Saturday 18th April – I still haven’t been sleeping very well and baby has been very active at night which distracts me and today I woke up at 7am (on a Saturday!) and couldn’t get back to sleep. We have now picked the colour for the nursery after testing about 20 shades of grey from Farrow & Ball, Zoffany, Little Greene we ended up liking a Homebase Sanctuary colour called Dusk. So today we went to Homebase to pick up the paint and bits that H needs to paint the nursery. I can’t wait until it’s done, sadly this is the thing I am most excited about!
I was very tired in the evening but after choosing the paint today, it got me thinking about what else we need and I started making a list of what we need to start buying.
Sunday 19th April – I didn’t sleep well again but today we were driving down to Bournemouth for a few days as we are both off work until Thursday – yipee! We had a lovely lunch on the beach front as the sun was shining then we visited my little sister who is at university there. The baby was kicking loads but as usual whenever anyone else puts their hand on my belly it stops! It happens to poor H all the time too! I’ve also been needing the loo every 5 minutes today.
Monday 20th April – I didn’t sleep well in the hotel bed either and woke up early but i’m glad i’m not at work feeling tired today! We walked for about an hour down the beach front and into the town to get a picnic for our lunch. My back hurt quite a bit from the walk but once we lay down on the beach it was fine. We stayed for a couple of hours sunbathing in the sun which was lovely, even bump got a little sunbathe! The only problem was my constant need to wee every 15 minutes or so but there was always a toilet nearby thank god! In the evening once we were home I went to yoga and felt lots of movement in the relaxation and into the evening. It was very low compared to usual so it’s probably sat on my bladder which explains a lot…
Tuesday 21st April – I dreamt about my grandparents old house last night and they were moving out and painting over the walls however my Granny and I got very upset when we discovered they had painted over the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ wallpaper in one of the bedrooms (which never existed by the way!). We were also moving out of my old childhood home and packing away all the toys from the green outside our house with my mum, this again made me cry. A very strange dream but there is definitely some symbolism there for growing up and saying goodbye to my childhood! They say you dream a lot more when pregnant but I have always had vivid dreams so haven’t really seen any change. I’ve only dreamt about the baby a couple of times but in most of them it’s a girl (although once it was black and another chinese…!)
The baby seems to have moved position today as I no longer keep needing to wee and the bump has shrunk to nothing! I’ve also felt less movement today so he/she is probably hiding somewhere. I slept a lot better last night however i’m still quite tired as we did a lot of clearing out today to make room for the baby.
Wednesday 22nd April – I’m needing to wee every 15 minutes again today, it’s been a nightmare! I’ve also been fancying lots of sweet things like cake. I went to pilates in the evening and one of the girls noticed I was now showing (I hadn’t been to pilates for 2 weeks). I was very tired – it’s strange how I am now starting to feel so tired again but I think the baby has done lots of growing recently – so I went to bed early as i’m up for work again tomorrow.
Thursday 23rd April – I’ve felt quite a bit of movement today and on both sides which is unusual as it’s almost always on the right. I also had some sharp shooting pains near my left hip but they seem to have gone now, maybe the baby was sitting on a nerve. I didn’t want anything but cake and sweets today and went and bought a jam doughnut which I ate in 5 seconds flat and a box of fondant fancies which I too would have devoured if I wasn’t in the office but limited it to two! I didn’t fancy dinner at all either and couldn’t eat it but enjoyed a mini magnum after instead! I think this is the first proper craving I have had.
Friday 24th April – Again all I wanted was cake and sweets today and I had eaten all of my lunch and snacks (including 2 fondant fancies) by 12.30pm! I was really tired when I got home but cooked dinner for H and I, although I didn’t eat much of it and had another fondant fancy instead. Baby was really kicking me before dinner, making me jump but then I went over to my friends for the evening and felt nothing which is very unusual, so much so that this kept me up all night worrying that it wasn’t moving.