My husband and I have both been off work this week and been really productive. I've been filled with an energy from somewhere. Again it's hard to tell- I think not being at work makes a big difference, not just because work is obviously tiring but also it just brings me down so much emotionally. I've definitely got some second trimester energy though. We had a meeting with our builder at the start of the week which we were nervous about as we needed to stand our ground on a few things- and everything worked out the way we wanted. The loft conversion is really nearly finished and I'm filled with this excitement now about turning this house into our home. Once we're up in the new
bedroom we can decorate Ollie and the new baby's rooms and start to get more excited about that too in a sense. After the loft conversion we are doing a big ground floor extension so not out the woods yet with regards dust and noise! We have ordered our new kitchen though which could not be more lovely or exciting.
Symptoms wise like I said I've had much more energy. I don't really feel sick anymore, definitely not regularly, just the occasional wave, and I'm a bit off green veg but making up for it elsewhere. Boobs are enormous and firm but not sore, which is the best stage! And bump is finally taking shape. I feel a lot more pregnant to look at but less in terms of yuck symptoms so that's lifted my mood. In fact I'm really revelling in how good I feel. (Sorry, sickening gloat). I just never ever had this with Ollie. I felt run down and ill and weird and tired until I was 28 weeks. So this is great.
Still getting vivid crazy dreams every single night, and a bit of baby brain where I keep calling everything wrong, like breakfast dinner etc. I'm not weighing myself so can't update on weight gain because we went to our best friends wedding yesterday and I ate my weight in cheese! Look at the starter!
I also had my first cup of caffeinated tea in over 14 weeks as I am a stickler for following pregnancy foods to avoid but desperately wanted a hot drink and there were no other options.
The wedding was a total joy. I did the wedding makeup and also played the piano for the ceremony which was nice to be involved, but it was just so special seeing our friends we love and celebrating with them. Ollie's best friend is their daughter Ava, who was there and helpfully ran up during a Debussy piano piece and placed her biscuits on the piano keys!!
Getting glammed up for the occasion and wearing a ton of makeup and fake tan also made me happy!
How has your week been?
As and when we make more progress and start decorating the house would you like to see interior design update type posts?
Thanks for reading!