As you've no doubt gathered by now, we are very excited to be expecting our third child and I'm now 12 weeks pregnant. So now you know why I haven't been blogging very much lately! I've been pretty wiped out with the usual first trimester tiredness and sickness, so I haven't been doing anything worth blogging about! I've had very little energy for anything other than the bare basics, so my home currently looks like a worthy candidate for 'How Clean is Your House?' Mark has been wonderfully supportive and has been looking after the Podlings so I can rest, doing laundry and helping round the house. I really couldn't have got through these last couple of months without him! I'm looking forward to feeling better as I head towards the second trimester and getting my housekeeping back on track.
As you can tell from the photo, I'm already looking very pregnant. I assure you that 12 weeks ago I was looking rather more svelte! I guess a combination of being 5'2" and pregnant for the third time in five years means I show early! I'm having severe wardrobe issues at the moment as hardly any of my regular clothes fit me any more, but maternity clothes are still rather loose. I have about two jumpers and one pair of trousers to get me through these awkward few weeks.
Believe it or not, I still haven't registered with a midwife. It's funny how you get more relaxed about these things after you've had a couple of children! I plan to sort this out as soon as we get home after Christmas as we should be able to hear the heartbeat by now. I never fully relax about the pregnancy until I've heard that little heart racing away inside me. I've probably missed out on the early scan now (usually carried out at 12 weeks), so I'll have to wait until I'm 20 weeks along to see our new baby. We don't find out the sex of our babies, so you'll have to wait a few more months to find out whether I'll be washing the pink or the blue baby clothes from the attic. I'm praying that all will go well with the pregnancy and we will have a beautiful, healthy baby in our arms sometime in July next year.