Archive from January, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Thirteen Weeks Pregnant

Thirteen Weeks Pregnant

The only problems that I can’t get rid of are the back pain, headache from time to time, fatigue because of my early work hours and my back pain, and not eating enough meat. I’m still a bit constipated, and my husband tracks my weight and is not happy when I’m not telling a high enough number.

I don’t like the smell of boiled meat, probably fried also. I get nauseated when I pick up some smells and I feel I need fresh vegetables and fruits. In the past I liked little ring doughnuts with chocolate and strawberry syrup, but I passed by the shop that makes them and I discovered I don’t like the smell at all.

I like watching my baby’s photos and I can’t wait to feel him/her kick again. It makes me very happy and calm, is probably better than Yoga. I don’t know if this feeling of happiness and delight when I think what’s inside my belly will disappear, maybe because I will get sick of feeling tired and bloated and whatever I will feel next, but I’m taking advantage of this till I still can.

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Bebe Nas

I’m still experimenting with crocheting booties for babies and I made my husband a cute pair of blue booties so that he can get excited too. He was so happy seeing his baby in the ultrasound photo that he promised me he will not miss another till the end. He also said we should try for another baby in a couple of years if we can afford it, to make a girl if we have a boy now, and vice versa.

Baby Booties

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight thirteenth week: 59.7 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust thirteenth week: 91 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist thirteenth week: 77 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips thirteenth week: 92 cm

Jan 25, 2013 - Health    No Comments

I Felt My Baby Move

I felt my baby move

I can’t describe the feeling when my baby moved, better than what it says on the internet, a “fluttering of wings” but very fast, very short and in the same place, it didn’t go anywhere else. Not like gas when you feel it in a place and next in another place, to far away apart to be the same “reason”.

Today I had the double test for Down syndrome and other problems, and the result was very good. The possibilities that my baby will get those problems are very low. I was very happy and I had a chance to see the baby bigger and moving when the doctor was trying to measure him. I saw the nose and his arms and legs. The doctor first said it could be a girl, and at the end said that it could be a boy, so maybe next time, when my husband comes with me, we will know for sure and we will have a better view.

I was filled with happiness and delight after the visit and every time I remembered that I saw my baby move I felt so accomplished.

The new baby’s info are: He/She measures 6,69 cm. I was 12 weeks and 4 days at the time of the consult and the baby was the size of a 13th weeks and 2 days pregnancy. They said is a little bigger than they expected, but I don’t know what that means. His/her nose is 3 mm and his/her heart beats at 158 beats per minute. Everything else is normal and good.

My doctor advised me to drink more water so that my blood pressure will go a little up cuz now is 10 with 6. She said we will meet again in march and that I have to do some ultrasound and a check up next month in my home town and this way I will have a chance to have some relationship with a doctor here too. I will also have to take some blood tests till I come back in march.

I am planning to tell the big news to the rest of my friends on 14th February. I already told the news to some important people in my life, not that the rest are not important, but I had feared if something had happen with my pregnancy it will be very hard for me to tell all the people I lost the baby, I just didn’t want to make it more hard for me to face them. Fortunately my baby is safe and sound and no sign of going anywhere so I can’t wait to tell everybody.

In a few days I enter the second trimester. Wish me luck!

Jan 22, 2013 - Feelings    2 Comments

Twelve Weeks Pregnant

Twelve Weeks Pregnant

Not much improvement when it comes to meat, I can only eat some when is mixed up with something vegetable, but it is OK, I don’t feel the need and I try to replace it with something else.

Nausea is completely gone, and the only thing that bothers me is the back pain. I have some stretch marks on my boobs and I started massaging them and my belly with some cream with Brazilian nuts that the pharmacy recommended.

I also tried some massage for my back but it didn’t do much. It was relaxing, I will continue to go but I don’t have big hopes for my lower back area. I try to go for a walk at least 40 minutes a day even if my back starts to hurt at the end.

I don’t know what I’m having yet but I exercise my crocheting skills for a friend’s cute baby girl. I finished all my pink thread so I went to buy some more, just in case I need it, but I also have blue and green for some options. I like doing that but is time consuming and I’m supposed to learn for my driving exam that will be sooner rather than later, so that my belly won’t interfere.

This week I will do my nuchal translucency test and I hope it will be good news so that I can feel free to tell friends and the rest of the family about my pregnancy.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight twelfth week: 58.4 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust twelfth week: 91 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist twelfth week: 76 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips twelfth week: 92 cm

Jan 16, 2013 - Feelings, Health    No Comments

Eleven Weeks Pregnant

Eleven Weeks Pregnant

Instead of my nausea I still have this meat aversion which I try to pass by with making food that I crave to contain some meat or to put more sauce so that it won’t be so dry to eat.

I wasn’t able to gain any weight yet, I’m still losing some grams from time to time, but I’m not worried anymore. I still have time to gain and have all sorts of cravings.

I’m still in pain with some back ache, and I tried not to take any pills, not even the ones that are common and OK to take, like No-Spa, and I try going for a walk whenever I get the chance and sleep whenever I can. I also have some tooth ache and for that I’m avoiding sweets and too crunchy foods.

My husband is behaving like a real sweetheart. He made sure my work environment is not at 15 degrees Celsius anymore. He brought a heater and is up to 20 degrees now. He got real concerned when I came near him in bed and tried to get my feet warmer on his skin cuz I could get them to heat up on my on.

He’s not letting me carry anything, he’s amazed by the tiny human in my body (he stopped calling him/her a little worm) and he reads everything I give him on pregnancy, and more.

I went to my family doctor today to put me on the pregnant list and gave me a notebook with info and personal stuff to have whenever I go to a doctors appointment. She also recommended a cardiology appointment because of some unusual sounds she heard when she listened to my heart. I’m not that scared yet, I’m waiting for a real prognosis.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight eleventh week: 58.6 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust eleventh week: 91 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist eleventh week: 76 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips eleventh week: 91 cm

Jan 12, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Ten Weeks Pregnant

Ten Weeks Pregnant

I wasn’t able to write my ten weeks update on time, with all the holidays and all the tiredness I am facing. Even if I’m almost eleven weeks now, I thought I don’t have to skip anything.

The nausea from cooking and from an empty stomach is gone. The bad news is I have a meat aversion that I don’t understand. I am a little scared because I can’t take the required proteins in my body, so I will have to ask my doctor what should I do. I keep trying meat, tasting little bits and hopping that I will get an appetite eventually, but can’t take more than a couple of bites till it gets harder to swallow.

I can only think of eating vegetables, fruits, cheese and eggs, this are the only things I can imagine myself eating, and that gets my mouth watering. I heard vegetarians have a harder time in pregnancy, they get weaker and with no strength.

I never was like this before. I often couldn’t understand a meal without meat in it. When I first met my husband and he wanted to eat boiled potatoes with cream and cheese on top I kept asking “with what?” and he kept saying “cream and cheese”. Now potatoes with cream and cheese sound so delicious. But also, my husband, can eat two small steaks with no garnish, which again I can’t understand. I had to have my rice or my potatoes with my meat, but now I can only think of the garnish with bread for a meal.

My husband was so waiting for the cravings that everybody has so that we can both eat anything we want without thinking of getting fat, for him anyway. But now he is the only one who eats sweets and larger portions, not because he wants to, but because he has to eat my portion too (I hate giving expensive meat to the cats).

So I’m not eating for two yet, I’m not gaining weight and that is worrying, but I suppose is still early to get upset, there is plenty of time for the cravings to kick in, and if the meat will not be one of the cravings I can get my fats from somewhere else.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight tenth week: 59.2 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust tenth week: 90 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist tenth week: 75 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips tenth week: 92 cm

Jan 7, 2013 - Feelings    2 Comments

Nine Weeks Pregnant

Nine Weeks Pregnant1

My second visit to the doctor was more relaxing. I didn’t forget my test and documents at home this time. My husband stayed with me even if we had to pay for another train ticket because mine expired. I managed to ask some questions, but not everything from my list.

She explained me what do I have to do to take the bitest, indicators for Down syndrome and other problems that can occur during pregnancy. Which means I have to visit my mom on 25th January, again, for the results. I sure hope there will be some test I can do here, in my town, or else this baby is turning to be very expensive and I am reluctant to think to make him/her a brother or a sister.

I also got to hear its heartbeats again, which sounded nice, and my husband was more happy with this set of pictures cuz the first ultrasound wasn’t that obvious. My baby measures now 2,77 cm. So my holidays ended up well.

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My doctor asked me if I’m planing to get any fatter cuz she saw how skinny I am, but I told her at the moment the nausea is not letting me crave for anything so I lost one kilo already. She instructed me to keep taking the vitamins and progesterone pills to further notice.

My husband says our baby has my big head cuz its head is the size of its body. And no, that is not the reason I don’t show all my head in my personal picture, I do not really have a big head, I have curly hair and it appears to be large, that’s all.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight ninth week: 59.3 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust ninth week: 90 cm (my husband is expecting more)

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist ninth week: 74 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips ninth week: 92 cm