Lexi - 18 weeks

How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant: Total shock! It was cycle two of my fertility treatment & I was absolutely convinced it hadn’t been a success. I took the pregnancy test (at 6am!) as part of wrapping up cycle 2 ready to prepare myself for cycle 3 & was in absolute disbelief when the test read ‘pregnant 1-2 weeks’. I didn’t even feel the excitement at that point. But it was absolutely the best day of my life up until that point & one I will never ever forget.

How have you felt up to now: It’s been a pretty rocky pregnancy so far with a few big scares, so I think generally I have been quite anxious. I experienced morning sickness, dizziness and food aversions from around week 8 which subsided at 15 weeks.. I also have painful sacroiliac joints in my hips - pregnancy is most definitely not a walk in the park for us women, but knowing you are growing a little baby inside you makes all the horrid pregnancy symptoms so worth it!

Body changes up to now: Well in the last 2 weeks I have got a very small bump, which looks more like a bloat at the moment, but that I absolutely love. My boobs have grown a bit ever since week 7/8 of pregnancy, although I haven’t gained much weight yet and don't look much different....still wearing maternity jeans though as they are super comfy!

How did you announce your pregnancy?: Well my mum knew from the day I took the pregnancy test but I kept the news until 13 weeks until after my combined screening scan to share with close family & friends. A few days later I posted a photo of my scan pics with a ‘due in April’ design on Instagram which was my social media pregnancy announcement & was overwhelmed by the lovely well wishes I received from friends, mums & mums-to-be! At this point, it all still felt like a dream because I couldn’t believe a healthy, wriggly baby was inside me & sharing my dream come true to people was beautifully overwhelming! 

We will follow Lexi’s journey throughout her pregnancy with all the highs, lows, exciting times and crazy experiences whilst she waits to meet her baby.

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