This week I find myself thinking more and more about the gender. At first I had an inkling of what the baby may be but as time goes on I feel my inclinations disappearing. I've been contemplating whether to have a gender scan or not, which will take place on or around the 10th of December if we do go ahead with it, but maybe it'd be nice to hear the doctor say at the birth "it's a...!". We found out with Tyler and from that moment on it was all blue!
I feel better in myself this week, although I still get chest pains in the evening and have to go for repeat blood pressure monitoring either tomorrow or Wednesday morning - depending on when my doctor is free. I really hope my blood pressure is back to normal and there's no more spikes because I don't fancy another trip to the hospital. I've also been incredibly hungry this week. I still feel queasy and even the slightest thing can put me off my food so I've been sticking to cheese or ham on toast, but as soon as I'm done I'm starving again, it's horrible. I never had this with Tyler, this pregnancy is so different!
Baby is the size of a - fig, according to my pregnancy app. I have to admit that I've no idea what a fig looks like as I've never had one so I can't even imagine how big that is, oops.
I'm looking forward to - booking a gender scan if we do decide to go ahead with it, it was one of my favourite moments from my pregnancy with Tyler.
My favourite moment was - going trick or treating with my boy for the first time. It was great to get out and about again, breathe in some fresh air and he was as good as gold so that really helped matters too! He really enjoyed it and I loved seeing his little face light up when he got to ring the doorbells, he was so sociable with everyone too.
I've been feeling - really positive, probably the most content I've felt in ages. I think this baby is a happy little soul.
I've been buying for baby - nothing yet, I actually have only bought two things so far for this baby and that was before I even knew I was pregnant! I got two adorable rainbow and toadstool print babygros from the Little Bird collection in Mothercare. I got them in the sale and I'm so glad I did now.
I'm missing - having a sneaky energy drink during the day. Sometimes I think a little energy drink pick up would do me good but I know I'm doing wonders for my health staying away from them!
I'm craving - salad, but not just any salad, a mixture of the salads from the salad bar where Jacek works and a sliced boiled egg are all I live for right now. I craved salad when pregnant with Tyler too - my babies are far more health conscious than I am!
I'm loving - having a nap when Tyler naps. I know I'm blessed to have an almost three year old who still enjoys his day time nap and it's such a Godsend. It means we can spend time together in the mornings and the evenings without any of our time together being compromised. I'm trying to spend all the time I can with him before the new baby arrives.
I've been meaning to - go through the old clothes we've kept of Tyler's and donate what we don't need to charity. We're having a summer baby this time round so newborn and 0-3 month old snowsuits, etc. just aren't needed.
I can't wait for - those first flutters from baby. Pregnancy after miscarriage means you're always on the lookout for pregnancy signs/symptoms or lack there of. Feeling movement from the baby will be so reassuring and so lovely to experience again.