A lot of people have asked me if I've had any weird cravings so far and to be honest I haven't. I've gone through stages of eating lots of pineapple but nothing weird and definitely no pickles with a side of ice-cream. If I'm really honest, I just can't seem to stop eating full stop and I feel like I'm constantly hungry. It's a far cry from those first twelve weeks where I was forcing myself to snack on crackers to fight off the sickness!
I've even found myself waking up in the middle of the night to eat, which is really taking midnight feasts to a whole new level. It's definitely less fun when your half a sleep, stumbling around the house in the dark and snacking on toast at 3am on your lonesome. If I'm not waking up to eat or go to the toilet for a wee then I'm waking up with horrible indigestion! I don't think I had ever experienced indigestion before and Gaviscon is definitely my new best friend. Oh the glamour of pregnancy!
I've been sleeping really badly and my bedtime routine is a little bit like a comedy sketch at the moment. I arrange my pillows, get in to bed, realise I'm not comfy so I get out of bed to rearrange all the pillows. I then get back in to bed and start to get comfy. We turn off the light and then I feel the need to wee. I go to the toilet, then get back in to bed and attempt to get comfy. I then start feeling the dreaded indigestion so head downstairs for my Gaviscon (this is not a sponsored post I promise).....and repeat!
I've also been very emotional! I cry at absolutely everything normally but recently it's been on another level. I found myself having to leave the room in a snotty mess midway through an episode of 'The Supervet' and randomly crying in the shower or whilst making a cup of tea seems to be the norm at the moment. They're definitely happy tears and it's not because I'm feeling sad, I can be crying one minute and then hysterically laughing the next.....my poor husband!
THINGS I MISS
As Christmas is approaching I'm sad about all the mulled wine I'm going to miss out on but having discovered the tastiness of mulled apple juice, I'm thinking that will be my happy compromise this year. I think as soon as you're not allowed something, you want it more and that's definitely been the case when it comes to me and goats cheese! I'll be avoiding the yumminess of the cheese board during the festivities and sticking to the turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. Oh Cheese and Port....it's just not going to be the same without you!
THINGS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO
I can't wait for my next midwife appointment which will be at 28 weeks. I always feel a little more reassured and relaxed after a checkup and chat with a professional. The normal worries and anxieties creep in when you're waiting for your next appointment and scan. This is probably why I find myself getting so impatient during these times! I have a doctors check up next week so hopefully I will be able to listen to my bubba's heartbeat which is always the most loveliest of sounds.
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