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Yummy kiwi fruit
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Yummy kiwi fruit
February 10, 2015 at 9:04 am 0
Week 13 came with more energy, more hunger and a growing tummy! I needed to be on my feet a lot this week, travelling up and down the country for work and although I was feeling more energised and not quite as exhausted, I was aching a lot and feeling the effects of longer days on my feet. I realised I need to break up weeks like this and make sure I get enough rest whenever I could. The pregnancy chair at work was helping when I was in the office. (more…)
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I love a juicy plum
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
I love a juicy plum
February 9, 2015 at 9:00 am 1
Week 12 was my favourite week so far in my pregnancy, mainly because we'd had our first scan so I was able to relax and I felt like we'd reached our first proper milestone. We were entering the second trimester...ooooh... I was starting to feel more human again. My energy levels were slowly increasing and I wasn't needing to sleep as soon as I got home from work anymore. Naps on weekends reduced too. My appetite was starting to return and as long as I ate regularly, the sickness seemed to be at bay. I was eating larger portions now too and finishing my plate of food for the first time in weeks. (more…)
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This little figgy…
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
This little figgy…
February 8, 2015 at 9:30 am 1
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. (more…)
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Blowing Raspberries
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Blowing Raspberries
February 5, 2015 at 9:14 am 0
Continuing in the series about my pregnancy, here's my reflections on Weeks 8-10 (you can read about my other weeks too)... Weeks 8-10 fell over the Christmas period for me. Which in some ways was brilliant, but in others was blimmin' difficult! It was nice to have a break from work for a bit as it was getting harder to disguise my nausea and exhaustion, and it meant that I could get plenty of rest and sleep. But it also meant we were visiting lots of family and being offered lots of food...and drink! Namely booze! (more…)
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Announcing your pregnancy – Blanka Biernat
Pregnancy
Announcing your pregnancy – Blanka Biernat
February 4, 2015 at 8:22 pm 0
Announcing your pregnancy is a totally personal decision. Some people like to wait and keep it to themselves for as long as possible and some (like me), want to shout it from the roof-tops. Well that's not strictly true about me. I was quite conscious that I didn't want to tell people too early and only told our closest friends and family for quite a while. But once we had our second first scan (that's right), we felt confident enough to share our news wider. Hubby was appointed as "Chief Creative Director" when it came to how we'd announce our pregnancy. Both being quite creative, we didn't just want to share our scan photo on Facebook - we wanted to be a bit more elusive... (more…)
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From Poppyseed to Raspberry
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
From Poppyseed to Raspberry
February 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm 3
As Dribble is all about sharing our experiences of pregnancy and parenthood, I wanted to start this series about my pregnancy and how I'm feeling. It's not only a nice way for me to document this special time, but also perhaps it'll put some other mums-to-be's minds at ease and assure you that you're not the only one going through these changes and feelings. So I'm reflecting back on Weeks 6-8 of my pregnancy... (more…)
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5 Baby Naming Apps
Pregnancy, Reviews
5 Baby Naming Apps
February 1, 2015 at 3:17 pm 0
Struggling with baby names? Finding it hard to find inspiration? Can't agree on the same names? Well then perhaps consider some of these baby naming apps. I mean, why not embrace modern technology and see if it can help you out? (more…)
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The dating scan – round 2
Pregnancy
The dating scan – round 2
February 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm 2
So I've told you about our first scan appointment, also known as the dating scan. We were very anxious at the scan, as I think most first-time parents probably are, but all went well and we were super happy. However, we were only 11 weeks pregnant, when we thought we were closer to 12 and the midwife struggled to get the images she wanted to check all was normal, as the little thing kept wriggling around. So we were asked to come back nearly 2 weeks later and have another scan, just to be sure.  (more…)
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Baby scan photo submissions
Pregnancy, Real life
Baby scan photo submissions
February 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm 0
I'd like Dribble to be an informative blog for mums-to-be and parents, but I'd also like it to be somewhere that people can enjoy and share their experiences. I think sharing (particularly when going through pregnancy for the first time) is often a really useful way for new mums-to-be to feel normal and to put their minds at ease. I also want it to be fun! So, in the "real life" section of this blog, I'd love people to submit their photos and experiences. The first section being baby scan photos :-) (more…)
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First trimester – morning sickness – my experience
My Pregnancy, Pregnancy
First trimester – morning sickness – my experience
January 25, 2015 at 11:56 am 0
I hear that some ladies are lucky enough not to experience nausea during their pregnancy. However I'm sure that the majority (including me), do! My personal experience was nausea from about Week 7 through to Week 12. And it certainly isn't "morning sickness", it's "all day every day, hit you any time anywhere sickness". I had an almost constant feeling of wishy-washy nausea, but never actually threw up. I guess I was lucky, as I know a lot of women vomit a lot, causing dehydration and weight-loss. I however, just constantly felt off colour, for about 80% of the time that I was awake, occasionally wretched here and there, but never vomited. (more…)
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