Hi, Thanks for viewing my blog. It lets me have a rant and I may even help someone along the way. Got the idea to do a blog following using an Arthritis Forum for the first time at

I suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis which is very demanding in all aspects of my life and this is my story on how I deal with it on a day to day basis.

I have been spending lots of time recently researching arthritis and pregnancy, there isnt loads of information out there and the most helpful thing i have found to date is forums and hearing other peoples story. This just confirms to me why I am 'blogging', if someone like me wants to know they are not on their own.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Hello Bump!

Yes, a definite bump is visible now - so much so that I have actually had to go out and buy maternity clothes. Every change make this experience more real. I even think I have begun feeling the baby move, not kicks but little flutters. Its so exciting and even though my arthritis is still flaring the excitement of meeting our baby is keeping me going.

They say the second trimester is easier. It is in that my breasts aren't tender anymore and the sickness has worn off just cropping up on occasions, but I am still so tired. No amount of sleep seems enough! I was told the other day that I have now started ''glowing'', I don't see it personally but I'll keep an eye out for it.

So 15 weeks tomorrow and a midwife appointment this week, I'm hoping I will get to hear baby's heart beat for the first time.