Can I kick it?
It’s been a super exciting week! Literally after I made my last post about not feeling the Mini Melon kicking, I felt her kick me. Probably in protest at being accused of being a later bloomer – she’s a her mother’s daughter already!
It’s the weirdest experience. In all honesty at first it made me laugh and then it made me feel a bit sick.
It’s been a week of wiggling about inside and I’m still not used to it. This squirmy little live thing inside me – it’s just weird!!
Chuck missed the first few kicks cause he was away in Japan. When he got back he was quite impressed. I think I expected a stronger reaction but I’m coming to realise that Chuck still feels detached from the whole process. It depresses me a bit but he doesn’t have a child growing inside him so he can’t imagine how it feels.
I’m trying to make sure he feels part of it and included but I actually don’t think he’s fussed. He’s more about the main event and actually being a dad.
That said, he’s being brilliant about looking after me. Last night he served me Chinese in the bath cause I was too tired and uncomfortable to cook.
The return of morning sickness, sleeplessness and aches
This week morning sickness returned. I can’t keep my lunches down. And I’m also jolting awake at 3am and not being able to get back to a good REM sleep state – consequently I’m knackered.
Yesterday the baby felt so heavy and it made the bottom of my stomach so uncomfortable I had to lie on the office floor for ten minutes. When I got home I got straight into the bath and ate my wonton soup from a kneeling position in the tub.
It was the only way to make it ease up and even then it still bloody hurt. I also found lying on my front in the bath suspending myself on my forearms so the bump is lifted away from the bottom of the bath is also quite relaxing – but it’s quite a physical effort to stay suspended so this isn’t ideal.
We’re off to Corfu in a few weeks and now I sort of wish it was the Dead Sea so I could just float about… can you go in the Dead Sea when you’re pregnant?
Maybe a trip to the Nirvana spa for a floatation treatment would do the trick… I’ll investigate.