Sunday, 6 September 2015

Mummy Monday: I'm Having a Baby!

Hey there all my lovely readers!

It has been awhile since I last blogged, but I can assure you I have a very good reason for my short leave of absence...I'm Pregnant! Yayyy!!

Now whilst I am over the moon to be expecting a little bubba, these last couple of weeks have been some of the most physically and psychologically demanding and testing days of my life. Whoever said being pregnant is easy....IS A LIAR!!!

Again, very happy to be pregnant, never think otherwise, but seriously so far I have had countless days of vomiting, and when I say vomiting I mean continuously for hours, 2 hospital trips including drips and all that fun stuff, about 20 doctors appointments, 10000 tears of despair from me, 20 litres of apple juice (as that's all I could stomach) and definite moments of "what have I done to myself?".

I started off my pregnancy quite well and was lured into a false sense of security that it would all be this easy. Around the 8 week mark that's when reality slapped me in the face. I started to vomit, for days, to the point where I was losing weight and too much fluid. I had to go for a late night visit in the Emergency room at the hospital where they said I was suffering from Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is basically a condition where your body has a bad reaction to the pregnancy hormone you release causing you to vomit like the exorcist. The only cool thing about this is I am now in the same league as Kate Middleton, which I think technically makes me a Princess (yes?...I'm pregnant so agree with me). The doctors and nurses at the hospital were so great. I was literally out of the waiting room and on a drip within 15 minutes (as opposed to hours like the poor other people waiting to be seen). I'll tell you what, if you ever want to see some of the craziest people in the world, head over to the hospitals emergency room at 3am. It's like a world of wonder in there...I honestly don't think emergency room staff get enough credit for what they have to put up with.

I'm now at 13 weeks and although I still have days where I could just stay in bed for the entire day, I am starting to slowly feel better. They say that once you hit the second trimester it is all meant to ease up so *fingers crossed*.

It hasn't all been doom and gloom. We had our first scan on Friday and we got to see our little bub for the very first time. I gotta tell you to be totally honest, through the last couple of weeks whenever we have told people about the news, the first reaction is always "oh you must be so excited?!" but because I have felt so terrible, I really haven't. I feel bit guilty saying that but it's been really hard to feel anything positive when you feel SO bad. But at the scan, seeing the little monkey wiggle around, I actually started to get excited. It was so amazing seeing this tiny person in my stomach, even though I can't feel or see them, but now knowing that they are there and knowing what all this pain as been for, makes it all totally worth it. I already love them so much and I don't even know who they are yet, but I know they will be an amazing little creature.

Our little Monkey, aged 12 weeks. 

So back to my blog, Mondays will now be my dedicated Mummy Monday blogs, it may not interest everyone but for those who are in the same position as me, or wanting to fall pregnant or have been pregnant and even those who just curious at what it's all like, I thought I'd share my journey about all things baby related. I was going to do the Pregnancy stats so far but I have already babbled on too much so I may do an extra post this week.

I'm so excited to go on this new adventure and to be able to share my experiences here. I'm not a pregnancy expert, nor do I know everything about whats right and wrong when you are expecting a baby but all I can share is what I'm going through and what works for me as it might help some of you out there.

So here we go on another journey together. So exciting and so new, but can't wait!
Amy xox

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