I am officially into my third trimester and wanted to fill you in on how the last 12 weeks have been including the ups and downs so read no further if you don’t want to hear some of the less lovely things about pregnancy.
I’ll hold my hands up first of all and say that I’ve not had the struggles that I read other women going through when it comes to growing my first human. In my second trimester I did notice the tiredness from the first trimester had passed and I could actually focus on our wedding and work for a change. It was nice not to want to nap all the time but lo and behold, I’m 28 weeks now and can feel myself tiring again.
Those first kicks
I actually don’t think I realised what was a kick when it first started happening and honestly thought I was having bad trapped wind (I know: GROSS). The first time I really knew it was a kick was our wedding rehearsal just after I hit 20 weeks and a couple of days later both Bobby and I actually began to see the kicks from the outside of my belly. It really is an insane feeling when you see it for the first time and I think it was lovely for Bobby to see and feel the kicks as it meant he felt more of a part of the pregnancy from then. Now baby Moore is a real fidget like her dad and my stomach moves so much, she even responds to her dad’s voice!
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I posted not long ago about pinching the pennies during pregnancy and time is absolutely flying by! Baby Moore will be with us in around 3 months time and saving money is becoming more crucial than ever.
So here is an update on how we’ve been doing with saving money and some of my best advice for those of you in a similar position or those just wanting saving tips.
I’ve worked in the Financial sector for 8 years and worked overall since I was 16. I’ve always been a saver having saved the deposit for our house and scrimped alongside hubby to have some fantastic holidays over the years. When it came to thinking about children, we always knew that they would cost us a bit and having a plan would be the only way forward.
Our first step in saving money was to set aside money each month from our wages and put it in a separate savings account. Step 1 achieved and ongoing until maternity leave commences.
Next step was to review our outgoings and see what could be cut back/saved.