AUTUMN IS HERE and whilst I’ve seen a lot of people already get into the swing of Autumn, the weather has certainly helped with that but for some, it’s being a bit more of a struggle with the upcoming increasing of bills and whatever else…
Welcome back to another installment of the Pregnancy Journals weeks 17-21. I can’t help but feel like this installment might be a little short and sweet but that’s because i’ve really not had to struggle with much symptoms and things in relation to pregnancy. I’m just really enjoying the experience of growing my little cherub.
17 weeks pregnant and honestly I don’t know where the weeks are going. It’s going super fast and honestly that delights me as I can’t wait to meet her. I’ve been feeling brilliant recently, food is still a bit weird but apples are my favourite things on the planet at the moment and the little babe has finally, FINALLY let me eat chocolate again without feeling sick at the thought of putting it in my mouth.
I’m writing these weeks together because I forgot to write notes about them and document how I was feeling because of how normal I was feeling. I’ve got a lot hungrier in these weeks and whilst that’s great, the amount of food that enters my stomach really isn’t that much because of my stomach being compressed by the little human living inside my uterus right now. I felt an odd bubble/pop in my belly and I can only assume that was the first of my noticeable baby movements but one couldn’t be too sure.
Wow, 20 weeks already. Halfway through, now that’s mad to think about. I’m still a very hungry mother to be and all food is going down pretty well surprisingly. Weight is still not past 11 stone which is what it was when I started the pregnancy, we had our 20 week scan and our little babe is growing perfectly normal so, there’s nothing to worry about, I’m growing a healthy baby and losing weight (whilst getting fatter) in the process and life is just great. Cloud 9 is most definitely where I’m at, at the moment. Baby has also started moving a lot this week I’ve started seeing my belly twinge and feel little ”spasm” like feelings where the twinges are and whilst I thought I’d not take well to it I’ve actually come to think that they’re pretty magical. To feel your baby moving around in your stomach is just something else. I didn’t believe it when people told me it would be.
Baby’s movements are certainly getting much stronger. I can almost already predict when she’s going to have a little movement spree. First thing in the morning is one of them, I get the hunger growls and before I know it she’s kicking me as if to say ”Mother I’m hungry, eat!” Once I’ve eaten she calms down and goes back to sleep for a couple of hours before I again get a few little jabs.
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Wow, how are we already at the end of August already? This Month has been a good one, it’s flown by and I can’t believe that were a skip away from September, the season that is the home to the first day of Autumn. We’re in the back end of the year now and before we know it we will all be wishing each other a happy new year, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves too quickly.
Things That Made Me Smile In August
OK, so there’s not been that many of them, a lot less than I’d have initially liked for this summer but never the less I’ve had the privilege of going to Cadbury world and experiencing something I’ve not experienced before. I also visited a wildlife park, a local one which to be fair isn’t my favourite and I always feel like the animals there are miserable but a good time was still managed with a brilliant company and that ultimately is all that matters. Stew and I also had a couple of days out together on our own this month which is a rare occurrence on its own. We visited Tattershall Castle and had our last trip to the seaside together as non-parents. You can read about that here.
An important one and one of my favourites no matter when it happens. This month we got to celebrate my dad turning 48 and we had a small family gathering at his house with party food. The downside is not being able to have a glass of wine, beer or one of dad’s special Vodka’s (as I am writing this I am drinking an alcohol-free shandy *sobs*). It was lovely just sitting in dads back garden eating delicious finger foods and chatting about all kinds of random crap. It makes me greedy and I want to do it more.
Getting Birdie Back
You may have also read on my blog that my Conure escaped a little earlier this month (read about it here).
We got her back within an hour of trying to get her home. My heart was in my throat the whole time and my sister was especially surprised at how cool and collected I was, but the truth of the matter is, getting worked up was going to get us nowhere. I’m sure she had a great adventure through, whilst it lasted. She certainly wasn’t scared that’s for sure.
Thunderstorm Of The Year
On the 27th we got the biggest thunderstorm here in Lincoln that we’d not had in a long time. In fact, it has to be at the top of my list for the best ever one I’ve seen yet. It was incredible, completely full off electricity and even scared the witts out of me at one point with the biggest crack of thunder i’d ever heard in my whole life. It was well overdue, beautiful and well needed too. Now Autumn, come at me.
What made you smile this August? Tell me in the comments below.
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Hello and welcome back. This week has been jam-packed off little adventures and doings including Tattershall castle, a trip to Skegness and birthday celebrations. It’s been the first week in a long time that I’ve been able to deal with human interaction without getting so…
Hey and welcome back. Grab a cup of tea, coffee or whatever it is that you drink and let’s catch up. The last week was actually pretty chilled and it’s been nice; That was up until Sunday when we had a bit of an event that made sure we were all still alive and got our blood pumping.
As you may have seen earlier this week we went to see the Dinosaur exhibition at The Collection Gallery. It was really nice to get out of the house and spend time with family as I don’t really get out of the house much to socialise these days. If you haven’t already read the post you can do that here.
Not much was happening for the rest of the week, it was chilled and I actually managed to get a lot of work done for the blog, which is great but also very boring and I can’t imagine you’re all that interested with that, to be honest, but never the less, it was a part of my week.
On Friday we took a trip to Gainsborough to have a coffee with the family, have dinner with mum, she cooked us a cracking bolognaise, chilled and then brought home my sister with me for the weekend, It was initially going to be spent with Stewart cutting the grass but the weather was wet, miserable and just not the weather for chopping that lawn. Even though Nik came to stay for the weekend we didn’t actually do much.
Stewart suggested that we had a drawing competition which had Stewart throwing a lot of tantrums, Nicola and I proving how alike we are even more by drawing the same things almost every round and then it ended in us drawing really bad caricatures of each other that were actually really, really terrifying.
An Escaped Bird
So, when you think the week is over and that you’re not going to experience much more excitement, YOUR PARROT DECIDES TO FLY OUT THE FRONT DOOR. Literally. My sister Lucy came through my door and Birdie decided to fly straight out without the slightest bit of hesitation and there was no avoiding the situation. She was eating her treat bell on her cage, heard the door and flew straight out. she landed on the carport that’s located straight out the front door, beady-eyed us and then started bobbing her head, to which I knew she was gonna be a cow, not come back in. Turning a long story into a short one we spent an hour looking for her and eventually got her in, we found her on a fence in someone’s garden and I managed with a swift snatch to grab her and put her back in her cage where she stayed for the next 5 hours as punishment.
I knew I was going to get her back, I just felt it in my bones but never the less, she was a little crap bag about it, even when we found her on the fence down the road in someone’s garden she saw us and started squawking and bobbing her head. Scared she was not. Giddy and excited she WAS!
Photographs From The Week