I’m week 9 pregnant
How big is the baby?
Big as a prune (around 4cm )
Something special this week?
This week, baby isn’t an embryo anymore but has become a fetus!
Most challenging moment?
Trying to overcome my depressed state of mind. Recognizing I need some help.
Most exciting moment?
On Sunday, it was Mother’s Day, here in France and it was such a blessing! Mr A’s smile and pride when he came to offer me his presents in the morning were priceless. And it was such a moving surprise to see Little H could manage to do a little something on his own (with plenty of help from daycare)
What’s new doctor?
No nausea now and it changes my life ! And my belly is becoming very hard to hide now !
I can’t stand some food textures or tastes anymore. And I crave fresh fruits and vegetables ! I can’t stand carrots, turnips, apples and other winter food ! I can’t wait to buy strawberries, peaches, melon, tomatoes … Eating only seasons and local products is not always easy …
No cars so plenty of biking ! And a lot of up and down in the house because I’ve made the season change in the closets so it can count as a sport
Small streams make big rivers.
Following my coach’s advice, Morrin, I’ve set some small goals. First to end my week, then I tackled the topic that made me so anxious : summer holidays. Then I’ve planned my week and focused on a single objective per day.
Self Care ?
A lot of sleep and naptime everytime I needed it and I’ve tried to let go everything that wasn’t on my daily objective.
A friend made me notice it was Mercury retrograde from May 29th to June 22d and it has an impact on our low energy, miscommunications and emotions. I don’t believe much in astrology but I have realized I’m not the only one who suffers from exhaustion and low spirits in my circle. This strange coincidence made me realize how fragile is our mental health, especially when we are mothers and active women, and how important is our circle.
I’ve also realized I am on track to bounce back and I’m so grateful to be surrounded by the right people. My psychiatrist and my coach both found the right words and the right tools to help me, my cousin and her kind listening and of course my dear husband who is my rock and my safe place.