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Pregnancy week by week

11 Jan, 2012

I found out that I was pregnant back in December. Like a lot of my contemporaries, I had spent the week drinking (it was the run up to Christmas, come on), so needless to say I felt very guilty when the 2 lines popped up on the little reader thing. I did both the tests, of course, and then after telling my husband, I called my doctor, as I thought they would be interested. They weren’t especially but said I could come and wee in a pot to confirm it if I wanted. So I did that and it was positive too.

Then, with little other knowledge, I trawled the internet for ideas of what to do next. Take folic acid and vitamin d. Fine. I checked my symptoms – I thought my boobs had been quite sore but the fact that they were now too big for all my bras (much to my husband’s delight – ‘your boobs are MASSIVE’ – yes, thank you dear) explained a lot. But that was kind of it on the pregnancy symptoms front.

A few days/weeks later I started to feel a bit nauseous and I couldn’t think about a pea and mint rissotto that I had fully enjoyed at work a few weeks before, without reteching. Whenever I thought about what I wanted to eat, the image would pop up in my head and I’d start feeling minging.

That was all between about 6 and 9 weeks, now I’m nearly 10 weeks and all pregnancy symptoms seemed to have stopped, which has left me feeling a bit… ‘am I actually pregnant?’ – my husband was looking at my belly this morning that I was duly pushing out for him, and he confirmed ‘hmm, yes, you are definitely pregnant’ (oh good,  that means I’ve put on lots of weight – this baby is the size of a kidney bean remember!) and then in the same breath said something very rude that cannot be repeated (my mum might read it at some point). It’s funny how men’s minds work.

I have my first midwife appointment next week, so hopefully it will be a bit more real then – I have to wee in two more pots, so I guess one of those will be checked again…then of course there will be a scan in a few more weeks. In the mean time, I shall continue to assume I am!

10 Jan, 2012

January 2012

My name is Hannah Parker, I’m 28 and I live in Blyth, Northumberland (originally from the midlands, if you’d told me 10 years ago – or 3 come to think of it – that I’d be living in a small, fairly rundown seaside town in the North of England, I wouldn’t believe you) with my husband, Mike, and step daughter, Gabriella, who is 5.

I have recently found out I’m pregnant and I have (about a week ago) decided with my friend and business partner, Alex, to close down our business. It is for exciting reasons but nevertheless I am also unemployed.

In true New Year fashion, my mission for the next few months is to sort my life out so that…

a) I am healthy and happy in time for Bday (mid-August);

b) I have made some money/got a job so we are not completely skint; and

c) I have streamlined my life – meaning everything from successful and painfree business closure to uncluttered cupboards and a Gok-style wardrobe.

I am hoping to blog once a day about everything and anything relating to the above – the focus is likely to be on pregnancy and babies growing, sore boobs, clothes, weird things that I’ve found out and feel it is my duty to share (I already have gem for you – did you know that some pregnant women grow an extra pair of boobs?! I kid you not, more to come on that one!) and the ultimate issue – how not to put on a million pounds and become the size of house (without any impact on kidney bean – that’s how big my baby is at the moment).

I hope you find it useful and/or interesting and please do share your thoughts and ideas with me too!