12 Weeks and feeling…

12 Weeks and feeling…

Up and down. This is how I am feeling at twelve weeks. Some days I want to remain in bed, on other days I want to take Alex out and go conquer the world!

This week marks for me the end of my first trimester. The nausea is gone, but I am still feeling tired – I am expecting that my energy will soon come back. People have been pointing out that I am starting to show – hmmm… not sure whether I like this! With Alex I was barely showing at five months! Must be as my husband said: “Everything is already stretched out!” Hmmm, not sure I like this either!

With being so tired I have been tempted to get some vitamins/ supplements. The thing is, I am one of those people who are not sure if they believe in vitamins or not.

My gynae with Alex never prescribed me any vitamins, feeling that vitamins make expensive ‘pee’ and that if I eat in a balanced way, I should have everything I need. The gynae I am seeing now has already prescribed me a whole list of vitamins for my exhaustion and to aid in combating Depression.

What do you think? Are vitamins (in tablet form) for real? Or is it all just going down the loo?


Our Alex

Our Alex



  • Carrie
    Posted at 10:17h, 21 Nov Reply

    So nice to be reading this and going through the exact same feelings. I am also having my second baby and i am showing big time! Nausea gone but enter heartburn. My gynae also recommends to stay off the vitamins for the 1st few months but i am feeling like i need the extra push.

    • Nicolette
      Posted at 08:26h, 23 Nov Reply

      Hallo Carrie!

      Nice to ‘meet’ you!!
      Yes, I’m actually on Kela-Fer (spelling?!) at the moment (iron pills). Not sure if it’s helping – I think pregnancy is just exhausting and sometimes there’s not too much we can do about it, hehe. I find it most frustrating to hear myself all the time ‘I’m so tired’, feeling that people don’t understand – as I don’t look sick! But really, I can’t ‘carry myself’ some days.

      Like at this very moment I’m in bed – hubby is out with the little one*

      Will be thinking of you!


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