confirmation 11+4

Today i had my 1st scan.  It confirms that i am in fact pregnant and contrary to my husband’s belief, that there is only one child in there.  Our kid has arms and legs and a nose – as pointed out. I am hopeful its got the rest of the bits too. It waved at us today.  It looks healthy with its little heart beating the speed of a Techno top ten track and it did a little wiggle too, perhaps to the beat of its own number one.

I have been getting a bit stressed with the house purchase mostly to do with the bank canceling my transfer to the solicitor of our portion of the sale. They said they thought it fraud, then required me to go to the bank to sort it out. I went, they said it had gone through, i find out 2 days before we need it that it didn’t. Now its too late to transfer the free way so i had to pay for the instant transfer.  They gave me the run around locking me out of my internet banking and phone banking and i had to go to the branch twice.  I’m sick of their shit and i am moving banks.

I also have to sort out things like buildings and contents insurance, all mortgage paper work, all money things, there is a lot to it when you have to do it all yerself.  Hubby can’t help as he isn’t on any paperwork so no one will speak to him about it.  I also need to sort out new car insurance and take my car in for an MOT.  It’s all happening at once and i am becoming really drained and aggravated.

It’s just a good job i have the good thing, the baby to cheer me up.  And i am so glad that i haven’t been sick, nauseous or really anything.  I have been busy lazy and i didn’t run my half marathon.  After not training and needing the day to pack i thought better of it.  I’m annoyed that i allowed myself to get to the point i wasn’t trained enough to even just run it – rather than race it – but whats done is done.

I’m getting back on the wagon next week.  I am going to set myself days to go straight to the gym after work.  As i will then be driving to and from work its best to just go straight to the gym.  Its going to be getting dark soon after work and running outside alone isn’t an option in my mind.  I plan to swim and run, perhaps some spin classes too.  I need to, i think I’m happier when working out.  It starts next week as Hubby leaves for America on Sunday and i will be alone for a month.

Just me and my bump.

And the house to unpack!


2 down 7 to go.

Well i’m 8 weeks and 2 days in and i still have no symptoms. The only reason i am still convinced i’m pregnant is that my boobs have grown more and my running is slower.

I have to admit that i have  already used this pregnancy thing as an excuse not to exercise, and i’m not even carrying any extra weight yet! I promised myself that i would keep as active as possible throughout, as i plan to run a marathon, my first marathon 8 months post-partum. So if i get all lazy-ass too soon, it will make that come back all the more difficult.

So i managed a run tonight. 9.30 pace for 3.7 miles. I’ll take it, after a week off. I have my half marathon in 2 weeks so need to up the mileage again to ensure a completed run. I don’t want to walk any of it.

I’m on holiday from Friday for a week and it can’t come soon enough. We are going to my parents for the week. I can’t wait. My sister and boyfriend and brother are coming for the weekend so it will be fun. We are a big happy family when together, i love it.

We just spent the weekend at my sisters actually and had a wonderful time. It was awesome to get a hug after telling her our news. She was the first person i have told face to face. I told the hubby via IM as he was out of the country and mum over the phone. Hugs are the best.

things i haven’t… things i have…

I’m 6.5 weeks pregnant and time seems to have stood still.  Normally life flies by a bit too darn quick but now, i feel in a state of perpetual six-week-ness. Waiting for DH to return from America, waiting for next weekend when i visit my sister so i can tell her, waiting for the weekend after that when we visit mum and dad.
So, in the last six and a half weeks
  • I haven’t felt sick.
  • I haven’t needed to pee more often.
  • I haven’t put on any weight. In fact, never have i weighed myself and there been the same number in a row, there’s always fluctuations. But the last 4 times i have weighed exactly the same – Lbs152 on the nose. Weird and satisfying.
  • I haven’t had any cravings.
  • I haven’t felt tired.
  • I haven’t had a metalic taste in my mouth.
  • I haven’t had any emotional ups and downs.
  • I haven’t done more than one pregnancy test.
  • I haven’t had my pregnancy confirmed by a Dr or midwife.  In fact i don’t have an appointment with the midwife until week ten and my 1st scan week 11. My GP didn’t confirm due to the accuracy of home tests.
  • I have got bigger boobs, just a smidge.
  • I have bought a diary and filled it with important dates to do with this pregnancy.
  • I have backed off my training a bit, i put this down to laziness and can’t attribute it to fatigue.
  • I have told a stranger i am pregnant (the arrogant running one)
  • I have eaten a ton of tinned Mackerel and Sardines – due to love and convenience not craving.
  • I have been going to bed early, this is to avoid the fatigue not because of it and so far so good.
I’m sure these things will change.
Probably tomorrow and we call that sods law/ tempting fate/ Murphy’s law/ fu**ing typical!
Any you choose. I’ll let you know.

seedling planted

This years crops have been abundant in places and failures in others.  Each a lesson learnt and helps make next years decisions on what to grow.  This will be the first year i will grow over winter as we will hopefully move in to our new Victorian red brick house in September.  Thus, perhaps giving me enough time to eradicate part of the immature border planted area and turn it in to large vegetable beds.

Things I’d like to plant over winter: Gooseberry, Garlic; Celeriac; Rhubarb; Rocket.

The other thing I will be growing over winter is a baby. Our first.  I’m hoping to be as successful in this as my tomatoes in our conservatory.  Not that i want abundance, like my runner beans or potatoes, one child will do just fine please.

As the first trimester rolls on (i’m 6 weeks on Monday) I am training for my 3rd half marathon.  So far so good. I’m not exhausted as yet.  Today’s 10 miler was fine. The same pace as last weeks but felt a bit easier.  I took two two-minute walk breaks, i’ve never done that before, but it was merely to see if it made the second half easier.  I’m unsure.  Given my low mileage week (19.5 miles) i needed a successful long run.  Back on the plan next week.