Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sam Sunday #35: My News...




I've been a bit of a bad blogger these past few months and finally I can reveal why - I'm three and a bit months pregnant!  I had my first scan earlier in the week and it was amazing to see the baby wriggling around on the screen, as well as a massive relief to find out that everything is going well so far.

This is very much a planned and hoped for pregnancy.  It took almost a year for me to fall pregnant, but in the end it worked out that I conceived the month of our ten year anniversary of becoming a couple, which is actually quite fitting.

The reason being pregnant has impacted on my blogging is that I've had a pretty rough first couple of months so far.  I've had quite bad morning sickness; I felt nauseous from week five and then I've actually been sick practically every day from week six up until now.  One memorable Saturday I was actually sick six times, which was just horrible.  I've learned that it is extremely hard teaching and managing a class of thirty seven year olds whilst being so sick!  I've also been feeling pretty tired / drained, but that's much easier to cope with.

But the good news is that in the last week, I've started to feel like myself again.  I'm still being sick but I don't feel ill in quite the same way I did before.  Food is starting to actually appeal and I no longer look so much like a zombie.  I'm hoping this means that my second trimester will be a bit easier than the first, and that the constant sickness is on it's way out.

And of course, it's wonderful to be able to tell people that I'm pregnant.  Both of our families are really excited and happy, and everyone I have told has been so genuinely pleased for us.  I'm due on June 11th and I honestly can't wait.  Now that I've had my scan we're allowing ourselves to think about things like what we will need to buy, how we want to do the nursery, what names we like etc, because it feels much more real and exciting now.  I can't wait!

Reading-wise, I'm still plodding through Les Mis, and still enjoying it.  I'm about 450 pages in at the moment, which I'm relatively pleased with.  Riv from Bookish Realm and I are going to be reding A Christmas Carol together the week after next, and my hold on Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart finally came in at the library, so I'll be reading other books alongside Les Mis in the run up to Christmas, as well as trying to finish up my shopping and get ready for the holidays.

Hope everyone had a good week.


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  1. Wonderful! Congratulations! I do hope you start to feel better soon. I too was sick like that with my two pregnancies so I know how miserable it is.

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    1. Thanks Cath. Fingers crossed the sickness is on it's way out....

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  2. Oh Sam that's amazing news, congratulations!! :-D Morning sickness must suck so much, I was nauseous almost the whole way through my last pregnancy and it was awful so I can only imagine :-( Fingers crossed it gets easier for the next bit, also June babies are the best :-) xx

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    1. It hasn't been a lot of fun, but hopefully it is easing off a bit now. And June babies are awesome :)

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  3. Aw, congratulations!! How adorable :) I hope things get better for you and that you get to do the whole "Glowing Pregnant Lady" thing without queasiness!

    It seems kind of trivial to say it in the light of baby news but I'm actually really excited about Steelheart...not as excited as I'm sure you are about Baby Tiny Library but excited all the same :)

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    1. I am looking forward to the glowing part, I've been looking more like living death lately!
      And it's not trivial, I am extremely excited for Steelheart. Once I get half way through Les Mis, I am taking a break and diving straight in!

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  4. Massive congratulations, Sam! Oh, I love being able to celebrate bloggers' good news with them, even in a far away sort of way :)

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    1. Thank you, I was just as excited to share the new on my blog as I was to share it in 'real life'!

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  5. Massive congratulations to you! Hope things get a little easier as you head into the second trimester.

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    1. Thank you, hopefully I will transform into a glowing pregnant lady soon....

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  6. Congratulations!!! I'm very happy for you :-)

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  7. That's great news, Sam! Congratulations! Sorry to hear you've had such horrible morning sickness but it's good that you've been feeling better this week.

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    1. Thanks for the congratulations :)
      I am really enjoying not feeling so sick at the moment, long may it continue!

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  8. Congratulations!! Sorry to hear that it was a rough first trimester - here's to hoping that tapers off completely now. Congrats also on reaching the 450 page mark in Les Mis!

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    1. Thanks for the congratulations :)
      I'm enjoying Les Mis, but I still have so far to go!

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS! That's so exciting! I'm glad to hear everything's going well and I hope the morning sickness passes soon. I'm so happy for you and hope to see more baby posts in the future!

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    1. Thank you :)
      It's definitely very exciting now that we can share the news with everyone.

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  10. I think my jaw fell a bit when I saw this post in my feedly reader. Massive congratulations to all of you! How exciting :))) I'm sorry to hear you have been feeling bad, but I guess it can't be avoided much. Take care and feel better soon! :)

    Oh and also I'm very excited about Christmas Carol, I'm getting into quite festive moods myself so it'll fit in nicely this December :)

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    1. Thank you! The news wasn't a shock to our families at all but I'm the first among our friends to get pregnant, so there have been quite a few dropped jaws over the past few days...
      I'm very excited for Christmas Carol too, I think I might start it a bit early as my reading speed is so slow at the moment and I want to make sure I finish on time.

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  11. Congratulations! That is wonderful news. All the best to you!

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  12. Congratulations, you must be very happy and I am glad to hear you are finally feeling better.

    Take good care of yourself and the baby.

    Kind regards,

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  13. Congratulations Sam :) Great news. I'm glad your getting over the morning sickness, it's not fun combined with tiredness. You'll be blooming now. I hope all goes well and look forward to seeing your posts when you're feeling up to it. All the best x

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    1. Thanks Jane :)
      Morning sickness isn't fun, but seeing the baby at the scan has helped to put it all in perspective, I can't wait for the next six months to pass.

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  14. Congratulations! How exciting! Morning sickness is difficult to deal with, but the prize at the end is worth it all.

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    1. Thanks :)
      Seeing the baby on the scan made it all worth it, let alone the prize at the end!

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  15. Fantastic news, congratulations! I hope the remainder of your pregnancy goes smoothly.

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  16. So many congratulations to you. Enjoy the whole experience.

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    1. Thanks Jo, I am enjoying everything apart from the sickness!

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  17. Congratulations! What wonderful news. I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

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    1. Thanks Melissa, I am very glad that I'm starting to feel better :

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  18. Congratulations! Morning sickness is horrible but the end result is so worth it.

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    1. I'm definitely looking forward to the end result :)

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  19. Congratulations! What great news! Glad to hear you're feeling better. I haven't ever been pregnant, and I just can't imagine how people get through a work day when they're so sick.

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    1. I think it's a case of you get through because you can't take three months off work! Luckily, my husband has been doing a lot round the house so I've been able to relax and rest for a bit more than usual.

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  20. Congratulations Sam! The first trimester can be so rough. My husband actually would tell me how much food I had to eat because NOTHING seemed appealing for months.
    I'm glad you are feeling better now! :)

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    1. Yeah, I completely went off food as well. I actually lost weight rather than gaining, which isn't ideal, but literally nothing would stay in my stomach, even when I managed to eat. So glad the worst appears to be over!

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  21. What fantastic news! Many congratulations to you and your husband. I hope you continue to feel well through the holidays.

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  22. Congratulations, that's wonderful! I hope your morning sickness is gone for good. Everyone has always told me that morning sickness in the first trimester is a better sign than not having it -- not sure what the science is on that, but I convey the report of it dutifully to you. Such fantastic news!!!

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    1. I have my suspicions that's just something people say to make you feel better when you're feeling so rough, as many people have no sickness but still healthy pregnancies! I'm just glad the worst appears to be over...

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  23. Congratulations! I can't imagine how difficult it must be to teach while feeling icky, so I definitely don't blame you for feeling completely drained!

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    1. Thanks :)
      Luckily I have a husband who has picked up all the slack at home, so my non-work time has been as restful as possible.

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  24. If I could've squeaked with joy here in the office, I TOTALLY would have!!! So so so so so happy for youuuu!

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    1. Thanks Andi, I'm so excited! I can't wait to meet the baby!

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  25. Congratulations!!!!! What fantastic news :) I'm sure the months will fly by :)

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  26. Congrats Sam!!!! That's really great news! Well, not being sick of course, but I hope that's starting to pass you by and you can start to enjoy being pregnant :-) Sending my best wishes your way!!!

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  27. Congratulations! Glad you're starting to feel better. Happy holidays!

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  28. Mazal tov Sam!! Wonderful news, and I hope you continue to feel better!

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  29. Congrats Sam! Very happy to hear the news and that you are feeling better. The first three months are always tough. I guess you will be adding baby books to your reading list for next year. Take care! :)

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  30. Woohoo! Congratulations, Sam! This is awesome news! Enjoy the journey! :)

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  31. Congrats! Oh, I remember those days and I'm so glad you're feeling better.

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  32. I realize I'm super late commenting on this but CONGRATS!!

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  33. Congratulations! I am late to see this but what wonderful news! It is awesome.

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  35. I'm way late saying this but CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is amazing and awww, I love that you shared the picture! :)
    The being sick part sucks, but otherwise amazing news! And glad to hear you're feeling a little more like yourself again!

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  36. How very exciting! Congratulations :)

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