Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pregnancy Weeks 26-28

We've had an amazing week full of birthdays and anniversaries! I'm feeling fantastic with no complaints! Belly grows by the day and body is starting to embrace the pregnancy! I'm filling out but know that I'm still active and healthy so I'm loving the change! Baby constantly surfs the belly but my body and mind are used to it now! Still loving all my foods and the boy definitely loves the chocolate. Ok Ok it's really me that loves the chocolate but its all about balance right! This week I felt baby boys hiccups for the first time. It was on Easter Sunday night. At 10.15pm after a full day of eating both Grandma and Nans cooking Baby Boy sure did let me know he was full and satisfied.This 2nd trimester has been perfectly amazing and I can't believe I only have 1 week left until we hit the 3rd! This 26th week has been very special and I have enjoyed every second.

27 Weeks! I'm feeling awesome and just seriously enjoying every moment! I'm growing by the second so that's a big change that my body is getting used to and yes I'm not sleeping and it's hard to turn in bed and I have pelvic pain at night but pffffttt I'll take it all for this baby!! I'm proud and so happy with how this 2nd trimester has been and I'll be sad to see it go! Countdown is on til the 3rd! Bring it on! Gotta keep my head in the game and I'll be fine! My mind is powerful! This week we had our OB appointment which I will update below. We set up baby's cradle in our bedroom beside our bed and it made it just that little bit more real. Its hiding away in the corner covered up with sheets so Miss Molly doesn't claim it as her own but it's there ready. Talk about prepared. I'm still going for nice strong walks at the gym and am eating perfectly. Still not stopping yet. This week I couldn't sleep so was just playing around with my belly and baby and I gave each other a high five through my skin! I lost it! It was amazing! 27 Weeks you were amazing and eventful! 

28 Weeks! We are officially in the 3rd trimester! I am so sad to see the 2nd go! It was a very special time for me and I felt so much joy, happiness and peace! I will never forget it! This week we finally asked our special friends to be Baby's godparents! We made this decision well before baby was even conceived but waited for the right time! I had my glucose test this week and passed with flying colours! Baby is getting bigger and I'm finally feeling movement in the top parts of my belly! I'm getting bigger and my belly button is pushing out! I've had an emotional week with a few sad moments but I think it's just me dealing with the transition of feeling awesome to getting bigger and starting to really feel pregnant! It's all getting real and I'm just learning to take it day by day and keep my mind happy!! We celebrated Mothers Day this week and was so special to know that I was finally a mother and in a years time I will be holding our almost 1 year old boy! What a dream! Bring on the next few months! I've got this!

Peace, Love and Hope

x S.K.K x

Happy Mothers (to be) Day

The moment you make the decision to have a baby
 is the moment you become a mother.

I can't stroke his face, I can't kiss his cheeks, I can't hold his precious hand,
but I can feel him, love him and cherish him because he is mine and I am his.
He is growing inside my body and together as a team we are creating one special boy
Today on Mothers Day I am so grateful for this special gift I am blessed with.

A precious piece of jewelry that I will always treasure. 

The Elephant ~ this beautiful strong creature was our symbol during our IVF journey and will now be with me every day through to the end of my pregnancy and as we welcome our son into the world. The elephant is a symbol of protection, good luck, wisdom and fertility and I will cherish it forever.

We had a beautiful lunch on our front lawn with my Mum and Grandma. It was so nice to just have a relaxing day spent with the ones I love. 

Happy Mothers Day
For those who are holding their babies in their arms, bellys and hearts.

Love, Peace and Hope

x S.K.K x 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Easter 2014

~ Happy Easter from our little family of 3 ~

This year, like every year, we had breakfast at my parents with our entire family. I love these breakfasts. I love my family. We are a little bit awesome :-) I just have so much fun with everyone and I love our gatherings. It is crazy to think that this will be our last year as 'just us 2' Next year the Easter Bunny will be visiting OUR little bunny. How Amazing.


Peace, Love and Hope

x S.K.K x

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

4th Anniversary

Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary to my one true love!

 I can't believe this will be our last year of it being 'just us 2' Our infertility has been a blessing in disguise. We have been given 4 beautiful years of being together, just us, and having that special time to appreciate each other, learn from each other, and find ourselves as individuals and as a team. We know how to deal with the hard times and celebrate the good times. Our baby will change our world and our relationship will shift but I am so grateful to have had these 4 years to form our foundation, to from a friendship that can not be broken. We are both stubborn and strong willed people and we stand up for ourselves and our relationship. We are honest and raw and there are no secrets. We fight hard and love hard and there is no doubt that our love is unbreakable. I couldn't imagine taking on this new stage of our lives as parents with anyone else.

~ We spent the day at Springbrook Mountain ~ 
I think Baby's spirit wanted to be in this photo and clearly made his presence known by shinning right in the middle of Mummy and Daddy.

Peace, Love and Hope

x S.K.K x

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pregnancy Weeks 23 - 25

Baby is about 30cm long and is the size of a paw paw! He weighs approx 500 grams. Baby is head down, bum up still and does not stop moving! Every time I sit he starts, although today was the first time I felt him moving while I was standing up and moving about. You can feel and see him from the outside of my belly which is great for Rob! Nursery makeover is complete and the cot and drawers are in! It's now time for this Mumma to create a special space for our boy! I have done no exercise this week as last Sunday I kicked my toe and well what is with being pregnant and everything being extra sensitive haha my entire foot and toe is bruised and swollen. Just from a simple kick. Oh well guess it's time for me to sit tight and just relax. I weigh 69.5kg so still haven't cracked the 70 yet. I'm starting to experience a few pregnancy symptoms like ligament stretching and lightening crutch but no severe pain yet. Insomnia has hit randomly through the week so I can't really complain with some good night and some bad nights! Time is flying and I can't keep up! 

This week was very special for me. There are a group of ladies who mean a lot to me. I haven't spoken about them yet, I will, but not yet. They were and still are my support network. My TTC support, my IVF support and now my pregnancy support. There are hundreds of us from all around the world. We speak every single day and we are each others shoulder to cry on, we are each others rock, our sounding ground, our cheerleaders, our support system. This is all over the internet and we have not met. This week all the stars alined and 4 of us were in the same city at the same time so we decided to meet up and have lunch. These ladies will never know how much I truly love and appreciate them. Even though I am pregnant they still love me and guide me and have never once made me feel guilty. They cheer me on through everything and I can never thank them enough! I pray for them every day and I know that we will all be Mothers together. It may not be this year like we all hoped but it will happen. I just know it!

  This week we did a little bit of photo sharing and comparing hehe. This is Mummy and Daddy as babies and toddlers. I wonder who Baby Boy will look like :-)

24 Weeks!!! We made it!!! Happy V day to us!!! This is a big step in our pregnancy and a huge relief for our beautiful little IVF boy! Over a big hurdle and looking forward to him growing big and strong! I haven't slept this week as you can probably tell haha but I'm coping just fine! I'm craving BBQ chips constantly. Headaches are back but I think it's due to lack of sleep but gosh they are awful! I have only walked and ridden this week and my toe is finally on the mend. Feeling pelvic ligament pressure a lot at night and I'm finding it harder to turn in bed haha I'm starting to feel signs of sciatica but fingers crossed it doesn't turn into anything! This week we purchased my feeding chair which I'm absolutely in love with and find myself sitting in the nursery a lot. It still doesn't seem real! Baby moves non stop and his kicks can push my hand away when I'm not ready for them! I finally cracked the 70kg mark woohoo so I know its time to start growing :-) This boy is strong! I'm still calm and happy and just appreciating every day!

 Loving the combination of walking outside and getting to the gym for some bike sessions.

Baby Boy has GROWN! Oh my goodness he's massive inside my belly and his movements are big and constant! I struggled with motion sickness for a few days this week because his movements were so full on! (I get the worst motion sickness ever as in I can't go on swings or rocking chairs) It was such a weird feeling. He doesn't kick so much rather than roll which makes me feel so sick because it is like I am on a boat. Yes Im a weirdo! I haven't slept this week but I think that's because he had a massive growth spurt and took it out of me! I look worse than I feel I promise haha Weight is 71.5kg woops! that's a kilogram and a half in 1 week. My bad! I am really starting to 'thicken' out and my tummy is getting bigger which I'm finding is quite hard to get used to! It's such a whole new experience. I sometimes forget and then I bend or twist and am quickly reminded that I have to move 'around the belly' I know its all going to get bigger! All in all it's been a quiet week for me but a big week for our little surfer dude!

 Feeling fabulous at 25 Weeks and loving my nightly routine of reading and eucalyptus and lavender rubs! Trying anything to calm myself for sleep time :-)

Peace, Love and Hope

x S.K.K x