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18 weeks pregnant

Some of you might have noticed that my blog has been dead for over two months…Some of you might have stayed awake at night wondering what’s going on. Well no need to wonder anymore as I have finally decided that it’s time to reveal the reason for my absence: I’m pregnant! 

Just being pregnant isn’t reason enough to stay quiet – it’s the nausea and fatigue that comes with it. With Lana I was nauseous and tired for about 4 weeks, but with this baby I’m still feeling tired and even slightly nauseous sometimes – at 18 weeks! Not as bad as the first 13-14 weeks but there’s definitely no sign of the energy boost and pregnancy glow I had with Lana. 🙁 Instead I’ve just been bigger right from the start and already sporting quite the bump. (Just felt a wee kick!) Although to be fair, it seems to change from day to day: some days I’m huge and other days half the size…Or that’s how it feels at least!

I’m still not sure if I’m ready to get back into blogging – it’s been quite nice to just watch TV and read books in the evenings and not feel like I need to publish a blog post. At least I’ll do posts about my parents’ and friends’ recent visits and then see how it feels. Oh and obviously I want to compare my second belly to my first pregnancy belly!

Lana knows that there is a baby in mamma’s belly and often kisses my bellybutton and says hello baby (she seems to think that’s the way to the baby haha). She also asks if she can take the baby out and hold it <3 She’ll be such a great big sister.

On June 12th I’ll have my second scan and hopefully find out the sex of the baby. Although I’m already convinced it’s another girl…Not that I care what the sex is, I’ve just felt from the start that it’s a girl! (And that’s what a recent Tarot card session also said…)

Tomorrow it should be 25 degrees and sunny so will try to get to a beach with Lana as we probably won’t see temperatures like that again this summer…

x Nina x

PS. Feels good to be back!

PPS. My hair is a mess…

PPPS. Aaargh the published photos are drained of colour again and really dull! 🙁 Please someone help!

Nina Äikäs

I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!

  • Jean Armitage

    Aw what lovely news, congratulations Nina & Mathew. Hope the nausea & fatigue calm down enough for the 3 of you to enjoy your pregnancy.
    PS. You look lovely 😊

    May 25, 2017 at 7:28 pm
  • Anonymous

    Awsome! Grattis i massvis <3

    May 29, 2017 at 1:16 am
    • Nina Äikäs

      Tack tack 😘

      May 29, 2017 at 10:19 am
  • Laura

    Congratulations! Hope you and your family are doing well 🙂

    June 4, 2017 at 3:07 pm
    • Nina Äikäs

      Thank you Laura 😊

      June 5, 2017 at 8:58 am
  • Maria R

    Ai nej juku va roligt!!! Synd att du hamnat må så dåligt, men härligt att märka att du börjat må bättre efter detta blogginlägg och kunnat börja njuta av graviditeten! Du ser supersnygg ut, liksom alltid! <3 Hoppas vi sku hinna träffas när ni kommer till Finland. Vi bor ju här nere på landet nuförtiden, om ni rör er i Borgå!

    June 18, 2017 at 7:37 am
    • Nina Äikäs

      Ja det va int kiva men märker att man snabbt glömmer hur dåligt man mått 😊 Ja vi hänger ju också på landet i Tarkis så vi borde ju nog få ordnat en träff!!

      June 18, 2017 at 8:44 am
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