We’ve turned full term!

Today we have turned 37 weeks pregnant! Which means she can come really any time from here on… I find this scary/ unnerving/ exciting/ happy/ frightening all at the same time. Is that normal? I think it is. 

Part of me is completely fed up and ready for her to be here. My stomach and thighs are covered in bright red stretch marks, like I mean seriously I look like I could play for Sheffield united, with the amount of red and white stripes I sport on a daily basis. So my confidence is well and truly knocked with that. On top of this, I am itching. In fact, itching is an understatement. If there was a word I could use to intensify the word itching I’d use that! This has been going on for about a week and half now. I have good days and bad days with it. But it is every night! Waking up itching- especially on the souls of my feet. I’ve been to see my GP, and they have sent off for bloods because they think it could be cholestasis, which is something to do with the liver. Trying not to focus too much on that though as I don’t want to get worked up about it. The final reason why I feel like if she turns up tomorrow I’ll be over the moon is the braxton hicks. These seam to have gotten a lot worse the last week. There have been a couple of occasions that has caused me to 2nd guess myself as to whether they are the real deal or not. Thankfully on all occasions they have just been braxton hicks.

On the other hand to all that, part of me is hoping she comes late. This may be the only chance I get to be pregnant, and I love the feeling when I feel a kick, or feel her move around. The thought of knowing that I’ve got our little girl in my tummy. I’m the only one that is getting her 24/7. That she can hear my heartbeat to soothe her, my voice constantly. The feeling of all this completely squashes all them other bad symptoms I have. So what if I’ve been woken up itching at 2am? I’m writing a blog post with our lil girly awake kicking me too. I’m not sure I’m ready for this amazing feeling to end? (Plus the eat what I want excuse cos “im pregnant” haha.)

So to summerise I am having mix feelings at the minute about my pregnancy journey coming to an end, and that’s ok. I think it is completely normal, especially when I’ve got this many hormones whizzing around my body. I think it is completely “normal” to not know whether I’m happy or sad or excited or nervous. Me and Alex are stepping into the unknown and at the end of the day.. we’ve got each other and we’re about to become a family, so we have a hell of a lot to be greatful for!
Check in with you all soon,

Megan x 

Becoming Pregnant

I am currently 26 weeks pregnant, which means I have just started my 3rd trimester. Scary stuff. This week according to one of my pregnancy apps she is the size of a papaya fruit (I don’t even know what one of them is!) It also says she is roughly 35.6 cm and is roughly 760 grams. That puts it in a little bit more perspective. I know they are only rough guides but I do like to track her progress every week.

We decided to get pregnant on my birthday last year. It is actually quite a funny story to be honest! Alex had taken me out for an Italian in Blackpool before we hit the town. I had been nagging at him for ages that I wanted a dog. Once we had finished our meal we were just sat down talking. That’s when he mentioned it. He said “I’ve been thinking Megan, I don’t think its a dog that we need, I think we should try for a baby.” This came completely out of the blue! He had never even mentioned the fact that one day he might want kids. I was shell shocked. I didn’t know what to say back, so I grabbed my glass of rosé and downed it. Then as we was going around all the different night clubs I kept on asking him if he was serious. The next day when he had sobered up I asked him again. Every time he kept saying “Yes baby G, i’m being deadly serious!” So once we got back home I made an appointment to have my implant removed. Even on the day, I asked him if he was genuine! After having the implant removed it only took us 5 weeks to conceive! Which was a little bit of a shock… but a good one! And we was both over joyed!

I knew I was pregnant from the second my period was a day late! I don’t know how, maybe it was just wishful thinking, but I Just knew! I had already bought a multi pack of pregnancy tests from Amazon, see link below. So I just kept taking tests! I was adamant I could see 2 lines! Alex was less convinced…

Ok, so it wasn’t the clearest line and again, maybe it was a little bit of wishful thinking. But I could see 2 lines! I kept doing them first thing in a morning, and running into the bedroom to wake him up and tell him I could see a line! Anyway, we wanted more definitive proof! So I drove to Asda that night to go and buy a clear blue pregnancy test. I wanted something to say either yes you are or no your not. The plan was to wait until the morning, because I know your wee is stronger and better for taking tests in the morning. BUT I COULDN’T WAIT! We was sat watching TV and I got up and said I was just going for a wee…

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So after saying that I was just popping to toilet, the next thing Alex heard was a scream! I came running through to the front room showing him the pee stick! This time, he couldn’t deny it, he had the biggest smile on his face! He was like, yep! your definitely pregnant! Now what do we do?

So I rang up my GP the day after and arranged an appointment, he then refereed us to the midwife were we sat down with her and discussed everything, she gave us the original due date based on my day of missed period. Which was the 19th July. This then changed at the 12 week scan to the 23rd July. She then told me the things that I couldn’t eat/ do. Which is basically everything and anything!

So that’s basically the story of how we decided to have a baby. I love the fact that we planned to have her, I also love the fact that it was Alex who brought it up. That might sound proper silly to anyone else. But to me, knowing what i’m like at over thinking. I love knowing that he wants her, he hasn’t been dragged into it by me. Bit daft I know, but hey that’s just me!

Check in with you all soon,

Megan x

 

 

 

 

Amazon Pregnancy tests-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/15-Ultra-Early-Pregnancy-earlier/dp/B0026RQ75W/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=drugstore&ie=UTF8&qid=1492535616&sr=1-2&keywords=pregnancy+tests

My first blog post

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Hello! This is me! My name is Megan, and I come from a little town in South Yorkshire.  I have lived here all my life and we have no plans of moving… yet! I have spent the last 2 years in college training to become a nail technician, but on top of this I have also spent a year doing fashion and 2 years studying hairdressing. So it’s safe to say, I kind of have an interest in these fields! Im setting up this page as a bit of a hobby and to be able to have a place to store all my memories on, so I can come back and reminisce. 

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This is Alex, we met 4 years ago when I served him in the shop I used to work at and the rest is history so they say.  We have been living together for the past 2 years and have (so far) managed not to murder each other yet… which is always a bonus! As you can see by this picture we also have a beautiful bundle of joy along the way too! Yes I’m not just fat, there is a baby in there too! We are due in July and that is all my life is revolving around at the minute!

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And… here she is! The most loved little girl in the history of the world and she’s not even here yet! No I’m just kidding, but seriously though everyone cannot wait to meet her! Look at her blowing bubbles, isn’t she just the cutest?! (I don’t actually think there bubbles, but that’s what I’m going with! Haha!) we only have 14 weeks left till her due date and we haven’t decorated her bedroom yet, so once that’s done I’ll put a post on up here. As I’m writing this, she is kicking my belly black and blue, so she must know we are talking about her!

So that’s just a little post explaining who I am. Like I said, expect to see plenty of posts to do with fashion, parenting and beauty.. because that is generally all my life is! I’m not the best at writing or spelling come to that matter, so you will have to bare with me. But like I said, I’m only doing this as a bit of fun, and as somewhere to store all my memories.

Check in with you all later!

Megan x