Getting fit, Mummy stuff, Pregnancy, Summer, Travelling

12 weeks pregnant: Light on the horizon

Sweden. Lots of vast spaces. Bloody cold.

Today is the first day in what seems like forever that I am bordering on actually feeling good. Morning sickness has held me in a tight grip for over six weeks, and it’s only now that I can slowly warm to the idea of entering my local Waitrose without wanting to throw up. Finally, my family will be taken off the slightly monotonous diet of humus and carrot sticks. Who knows, I might even be able to cook sausages and fish fingers again – without a spinning head and a churning stomach. I might even go to a proper restaurant again. Without gagging at the sight of my fellow diners’ dinner plates!

The new place is coming along nicely. Chevron parquet, white marble slabs in the master suite’s bathroom and a shaker style kitchen in Dove Tale’s grey. We wanted a very subtle, 20s inspired New York Art Deco theme, and I am more than happy with the results so far. Naturally, we are not in tune with the initially agreed timing. In fact, we will have to move out of our rental on the 31st of March without being able to move into the new flat before the 14th of April. Which leaves me with little choice but to pack up and travel. Again.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel, I love to visit friends and family, and I love introducing little L to the concept of different countries and cultures. If only I weren’t so bloody exhausted. We have just come back from a trip to Stockholm, and only shortly before that came back from St Lucia. It seems that I can’t pack, unpack, wash, fold and pack again fast enough. Or maybe I just don’t own enough clothes?

Which brings me to the next thing: what to wear? My spring/summer wardrobe is in desperate need of an extensive overhaul, however, I am not at all inclined to spend money on clothes that will most likely not fit in a few months time. On the other hand, I am only three months pregnant, and buying stretchy maternity clothes just yet would come very close to plonking down on the sofa, stuffing my face with chocolate all day and meekly waving the flag of defeat above my head. Not going to happen.

In fact, my deeply rooted aversion of all motherhood-induced frumpiness has driven me into the arms of a personal trainer today. Today, the first day I didn’t feel like throwing up at the thought of chicken soup. I know, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME? Wait. I know. I am pregnant.


  1. Good to hear you are getting over the sickness at last. Thankfully I didn’t have any sickness with either of my pregnancies. Sounds like a hectic time of travelling but how lovely to have your new home coming along now and a move in date too – decorating ideas sound great.

  2. Nice to wave goodbye to morning sickness. Hopefully, you’ve now entered the feeling like a rock star phase of pregnancy. I picture you in stretchy jogging pants and crocs … not!

  3. So glad you’re feeling a bit better. And look at Little L- not so little anymore!! Xx

  4. Great to hear it’s all getting easier. Enjoy your travels (with and without personal trainer!). Can’t wait to hear more about your New York Art Deco theme. Sounds fabulous!

  5. You seemed to be doing amazingly to me- have a lovely few weeks and see you soooon x

  6. So glad you are feeling a wee bit better though I am sorry you will not be able to move into your new place. Ugh! I guess it is a good thing that this is happening now and not with a newborn. Hopefully, your next destination will not be to exhausting.

  7. Echoing everyone’s glee that you’re coming out of the end of morning sickness. I can’t remember any worse illness quite frankly. Apart from a really, really bad hangover, but then that goes away after a while, whereas the morning sickness takes months.

  8. Awesome news. Heard the new place is great! Can’t wait to see it. Enjoy sunny London! xxx LZ

  9. Glad to hear you are over the worst aspects of feeling vomity. But like you say the tiredness is actually worse than feeling nauseous. I don’t know how you are travelling with a toddler while preggo I’m afraid I just flopped on the sofa most of the time when preg with numero duo because I felt so knackered!

  10. I am so glad that you are feeling more normal again, nothing is worse than pregnancy sickness/nausea….NOTHING!!! I had it with both my pregnancies….with my son it was nearly all the way through, I don’t know how I did it.

    The work on your new home seems to have gone quickly – but clearly I am not the one waiting to move in!! 😉 Nearly there….how exciting 🙂

    Take care and again, am happy to hear you sounding better XX

  11. Glad morning sickness is nearly over. I was vomiting for 6 months with Oliver and this pregnancy I haven’t been sick once. I’m actually shocked about this. Anyway know how it feels and how hard travelling can be. Won’t pity your hols to St. Lucia though. Wow!

  12. I never had the morning sickness so I feel so badly for you! Isn’t it always the way that there end up things piling up? (pregnancy and re-modelling?) And the cherubic wee face under that hat is gorgeous!

  13. 1920’s inspired New York Deco, my fave look!!!
    Morningsickness is the worst, can’t drive through Hogarth roundabout (bear smell) or eat at Locanda Loccatelli ever again..

    XXX L

  14. I lived on rice crackers for months with my last pregnancy.Hope the move went well.

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