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Pregnancy week 12

Since I wrote my last pregnancy update at week 9 so much has changed. It also seems like I have had to wait a really long time to write this post.

So, at week 12 exciting things start to happen and John and I finally got to have our dating scan. We were only a couple of days out on calculations and that makes me due on 25th January instead of 21st as first thought. I’m actually quite glad for those few extra days though as I really didn’t want to be due anywhere near Christmas.

It feels so good to have seen our baby and the heartbeat. I really did not enjoy having the scan though. My bladder was not playing nice and neither was the baby. It was being pretty awkward as it was very low down, had it’s head tucked in and legs in the air! My stomach ended up being black and blue the evening after due to the scanner having to be pressed so hard. It was not pleasant at all!

Thankfully the morning sickness has pretty much stopped but I am still really tired quite a lot. This week I have been off work and my mum has been to stay but I have been so exhausted that I haven’t really felt like doing much. However, we have been out shopping for the first baby bits. A local shop was closing down and had all clothes on sale for only 50p each so I got as much as possible without knowing what we’re having yet. It’s actually really hard to find unisex baby clothes. I also managed to get a moses basket and stand for £15 which was an absolute bargain.

While I’m still not feeling fantastic I am much happier than I was at 9 weeks. Seeing our baby makes feeling like rubbish worthwhile and I love being able to look at baby things without thinking I can’t buy them!

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