13 December 2016

PREGNANCY | THE HALFWAY STRUGGLE

Being pregnant is something I absolutely adore. I feel the most like myself when I'm pregnant. I feel more confident in my skin, and so much more sure of myself. Like I know what my purpose is.

But that doesn't mean that it is without it's challenges.

I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant and have hit the stage that I feared from my first pregnancy. To put it directly, I feel shit.


I remember in my pregnancy with Aria getting to the 20/21 week stage and all of a sudden feeling really down and just not myself, almost a depressed feeling. I'm not depressed, I know that, but whether it's hormones, or just hitting that halfway stage, I feel bloody awful.

In the past couple of days I've cried countless times, and things that I would normally shrug off have left me feeling so low and I haven't been able to shake it. It's like I've had this huge surge in hormones and it's sending me a bit loopy. I don't like it one bit. It's not who I am to be negative and down, but I just can't shake it.

The great thing about working from home now is that I can take the time to focus more on myself, and give myself a rest when I feel I need it. Not always easy with a toddler, but at least we can take things at a different pace if it all gets a bit much.


I know it's a phase that will pass, and I'm so grateful to those around me that are making sure I take care of myself mentally as well as physically. As I finish this post, Tom is off running me a huge bubble bath and letting me just have some much needed me time. I'm lucky to have him, I really am.


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