Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Approaching the second trimester

I have a week (6 days and 12 hours to be exact) until my next scan.

The 12 week one which I consider my graduation one, launching me into the second trimester. It isn't done at the fertility clinic but at the hospital where I will give birth, and it is done from the outside  - through the belly. I told a friend that my scans to date are all done up through the vag.

She was appalled;  "How embarrassing!"

I don't need to tell you guys that she hasn't been through IVF. I hardly notice an internal scan these days, you need to scrape out half my womb lining to get so much of a flinch out of me nowadays.

I haven't had a scan for three weeks so I'm getting increasingly jittery.

I don't feel like things have gone wrong.  I'm being sick and getting noticeably bigger - but the latter has less to do with anything growing in my womb but more to do with the only thing that eases the nausea is to eat.

So I am.


I've always been fairly short and had hairy toes but now I have added a second breakfast to my hobbit-like traits. (And mid-morning snack, late morning snack, lunch ...)

Still it helps fill the time.

I wonder how much I can eat in the next week.


  1. I was just noticing that I eat constantly while at work. But, unfortunately, my snack drawer is rapidly emptying. :( More unfortunately, I don't even have the pregnancy excuse to justify all my snacking.

  2. Exciting! Have you had The Thirst yet? I remember necking a 1 litre bottle of water in front of a colleague and their jaw dropped. Gigi xxx

  3. I am so very happy for you

  4. yay for elevenses! ;-) I'm with you, or rather more with 'areyoukiddingme'. Wondering what will happen when I will not have work next month.

  5. I hope that week goes quickly!!!

  6. Remember those shaped cheesy nibbles that adorned party tables in the 80's? Those are the best for these times.


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