18 Weeks Pregnant | The Pregnancy Diaries

This week I have suddenly felt very, very pregnant. To look at now there is no mistaking that is a baby bump and not just a cake bump. I also feel like I’ve developed that slight waddly walk that pregnant women seem to all have as well!

The week didn’t start off too great. I was really, really sick for two mornings in a row and it made me feel a bit off kilter for the rest of those days. I had a bit of a headache from retching so hard and it made me feel really tired. I did suspect I was coming down with a cold or something, but it appears to have passed, whatever it was. Thank god!

Just as I started feeling better, I fell over in the bathroom in the middle of the night. We think the toilet had leaked and as I went in for one of my many middle of the night wees, I went flying, and landed on my knee. We got some ice on it really quickly which I think stopped it from being too bad, but my god, it was a bit sore for a day or two. I’m just glad I managed to fall in a way that baby wasn’t hurt.

The rest of the week was thankfully uneventful. I had a couple of hours of panicking on Sunday when I realised I hadn’t felt her move that day. Of course, at this point, lots of women aren’t even feeling flutters, and they certainly aren’t in any real routine when it comes to movements, so I knew it was nothing to worry too much about, but it still unnerves you a little. Typically, as soon as Graham put his hand on my tummy, she gave his hand an almighty boot, and what was really magical is that Graham felt it as well. Since then, she’s wriggled a lot more which is lovely.

I got a little bit tearful on Friday, which is the first time the emotional hormonal bit has cropped up (it won’t be the last, I guarantee!). I was at Harrison’s school eisteddfod and I was sitting next to my friend and her gorgeous 5 month old baby girl. It made me realise just how excited I am to meet our baby girl, and it got even worse when I was looking at baby clothes on the evening. I don’t want the next few months to go too quickly (we need to buy a new car before she comes along!) but at the same time, I can’t wait for her to be here.

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