12 weeks of pregnancy, that’s the last of the 1st trimester!
How big is the baby?
Around 7 cm for 45 g
Something special this week?
This pregnancy is not a secret anymore. We talk about it, we tell about it (and you definitely can’t miss it!)
Most challenging moment?
As I’ve just told you, we are announcing we are pregnant. Our parents received their mystery lottery ticket and they were all so surprised, a third child was definitely not in their mind !
As it was mostly a surprise, people’s first reactions were often unfiltered. It has not been easy to hear again again the same kind of reactions, such as « are you sure about it ? » « Definitely not an oops baby ? » « how brave you are ! » (when it wasn’t « aren’t you mad ? », « after Little H it’s not serious !”)
As the week progressed, it was less and less fun to announce the pregnancy and by the end of the week, I didn’t want to tell people.
Most exciting moment?
It was another week full of business opportunities, which made it up after my big disappointment around my pregnancy announcement. Despite a very busy schedule, in targeting only my highest priorities for every day, I succeeded to go through the week. It was very positive to realize I could do it, despite everything !
We also had some great news full of hope about Little H’s future cares. We now know he’ll be taken care of several times per week in a new center and I’m very grateful he can access this kind of care.
What’s new doctor?
The end of my hormonal treatment went well. Of course, as each time I’ve stopped it, I saw my weight rising and my arthrosis crisis increasing. Nothing unusual but nothing fun.
But the greatest improvement is I just found a solution to sleep better. I offer myself a giant C pillow. I can sleep on my sleep settling my belly and my back on it. No more waking up every 3 hours with my hurting back! The only cons is that this pillow is clearly a 3rd person in bed taking up so much room but I can’t do without it !
I’m an avocado addict ! I’ve always been fond of them but now with all the heat and the cold dishes, I could eat some at every meal !
I try to limit myself because I’m super aware this is the worst non eco friendly fruit ever … As it comes from the other side of the world (usually from Peru or Israel in French shops), 1kg of avocado needs 1000 liters of water (against 180 litres of water for 1kg of tomatoes for example). Whole regions (like in Chile) lack water because of avocados intensive farming and the work conditions are often awful. That’s why my eco-friendly awareness is in conflict with my pregnancy cravings !
Biking, biking… as always.
But, as I now know how poorly I tolerate the heat, I really try to slow down to avoid being so dizzy.
I was between intense professional motivation thanks to all my new projects and down in reaction to all the negative reactions around my pregnancy announcement. So many peaks and valleys !
Self Care ?
I read some novels! After rewatching the movie, I wanted to read The Hunger Games trilogy. I really enjoyed reading again something light and fantastic to travel far from my daily worries…
Fun fact: I realized I read the first time I read these books I was pregnant with Mr A !
Once the shock of people’ reactions about my pregnancy passed, I tried to take a step backward. Well, not at first. To be honest, I’ve looked for comfort and reassurance to my close friends. It was after that, I tried to understand. Eventually, I think I can explain people’s reactions in two ways. The first is they don’t know Little H and have no idea how we live on a daily basis. It was a clumsy way for them to be kind and express their fear to see Little H’s issues passed on to the baby and we can’t deal with the situation.
And for the vast majority of them, it was the projection of their own fear. They expressed why they didn’t want more children, why they couldn’t extend their family or why parenting is so hard for them sometimes.