If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the past few days/weeks then wonder no more! I’ve been busy gestating; not to be confused with gesticulating as I don’t want you to think I’ve been sitting around at home waving my arms around to make my point in conversation and using that as an excuse not to blog. Anyway…I am pregnant. It’s extremely early days and this could all change in a moment (and sadly for first time pregnancies it often does) but I am nine weeks on Friday and so far, so good.
The downside is that I’m pretty miserable with the nausea and tiredness. I’m struggling to do much and I keep trying to push myself to blog, but it’s really hard when you’re concentrating so hard on not throwing up. Apparently this should all ease up after the first trimester which ends for me in just over three weeks, so hopefully normality will resume shortly after.
One massive issue for me has been the fact that my skin has gone absolutely mental. Not in the way you’d expect; I read about how people get really severe acne and oiliness in the first few months (or more) or pregnancy and thought “well that’ll be me then” but instead I’ve had the exact opposite of problems. My skin has dried out completely to the point where skin across my nose actually cracked from the dryness (seriously…grimness) and the skin on my cheeks and forehead is dry and itchy and inflamed. Apparently that’s the way it goes for some pregnant women, but it isn’t fun! I looked like I had really bad sunburn for a bit but I’ve started using a few products to counteract the issue so it has started to settle down a bit, thankfully.
So there we are! That’s my news. I’ll do my absolute best to keep baby posts to a minimum and I’ll label them “off topic” so you know not to click-through if it isn’t of interest. I’ll be doing beauty posts in relation to my pregnancy (for example, what I’ve been using to deal with my skin as it’s relevant to anyone who’s suffered with sensitivity, extreme dryness etc) and I’m going to try really hard to get back on course with blogging.
Thanks for those of you who have kept reading in my absence, I really appreciate it! xx