Sunday, 12 May 2013

My Pregnancy, My Way.

So basically this is where my blog starts to take a change and includes my pregnancy ramblings. As a few of you will know I found out a few weeks ago I'm pregnant, albeit quite early on at 6-7 weeks but boy has it hit me, and not in the best way unfortunately. 

I was going to leave my baby blogging until a little further on in my pregnancy, around the 12 week mark for obvious reasons but then thought, this is my pregnancy, and I will do it my way. I appreciate everyone's help and support but there is a time when I think some of it has to stop, especially the morning sickness tips from women who have never suffered from morning sickness before... Interesting to say the least. 

These will be in depth posts about the ins and outs of my pregnancy, warts and all, so if you don't like it then I suggest you don't read these posts! I really appreciate there are a few bloggers out there saying it as it is because I know a lot of people hide their pregnancy nasties, and these are bits which I think really need to be said and heard! 

So I'm 6-7 weeks along now, which makes Dumpling (yes, this is a suitable name for bump or baby Pan as the small being is mixed race Chinese) a honeymoon baby! I found out really early on in my pregnancy, two weeks to be exact, as I was taking medication which needed to be stopped when pregnant. This feels like it's going to be the longest pregnancy ever! So, me and the husband toddled off for our dating scan on Thursday, which went well and we saw the flicker of a heartbeat. I felt a lot more relieved then! 

As I found out early on, I'm not sure whether this made me feel more pregnant but hey, I definitely got the symptoms! Eep. The cramps, oh gosh now the cramps have been killers for me. They actually started at around 3-4 weeks and have carried on. They actually wake me up in the middle of night crying they are so uncomfortable. And the morning sickness, well that decided to jump aboard at 5 weeks which was a delight... NOT. Since then I have been a bumbling mess, holding on to everything when I feel I'm about to pass out. I've had to throw the towel in on this one and admit defeat, I literally begged my GP for some anti-nausea tablets as I really don't think I'd be able to work over the next several weeks at this rate. And finally, napping. All I do is sleep. I wake up, I go back to sleep. I eat, I need a nap. Ever since I came back from my honeymoon all I do is sleep. I'm very unprepared for this as I have an end of module assignment ongoing for university and I find I'm sleeping on the laptop... Ah well. 

Let me know what you think of my new pregnancy series of posts, whether you are a new follower or an old one!

19 comments:

  1. I'm just glad that you'll stop panicking that you're not pregnant now you've had your dating scan, the first time you text me "what if there's not a baby in there" set me off with the giggles!

    I hope everything goes well despite you being as sick as a dog and you already know how happy and excited I am for you. Looks like you'll be introducing me to your mum so we can plan a baby shower! ❤

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    1. I know you'll keep me on track and be my planner from now on, as I basically have no idea what I'm doing! x

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  2. As a budding "mommyblogger" I'd like to get your input! In the interest of encouraging dialog, I've put up a little questionnaire on my blog and would love it if you could come over and answer as many questions as you feel comfortable...

    http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2013/05/10-questions-for-blogging-communards.html

    Thank-You!

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  3. 'dumpling' is the cutest name! :) I'll happily read all your pregnancy posts and offer and offer my utmost sympathy (and will try to keep unhelpful 'tips' to a minimum!) fingers crossed all the yucky stuff comes to an end soon!

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    1. Your tips are always helpful! At the end of the day, you've been pregnant and actually know what's going on :') x

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  4. Dumpling!! What a perfect name. I'm looking forward to your pregnancy posts, especially if you continue in such an honest vein. Warts and all, ha!xx

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    1. I'm going to try and be as honest as I can, I've had some great feedback that it makes a change to read an honest post as opposed to someone having a perfect pregnancy! No warts yet *fingers crossed* x

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  5. dumpling pan! can't wait to meet him/her in july x

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    1. We won't know what sex Dumpling is until after July too! Such a shame :( x

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  6. Awhhh!!How exciting!!Glad to hear you got some tablets from the doc,hope they helped!my nausea was so bad I was completely off my food until the second trimester!sorry to hear youve struggled with cramps,I had one particular bad bout at 3am,which was actually how I found out I was pregnant!They hurt so much I thought I was going to have to go to a and e!thankfully having a batheased them.I'm looking forward to reading your pregnancy related posts!xx

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    1. Glad it's not just me with the cramps - I've been exactly the same! Really scared something was happening but it's just normal, but awful still haha. x

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  7. Naww! I am so happy for you!! As I'm pretty sure I've mentioned to you before I am kinda obsessed with pregnancy and babies so I am really going to be looking forward to these posts :) xxx

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    1. Awww I know! You'll get to know the ins and outs of everything hun x

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  8. Wow, I really enjoyed reading this. Not because you are feeling under the weather I will just add, but because it was a refreshing take on an event (finding out you’re pregnant) which is usually described as some moment of epiphany, where the clouds fade back, the sun shines, birds sing and you instantly begin to glow! As somebody determined to have children, but not necessarily looking forward to the pregnancy and birth parts – my family unfortunately have a history of multiple miscarriages and difficult births, I myself have had two early miscarriages already. Thank you for your honesty, thank you for your warts-and-all take on pregnancy. I’m sick of reading about another perfect woman who glowed for 9 months, didn’t put on a single pound of weight and popped out a beautiful, healthy baby in 30 minutes flat. Not that I don’t wish that for people, and obviously for you, but it’s the stuff of fairytales and books, not reality! I wish you the happiest, healthiest pregnancy possible, and am grateful you have chosen to share this special time with us, no matter how unpleasant it can sometimes be. All the very best xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I've really appreciated this one as this post was something I wasn't sure about doing yet. I'm really sorry about your miscarriages, but I see it as everything happening for a reason and hopefully in the future you will do fine!
      I honestly doubt any woman glowed for 9 months or enjoys her pregnancy to the full, it must be impossible! x

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    2. Thank you x

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  9. congrats to you and your husband again.. :)
    i know what you mean about now feeling pregnant after the dating scan, i was anxious on the run up to mine as you just dont know what is going on in there and worry about everything you do and the reflection on the baby.. but to see, hear the heartbeat and see your little alien on the screen is such an amazing feeling. :)
    i wont patronize you with morning sickness solutions as although i was told some, i didnt suffer with it and can only imagine what your going through, you have my utter respect.
    i look forward to reading about your pregnancy, warts and all as everyone is different and with hormones all over, posting/writing about things may help you. :)
    caroline.x

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  10. i'm super excited for you! :) & can't wait to see you at the sheffield meet up xxxxo.

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  11. I'm just glad you agree that Dumpling is an excellent name!

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