After the change to my due date last week, I’m out of routine and keep forgetting how many weeks and days pregnant I am. It’s good blogging a pregnancy because it makes me pay attention to it! After the first baby, the dates and milestones usually blur into one, and I’m trying not to let that happen this time. Today I am *thinks for a bit* 14 weeks and 3 days, and I am happy to be in the second trimester at last. The last few months have felt very long.
Baby is: the size of a lemon, and moving around a lot. I first felt it last Thursday, at 13 weeks and 6 days. Other than the first pregnancy, when I felt the baby move at a fairly standard 20 weeks or so, I have always been able to feel movements quite early. It was around 14 weeks with the second and third pregnancies and I think the last one was the same as this one, at just before 14 weeks. It’s very reassuring and makes it much easier to feel connected to the baby. At this stage I can only notice the movements when I’m sitting or lying still, so that’s all the more reason to remember to rest now and again.
I am: still very tired. The sickness and dizziness are lingering on a little but I am much better than I was, and I have a bit more energy now so the house looks quite a lot tidier than it has been for a while. It’s all relative and there’s a lot more to do, but I feel happier for a bit of therapeutic decluttering – I’ve taken a bag of clothes to a friend today, and there are nine more bags of clothes, toys and books in the back of the car ready to go to the charity shop tomorrow. The last week or so has been quite difficult, but I’m focussing on the positives and other than that just trying to take it a day at a time. I’m not sleeping very well, though slightly better than last week which was terrible. My pregnancy hypnotherapy CD is helping a bit but I did have to listen to it three times last night! I’m not sure what else I can do. Any tips for dealing with pregnancy insomnia and exhaustion gratefully received.