You would think that at a certain point of pregnancy that you would stop worrying. Well I’m here to tell you that is not the reality. It’s definitely true that my stress levels have gone done since getting past the 12 week scan with everything looking good. However, I still find myself second guessing whether it’s a good idea to do this or that or eat that piece of cake.
Then along comes another doctor’s appointment and scan.
Tomorrow morning I go for my 16 week scan one day shy of being 16 weeks pregnant and I’m a bit nervous. This makes no sense. Judging by the growth alone in the past few days there is something going on in there so I have no real reason to be worried, yet the nerves start jangling just in case.
Maybe another reason I’m a bit on edge is that we have agreed we will find out the gender of the baby tomorrow. I could have waited longer but hubby is nearly bursting while he waits to find out! He’s gotten super excited about everything this week so I don’t want to deny him. However, we have decided to tell everyone else that we still don’t know the gender – at least for now. This also means I am not allowed to reveal it here. Sorry!!
For the record, I think I’m having a boy but would prefer it to be a girl. My husband is the opposite. Exciting!
I am fully embraced in the world of maternity clothes now albeit just for my bottom half (for now). I am preferring under the bump styles so much more than over the bump (FYI new mammas-to-be). I have thus far refused to wear leggings other than for workout purposes because I do not believe them to be a replacement for proper trousers/pants (worn under a long top is ok though). Any clothing that allows strangers to identify you’re waxing preferences is not workplace appropriate in my opinion. I realise I am in the minority on this but that’s why leggings don’t make up the backbone of my wardrobe at least.
Last Sunday I made good on my promise to go hiking with a social group we belong to. Even though I nearly bailed out at the last minute for fear it would be too much it turned out to be a great day!! Although the he hike went for 3 hours it was not so strenuous and I was even one of the faster participants! The key for me was loads of water (=peeing behind some bushes more than once) and a few healthy snacks along the way. I cannot tell you how great the fresh air was!! Having been ill with viruses for the past month it was the first time I felt properly alive for ages. Great for the body and mind!
Of course I was completely wiped out by the evening so was practically useless after about 7pm!! Still worth it!
Despite all this good exercise, I weighed myself this morning and I’ve gained some weight. No surprises as the bump is definitely growing more prominent but I don’t want to go outside a healthy weight gain range. Eeek! Fingers crossed!