The Baby Diaries – Judah – week twenty-one (our holiday in Paphos)
Most people like to use the excuse of ‘eating for two’ when they’re pregnant, although scientifically this is inaccurate. Your body is actually more efficient when you’re pregnant, your metabolism increases causing you to need about an extra 500 calories a day. Sorry.
My pregnancy journal as seen notes that your appetite will increase at around this stage. For me this wan’t the case, Due to my hypermesis gravidarum I could barely keep anything down and as a result had become very fussy, just wanting bland stodgy food like toast, potatoes etc. I pretty much took my only bump photo on this holiday, I stuck my tummy out as I liked looking pregnant (especially as I’m overweight to begin with, it was nice for a season to look like I had a genuine reason to be fat haha).
How beautiful is Paphos? and to think this was early February, being in the warm was definitely a welcome break. I enjoyed being on holiday a lot, we seemed to go at a season and to a resort were most of the people were aged 50+. Obviously we weren’t going to be out drinking and partying, we had gone all inclusive so that we didn’t need to worry about cost, so I had a lot of virgin cocktails whilst James enjoyed the watered down limitless spirits and cocktails. James and I decided to embrace the fun and join in most of the activities, I won the darts championship one day, shuffleboard (haha, now I sound old), sucked at the archery and rifle shooting, but obviously as an ex entertainer won their version of X factor singing Leona Lewis’ version of ‘Run’ in the talent show. We thought it was funny collecting the certificates and there wasn’t much else I could do as on the odd days we did do trips round the ‘Tombs of the Kings’ and to some beaches, and shopping, I was just too exhausted as it was hot and I hadn’t been able to keep down much food.
I have to say the only thing that upset me on this holiday was not having the girls with us. We kept seeing things that they would enjoy, activities they would be good at, sights we wished we could share. We vowed not to go away without children again apart from overnight or long weekends at a push. It was important for us to have that couple time before the babies came along and it continues to be important for us to have dates. Something we struggle to schedule in but are trying to get better at.
We would go swimming every day in the afternoon, so my hair spent most of it’s time plaited to not become a hassle. I hated dealing with my hair when I was pregnant. It just irritated me, funny what hormones do to you, I think if I could carry it off a pixie cut would have been adopted quick smart.
Here are the notes I made in my pregnancy journal this week :
How am I feeling this week?
Energy : Good, joined in most of the games, went swimming every day, early nights were still needed though.
Mood : great, had a fantastic holiday in the sun with my hubby to be. Took lots of photos in and around cyprus with bump.
Appetite : very little I can eat on this all inclusive, and I have a very little appetite.
Cravings : mainly salted potatoes ie. chips, hash browns etc. and ice-cream as it’s been hot but my body doesn’t want dairy.
Sickness : not really subsided but travel and heat won’t have helped.
The best thing was I got to spend Valentines Day with my amazing fiance, who was crazy enough to go into the freezing swimming pool, that NO other guests were using. Daniel Craig eat your heart out lol.