I love being able to document how I’m feeling and what I’ve been doing throughout my pregnancy – partly the reason I started this blog too!
There are four sections in the journal: a diary section with a page per week to document thoughts, feelings, etc, a notes section, a birth plan section and an early days section to document those first few days of motherhood.
I didn’t get this until a bit later into my pregnancy but I have managed (through looking at texts to my mum!) to update quite a few of the earlier weeks.
It will be a great record to look back on after the baby arrives - when the pregnancy is nothing more than a distant memory!
This week I've reached week 25. I had my home visit from my midwife this week. We heard ourbaby's heartbeat for the first time which was pretty special. She also confirmed what I already knew - he/she is very active!
Unfortunately she did find some glucose in my urine sample so she's sending me for a diabetes test. This pregnancy isn't really turning out quite as I envisgaed. I think I imagined glowing my way through and instead I've found it a bit of a struggle.
Don't misunderstand me, I feel incredibly lucky to be carrying this baby - it just isn't quite as easy as I'd envisaged. But then maybe if we knew how it was going to be, we wouldn't do it.
I'm still struggling with the SPD. I tried to go to an aqua exercise class last week but it left me so achy and my hip so painful for two days after that I could barely sleep - so I won't be going back to that. I will keep with the pregnancy yoga that seems to be helping and with walking.
I'll be trying to change my diet a little over the next few weeks - trying to cut out sugar and carbs. I'll post how I'm getting on with that and any recipes I find to help along the way.
In lighter news, we have started to create our baby's nursery. We've moved the spare bed out (into what was the office/guitar room!) and have moved in a chair and a chest of drawers. My mum and I went shopping for the cot and that is now ready and waiting for dad-to-be to put it together! It's starting to feel even more real!