I didn’t have any symptoms or cravings in the first few weeks and became quite concerned that I actually was pregnant or that I might have another miscarriage but a scan at 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant confirmed a lovely strong heartbeat.
Pre-pregnancy weight - 11 stone
Symptoms have kicked in with avengence. I am shattered and not hungry but if I don’t eat I feel sick so I have to force myself to eat something every two hours.
Cravings – fruit, salad, burgers, crisps (especially wotsits and worcestershire sauce french fries).
Symptoms – overwhelming tiredness, very slight nausea at smells, very tender breasts, needing to wee a lot, thirsty.
Weight – 10 stone 8 oz
Weeks 12 – 16
The tiredness and sickiness seems to have gone now and I have much more energy. Growing lots in the tummy area and finally outed myself at work by wearing a tight maternity dress.
Cravings – fruit, yoghurt, Wagamamas, Chinese food, calippo’s, apple juice
Symptoms – mild heartburn, sore breasts, thirsty
Weight – 10 stone 12oz
Weeks 16 -20
These have probably been the easiest weeks so far and we had a lovely relaxing holiday which helped. I am getting much bigger now and more noticeable (although still not enough for people to give me a seat on the train).
Cravings – fruit, fish, seafood, cereal, crisps, salt.
Symptoms – cramp in calves, bad back, tired more easily, shooting pains in abdomen.
Weight – 11 stone
Weeks 20 – 30
My tummy seems to have reached its capacity now (was always quite wobbly!) so now the baby is just stretching my skin until it feels like its going to burst. Unfortunately I get stretch marks very easily so I am firmly in the tankini camp now and forever more. I can’t see my lady area anymore which is somewhat unnerving but I hope this won’t be forever. Its amazing what you forget from the first time round.
Probably the most exciting thing is that movements are very definitely movements now. I think I was feeling something from 17 weeks but wasn’t really sure but by 20 weeks it became clear there was something inside me. Once I started feeling the movements they were really noticeable and so it wasn’t long until the Man could feel it too. Since then this baby hasn’t stopped, I am sure it is much more active than the Boy ever was and at times it is quite uncomfortable. I love feeling it move though, there is something so special about that unique feeling.
Cravings: hot milk, cereal, red meat (real aversion to chicken)
Symptoms: cramps in calves, occasional bad back when I overdo it, being kicked in the ribs, stitch like pain when I walk.
Weight: 11 stone 8oz