So the last few days have been so busy! Can’t believe how quickly they’ve flown by! I will say though, that the clocks changing for British Summertime have completely thrown my body clock – who would have thought only one hour would make such a difference! That, coupled with getting up in the night to pee and not finding it easy to get back to sleep, makes one tired lady! Still no nausea (thankfully!) but tinnitus is still very much present. I’s also still experiencing cramping at some point during each day.
I’m trying really hard to keep up with eating a variety of fruit and veg, whilst making sure I’m having enough calcium and protein. I’m actually finding it quite difficult to pack everything in without feeling too full! I’m also trying to not eat the same thing for lunch or dinner every day, my thinking being that the more variety I can get in now the better, just incase morning sickness starts and I can’t stomach anything. That way, the baby will get as many nutrients as possible in these all important weeks of development.
I’ve ‘met’ a fellow pregnant lady online via my WhatToExpect app, who has the same due date as me, so we email a few times a day which is really useful as I’m sure anyone else I talk to is probably fed up of hearing how worried/elated I am by now! We told our siblings and parents at the weekend too, so they’ve started fussing a little (mum has been messaging me daily since I told her a few weeks ago!).
I also had my blood/urine tests this week, which entailed one urine sample and four vials of blood. I’ve been told that if everything is fine then I won’t hear anything until I next see the midwife in two months time, so fingers crossed all is well! I’ll also find out what my blood type is, which I’ve never known. I’m still absolutely petrified that everything is going to go wrong and I won’t make it to 12 weeks, but I guess that’s fairly normal! I flit between joy and worry, each twinge making me nervous. Still, I have to think positively and mentally encourage everything to be ok – I can’t believe I’ve only know three weeks! The next four/five are going to go so slowly! Still, a month today I’ll be 12 weeks and into a safer zone, so roll on April I say!!