The closest we’ll get to a bump shot this week. Please note the total chaos of my bedroom and the state of my face. This is what pregnancy with a head cold looks like. #reallife
Well, I am thoroughly over this week. I am very happy to see the back of it and to be moving forward, hopefully onto better things.
I’m not sure what happened but everything that could go wrong this week did. It all started when the drainage pump on my dishwasher broke last Thursday. This in itself is not the end of the world. We’ve had the dishwasher for a long time.
A and my dad tried to fix it themselves and after flooding the kitchen decided the job was too big for them. We found an awesome appliance company that came and took it away to repair it on Friday. But this meant I was left without a dishwasher all weekend.
I finally got the dishwasher back late on Tuesday afternoon. In the process of putting it back in its position, they managed to bend one of the inlet taps for my appliances. A took a look at it and it broke. Cue another flood. Nothing we could do, including turning off the main water to the house stopped the deluge. A tried to put the piece back into the pipe to see if that would help, but it just got stuck. At this point, we admitted we needed a plumber.
Luckily for us, one of our neighbours is a plumber and A gave him a call. He was so incredibly sweet and came to have a look. He managed to get the stuck piece out and stop the leak with a temporary fix. He then got the right part and came back the next day to finish the repair.
Now let me just mention that Willow had kept me up all night on Monday night with a cough that would not allow her to sleep. So she kept climbing into bed with me, tossing and turning in my bed and coughing non-stop all night. So I was not at my best to start with but the whole experience pushed me into a hormone-driven pregnancy break down.
A and I have also been sleeping in the guest room this week because we are having our bathroom renovated and the smell of the tiling adhesive made me feel ill. At least our bathroom is looking amazing. But that’s a story for another post.
Then to just add salt to the wound my washing machine packed up late on Thursday night. Joy of joys. A tried to troubleshoot it, but once again it was beyond our abilities. So the appliance people were called back, they could only come on Saturday morning to take it away. It was due to be back on Monday but will probably only make it back on Tuesday.
Hopefully, the coming week will be a lot less challenging. I’m happy to be back in my own bed with a working toilet in my bathroom.
How far along? 14 weeks
Baby is the size of a: Peach
Total weight gain/measurements: Finally got up the courage to weigh myself and it’s not as bad as I thought. Up to 55.5kg no, a little more than I would like, but I’ll take it. My belly is 85cm around.
Maternity clothes: I have embraced the maternity clothing lifestyle. I’m much happier for it.
Stretch marks: Nothing yet
Best moment this week: Sleeping in my own bed and watching our bathroom come together.
Miss anything? I really wanted a Gin and Tonic on world gin day.
Movement: I keep thinking that I am feeling something and then I talk myself out of it.
Food cravings: All the sweets! I just want biscuits and doughnuts and cake and chocolate and rusks. It’s bad.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I managed to get a little head cold brought on, I think, from all the construction dust. But I think I’m well and truly over the nausea
Exercise: This week was a total loss on the exercise front unless you count climbing the stairs in my house.
Gender: We think we know! Waiting for the next scan to confirm
Symptoms: super emotional and prone to overreaction, get tired easily, out of breath after small tasks, round ligament pain, back pain in the evening, bloating and feeling uncomfortable in the evening, waking in the middle of the night, stuffy nose, always hungry and always thirsty.
Belly button in or out? In but getting flat
Wedding rings on or off? On and feeling a little loose
Happy or moody most of the time: It was a stressful week and I really felt it emotionally. I had a few crying breakdowns. I have been more emotional in general this pregnancy.
Looking forward to: In order of what is coming up: The first shower in our new shower, which should happen very soon! Oh and a bath, our room being dust free and our upcoming scan