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Friday, January 8, 2010

Swimming in a sea of bloat....

Okay, so there are way more important things to worry about in life than how much a person gains in pregnancy, right? Unfortunately, over the past few days, I have been freaking myself out with the fact that I have put 3 kilo's on in 3 days, which puts me at 6kg's up since I got back from Thailand. What the hell, right - how is that even possible? Well, I do retain water like a demon at times (I sometimes wonder if it has something to do with my poor old one kidney?) - especially at the time of my period - sometimes 3kg's. It has been really hot as well so that could have something to do with it. I have called my acupuncturist because she usually helps with the water retention but she is away for another couple of weeks - aaarrrgh!! So, for the moment I am going to have to take Journeyman's, my mother's and besties advice and calm down, relax and try to forget about it for the moment!
Today was a good day. For Christmas, I got a loan for JourneyMan to get the motorbike of his dreams and he picked it up today - the smile on his face when he came home with it was absolutely priceless. I have to say that I don't particularly like thinking of him riding on the bike but gosh, I know more than anyone what it's like to wait and wait and wait for your dreams to come true.
The other great thing that happened today was that my bestie came around for a brainstorming session about our business and we have a really solid plan in place - I am really excited for this year - so many great things happening!
Pregnancy wise, apart from the bloating, the cramps have subsided - yay! The morning sickness is still going and today my boobs have started to hurt with a vengeance. I am looking forward to the scan next Friday, hopefully all will well - I am a little bit worried, I guess it is natural to have some aprehension but I am trying to control it as much as possible (I am not very good at it).
In Melbourne we are battening down the hatches for the extreme hot weather - it is going to be above 35 degrees celsius / 95 degrees faranheit every day for the next four days and on Monday it is going to be 41 / 106 - holy cow, I am staying near the air conditioner! Tomorrow I am off to the market to get the good food for the week (lots of salads!) and then in the afternoon I think that JourneyMan and I will head to a movie to escape the heat. Sunday, I will do water aerobics in the morning, have a Skye business meeting with the bestie and basically hang by the air conditioner.
Hope you all have a fab weekend!


  1. I was beginning to wonder where you had gone.

    I agree with your mom and JM, don't sweat what you can't sweat. ;) It is probably just water weight, like you think, and that will come and go. I'm glad to hear the pregnancy symptoms are in full swing!

    It is funny to me that you are over there boiling of heat, and I'm over here dealing with a windchill factor that makes it feel like 4 degrees outside. It also makes me laugh that toilets flush the other direction on your side of the world.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Arrggghhhhh... it's so hot. Yesterday Husby bought a portable airconditioner so finally we have some (slight) relief.
    The heat makes me swell up too, don't worry!

  3. Flipperty heck!

    Wait on JG...I thought you *lerved* the stinking hot weather? Is that what pregnancy does..turns YOU into ME?

    Living in the southern states (and therefore close to Anarctica), I thought we were meant to have plenty o' cold? Arghhh! If I wanted this I'd go move north to our *hates* the hot!

    I *refuse* to acknowledge summer this year. Still getting over last summer! Shocking memories of that 47 [116.6 F] degree day (as it was measured in my town)...and yep, I was having surgery that day.

    Please let there be no more hot days....and no bushfires this year...please...please...

    Keep cool, Journey Girl!

    LS x