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Motherhood – My Journey

My journey of growing a baby and being a new mum.

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How should I feel in the Second Trimester of Pregnancy? – Part 1

Continuing this (hopefully helpful) series of how I felt during my pregnancy, week by week, I’m now going to cover what was happening during the second trimester. (If you missed the first trimester, catch-up here). The first trimester was over in a flash – you often don’t know you’re pregnant until week 6 or 7, then you’re anxious about miscarriage and whether you’ll make it to the first scan…and then telling people!

So when I reached the second trimester, I started to document week by week as changes were occurring thick and fast…Continue reading

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How should I feel in the First Trimester of Pregnancy?

As I’ve decided to share my experiences of pregnancy and parenthood, I thought I’d look back on my diary, to note how I was feeling at each stage of pregnancy. It’s interesting reading it back and I’m glad I documented this crazy, 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. It can sometimes be lonely and unnerving as you don’t know how and what you should be feeling. So I thought I’d put together a personal series – ‘How should I feel in the First Trimester’ – in order to try and help with some of those questions you might be keeping to yourself (particularly if you’ve not shared the news yet!…Continue reading

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The Dating Scan – Round Two

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. Continue reading

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