I am 15 weeks and one day pregnant today. I am probably too tired to be coherent, but I’m determined to get this post up tonight!
Baby is: the size of an orange, and can now control his/her own movements. I’m still feeling them when I remember to pay attention and I’m trying to do that as much as I can, though I’ve been so busy it’s hard to do, but at night I can feel it and it’s nice.
I am: very tired – I know I have said that every week, but it’s still the only thing I can think of to say when people ask me how I am. Really all I want to do is sleep, and if I ever lie down in the daytime I can fall asleep easily. Not so much at night, unfortunately.
I have now seen the diabetic nurse, and got my blood testing kit, because I had gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy. So far my levels have been fine, but the testing is a real nuisance and quite unpleasant. It’s also quite difficult being organised with snacks when I am out, and I’m feeling a bit more sick again because I’m trying to eat fewer carbs and fruit which are often the things I am craving to deal with the sickness. It’s a very tricky balance, but I’m going to try really hard to manage the diabetes with my diet as I did last time. I really don’t want to have to take the medication which may make it less likely that I will be able to have a natural birth. I know it’s early to be worrying about that but I can’t help it. I have had lovely natural births with my last two babies, and felt completely normal straight afterwards instead of feeling like I’ve been in a car crash. I can only hope I will be so lucky again.