Friday, July 22, 2016

Pregnancy Update - 26 Weeks

You may already know from my previous post or if you follow me on Instagram, that I am pregnant! I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. I know I left it pretty late to do my first pregnancy update, but I didn't even tell my friends until after 3 months - just wanted to keep it private in the beginning.

Let's start from the beginning. I found out I was pregnant pretty early on, because my hubby and I have been trying for our first baby for some time. When I first did the pregnancy test and was anxiously waiting for that 3 minutes for the result to appear,  I didn't expect too much knowing that it may not that easy to get pregnant. Then I saw the vertical line, not too strong but definitely there. I was so excited, nervous and most of all, happy!

My first trimester was bad. I pretty much felt ill, nauseated and tired throughout the whole three months. The moment I woke up, I would be overwhelmed by the smell that makes me sick - that hand wash, burnt toast, cooked food... I hardly could eat anything without feeling ill -anything cooked with oil, meat, fish, eggs, etc. I was surviving on fruit, cereal with soya milk on a daily basis. They were not exactly filling so I had to eat frequently. I would lay down on the sofa sleeping for most of the time during the day, and go to bed very early. I didn't know how long that was going to last, it was pretty hard time.

When I reached my second trimester, as I am now, things got a lot better. I gradually gained a lot more energy and my appetite has increased dramatically. I still haven't got any particular cravings, except for food in general. I eat more than my husband and always want food. Since the past few weeks, I can totally see my body getting rounder and my bump is showing pretty obviously. I try to stay healthy by eating the right food and doing some gentle workout - I go to the antenatal yoga class once a week, and do pregnancy workout at home everyday.

That is pretty much it! In general, I am feeling pretty great. Happy, content and enjoying my pregnancy. I am very grateful for the fact that my pregnancy so far has been pleasant and relatively easy - I know people who go through their entire pregnancy feeling ill and sick, I guess I have been lucky that things have dramatically improved since month 3.

My next update will be some time in my third trimester, which is a couple of weeks away, so I will chat to you all then.


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