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Peach Kelly

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So this morning we went for my 12 week scan, officially the end of my first trimester - whoopee! They say the symptoms you're experiencing should ease up in your second trimester, and mine seemed to work like clockwork. One day I was queasy, the next day I wasn't. Thank you very much.

It did, however, leave me with a disconcerting feeling akin to "hello, you still in there!?!". Which is why this morning's scan was a relief. All is still in order, Peach (so named now, because he/she is approx 7cm long, the size of a Peach) is still there, growing swiftly, and - oddly - doing the macarena. I didn't know babies moved so much at this stage! We could actually watch on the scanner as Peach bobbed, weaved and did everything except help the gynae get her snapshot.

So we're on track for April 2012, and all the pandemonium it brings with it.

swatch it to me

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Olive Kelly

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We have a baba on the way, due in April next year. Did I just say that?

It's name (it hasn't decided what gender it wants to be yet) isn't Olive, that's just what size it is right now. A green olive to be precise, 2.54cm long. That's according to one of the many apps I've found on pregnancy in itunes. It seems the mobile revolution Apple brought about with their iPhone is even changing the traditions of motherhood. Wondering whether you can eat that delicious looking camambert? Look it up online! No more having to read a book, call your gynae or ask your mom. And no, by the way, you can't eat it.

Which surprised me actually. Although I really thought the list of foods to avoid would be a lot longer, but the only ones I've really had to give up are sushi, cheeses like Camembert and feta and cold meats like ham. And, of course, alcohol. Other than that, there's really not too much change to your daily diet. Other than the fact that you eat like a horse all of a sudden. I can go from full to famished in minutes, and it's bloody hard to keep up! I've taken to carrying a bag of carrots or an apple around with me. You never know when the hunger is going to strike.

The only other symptom I can complain of right now is fatigue. Severe, debilitating fatigue. If I'm not in bed by 9 every night I won't make it through the next day. Quite an adjustment for R, who's wondering what to do with himself when I want to tootle off to bed at 8.30, but I've learnt this lesson the hard way.

And I guess that really isn't all that bad. For the moment. I've managed to skip morning sickness, bloating, constant peeing and most of my clothes still fit. Stupendous.

Right now my What to Expect app is telling me that I have 31 weeks and 2 days to go, and apparently Olive has officially moved on from being an embryo to a fetus. He/she has a new liver, spleen and gallbladder. My Pregnancy Today is telling me I should start taking belly photos this week, but there really is nothing to take yet, so that'll have to wait for a bit.