The last bit of baking I did was a chocolate self-saucing pudding back in April. I stopped baking soon after and everytime I logged onto my blog, the photo of that pudding got my stomach churning. It still does, but to a lesser extent.
Our lives changed on the evening of 26 March. We found out that our little family of two was to have a new addition. It was the best news we’ve had in a long time and I cried buckets of tears (of joy).
We broke the news to our family recently once I crossed the 12-week milestone and we’re all looking forward to our bumper delivery in December.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of the lucky few who escaped morning sickness. They should really re-name it all day sickness. I was Queen Pukahontas from about 11th April (wk 6) until about a week ago (wk 13). For about 3 weeks, (Hubby and) I survived on packet soup and bread. I couldn’t stand the smell of cooked food so there was zilch cooking in our kitchen. I’m rather petite to begin with and when I realised that I was losing weight, I decided that something had to be done and I was going to force feed myself if necessary. I cooked chicken in ginger and soy pretty much every day for 2 weeks (wks 9 – 11) – although I wasn’t eating large portions, I took comfort in the fact that I was eating home-cooked food.
Week 12, I decided I was all chickened out, and switched to squash risotto. Hubby and I took turns cooking and I have to say, his risotto is miles better. We’ve also ordered in Domino’s pizza though I dare say I’ve gone off it due to the salt content. Week 14, I made chicken noodle soup and that went down a treat.
Years ago, Hubby and I joked that we’d probably name our kids after our favourite places. So, I’ve been calling our little bump Sydney-bear.
I’ve had two scans – one at 10 weeks and another at 12. Sydney gave us a big wave at both scans and looked like it was chilling out on a hammock. Atta baby! 7cm long at 12 weeks – our radiographer told us that we will be in for a shock at our 20 week scan as Sydney would have grown!
Little Syd doesn’t have its mum’s palette for spicy food. I have not regained my appetite since week 6 and this is about all I can eat right now without turning into Pukahontas.
- Breakfast – Cornflakes, Special-K, white toast with peanut butter/butter/strawberry jam, a small portion of baked beans, fruit salad
- Lunch – toasted cheese and tomato sandwich (going off it), miso soup, a bit of noodles
- Dinner – rice noodles, squash risotto
I have gone off meat, fish and vegetables completely. Fruit-wise, it’s only melons for now. This baby doesn’t like chocolate or dessert all that much. More for your Pappy, Sydney-bear! 🙂
I’m sure you can appreciate that the above limits any food-related blogging activities. Gone are the days when I place Ocado orders or post weekly meal plans. At least Hubby isn’t subjected to taste-testing my numerous experiments in the kitchen.
I haven’t been sleeping all that well since week 7. I average 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep daily during the week, but make up for it with naps during the weekends. A friend told me she went through a similar period, and it’s just your body preparing you with the many sleepless nights ahead. Oh Sydney-bear, we hope you love your sleep, sweetheart.
Emotionally, I’ve had 1 big meltdown and 2 not-so-major ones. I was to blame. I’ve been in good-form otherwise.
So, how have our lives changed? Hubby and I are obviously very excited about our pre-Christmas bundle. Hubby caught the nesting bug early on and has been DIY-ing non-stop. We’ll have to re-think the configurations of our living arrangements upstairs. The garden is in full swing thanks to Hubby’s gardening efforts. I’ve been getting the ‘hard-core’ early train to work in order to get a seat and have tried not to get stressed by work. I’ve ordered a pregnancy work-out DVD which is in the post and look forward to getting back on my feet.
It’s been a rough few weeks but I wear that badge with honour, Syndey-bear. I couldn’t imagine a world without you, we can’t wait to meet you and we both love you very much.