I have been feeling a lot better in myself recently, the tummy aches and headaches have completely disappeared and the 'night sickness' I was suffering from is still very much there but it only comes back occasionally. My appetite has got so much bigger, I have found myself snacking and craving for scotch eggs and crumpets recently. I have also reduced my intake of fizzy drinks as my dietician advised me to do to help me gain more weight so I am now drinking as much squash, juice and milkshake as possible to help me gain the pounds.
Why do I have to see a dietician? Well, when I had my appointment for my first scan I was told I had to be referred to a dietician due to my BMI being quite worrying, at 14.5 it's classed as underweight. It didn't come as a surprise to me as I have always been quite thin, having a fast metabolism I have always been unable to put on a huge amount of weight, always staying between 7-7 and a half stone since the age of 13 at least, maybe younger. Since my referral I have had 2 appointments with the dietician and I was discharged after the second appointment due to putting on a good 13 pounds after 6 weeks which is a huge achievement for me and I am so happy I'm gaining the weight.
Last week I also had my midwife appointment, me and my partner heard our baby boys hearbeat out loud on the monitor which made me a little emotional. The midwife also had a little feel around for the baby and she said he is growing perfectly which is such a relief to hear.
The babys movements are becoming more routine now I have noticed, he's always wriggling, flipping and moving around more frequently, during the morning, sometimes while I'm eating and especially in the evening before and while I am sleeping. Me, my mum and my partner Josh have also witnessed the baby moving around, it's such a strange but amazing thing to see and feel.
As for baby shopping, well I haven't been able to hold back. I have managed to fill up a big box full with clothing and nearly filled up another. Whenever it's payday it's straight online or to the shops to have a browse around. My favourite place at the moment for bargain baby buys is Sainsburys, as I mentioned on my last pregnancy update(see here), they have a great variety of clothing from their range 'TU' which is always on offer for half price or on the sales racks. I am also really tempted by Next's range of newborn baby clothing, I have a wishlist as long as my arm.
If you'd like to take a peek at my favourite baby buys, there will be a post on that tomorrow on the blog.