Welcome to pregnancy!Tuesday, 1 May 2012
It's funny how you never really understand something until you are in the position yourself. Pregnancy for me was one of those moments. Finding out I was pregnant was a shock. It was unplanned and I was going through some health issues at them time, the first health issues I have ever encountered in my life really! and then comes the news that I am 7 weeks pregnant! My partner was over the moon. We have been together for over two years and were planning the big move to Melbourne to earn more money and further our careers. Mine will have to take a backseat for now!
It's fair to say that being a first time mum is scary. As much as people tell me to stop worrying and just breeze through it, it doesn't work. The list of foods not to eat has been a hard one. I don't find it hard skipping out on the foods, but it's eating out and sometimes forgetting things that might have raw eggs in it or having a souvalaki from a takeaway restaurant and then a day later realising that it's not the best idea to eat salad from any place than your own home. There's the cramping where you don't know if it's just growing pains or if it's something wrong. I had quite severe cramps at one stage because my uterus had to turn itself back up the right way! i definitely thought something was wrong but no everything was fine!
Our big 13 week scan was such a relief. The scan lady could not stop telling us how beautiful and perfect our little baby was and how great it had been to scan it! it was amazing to hear someone get even more emotional than I was! We saw our wee bean swimming around and the wee heart beat going nuts. It sure brings it home that there is something growing inside you because it can be easy to forget sometime!
I finish my last week of work on Friday and I can't wait to relax for a while before we make the big move over to Aussie. I am fairly nervous about finding a new midwife as my one here was so great, but these are some of the things you just have to do! and it will be great to have the family there along for the ride :)