Pregnancy Journal – Baby is coming!

A pregnancy journal, with weekly updates on how it feels to grow a baby: physically, emotionally, mentally. Follow the good, the bad and the awesome of having a baby.

Week 16 – Action Figure

Baby is the size of an Action Figure Feeling and Mood Swings What am I feeling? "On top of it, it is clear the rest of the world is not getting it; obviously, a pregnant woman is just a woman with a baby bump who gets an excuse to eat ice cream whenever she...

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Week 15 – Avocado

The Baby is the size of an avocado Started feeling him move He is Moving! "He is not sure if he really felt it or if it was wishful thinking but we are both super excited. It makes it even more real.." The baby is moving - I can feel it and it's awesome. It's not...

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Week 14 – Troll!

Second Trimester Energy and Confusion Second Trimester - Yuppie! "Looking at pictures is just a perfect recipe to laugh, cry, smile and fall asleep."  I keep hearing about all the wonder of the second semester: more energy and excitement, loads of drive, no more...

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Week 13 – Toy Car

Emotional times Trips, Moving, Growing (Emotional) Changes "Is it showing or I am getting fat? Am I tired or getting lazy? Am I hungry or finding excuses for another delicious pear?" The last week of the third trimester. It was a little emotional with a trip to London...

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Week 12 – Brussel Sprouts

The baby is the size of a brussel sprout! Vertigo and changes. It's a boy! "It's official: there’s a baby coming, our family is growing and we’ll be forever changed."  The results from the screen test arrived last week and the genetic tests came back normal - yay!!!...

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Week 11 – Bee Hummingbird

Feeling Vulnerable in a strange land. Vulnerable "Ah, I missed him, I missed home This week I had to go to the UK for a certification training. It was a bit of an adventure as somebody forgot to tell me the training had been cancelled. Ooops. We then...

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Week 10 – Lego Man

Symptoms and doubts The baby is now the size of a Lego man! "And now I can drink water again, as long as it is slowly and just a few sips at the time." The baby is now the size of a Lego man! As that was not awesome enough, the internal organs are now basically there...

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Week 9 – Pecan

Family Matters The baby is now the size of a pecan! "Sometimes, I almost see our baby, moving and floating, and I imagine how it will feel as the world opens up to him/her. "  Oh, what a week! We went to visit my family and it ended up being quite intense. It...

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Week 8 – Lego brick

Fizzy water! Oh yeah, nothing so far is more helpful with the nausea. Here I was, always shying away from carbonated water, which feels and tastes like medicine to me. I never got the appeal and, here it is, helping me throughout the day. The little joys and...

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Week 7 – Chameleon

What a week it has been...! I'm so incredibly tired and sleepy and with this constant half-nausea as an ongoing companion. It is getting slightly better as, apparently, the placenta is starting to do more of its thing. Still, the low energy is a drainer and it's...

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Week 6 – Ladybird

The Law of Contradiction The baby is growing and is now the size of a ladybird. How awesome is that? A lot of things are being created and it just feels like a miracle. So many little things happening at the same time, orchestrated by Nature and fuelled by my own...

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Week 5 – Peppercorn

Baby is coming! Now, that's exciting! My man and I are just in the clouds, as happy as we can be. We just found out while taking a few days off so we are just enjoying the news, Nature and good food. The symptoms are here: tired and sleepy, need to use the restrooms...

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