It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
Well, I have a good excuse. I’ve been busy growing a baby!
Tomorrow I will be 15 weeks pregnant, and that just seems crazy. I mean, I know how it happened and everything (looks to camera) but most of the time I still feel like I’m 23 and not yet a fully functioning adult, despite actually being quite responsible and level-headed. Yet here I am, 6 months away from bringing home a tiny human that’s totally and utterly dependent on me to keep it alive. Fuck.
I’m not thinking about that bit now, though. For the past three months I’ve been in hibernation, battling constant nausea and bone-crushing tiredness, eating things that are mostly beige and hiding from my friends in fear they would sniff out my secret. Then 12 weeks rolled around, my scan showed that all was well and I measured six days ahead. And so the jig was up, the secret was out and I could finally stop pretending to be on antibiotics to explain my sudden love of sparkling water. Apparently me not having a G&T with dinner is VERY unusual…
The first trimester wasn’t so bad, to be honest. The tiredness kicked my ass and I had to have a constant supply of Mini Cheddars to get me through the day, but I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home so most days were spent sitting on the sofa in a stupor, watching the same few episodes of Friends over and over.
Those dark days (lol) are behind me now, though. The glorious second trimester is here and I’m feeling pretty great… I may even have the ‘pregnancy glow’. The biggest change is my energy which is back with abundance, meaning I can get through a whole day of work without a three-hour power nap and stay up past 8pm. Literally, every night is party night in the Allison House. I’m still pretty picky about food – I have a very definite idea of what I fancy eating and anything different just simply won’t do, which is why I had a highly embarrassing mini-tantrum when I was given the wrong order at the Chinese takeaway last week – but at least I don’t feel sick, right? And my hair is shiny, my skin is clear and my nails are strong. So generally, I’m loving life and it’s all very new and exciting.
I’m hoping to start regular blogging again now I’ve rejoined civilisation… not always about pregnancy because I imagine that’s quite dull for someone who’s not (also I have Mumsnet for that and I’m not ashamed), but I’ll document my journey, show you my preggo style – thankfully no longer restricted to leggings and pyjama vests – and share little milestones along the way. There’s so much to think about, one of the biggest being what I’ll do with my business when there’s a baby to look after, and I’d love to hear from other mums and mums-to-be in similar situations.
So, that’s all from me for now – thank you, truly, to everyone who’s liked and commented on our various social media announcements. Rob and I were really touched by the response, and getting the news out there really made it all feel real. Exciting stuff, eh?