19 Weeks! This week my belly has GROWN! I'm feeling more rounded and I can really feel the stretching and growing inside. I still feel my actual skin has started stretching yet and I think I have a few good weeks before I'm at my limit and it starts stretching out but I sure can tell the difference! Baby moves most afternoons and randomly at night! I've added another pillow to my collection for sleeping. Since my surgery I have always slept with 2 pillows, 1 under my head and the other cuddling under my belly. I now have added another one which I put in between my knees or behind my back for more support. I will sleep awesome if I'm in bed by 9pm however anything after that is hopeless and I am awake all night! If I keep this routine up I will be fine :-) Cheese Cheese Cheese I seriously can not get enough! I will eat it at least 2-3 times a day. I will cut a big chunk off and nibble away like a mouse or fill a cup of grated cheese and pick away. It's the one thing I am craving! We received a beautiful hand made blanket from a beautiful lady I have met through this blog and I am totally in love with it. I will cherish it forever and I can not wait to wrap up our special little bundle of joy! I am seriously loving feeling amazing and I am so happy and I am ready to hit the half way mark!
We are officially half way Woohoo!! It hasn't been the best week so far as this Mumma caught the dreaded vomiting bug. Oh lord it was horrible. I woke up at 1.30am with pain in my upper gut area. I put it down to baby but it was hard to forget. I got up and walked the house trying to get some relief. I also ate a bowl of cereal thinking it may have been hunger pains. I fell asleep shortly after. 4.00am I woke up and knew I was going to vomit. Thank gosh I had my bucket under my bed from my first trimester morning sickness as there was no time and that's when it all started. Every hour on the hour I vomited. I literally just thought it was morning sickness but by 7.30 I knew it was too in sync to be morning sickness. I called off work and thank god I did because I was still going, every hour, at 4.00pm that afternoon. At 5.00 my OB sent me to the emergency to refuel my fluids. Normally I wouldn't have gone but I didn't want to take any risk with baby. I couldn't get dehydrated and I just couldn't keep any water in. A trip to the hospital, 2 bags of fluids, 2 shots of anti nausea and I was right to go home. I didn't stop till late the next day but gosh thank goodness it didn't stay any longer. I got to sleep and recover for a few days and was right after that. My poor Rob caught it as well so it was a bit of a feral household for a few days.
After all the sickness I am trying to not focus on the way I'm feeling now and enjoy being half way and reaching this special milestone! Baby boy has been moving like crazy this week and he moves so many times each day and constantly moves between 8-midnight! I'll remember that one! Last night in hospital was the first time he kicked and I felt it with my hand on the outside! I swear he was getting angry at my cause he was hungry and thirsty haha but it was amazing to finally feel it on the outside! It was just one single kick but it was all I needed. The sickness kind of took away the end of this week but before that I was feeling amazing! This week we stripped the nursery to prepare for painting and new floors. The walls were white at 1 point in time Im sure but now they are stained yellow so a nice fresh coat of paint is needed. We also ripped up the ugly brown carpet and are replacing with a wooden floor. Nice fresh and simple for our boy. This week we also bought a cradle. We weren't going to buy a bassinet until baby was born and if we needed it we would race down to the shops and buy one but I came across a brand new boori country cradle and fell in love and it was selling for $50. I could not pass that up so we got it. It will be there in case we need it and if we don't then we can pass it on. I am really looking forward to the second half of our pregnancy and can't wait to get started on the nurdery! It's all happening!
We turned 16 Weeks on Valentines Day ❤️ This week was a big week as we found out our angel is a beautiful baby boy! We are still in shock and can not believe we are blessed with a gorgeous son. We bought his pram, cot and car seat after a very long 3 hours in Baby Warehouse. Daddy chose everything and Mummy was very impressed with his taste. I am the most indecisive person in the world so I was very happy to let Rob take control and make the big decisions. I trust him. Baby Boy decided to really show this week and Mumma's tummy got round and hard! Sickness is completely gone, praise The Lord above. I am loving eating home cooked meals and I am even starting to cook again. I have finally put on all the weight I lost during my first trimester and am finally back to my pre pregnancy weight of 67.5kg. Now lets get this baby and bump growing. I'm craving cheese all day, every day, like crazy! I can not get enough! Which is hilarious because I am lactose intolerant but the lactose free version hits the spot nicely. I am starting to do some light weight activity in our pool at night time and going for walks and bike rides around our block. Easing into the exercise slowly. I am really feeling pressure in my chest when I lay down or slouch and hair hair hair is everywhere! Insomnia has hit...whyyyyy???....isn't it too early for that?? but I'll take it over nausea any day! Our little Valentine is growing beautifully and our OB is extremely happy with both of us.
Aunty Rachael bought baby boy his first dream catcher for his room!
It is very special.
17 Weeks...oh my goodness I can not believe we are here! We are now close to half way! This week has been fabulous and I'm feeling amazing! I've really started getting into the swimming and riding and I'm loving being able to move my body finally! Im taking advantage of it while I can. It is perfect for my mental state as well! Exercise endorphins exist and they are dam amazing. I've bought a few pairs of clothes for our son and we've been given some beautiful presents! I am only buying things here and there when I see things on special. Don't want to stock up too much! Sleep is non existent these days and the headaches are shocking! I'm just so happy I don't even care haha I finally bit the bullet and painted my nails. I haven't since my IVF because my acupuncturist told me to "get that poison off my nails" and I have freaked ever since. After a lot of research I found that polish that are '3 free' are safe during pregnancy so I finally added some colour :-) It makes me happy. This week my gorgeous nappy bag arrived and I am completely in love! It is beyond perfect! I also received some gorgeous organic baby lotions and products and I got 5 more nappies to add to our growing collection. I am right on track with my eating and variety is the key. I seriously just make random stuff and I love a plate of food that I can pick at. I purchased a beautiful harmony ball that i wear around my neck that chimes on my belly when I move and walk and hoping it will bring peace and calm to myself and our boy. It has been a pretty magical week. Keep growing my beautiful son
18 Weeks and I have started to feel my darling boy move this week! It has taken me all week to determine whether it was baby or just gas hehe but after restricting my food completely it definitely is baby! The joy of being lactose intolerant! I have put on .05kg and am now at 68kg and feel very 'full' My tummy is started to really fill out. I've got my first stretch mark on my breast because they won't stop bloody growing haha nothing on my tummy yet but I can't really feel my tummy stretching yet so I am sure that will come in the following weeks. I have tried to use different bely butters but I am trying to stay as natural as possible so I make a little mix of coconut oil and jojoba oil and put that on each night so I will see how that goes. I don't think you can really 'prevent' stretch marks with creams but if it softens my belly and makes it a little easier then I'll do it! I have had 4 nights of sleeping hell and 2 nights of bliss this week so that has been a bit of a ride but I've kept up my walking each day so I'm not letting the lack of sleep effect me! This week has flown and I'm still feeling blissfully happy.