I found out about Barry at 4 weeks, Phil claims he suspected earlier due to my sudden keen sense of smell. It’s the only known superpower I’ve developed during the pregnancy but I’m hopeful I’ll gain a few more. Right now though I could give a bloodhound a run for his money. If a beer is quietly opened in the kitchen, I’ll smell it in the bedroom.
Thankfully the whole nausea, morning sickness debacle has worn off. The constant need to retch was getting tiresome, especially when at work. Luckily I work for phil&teds, one of the few companies where having babies is almost encouraged. And boy has everyone been encouraging! It’s nice to be able to chat as much as I want about the pregnancy, my colleagues are just as excited as my family. On the subject of my family, I have to mention that so far telling our parents about Barry has been the highlight . Both our mothers burst into tears on hearing the news – thankfully, tears of joy! To be honest I did exactly the same when the doctor told me. The first thing I said (between sobs!) was, ” What do I do?”
What do I do? Well, right now I’m doing everything they advise you to do and most importantly staying away from everything they don’t advise you to do! As far as cravings go I have nothing too bizarre to report. I have gone off certain things and at times I’ve had to leave the room if a smell offends me. Strangely enough anything with flavour has lost it’s appeal. I now get excited about the simpler things, for instance boiled potatoes and cream crackers make me salivate!
In the last few weeks I’ve started swimming and pilates. I think this could be Barry”s good influence on me as I wasn’t too interested before I got pregnant! But I guess things are different now. I’m different now. Now I want to be healthy, I want to be the healthiest mummy this baby can have!