Friday, 9 May 2014

My word of the week - seven

This week's word of the week had to be seven, after all I am seven weeks pregnant with my seventh baby so how could it not be?!



This past week has gone well for me.  I've been sleeping so heavily and finding it such a struggle to wake up in the mornings but to be honest that's not much different to usual.

My baby has grown from being the size of a poppy seed three weeks ago, to now being the size of a blueberry.  Percentage wise, this little baby has grown at an extraordinary rate.

I seem to be craving cheese and I'm actually preferring cheddar to brie which is most unusual.  Lots of pregnant women think they can't eat soft cheeses but it's actually whether it's pasteurised or not that's important.  Most brie in supermarkets is pasteurised so it's fine to eat, however, some hard cheeses are not pasteurised, such as some parmesan which should be avoided, it's always best to check the labels.

Along with my cheese I am enjoying lashings of butter, real organic salty butter.  Somehow, despite this very fatty diet, I've actually lost about half a stone but this is usually what happens to me in the first trimester.  All this cheese makes me feel even more sure that I'm having a boy.  I usually crave more sweet stuff with girls and cheese with boys.

I'm also craving sparkling water, which again, I have only ever craved with boys.  If this baby turns out to be a girl I will be astounded.

I'm one of the lucky few that doesn't suffer with morning sickness and never have, I feel very sorry for those that do.  I do get weird about raw meat and fish though, that just turns my stomach during pregnancy.

Even though I don't have a bump that shows yet, I am finding my usual clothes uncomfortable and enjoy getting my pyjamas on as early in the evening as possible.  I think I'll be breaking into my bag of maternity clothes very shortly, I just need to be comfortable.
The Reading Residence

21 comments:

  1. I was the same when I was pregnant with my boys. I just couldn't get enough of cheese! I'm jealous that you don't have morning sickness. With my twins I had it nearly all the way to 20 weeks. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well! X

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    1. Oh you poor thing, that must have been awful x

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  2. Great word, and yes, it had to be! Glad to hear you're not suffering from morning sickness, and yes, get comfortable and get those maternity clothes out! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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  3. Awww this is so nice to read! I remember wanting so much custard cream before. Then the doctor said I have high sugar so I have to eat healthy =P #bummer #wotw

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  4. oh just to add its needs to be Marks & Spencer Custard Cream otherwise I wont eat it =P #wotw

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    1. That's very specific but pregnancy does weird things to you!

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  5. Hi there, Firstly congrats on your little bump :) I am just hitting my 2nd trimester and feel pretty sicky with everything lol, but i must agree with the PJ thing, Cannot beat getting into my Onesie and chilling! its the little things :).

    Great post

    Jayne x #WotW

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    1. Well congrats to you too! The second trimester should be a breeze, enjoy x

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  6. I like your #wotw, incidentally my favourite number. I had terrible morning sickness with my little boy and ended up losing lots of weight only to put it all back on!

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  7. Great word! It is amazing how quickly a poppy seeds becomes a blueberry, to then grow into a full little human being. Look after yourself and enjoy the cravings! x

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    1. It is truly incredible and I feel so lucky to be able to grow babies x

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  8. Amazing how quickly the baby grows!

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  9. Wow, congratulations Alexandra! Cravings really are the strangest things aren't they?! I craved salt and milkshake!

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    1. Salt and milkshake does sound quite weird! x

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  10. Hope it is all going well! I'm struggling to keep up with everyone, so good you don't have morning sickness. I've had it with both pregnancies but never actual vomiting which I'm grateful for, just constant nausea. I was pretty happy when I figured out I could still have brie :) Will look forward to more updates x

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    1. Thanks Hayley. Your twins look absolutely adorable btw. x

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  11. I used to spend ages explaining to people about the cheese - in France it's common knowledge as obviously cheese-eating is very important there! So glad the pregnancy is going so well so far :-)

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    1. I am French so cheese-eating is exceptionally important to me!

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