in, link up to your post (not your main website page) below!

10 thoughts on “Pregnancy Round-Up – Week 10

  1. Oh wow, congratulations. I've just started following your blog and didn't realise you were pregnant. I have five children but unfortunately H walked out totally out of the blue when number five was 9 months old. Sooo, no more babies for me :0( but to be honest I struggle with five now I'm on my own but am looking forward to reading more about you and your family.

  2. Thank you Nova. I can't imagine what a shock it must have been to go through that but I've seen your blog and you're doing a great job with your kids! No matter how hard it gets always remember that!

  3. Congratulations on your pregnancy and your family! Visiting for the first time after you stopped by my blog. It must be such fun (and of course hard work) to have a big family. I remember that 10 week mark. I always felt better around that time with the nausea too. Wishing you the best of luck!

  4. Thank you Heather. Hopefully I'll be "blooming" soon!

    Jules! Congratulations on your daughter's pregnancy! If you blog about your daughter's we can support her by proxy lol!

  5. Ahhh — I remember those days. It'll soon pass and I'm wishing you all the best!

    Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day last Friday — so deeply appreciated.

    Peace and serenity,
    'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'
    *This week is 'MS Awareness Week' — feel free to stop by to see how MS affects people worldwide and what you can do. ::HUGS::

  6. I agree- it doesn't matter how many times you do this, it's always an amazing journey!!! Number eight still has several weeks to go, but I find myself thinking about how much I'm going to miss being pregnant 😉

  7. Glad your nausea is doing better, Mine has not subsided but they gave me medicine and it does help. Just got back from my 10 week appt. and had the ultrasound, He said he was pretty positive it was only 1 baby again, TY Jesus!!! I love my twins but having 1 was just so easy. Anyway Dr. said everything looked good. Michelle

  8. Thank you Jo!

    Kim, you don't need to wait until next Wednesday. You can get your post up any time of the week and link up!

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