Well I have to say by week 14 overnight I got my energy back and thank goodness! I thought I would be sleeping for ever and a day.
The best bit is the gym… I am loving going to the gym again. I am back doing my old routines just slower with a heart rate on making sure I don’t go over 140 and I drink plenty of water.
My back has been playing up a lot but I have found a brilliant Scott pilates studio in Witney that I am going to now twice a week and doing my pelvic floor exercises regularly and the pain is subsiding. I do them twice a day and I have to say my back has been more pain free now than it was before I was pregnant.
I love the fact that all the blogs say that you start to feel a movement and it feels like bubbles or a flutter and in reality its just not that romantic! For me it felt like a twitch or spasm!
I got a great no nonsense book called the Bump Class by Marina Fogal and Dr Chiara Hunt that I have started reading and find it really objective and informative.
I found a doula who lives near me who I am really looking forward to learning from and having her support through the whole birth process. I am really keen to have a home birth if nothing goes wrong so having that support from the start will be brilliant and I can’t wait to share with you what I learn along the way.
Food cravings have subsided now apart from eating jars of pickles! Back to not needing carbs and cake and loving green smoothies. I have found though my eating habits have really changed. I need to graze all day rather than having 3 meals. If I eat too much I feel sick which is annoying. So eating lots of little meals through the day seems to help with energy levels, sustaining my hunger and giving me the right things I need.