Judging by the way this pregnancy is going everything seems to marry up with my first pregnancy- minus the bleeding of course. Which by the way is still there.
It’s less frequent so I get bouts of confidence and then suddenly it’s there again. So I’m now starting to just get used to it.
But the rest of my pregnancy is exactly the same as first time around- so I’m thinking I might be in for another boy.
A pregnancy sympton I’d forgotten about was the horrific dryness of my skin. Honestly it’s awful. My face feels flaky and crisp- if that’s a way to describe it.
Around my eyes it’s so dry I’m actually concerned about the deep lines it might cause unless I sort it out.
It’s so bad that I’m actually cleansing my skin with coconut oil and a muslin cloth, and then slathering more coconut oil on top as a moisturiser. And it’s STILL dry!
Nausea has well and truly hit too. But other than dry retching I’ve not yet been sick. Close but not quite. The problem I find with the nausea though is suddenly I’m off food, everything I might like I turn away. I usually want to eat something very specific.
This morning I turned down a fresh bought almond croissant for breakfast and craved either a pizza or a curry. I compromised by having minestrone soup. After all it’s not like I’m going to have every food craving I suddenly might want in the fridge ready to go.
I know I need to get off my butt tomorrow and try and book in my first midwife appointment. The problem with moving house means I need to wait for my NHS notes to transfer over, but because of the bleeding I’m still very anxious. Once I’ve got a medical team I’ll feel better- I think.