Today I am 17 weeks pregnant!!
Yesterday I had an appointment with the midwife. If you read my post from last week, you will know I was a bit nervous about it in case it was the horrible woman I had with Harrison. Thank god it wasn’t! It was a really lovely lady who was just as nice as my usual one.
She phoned up and got all the results back from my blood tests, which were all good. I had been a little concerned that my iron levels were low, as I am prone to anaemia and I was exhausted all the time, but they’re fine, which was a relief!
We even got to hear the heartbeat. I wasn’t expecting to hear it this early, as I know quite a few midwives don’t do it at this point as it can be hard to find, but she found it almost immediately. Squiggles is a little wriggler though – she was literally chasing him or her around to listen as it kept moving. Harrison, Alex and Graham all came in and heard it, and Harrison kept asking if the baby was coming out!
I’ve had another good week with plenty of energy. I think that I’m also looking much healthier and much better than I have in any of my pregnancies. I always looked very pale, spotty and tired with Harrison and Alex and never had that supposed pregnancy ‘glow’. This time, my skin is better than it has been for years – normally I don’t go out without makeup on but I rarely wear any at the moment. My hair has gone super shiny and is growing really quickly. I actually feel like I look semi decent for once!
I’m still craving Vimto like mad. I’m trying to limit myself to two cans of the sugar-free stuff a day. Unfortunately, the craving seems to kick in on the evening, which means I then end up needing the loo all through the night.
The only niggly bit at the moment is my feet. After even a fairly short walk my feet and ankles are throbbing. I suffered really badly with swollen feet and ankles with Harrison to the point I could only wear slippers or flip flops, so I’m hoping this isn’t a sign of that happening again and it’s just because of the hot weather. If it carries on, I’ll mention it to the midwife.
I’ll leave you with a picture of my rather sizeable 17-week bump!