Continuing the reflections on my pregnancy, here is how weeks 10-12 were for me (you can read about the other weeks too)…
Week 10 and I was back at work after a bit of a break over Christmas and the New Year. Only close family knew, so no one at work was aware. I was still really tired and sleeping loads at night with absolutely zero energy to do anything or to go out anywhere.
Food was still a struggle for me. Being someone who is really into my food and loves to eat, I felt like my mojo was gone! I just couldn’t fancy anything to eat. I didn’t want anything, I didn’t want to cook anything and meal times were becoming quite stressful to be honest. I was reading-up on this stage of pregnancy and how to combat nausea and everywhere seemed to be advising to eat little and often. So that’s what I tried to do, keeping things quite plain and enjoying salty foods and carbs (I demolished a family sharer bag of salt n vinegar crisp sticks at one point!).
I had what I call my first craving (but might just be one of those random food moments I have)…a cheesy bean roll. That’s right – baked beans, mature grated cheddar packed into a soft white bread roll…delicious! It felt like the nicest thing I’d eaten in weeks. But no other cravings apart from that…a bit disappointing really.
Apart from the occasional dull ache in my lower abdomen and back (similar to period pains), I wasn’t really feeling much else. It’s hard not to be aware of the slightest feeling and worry about the smallest twinge, but generally the only symptom of pregnancy was blimmin nausea!
Week 11 was our first scan (we thought we were 12 weeks pregnant by then), which was full of anxiety and excitement and resulted in utter relief when everything was deemed normal. I was counting the days till 12 weeks, when I knew the risks of miscarriage would decrease significantly and hoping that I’d be able to relax and enjoy the experience more.
How was weeks 10-12 for you? Were you anxious about the impending scan?
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