Friday, 26 August 2016

My first trimester update

As I mentioned in my pregnancy announcement post, no two pregnancies are the same and the first trimester in my second pregnancy really took the wind out of my sails.

As I'm now into my 2nd trimester I thought I would do a recap on my 1st trimester and possibly some weekly updates as I move further along and the pregnancy gets more exciting!

Finding out we were expecting again:

We found out in a pretty unconventional way, in A&E! But I'll start from the beginning, back in December we decided that we would like another child. It was a very exciting time and I was so full of hope. I had all the apps on my phone tracking just about everything and every month I was beside myself with excitement "Would this month be the one?" furiously calculating babies due date on my fingers. Unfortunately the months passed and nothing. I was getting more upset and frustrated with every passing month (and was spending a ridiculous amount of money on pregnancy tests) until I knew that for my own sanity I had to stop stressing about it, which I did. No more tracking apps or pregnancy tests. At the beginning of July we were at my mums on a shopping trip when my mum said I suddenly went grey. I  hadn't been feeling right for a couple of weeks and had started to have an awful pain in my left side. It sounds stupid now but I didn't even suspect pregnancy! My mum whisked me off to A&E with Nath dropping us both off. After a blood test the nurse called us in with a "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" So a slightly different way to find out you're expecting, I actually haven't taken a pregnancy test at all!


First came the exhaustion, like nothing I'd felt before then the nausea and vomiting which lasted most of the day with me usually being sick in the morning and at night, strangely. I've also been experiencing awful pregnancy acne, which I didn't realise was a thing until I started suffering with it. Unfortunately as it's all due to your hormones there's not a lot you can do about it but I have found some great products that I've been using to keep it under control, I'll be sharing those in an upcoming post.


Bitter lemon, more specifically San Pellegrino lemonade and Whites lemonade ice lollies. I was also favouring bland foods such as crumpets and Cheerios when my nausea was terrible.

What I've been wearing:

I've had to buy some maternity trousers already but am loving my John Lewis "Super Soft" leggings. They're so comfy!

I recently bought the top above which is from ASOS maternity and is currently in the sale. I thought it would be perfect for meals out around Christmas time. I'm very much into lace and Bardot style tops so this was perfect.


According to the pregnancy + app baby is currently the size of a peach and is weighing around 43g. I've been thinking that I can feel slight flutters in my belly but I'm not 100% sure yet. We are staying firmly team yellow as we did with Ava but I have a feeling that it will be another girl.
Sparkles & Stretchmarks Sunday Best


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Baby number 2 and back to blogging

After a few months of wishing and hoping Nath and I recently found out that I am pregnant, currently 13 weeks with a due date of 22nd February 2017.

The first trimester couldn't have come at a better time, I've been feeling truly rotten this time around and working term-time only has meant that I've been off for 8 weeks and have been able to take life at a slower pace.

I honestly don't remember feeling this ill with Ava, I had morning sickness but this time it's been something else. Some days the sickness has been crippling and I've also had terrible pregnancy acne and the exhaustion has been like nothing I've experienced before. It's true what they say, no two pregnancies are the same! I'm hoping that as I come into my second trimester these symptoms will start to ease up a bit. I'm back to work in two weeks and I'm genuinely a bit worried about how I'll cope!

I was anxious about telling Ava but I needn't have worried, she's beyond excited about being a big sister and is already saying how much she loves the baby!

Nath and I have been joking (kind of) that we've forgotten everything about babies and should see if we can take a crash course! We're currently talking about the baby's room and all the bits and bobs we'd like to get for it. We're a little more savvy the second time around and did keep a fair few of Ava's baby things. I'm looking forward to decorating baby's nursery although like last time we're going to be team yellow until the end.

I've decided to come back to blogging as a way to journal my pregnancy, and I've missed the writing aspect. So expect some posts, probably sporadic, as I get back into things.

A Cornish Mum

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