I’m having a BABY!

Can’t believe I’m actually blogging about this guys. FINALLY. I’ve wanted to tell you for SO long, but time has just not been on my side, let alone my energy levels. But yep. I’m only having an ACTUAL BABY. Holy crap. I have a little human growing inside me. Eeeeeek. It’s SO exciting, but nerve wracking at the same time. I feel like I have SO much I want to say but I just don’t know where to start?!

We’ll start with how many weeks I am – I’m actually 20 weeks and counting. Yep. Past that halfway mark. And I can’t believe I have managed to keep it a secret for this long. Wow. I had originally planned to do a whole reveal blog post after our 12 week scan – however that plan went down the toilet because I honestly just did NOT have the energy. Which will bring me on to my next point..

How I’ve been feeling? I’ve actually not been THAT bad so far (thankfully!). The first few weeks I was just SO FRICKIN’ exhausted. Literally guys pregnancy fatigue is real. I would come home after work (which I barely made it through without wanting to knock out at my desk) and just sleep. And no matter how much sleep I got – I still felt knackered. I couldn’t make it past 8pm, and struggled SO much to get up in a morning for work. I also found out that my iron levels were quite low, which definitely explained why my tiredness was so bad. I still get pretty tired now, although it’s definitely improved from my first trimester! I’m just trying to take everyone’s advice and SLEEP as much as I can, before I forget what the words ‘lie in’ mean.

Another thing that I have that I think is worsened by my anaemia is how quickly I get out of breath. I know it’s a symptom of pregnancy anyway but bloody hell I can’t manage going up one flight of stairs without being left feeling breathless AF. Nice.

Also – one of the main questions I always get asked when I tell people I’m pregnant – did you have morning sickness? Answer – no. Did I have all day nausea? Answer – yes. For the first 12 weeks there wasn’t a day where I didn’t feel nauseous, and I found I felt it more in the evening (odd I know), but I never actually threw up (which I was really thankful for!). I was so chuffed when I passed 12 weeks and the nausea just slowly started to die down. It’s amazing how your body just gets used to the crazy amount of hormones it produces!

Also – there are certain foods/smells that I have completely gone off. Firstly – you know the Lush Twilight body spray that I fell in LOVE with? Makes we want to vom now. Mini eggs – the thing that I could eat a whole bag of in one sitting? I can’t think of anything worse to eat. Chicken – what I used to have every single day? Completely gone off it. I’ve been living off a diet of clementines, beef steak & ready salted crisps. Nom.

So how is my little bubba doing? Thankfully, every scan we’ve had has been amazing and bubba is VERY active. I have an anterior placenta so was a little bit worried that I wouldn’t feel movements until the 24-26 week mark, but I’ve been feeling flutters since 17 weeks which is SUCH a surreal feeling. In fact, as I’ve been writing this, bubs has been moving around in there quite a bit.

 

Phew – what a relief to finally blog about my news! I am so chuffed to tell you and put out some pregnancy/new mamma blog posts! There are SO many amazing bloggers that are pregnant/new mums and I am so excited to join them! I’m sure this explains why I’ve been absent for so long – for the first 12 weeks all I did was work, eat and sleep, and since then I’ve just been trying to get into a routine but FAILING miserably. I’m planning to get on it now and get myself organised, so I can get plenty of content out there! If there is anything specific you guys want to see – let me know!

Sending you all lots of love!

Saira xx

23 Comments

  1. December 11, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Awww yey Saira I am so happy for you! Congrats to you and your hubby and this new journey you are about to start xx

    Amina xx

    • December 11, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much lovely lady ! It’s such an exciting time and I can’t wait ! Xxxx

  2. itsanikamay
    December 11, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Congratulations this is so incredibly exciting! So happy for you, and wishing you the very best! xo

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  3. December 11, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Omg I’m so so happy for you! Totally get you on the nausea, I wasn’t sick either but it disappeared at 14 weeks. I also had an anterior placenta but I felt Joshua so much from about 17 weeks too! Omg I’m so excited for you xxxxx

    • December 11, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      Thanks so much lovely !! Sounds like we had similar experiences !! Eeeeek thanks so so much Hun !!! Xxxx

  4. December 11, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Congratulations – try to enjoy every moment, the good and bad times with the nausea and may you blessed with a happy new chapter xxx

  5. December 11, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Oh my god congratulations! – yes I don’t know why people call it morning sickness because it really is all day! 😂 So glad you’re feeling better now, good luck!

  6. Jasmin N
    December 11, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Congratulations! This is an amazing news💖
    I remember that nauseous feeling omg. It was just awful! And when some of your favourite foods will become uneatable! 20 weeks already, not for long anymore 🙊 I’m so happy for you guys, congratulations again💖

  7. Meera BP
    December 12, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Aw this is so amazing! Congratulations!! 🌟

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

  8. December 13, 2017 / 2:04 am

    How exciting – congrats! & wishing you all the best!

  9. December 17, 2017 / 6:04 am

    Wow congratulations! This must be such an exciting time for you 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  10. December 17, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Congratulations lovely lady! This is such exciting news.
    Lucie xo | lucieleannexo.wordpress.com

  11. December 27, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    just to get this out of the way, you can take pills/vitamins for iron (or other stuff). I know my mom did cause it’s normal that the baby is taking some from you. I’m sure you researched it already haha
    and now. Congratulations! I’m really happy for you. I hope your pregnancy goes well and you have a healthy and happy baby. I also hope you’ll get enough sleep 😀

    xo Honey – blog Royal LifestyleTwitterInstagram

  12. January 6, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    So exciting, congrats!!! Hope it’s going well

    Hira …

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