Thursday, 21 July 2016

8 weeks pregnancy update

8 weeks pregnant bump shot for The Bump Diaries

How I am feeling:

Symptoms:

Major tiredness and queasiness have been the flavours of the week yet again but with a significant different; actually been physically sick twice (8 weeks 3 and 4 days, once after a car journey and once immediately in the morning). And just before a Dorset mini-break with my Dad too, excellent timing! I decided to let him know our little secret. I'm sure he would have got suspicious anyway...
Ironically I wasn't ill or sick at all on our mini-break. Mind over matter or something. This also happened when I went camping in 2011, 9-10 weeks pregnant with Lily. I was sick as a dog before the holiday and I wondered whether I would be able to cope, or if anyone would guess, but I wasn't ill at all. As soon as I got back from holiday I started puking again, lovely!

Food:

Cheese sandwiches are no longer on the menu! Funny how much your tastes can change during pregnancy; they were absolutely great but now I can't even think about them, let alone prepare one!

Skin:

Skin is just not great, and getting me down. Mostly spotty on my cheeks, giving me a Noddy-esque blush. Chlorine from swimming probably didn't help either.
I have become very lazy at applying any form of body cream, even my super simple to apply Vaseline spray and go...

Sleep:

Sleep whilst on holiday was broken initially but improved and the break was cut short due to the weather so I slept a whole lot better when I was home.

Embryo development:

The embryo is losing it's tail and it is constantly moving.

Vitamins and supplements:

1 x Sanatogen Mum-to-be pregnancy supplement per day - No more, since I realised I was having more than my daily dose of Iron each day, causing constipation.
So I have switched to 1 x folic acid tablet a day, for now
1 x low-dose 75mg aspirin per day

What I'm wearing:

Normal clothes

Take a look at my 8 weeks pregnant vlog!

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