Baby number 3 is on the way! I am so excited to be able to finally share the news with you! He or she (we won’t find out this time) is due early September 2018. (Right between my hubby’s birthday and the twins!)
Oh and only one baby!! phew! I was so scared to see 2 babies on the scan this time!
I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and feeling so much better. I thought I will give a quick run down of my first trimester now that it is over.
We found out we were expecting just before NYE as I tested just in case I couldn’t drink champagne! I had some wine and champagne on the days before though but apparently it doesn’t really matter in the very early days.
We told my parents straight away as we were visiting them. I filmed their reactions and it was very funny! It was a bit surprise.
I was lucky my dad had already planned to visit us for the month of january and february and help me out so that was perfect timing with me not feeling great in the first trimester. I have had lots of nausea and food aversions and just overall tiredness. I feel like this pregnancy so far isn’t easier at all from my twin pregnancy! The nausea was worse but changing dirty nappies didn’t help!
I have been craving lots of fruit (apricots, peaches, berries), peanut butter, smoothies and cereals! I have gone off chocolate completely (same thing happened with my twin pregnancy) and I have stopped drinking coffees and teas. I still eat vegan and I am not craving meat at all. I am also craving bread and baked goods are coming back into my diet now that I am in the second trimester. I am overall eating a lot healthier than in my twin pregnancy though. I am also mindful not to overeat too early in the pregnancy! I will share more pregnancy food posts if you wish. I also track my nutrients using Cronometer to make sure I eat enough of everything on a vegan diet.
Looking at Instagram some days has been hard- some food pictures would make me want to vomit and my interest and desire to create recipes has gone down quite a bit hence why I have been a little bit more quiet and reposting some old recipes.
My intuition tells me the baby is a girl but we won’t find out until the birth this time. I want to keep it a surprise.
I have been able to keep walking and running most weeks during the first trimester but whereas before I would run 6-10km most days I now run 2-3 km a few times a week and very slow! I am hoping to increase the distance some more in the second trimester and I am also doing more yoga and pregnancy workout videos on Youtube. I am much move active this pregnancy than my last pregnancy with twins where I pretty much laid on the couch for 7 months!
I took this cute pic of my twins Eloise and James (2.5 years) to announce it on my personal Facebook page.