So as I have just started this blog I feel I should probably introduce myself and how the past 22 weeks have went for me!
My name is Robyn and I turned 19 in April. I have been with my partner, Colin, 21, on and off since the begining of 2010. We have lived together for around a year now which has taught me to grow up an awful lot. Since finding out we were expecting a baby we have both grown up even more as the two of us are about to become three! I found out I was pregnant when I was 5 weeks and after being quite a heavy smoker I gave up that day and haven’t had one since! Very difficult but worth it to make sure my baby is beautifully healthy!
I have had a pretty easy pregnancy so far with the odd hickup. At 6 weeks I was weighed by the midwife and was 9 stone, since then I have put on 16 lbs which is quite a lot considering I am only half way through! Keep in mind I am a 5’4 wee thing usually so I am feeling a bit whalish now lol. Felt nautious up until about 14 weeks, was actually sick at 15 weeks but that was due to abdominal pain being that bad and after hours of tests and scans they confirmed baby was fine and the female body does crazy things sometimes, and then I began to actually show at 16 weeks!
At 20 weeks my mum came to my scan with me as Colin just got a new job and couldn’t make it sadly, but we discovered that we are having a little girl!!! Her head was burried deep in my pelvis though so they couldn’t do all the checks they needed to do and I had to go back to the hospital a week later and got a FOURTH SCAN!!! It was confirmed that I’m having a little girl and we have decided on the name Mollie.
Since then I have been buying all girly things, and Colins getting very protective of her already! I am also living out of maternity wear and have had to buy bigger bras, going from a 32b to a 34/36DD! I have also found that there is a huge gap in the market for stylish maternity wear, and only a few high street shops actually sell it, and even then the stuff they do sell is usually VERY over priced and not actually that nice unless you like the whole 1950s spinster look/cheap taccy chav mum look! What a great choice for us expectant mums, especially those who don’t want to lose themselves during the pregnancy and want a stylish bump.
At 20 weeks I still hadn’t felt any movement and then suddenly when walking down the street I felt a great big POP in my tummy which I knew instantly was her kicking me, but then nothing for another week and since then I have felt her move constantly. Flipping around, kicking, rolling and generally having a party in my tummy. Now at 23 weeks she is kicking so hard you can see it pop out of my tummy so I know exactly where her foot is and can even feel her foot! So I poke her back and she kicks even harder back. Responsive ;)!
I have also probably been doing more than I should be with decorating, moving things and such, but I like things done my way, and although we are advised not to do much when pregnant, I hate being treated like I can’t do anything! Drives me nuts, so I re papered my whole bedroom and done the bathroom up. Oops :P!
I would say this is a big enough re-cap of me and my bump so far, so I will just update from now on! Thanks for reading xx