Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Its a great reminder that we have JourneyBaby on the way so we are focusing on the positive even though we are dealing with the pains of the pregnancy.
JourneyDog and I have been trying to hug JourneyGirl as much as we can so she can feel our love and support during all of the daily sickness.
I feel bad for JourneyGirl so Im just trying to do what I can for her to help her feel better.
Everyone that I have told about the JourneyBaby have been very supporting and happy for us that we have the JourneyBaby on the way. I am quietly hopeful that we will make it to 12 weeks without incident and keep the JourneyBaby healthy from there on out.
We recently went in for the scan, across the road from Box Hill hospital . It was a juxtaposition of emotions as while we were filling in our form at the desk the kindly old admin behind the desk barked "Are you parked on site?" Since we answered no we did not get to find out why this would be an issue.
The scan tech was great, she was so happy and enthusiastic and she took some great pics of JourneyBaby for us. The most exciting part was the heartbeat. I was loving it how the heart illumnated with each beat and I couldnt believe how fast it was beating. 140 beats per minute! I didnt expect such a fast heartbeat, I was expecting something more like a resting beat of 60 bpm. I guess gestationing is really a workout.
I went away really happy and excited after the scan because of all the positive things the scan tech told us about JourneyBabys health. It feels great to know that we finally got over the conception hurdle. Im sure JourneyBaby will be with us before we know it.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I do feel guilty though for being a complainy pants when I have dreamed about being in this position for SOOO long and I try to keep seeing the positive sides – like that since I am feeling MS, I can assume that everything still seems to be going okay. But I am finding it a little hard to feel positive when I am feeling so yucky most of the time with the MS, almost constant low level cramps, I am having a lot of trouble sleeping and am absolutely exhausted.
On the positive side of things, I had lunch with my sister on Tuesday and it was wonderful to talk to her about all of my symptoms and for her to understand (she has 3 boys). She had very bad MS in all of her pregnancies where she threw up a few times a day every day for the first 4 months – poor thing, I am definitely not that bad!! I found it such a lovely day because I felt a bond with her that I hadn’t felt before because we had never shared this commonality before – it was fab. I am going to lunch with a pregnant friend tomorrow so that should also be good!
I am hoping that things will settle down when I can start to reduce the medications that I am taking and thankfully the reduction starts this weekend when I go from 3 a day of the oestrogen tablets to two a day and from twice a day oral progesterone to once a day – that will good! I will finish all medications (barring the blood thinner injections) at 12 weeks so only 4 weeks to go – yay!
Okay – best be off!! Sorry for all of the complaining!!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
- Tiredness - when on holidays, I used to stay up past midnight most nights, now I can barely make it to 10pm and that is after a Nanna nap in the arvo (that is afternoon for any non-Aussies!)
- Cramps - still feeling very crampy off and on
- Bloated - my stomach looks like I am already 5 months pregnant
- Sleeping - I am sleeping a lot heavier these days - I don't even wake up when JourneyMan comes to bed!
- Dizzy - I am getting alot of dizzy spells when I stand up from sitting down and then sometimes even when I am sitting down
- Morning sickness - I feel a bit sick if I get too hungry, no big deal, I just eat something and feel better though I am a bit freaked about how much weight I will put on over the next 8 months! I actually didn't know it was morning sickness until I was talking to my older sister (she of the 'My 3 Sons) and she asked how I was feeling and I said that I felt a bit crappy that day, like I had a hangover, then she told me it was morning sickness - der Fred, can I be anymore clueless!!
All in all, I am feeling pretty good, none of the symptoms are stopping me from doing anything and I am very much trying to rest and take care of myself as much as possible. That being said, after a week of pretty healthy meals, we had Macca's for tea tonight - whoops!
At the request of my good friend and blogging yoda, Lifeslurper - here is a pic of the fabulous Phantay - the elephant protagonist of the previous blogpost:
Chelle - I haven't forgotten your request to post a photo of our new dining table - it's just that, we only actually got it on Christmas day (my Mum is a big stickler for giving Christmas presents only on Christmas day, bless her!) and I haven't put it together yet - yes, we have to put it together - it is from Ikea! Yes, I have to do it because JourneyMan has a strict 'I don't put furniture together' policy whereas I don't mind it, I kind of find it soothing and quite rewarding!
Goodness, it is nearly my bedtime - Happy New Year all - I hope all of your dreams come true this year!