Sunday, 11 June 2017

My Second Trimester


As I sit and write this, I am now 22 weeks pregnant which is around five and a half months. I honestly do not know where the time has gone and in all honesty, I kinda want it to slow down just a little. We're so excited for our little boy to arrive but the second trimester has been a bit rough. I wish more people told you how rubbish pregnancy can be.






If you read My First Trimester post then you'll know the start was a little daunting and scary in parts, but the last couple of months have been much easier. My sickness and nausea disappeared around 14 weeks which was marvellous, the nose bleeds also reduced and have now thankfully stopped. I had started to use Weleda's Rhinodoron Nasal Spray and it really helped. I find I get the odd headache and the tiredness is still hanging around but other than that I feel more myself. 

I've very briefly spoken about suffering with depression before and this unfortunately rose its ugly head again towards the end of April. A few things had happened, the anxiety and nervousness of my pregnancy had got the better of me and I just broke down. I was signed off work for four weeks to try and get back to myself and it was a much needed break. I'm still not 100% and I'm terrified that this will continue throughout my pregnancy and stick around after I have him in my arms but I'm just taking it day by day at the moment. I don't want it to taint our first journey into parenthood. 

I have enjoyed some parts of my second trimester. In April, we found out we are expecting a little boy and Arran bought me a beautiful Pandora ring from their new collection in a baby blue too. We've started buying baby bits with bursts of blue, white and bright colours ready for him to make his big entrance and we've ordered some of the big bits too. We have some names we love already and his nickname has fast become Starburst or Splodge. He has made his presence know by the expanding of my belly, I feel like I woke up one day with a bump and he's kicking away too. Arran felt him for the first time on the first anniversary of our engagement which was so special. 

We're still so overwhelmed with the love we've received over our news. We've been given so many beautiful gifts already from friends, family, blogger friends and some of the loveliest PR's I've worked with over the years and this is before he is even here! We just have the baby shower to arrange next. I just want a party with my loved ones especially as it's not the done thing to have one for every baby, reading up on baby shower etiquette is a laugh a minute, trust me. 

I've got a few appointments coming up for check ups, vaccines and a glucose test due to PCOS which I'm dreading and before I know it, it'll be the final trimester! I'm enjoying blogging about our journey so far, it'll be so nice to read back on once he's here. Until my next post...

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  1. Nnaaww Alice this is so sweet!! I'm so happy some of the symptoms have cleared up for you. Here's hoping the rest of your pregnancy is better for you xoxo

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  2. Oh Alice I'm so glad your pregnancy seems to be getting more positive! Well done for recognising your depression :) fingers crossed for a smooth third term ester too ox

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    1. Thank you! It's been hard but at least I know I need to just keep an eye now xx

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  3. Ahh it's exciting isn't it buying things ready for the arrival. It's really good you know when you are feeling depressed and dealing with it :)

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    1. Thank you lovely! Better to deal with it now xx

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  4. aw what a sweet post, glad you aren't feeling as sick anymore! pregnancy while sometimes enjoyable can be a right pig!! good luck with the months ahead

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    1. Thank you lovely! It's so hard but no one really mentions the crap bits aha xx

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  5. Ahh, such a mix of emotions, I'm glad you're doing well though, and as you say, just take it a day at a time. I had a baby shower and absolutely loved it! Feeling the kicks is amazing, I remember how active Dougie was at all hours - still is now! Looking forward to hearing all about your next few months!
    Hels xx

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    1. Thank you, just making me a priority is helping. He's kicking away at the moment, it's so lovely xx

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  6. This is so exciting & I'm so happy for you. I think it's beautiful you are sharing these moments on your blog as you will be able to cherish and reflect on them in the future and will be able to relive the moments forever! <3

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    1. Thank you! That's half the reason I'm doing, so I have this little diary to look back on xx

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  7. Sorry to hear about your struggle with depression and anxiety, it's always rubbish when it rears its ugly head, I suffer badly with anxiety and panic disorder and also suffered with PND with my first baby so my midwife referred me to the Perinatal Mental Health Team after I hit 28 weeks with my second and honestly, I don't know how I would have coped without them. The lady I saw was fantastic and such an amazing support during the last trimester, up until Lily was about 4 months old. Might be something worth looking into for you? xx

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    1. Thank you sweetie, I'll get there. It's so horrible as you just feel a bit pathetic especially when everyone says about enjoying this special time bla bla. I was referred by my doctor to Perinatal but they just referred me back instead to start it all again which didn't help :( xx

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  8. I am so exited for you becoming a mumma. I can't deal with injections so when my time comes I know I'm doomed! Lol, how exciting getting all the bits and bobs and clothes. I love the idea of the pandora ring, so sweet. Also sweet about Arron feeling the bubba move! <3

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    1. Aww thank you so much lovely! It's getting so real now xx

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  9. Sorry to hear it's been a bit a rubbish for you. I really hope you can work through your depression and begin to feel a little more at ease. I used some nasal crystals which really helped, especially to ease headaches too! Love those baby leggings so much, where are they from?

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    1. Thank you lovely! The little joggers are from La Redoute xx

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