It’s been over 4 months since I wrote a blog post and there’s been a lot of reasons for that. I won’t go into them in this post but there will be one coming your way soon.
One of the big reasons lately is that I found out that, after 14 months of trying, I’m finally pregnant. We were undecided as to whether to have a third but in June last year, we bit the bullet and said we’d see what happened. As each month went by and we got more and more negative tests, we both realised how much we actually wanted a third baby. For whatever reason though, it didn’t happen until now.
I think it was a mixture of finally moving out of our old house, not tracking every symptom and generally being more relaxed that helped but I guess I’ll never know. All I can do until this little one is born is hope and pray that everything is ok and baby arrives safely.
Anyway, let’s get into the subject of this post and talk about my 5th week of pregnancy…
I found out that we were expecting our third baby on the 6th of August when I was 4 weeks exactly. It was the day before I was due on and I wasn’t expecting to see a positive but I could see something very faint. I’d actually taken a test the Saturday before and I could have sworn I’d seen a shadow but no one else could so I just put it down to blurry morning eyes! Once I’d seen the very faint line, I bundled the boys into the car and went to get the dating Clearblue test. This said I was 1-2 weeks pregnant which was bang on the dates I thought.
Throughout my 4th & 5th week of pregnancy, my symptoms have remained pretty much the same; on and off nausea all day and extreme tiredness. I haven’t been sick yet (thank God) but based on the boys’ pregnancies, I’m fully expecting it to kick in around my 6th week. I haven’t had any real cravings or aversions but the texture of certain foods can make my stomach turn. Ice cream is a no go at the moment and overly sweet foods or drinks aren’t nice either. I’m just trying to get through the days by eating what I want when I want. I’ve stocked up on original Lucozade and cream crackers for when I feel really sick because that’s all I could really manage with the boys.
The tiredness is on another level though, I’m ready for a nap by 10am and more often than not, I’ll doze on the sofa at around 2pm. The boys are safe, don’t worry, and I’ll always wake up when they call me. I’ve even had to set an alarm to make sure I’m not late for picking Gareth up from work!
In the last week, my boobs have been more tender which is apparently an early pregnancy symptom but I don’t think I’d notice the tenderness if I wasn’t looking for symptoms. I’ve also been getting up in the night to wee, another pleasant symptom. Before pregnancy, I could go the whole night without needing to go but it’s not often I can do that now. I’m also getting stitch pains in my sides a lot which I’m assuming is everything shifting around inside.
I’ve got the date for my first midwife appointment, it’s in 3 weeks time and I feel like it’s going to drag a lot. Luckily, Archie’s birthday is in a week so I’m hoping that will break up the waiting a bit. I’ve also made an appointment with my GP to get the medication I was on with the boys for extreme sickness. I might not need them but I thought I’d book an appointment just in case.
Aside from that, I’m doing alright. I thought being pregnant with two children would be difficult but I’m pleasantly surprised so far. I know I’ve probably jinxed it now but who knows?!
I’m undecided as to how often I’m going to do these updates; it’ll be either weekly or fortnightly but I don’t want to flood you all with pregnancy updates! With Archie, I didn’t do regular updates, just sporadic ones, but I’ll just see how I go and decide as and when. I really want to document this pregnancy though as I’m 99.999999% sure that this is our last baby.
Let me know how often you’d like to see these updates and I’d also love to hear the symptoms you had at 5 weeks…and whether you had a boy or a girl!