I am ecstatic and scared out of my mind all at the same time. I found out I was pg on Monday 28th July - our 2nd wedding anniversary! I actually took the test at 12:10am - yes AM because I couldn't wait any longer. I was only 12DPO but had been feeling quite sick since Saturday morning and very crampy.
I'm now officially 4 weeks and 6 days. My EDD is 3 April 04.
This is our second child altho I have been pg 4 times now. Sadly, my last 2 pgs ended in m/c but I do have a wonderful 3 year old DS. I want this child so much - please God let this pg continue to a wonderful conclusion in 8 months time.
I haven't had any spotting this time around - which I did with my last 2 pgs. I have been feeling quite sick and have some marked food aversions right now - particularly to cheese and fish - not great when you consider I really need that protein for the building of a new life right now! Hopefully I can make it up in some other form - I just have to read the name of a particular food and it makes me feel queasy!
My boobs are sore but not swollen particularly - with DS they became huge within 1 day of AF being overdue but this time around they are just sore and sensitive. This suits me right now - gives me a few extra weeks before I need to get myself a new bra! With DS I went from a pre-pregnant 34AA to a 38EE!!!!!!! Yep, thats right - I transformed from Nicole Kidman to Pamela Anderson in just 6 short months! By month 6 I was still wearing 34B and went to get myself measured. Before DS I had hardly worn a bra at all so I had no idea really about what constituted "large" breasts. Anyway, the lady in John Lewis was amazed and couldn't help but laugh!! I hated those damn bras - they were like family sized tents - I dread getting back into those this pg - but at the same time CAN'T WAIT!!! At least it will mean all is well
To my little BB2 (Baby Boeken 2) I just want to say how excited I am that you are growing inside me. Your big brother is excited too - he keeps kissing my tummy to give you a kiss! He is also having a sympathy pregnancy! Your papa is also very excited about you - he is taking good care of me and doing lots of housework when he comes home from a long day at work - our doctor says I need to rest to keep you safe and well. Love you so much darling - always, Mama.
well this morning things dont feel so great. Firstly DH and I had a huge row. It was horrible. I feel like he isn't being as helpful as he should be right now - he is forever leaving things lying around and it annoys the hell out of me.
Anyway, I calmed myself down by having a bath but then noticed that my boobs weren't feeling as sore as they have done. I am really scared. This happened with my previous two pgs. I keep touching to see what is happening and now I dont know if its psychological or what.
PLEASE PLEASE BB, stay put!! Hang on in there little one!
I've had my tears and now I am trying to be more positive. DH is at home so he can help out with Harry. Lord, please let this baby survive.
I'm feeling so much better now - my boobs are sore again and I'm craving these funny chocolate things too! Woohoo!! I really hope I can relax and enjoy this pg soon. I am feeling very positive this evening though.
So things are looking really good today. I had a very restful weekend. DH was wonderful and cleaned the house, did the laundry, played with Harry and made sure I generally did nothing!
Its been really hot here for the last few days and the heatwave looks set to last for at least another 7 days. Usually I love the heat and sun but I'm feeling so tired that its really not pleasant.
Looks like I spoke too soon about the breast situation! I swear I went to bed a 34A on Saturday night and woke up a 34C I had to go to the mall yesterday and buy maternity bras! Thankfully there is a really nice range in Marks & Spencer - things have certainly improved in the maternity lingerie line since I was pg with Harry.
I'm so happy. My body seems to be working properly at long last. I feel like its really responding to the pregnancy. It really makes my heart sing
I got my blood work back from the doctor on Friday evening. Apparently my thyroid meds have finally worked and my thyroid is at last functioning optimally. Its such wonderful news - its one less thing to worry about. I need to continue being tested every 4 weeks but its not as stressful right now.
I got my date through for my first u/s: 16 September at 9am! I can't wait My first midwife appt is the following week: 24th September.
This is really happening!! I'm so excited and happy now
Symptoms: sore breasts, slight nausea - particularly if I leave it too long to eat, hot flushes, very thirsty, needing to pee, a little cramping, bloated, tiredness but also insomnia!
So BB, you are now going through a major growth spurt and boy is it going to hit me hard! Thats just fine honey - you do all the growing you need
The weather is still unbelievably steamy. I lived in Indiana for a while and it reminds me of the summer I spent there - very humid.
I'm obsessed with maternity clothing at the moment - I spend lots of my spare time checking out websites etc for something cool and funky to wear! I'm not even showing yet (altho I am quite bloated!).
DH and I have had a tough week. There have been major delays on the trains between here and London together with a major headache at work for him - some mess up with one of their systems - so I have hardly seen him. Harry has missed him too. He absolutely worships his Papa and hates not to see him before he goes to bed.
My sister came over to help out yesterday evening with putting Harry to bed - it made a real difference to be able to put my feet up and feel my day had finished at 6pm! Although I'm looking forward to being able to be more active once I get to 14 weeks: only 8 more to go!
I have, however, been feeling quite down about tomorrow, 08/09/03. This was to be Alice's EDD and I'm feeling very emotional about it. I know I have to focus on my darling son and the wonderful little life I have inside of me now but I dont want to forget my daughter. She was very much wanted and longed for.
Well little BB, you really are leading your mama a merry old dance aren't you! I had some strange cramps today - felt like my ligaments around the tops of my legs were too tight - a bit like the morning after a major yoga session!! Anyway, after a bit of a panic I got some rest and its all stopped. I know its nothing bad - its just you growing - something you are doing a lot of this week! But Mama can't help but be a little worried...
Poor DH has a terrible toothache and infected gum. His face is all swollen and he didn't get much sleep last night because of the pain. It makes us a pair of invalids I have to rest under doctors orders and he has to rest under my orders!!
Harry and I had a lovely day yesterday playing in a friends paddling pool - it reached over a 100 degrees here so we needed the cooling down I'm glad I was able to do something quite physical with him for a change - I feel so bad that we can't do as much running around and physical play as we enjoy usually.
I cant believe I'm typing this! I am so ecstatic that this pg is going so well - you are hanging on there little one and every day I get closer to my 12 week u/s I get more and more excited about seeing you
Well DH, Harry and I went to France on vacation for a week. We stayed near Evian which is beautiful at my FIL's place in the mountains. DH was great and made sure Harry got plenty of physical play and gave me lots of time to sit, read and sleep!
So I'm feeling quite sick now - some days more than others. My boobs continue to make a dramatic entrance into every room I enter! And yesterday two of my friends (whom I haven't seen for a couple of weeks) both told me, individually, that I definitely have a bump! I'm sooooo excited now. I usually adore my flat tummy but I am over the moon to have a little bump there now because it means my beautiful BB is growing bigger and stronger every day
I had my blood taken yesterday to check my thyroid function. I'm on 50mcg of thyroxine at the moment and I hope that is still enough for now.
I just realised that its only 2 weeks until my little boy starts nursery school full time (well, every morning for 2 1/2 hours). The time has flown and I cant believe we are here already.
Gosh, on Friday I didn't think I was going to get to post here again. I had a scare when I started spotting at 11.30am. I was alone in the shopping centre and DH was at work (in London). I called him and he left immediately. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I had an u/s and an internal. The exam showed no evidence of bleeding and the cervix was closed and thankfully the u/s showed a very healthy, well developed baby with a very strong heart beat I was so ecstatic I burst into tears! DH arrived just as the doctor was telling me I could leave. I spent the whole weekend on bedrest and today have been up and about but taking it easy.
So BB, your poor little brother is poorly too - he has a temperature and is quite sleepy and tearful . He has no other symptoms so I'm assuming its a viral infection. I really hope he feels better tomorrow.
Apart from this we have had a very quiet few days. I cant wait for Friday when I shall be 10 weeks! Woohoo!
Well little one. Yesterday you made your poor mama so tired and sick that she couldn't eat and couldn't stay awake! Your poor little brother had a very quiet day! Altho he is still getting over this virus he had earlier in the week so it wasn't too harsh for him.
Today Harry had our good friend Anne come over and play with him - she comes over every Wednesday morning for a couple of hours. He really loves spending time with her and has started to give her a hug and kiss now when she arrives and leaves! He is so sweet and it is lovely for me to hear him giggling and chatting away whilst I work in the next room.
She was such a sweetie and prepared dinner for me today. I had told her I had been feeling a bit rough and she went ahead and got everything ready so I just had to put it all in the oven! It was so lovely to have someone cook for me. She will be helping out after you are born BB so you will get to spend time with her then.
We are having a coffee morning tomorrow so I need to prepare some activities for the toddlers and clear the playroom of any "contentious" toys - its awful if there is one thing that they all love but wont share! I'm baking a fabulous cake that I love and its going to be very hard not to tuck in before everyone else arrives tomorrow at 10am!
Your Papa has been home at 7pm every evening this week so far! Its a miracle! Seriously, he works some very long hours and its been wonderful to have him around more. I'm very nervous about him missing the birth - which is possible if things happen quickly and he is at work, in London. Thankfully your Aunty Sally will be on hand - she is sharing birth partner duties with him. I think she is very excited about seeing you come into the world So just imagine how excited we are too!
Anyway, better go and start work on the playroom......those toddlers can be very demanding!!
Wow little one - can you believe we've made it this far along?!
We had a lovely day today. Harry's friends came over with their mama's. They made smiley faces to go on a big "window" I had made on the wall. They really had fun and loved it! Then we had a game and some stories. Everyone enjoyed the cake I had baked - particularly me! - and there is only one slice left. I was thinking I would save it for your papa but I think it has your name on it....
Harry and I then went to see Rae and Bella this afternoon. It was lovely just hanging out - helping Rae bag up pears she has grown. She usually makes pear cider but she doesn't have the time this year so she is going to sell them at the WI market tomorrow.
My aromatherapy course starts on Saturday - its one weekend a month for the next 2 years! so I need to get all my bits and pieces together for that tomorrow.
I've stopped feeling quite so sick - which is very good news - I was thankful for the extra symptom but its so horrible to feel that nauseous all day I'm sure I felt better at around this time with Harry too.
Anyway, papa is home early and we need to chat (nothing serious!).