The First Trimester {Flashback Friday}

July 19, 2013

I’ve been finding it very difficult to blog over the past couple of months because I had a huge part of my life that I wanted to share but that I wasn’t quite ready to go public with. My head has been filled with so many pregnancy thoughts and I’ve been reading blogs about siblings and getting all teary eyed sat at the laptop and I haven’t been able to share any of it! Everytime I have sat down to blog I’ve felt like I have nothing to say because I can’t say what I wanted to. 

Now I can chat about it to my hearts content! The first 12 weeks went fairly smoothly. Before we found out that we are expecting twins being pregnant this time round didn’t seem as life-changing (that changed very quickly when we saw the scan!) Last time it was all I could think about and it consumed my thoughts. I would spend hours looking up baby things and researching and even looking up every little stage of my pregnancy. This time I was a bit more trusting in my body; my last pregnancy was pretty straight forward except I was so anxious and always thought the worst. This time I was feeling happier to let things take their natural course and I had absolutely no inclination that I was pregnant with twins.

I had the normal early pregnancy symptoms; I did feel drained, much more so than I remembered with Lucas but I put that down to running after a toddler all day when I was sat behind a desk first time round. Sometimes I would come home from work and have a nap or go straight for a bath whereas when I felt tired early on in this pregnancy I had to carry on. Although, there have been a few nights when I took myself off to bed straight after Lucas!

I was never actually sick when I was pregnant first time round and it was just the same this time but I was nauseous all day. Again this did seem slightly worse than I remembered it with Lucas and we had one incident when I cooked his tea and couldn’t feed it to him because I felt so sick; butties on the couch it was! I generally felt a bit off colour from 6-11 weeks but nothing out of the ordinary.

I hadn’t even put any extra weight on that might have given me a clue that there’s two babies in there. I must admit I hadn’t quite shifted my baby-belly from Lucas so I knew it wouldn’t be as obvious early on but I actually lost a bit of weight in the early weeks. I was so fussy about what I would eat as so many things turned my stomach and I could only eat tiny portions. This really is the only thing that might have tipped me off as many woman who are pregnant with multiples find they get full quickly as there quite simply isn’t as much room. Then again I know a lot of women who are pregnant with only one baby experience this too but I didn’t with my first pregnancy. Even now I can’t eat big portions and I have a cut off were I just cannot eat anymore as I feel so full; not like me at all.

I’m 14 weeks on Sunday and I have started wearing some maternity clothes (luckily me and my Sister-in-law have a shared stock!) because some of my clothes won’t do up and they are also so comfy, especially when it is hot out. I am going to write a pregnancy diary but I won’t start it until 16 weeks as hopefully I’ll be a bit better informed by then about everything. There is still a lot I have yet to discover about the ups and downs of a twin pregnancy; I know I will now be monitored a lot more but I am going to take each week as it comes and enjoy as much as I can because I don’t think I’ll be doing this again!


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  • Jen Walshaw

    I think you are doing really well. I HATED being pregnant, I had HyperEmysis so spend a long time in hospital and I remember not being able to feed Maxi without vomiting!

    I am glad that you are feeling OK in the hot weather, just keep drinking!

    July 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      I remember reading your post about being hospitalised and it sounds terrible. I am very glad I haven’t suffered anything severe.

      July 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Laura CYMFT

    Aww congratulations. Look forward to reading your pregnancy diary!

    July 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thank you Laura, hoping it all goes smoothly!

      July 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm Reply
  • Jenny Paulin

    i still cannot believe you are pregnant its such wonderful news but i can see why it has come as such a shock to discover you are carrying twins. i didnt have sickness but felt sick all day and with Jenson, i couldnt change Burton’s poopey nappies without urging really badly lol

    sending you lots of good luck vibes with your pregnancy 🙂 xx
    thanks for linking up x

    July 20, 2013 at 7:54 am Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thanks Jenny, the sickness has seemed worse this time but I’m still happy that I only feel sick and aren’t actually physically sick. I’m hoping it goes smoothly too xx

      July 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm Reply
  • Actually Mummy...

    Oh how exciting! You definitely take it much more in your stride second time round. Good luck with the rest of it x

    July 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm Reply
    • Hayley Smith

      Thank you, I’m sure it won’t be quite the same as my first pregnancy but feeling a bit more in control this time round! x

      July 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm Reply
  • Mummy Daddy and Me makes Three

    I am going to really enjoy reading your updates because I find twins so fascinating. Congratulations again lovely lady. x

    July 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm Reply
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