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.
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