My Pregnancy Diary: Week 13


We’ve finally hit that golden 13 week mark! Your chances of miscarriage reduce, your sickness stops (well, it’s meant to) and you can apparently tell the people that haven’t already guessed!

Sickness is still my number one enemy. It’s relentless and comes back with more kick each time. When I had Lily I had to sit there for months listening to people telling me it would get better and it never did. It’s also just random. With Lily it was simple, first thing I ate it would bounce then I’d be fine. This time, most chance will be it all bounces or nothing and the time of day makes no difference.

Weirdly though, I'm constantly hungry and the few things that seem to stay down so far (or not bounce as quickly) are things like chocolate, crisps and lemonade. Clearly not the healthiest diet which is why I'm trying to not eat them, but some days are a total and utter failure!

The nice things though has been seeing that a lot of people I know from school and university are also having children around February! My Facebook feed is currently full of people's baby scan photos and I have a great time going through and trying to work out the old NUB theory predictions. Don’t rely on me though, I’ve never actually been right yet (hoping I’ve got my own right). We’re now back to the waiting game of that appointment letter coming through to find out who’s right and who’s wrong! We both know what we’d like it to be but think in reality no one really cares that much.

Another nice things is that it isn’t really a secret at work anymore. It’s a relief really as being sick so much and trying to hid it or fob it off as a bug has felt stupid! It’s not even a good cover story really is it? It’s also a nice to ask the other girls for ideas on how to stop being sick so much. The next idea is Jacob’ cream crackers. Now this must be one of those old “tried and tested” ones because quite a few people have suggested this now.

We’ve also finally got our scan photo! It’s like some golden ticket of evidence to people that it is actually happening. It’s as if some people refuse to believe it’s true until you have that. I can’t work out if that’s funny, lighthearted or just not nice? It’s like you’re justifying the whole thing. We’re also learning a lot about the difference of it being your second child. With your first, everyone just wants to get in and have some sort of involvement and it can be overwhelming. It’s quite nice that this time people aren’t as fussed as before and that we can be left to get on with it and do things our way, something I think we didn’t get to do much of when we had Lily.

Finally, I’ve fallen back into the old habit of watching One Born Every Minute. I don’t know why but the moment we all pee on that stick and get your result, it’s added to your box set selection or recording list! It’s strange as I know quite a few people have done it with various pregnancies. My guilty pleasure of Teen Mom 2 has also been back on! I've loved it for years and each season I love them even more. I struggle with the UK version though. I loved it at first, but now I can't get passed episode 3 in a season before I'm bored and switch off!

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