Friday, July 31, 2009

Bladder Blues Continued ...

Called the doctor's surgery to get the results of my urine sample and it came back normal.


I was hoping there was something that could be fixed. I guess I'll just have to put up with the bladder blues for a little bit longer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Half way there

I'm 20 weeks pregnant today - yay! Half way there.

So far I've been really lucky, suffering hardly any ill side effects from the pregnancy. No sickness, no food cravings, NO BUMP (I'm still in my regular clothes - just), no mood swings, no weird smell sensitivity and no stretch marks ... yet.

All I've had is a couple of weeks with a spotty face, 2 days of indigestion, sore boobs and a week of haemorrhoid hell. That's it. Oh, and an almost constant need to wee ... but hopefully that'll sort itself out soon.

I suspect the next 20 weeks will be a bit more taxing (I'm already feeling breathless) but I'm looking forward to my body changing as the baby grows and facing up to the challenges those changes might bring.

Ear ear

I was reading a week-by-week guide to pregnancy on iVillage and at 20 weeks it stated the following:
It may now be possible for your partner to hear your baby's heartbeat by placing his or her ear against your bare lower abdomen. If you can't hear it right away, try the other side. Listen every day and you will be rewarded with a tiny, fast, rhythmic beat.
Wanting to see if it was true I got Robin to place his ear on my belly. He didn't hear the baby's heartbeat ... but he did get kicked in the ear!

That's the second time he's felt the baby for himself.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bladder Blues

19 weeks + 4 days

My bladder has been troubling me for weeks now. I've been feeling desperate to wee all the time, but only producing small amounts of urine.

In the last few days it suddenly became much worse and this morning it felt like my bladder was about to explode, yet when I went to the loo, there was hardly any urine at all. Plus my kidneys were beginning to feel 'achy'.

After a quick trip to the doctor's surgery they discovered some blood in my urine. Now I have to wait three days to find out what the problem is and see if I need some antibiotics.

Fingers crossed it's something that can be treated so I can have my bladder back to normal.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby's getting stronger day by day

18 weeks plus 5 days pregnant today.

I can feel the baby moving throughout the day every day now. I can tell that it's grown in a week because the movements seem so much stronger.

Last night whilst lying in the bath - very still - I actually saw my stomach (just above my pubic bone) move when the baby kicked. Is this the earliest anyone has ever seen their baby kicking or is this fairly normal?? I thought it was awesome and screamed downstairs for Robin to come quickly ...

He then spent five minutes staring at my stomach to no avail.

On the downside, I am piling on the weight. This is because I have stopped cycling five miles a day. I need to find another way to burn off the calories otherwise I will be enormous by the time the baby comes and that will make me sad :-(


I have only two words to say:

Haemorrhoids :-(

Germoloids :-)

Friday, July 17, 2009

18 weeks and 1 day pregnant today.

At 18 weeks my little peanut can hear ... and is a whopping 15 centimetres long from crown to rump (head to bum). That's HUGE!!

This is pretty much how my belly looks right now; nothing that screams PREGNANT. Just a few too many pies, lol.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My baby's heartbeat

I'm sooo excited.

Using the AngelSounds doppler that I bought a few weeks ago, I have found a way to record and share my baby's heartbeat.

Click HERE

First you can hear the baby's heartbeat, then you can hear mine, then you can hear them both together. Woot woot!

Acid reflux

17 weeks + 5

I've started getting heartburn when I go to bed. Pooh. I didn't think this would happen until much later.

It's not too bad at the moment as it passes in minutes. But I suspect it can only get worse ...

All fine and dandy otherwise.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dwindling appetite

So much for the old 'eating for two' adage. My appetite has, thus far, been smaller than it was pre-pregnancy. This morning, for example, I could only manage three of my four pancakes.

I know, I know ... Rob was shocked too. (Didn't stop him eating my left-overs though).

Kicking daddy's hand

17 weeks + 3

Robin felt the baby kick this morning! It was awesome. His hand was in exactly the right place at the right moment for what was one of the baby's strongest kicks to date.

'twas a wonderful moment :-)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

16 week antenatal

16 weeks and 6 days pregnant today.

It was my 16 week antenatal appointment yesterday where I met my midwife for the first time. I have to say I'm not feeling overly inspired by her ... she was pretty dull, as was the appointment.

She took my blood pressure (100/60) then listened to the heartbeat, and that was it! Appointment over.

Oh, I also found out that I don't have syphilis, HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis and my blood group is O+.

My next appointment is for a scan at 22 weeks where I'll find out whether it's a boy or a girl.

The baby is still sitting really low in my tummy - it's so low it feels like it's sitting in my nether regions. But the midwife seems to think this is fine, even though I need to wee constantly during the night. Hopefully the baby will move upwards soon; there's plenty of room to spare, and I want my bladder back!!!!