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Mar 31, 2013 - Feelings, Health    No Comments

Twenty Two Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Two Weeks Pregnant

Today I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, as I usually do, cuz if I wait till morning my belly hurts very bad. But last night I was already in so much pain in my right side, like the feeling you get when you run a couple of miles, but somewhat different from that. It also hurt under the belly, ligament pain I guess, and much more when I sit down in just one move. If I sit more slowly it doesn’t hurt that much. The pain in my side lasted all day, the one under the belly too, and till now I feel some changes in my left side too.

I took some No-spa pills, but didn’t help and I tried to find some answers on the internet. I THINK it something related to kidney, more so that my doctor advised me to drink more water cuz I had some calcium oxalate in my urine sample the last time I did my tests. I read that can cause kidney stones or sand. I think is not that bad, even if it hurts so much, because it doesn’t hurt when I pee…yet.

I drank 2 liters of water today, didn’t help but I hope it will in the future. Tomorrow I will call the doctors office to make an appointment and I will insist she’ll have to see me right away.

Symptoms: I still have a headache, and the heartburn got very strong this past few days, and I didn’t had the chance to try Haley’s remedy (another mom to be in the same month as me) of eating pineapple, but today I sense it will be the day to do it cuz it hurts bad. Some acid reflux has bothered me also, but other than my crucial pain in my side I didn’t notice anything else.

Baby is moving like crazy. My sweet young friends (9 years younger than me or less) are so excited about touching my belly to feel him move, and I noticed I don’t mind, I feel my baby is already a star. I felt awkward a little when someone kissed my belly, but that, I guess, it was a weird situation.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 450 grams
Baby head to toe: 27,8 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 65,6 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 94 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 83 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 94 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 101 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 96 cm

Mar 28, 2013 - Health    No Comments

Gender Announcement

We had an anatomy scan on Monday and we saw our healthy baby again. We found out the gender, heartbeat and the approximate weight.

So we are having a…..

Gender Announcement

The baby looks healthy, even if he was sleeping in that moment, but we had a clear view of his parts. He stood with his little hands in his head, covering his face with his tiny fists. He still measures ahead 5 days.

Heart beat:
150 beats per minute
Approx. weight: 497 grams (this represents a 22 weeks pregnancy)

If you see the previous post they say on the internet he should have 360 grams and 26,7 cm. I don’t know if he is longer now, cuz they didn’t do the length, but it’s a big boy. His father is so proud of him.

Unfortunately the doctors assistant made a mistake and gave us an empty CD. We hoped we could see our baby moving from home too and could show our families our little boy, but I don’t think I can recover that as I left the town already.

My doctor said the blood tests don’t show anything bad for now. I just have to drink more water and eat more iron rich foods so that I won’t become anemic and I should monitor my blood tension two times a day, in the morning and at nigh, till my next visit.

We are both thrilled that our baby is healthy and we can’t wait to meet him. My husband already thinks of making him a sister, but we will see how hard it will be for us with this little one and then decide.

Belly Face

Mar 27, 2013 - Feelings    2 Comments

Twenty One Weeks Pregnant

Twenty One Weeks Pregnant

More than a half of pregnancy has past, yet I didn’t feel any of it. I had some nausea but it was more like lack of appetite, some back pain, but now that it passed, I don’t really remember it that painful. When thinking about symptoms I heard before getting pregnant, and does I had it seems like myths now. I don’t think I expected to hit me VERY hard and that is the reason I didn’t feel so sick. I truly pity the women that feel all the bad symptoms of the pregnancy.

The only thing that tells me for sure that I’m pregnant are those little nudges in my belly that happen more often as the time passes. The weight gain is still something that scares me a little. I was once 65 kilo and I easily got rid of them without effort. I’m more scared of what will come next. I still don’t have any food cravings but I get hungry more often and I can fit more food in my belly at one meal, and my meat aversion is getting better, I’m not over it entirely, but it’s easier now, so there will be more weight gain in the future.

Symptoms: Headache, that is caused by not drinking plenty of water I suppose, and nose congestion, still. I had a very bad tooth ache and my doctor advised me to go and fix it and even take antibiotics if necessary. My baby is HITTING my belly stronger and stronger, and he seems that he stretches his legs in my right lower part of my belly and it hurts a little sometimes because I’m smaller there and I usually have my elastic waistband there. So whenever that happens I look like Al Bundy with my hand inside my pants so that it won’t be too tight on my belly. He still makes my bump look strange and crooked from time to time and I can’t wait to catch that on video as soon as he has more power so that the camera can catch the movement.

Lately I have some new acid reflux symptoms and some heartburn, but that doesn’t happen too often.


New measurements:

Baby weight: 360 grams
Baby head to toe: 26,7 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 64,1 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 93 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 83 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 94 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 100 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 94 cm

Mar 22, 2013 - Problems    1 Comment

Busy and Pregnant

Busy and Pregnant

This week was a mess. It wasn’t a good week to be pregnant. I had my blood results on Monday and they looked ok, I will ask my doctor on Monday to be sure. But from Tuesday on we had a busy, hectic week. I had to put my file in order for the driving test. Wednesday I had to run from one place to another to pay some taxes for the file, to register our car and for other local taxes. Then I took my driver license file to make an appointment for the practical driving exam. Which I will have to take on April 22nd and I had time from that moment on to take the written examination, if not I could not take the practical exam then.

Thursday we had an appointment with the car for some tests and it was on the outskirts of town. My husband was very stressed of driving in the rain as it was very early in the morning, lots of traffic, and only the second time he got to start up the car and drive it. He is a beginner too so I had to come along for moral support. The way in was ok but when we came back there was no parking space for us anymore, none that he could get in without so much stress, anyway. So we had to look somewhere else and we found a place 10 minutes away of walking to our home.

Then we had some paperwork to do for the car again. But as we didn’t had all the information we needed from the car test station we just came back from, had to go there again. Fortunately we didn’t needed the car anymore so we took a taxi and came back with all the paperwork. We filled out a form that a nice man in an office gave us, took that form to the other end of the building for a lady in another office to register the files and put a stamp with a date on, and moved to the middle of the building at a long line to just leave that papers there so we could come back for them the other day.

So today we had to get up early again so that I could take the written exam which I had prepared myself for a long time now. I was so nervous I had a little panic attack. Not because I wasn’t prepared but because I had some stomach aches, from the emotions and I had to go to the bathroom. Baby was kicking every time I sat down and wasn’t helping with my problem. Finally when my number was called and I had to wait in another waiting area to enter the examination room, I had the guts to ask the nice lady to please let me to the toilet as I am pregnant and in very much need of one.

They gave me a key and told me they don’t know what’s inside of that toilet as they have to share it with other people. I couldn’t care less. I just needed a hole and a private space so no one could see me, but it was WAY worse than I expected as I saw my share of dirty, filthy bathrooms, but this was like the worse thing ever. I didn’t, however, had any problem to make my other problem disappear, but I will definitely remember that bathroom. Just imagine the flushing device broken and no cleaning lady for months, and some people with very bad stomach problems. I didn’t touched a thing, just the handle of the front door and the key, I can’t even remember if there was a sink or not, but the trash can was full and right in my face when I bent down to do my business, and I had to try really hard not to look into it.

I completed my exam without other incidents, with a score of 24 from 26 questions, and I only had to do 22 right to pass and we went to take the cars paperwork again. We found out the pollution tax is huge, WAY more than we expected, and we had to pay some other taxes for the registration file to be complete. Taxes that in order to be payed we had to take a taxi to another part of the town. When all was complete, after an hour or two, cuz we had to come back for other paperwork AGAIN, we got rid of the file and completed our task for the registration.

We will have the car numbers on Wednesday, just in time for when we come back from my home town as this weekend we will travel there because my anatomy scan appointment is on Monday. We hope we can get some relaxation, at least no more walking from one place to another with paperwork or files or taxes, I just had enough.

I am prepared for a redo week like this when we finish the buy of our country house. We will have to change the names on all the utilities contracts, but it will be in a smaller village so maybe we will not run as much. Hoping, of course, they don’t send us to our larger town to fill the paperwork.

Mar 17, 2013 - Feelings, Health    No Comments

Twenty Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Weeks Pregnant

My belly bump at twenty weeks is, as you can see, getting bigger and bigger. My husbands nick name for me is “little barrel”, but I don’t mind. I don’t think I got bigger as in fat, just bigger baby bump.

I love my active baby. It’s moving all the time and it makes me smile. He makes lumps in my belly, I don’t know with what part of his body, but he’s cute. He’s all over the place but he stays more in the lower right part of my belly. I keep thinking he should go up cuz I’m scared of making him too tight with the pants waistband.

Tomorrow I get my blood tests results and I hope everything is fine. Saturday we are going to the city, my mother can’t wait to see me, and the next Monday we have the baby ultrasound at 21 weeks and a gender scan. Can’t wait for that!!!

Symptoms: besides my usual gas, back pain, nose congestion, fatigue, headache, frequent trips to the bathroom and swollen gums, this week I got some new ones, acid reflux, heartburn and leg cramps.

New measurements:

Baby weight: 255 grams
Baby crown to rump: 15-16 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 63,5 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 94 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 80 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 93 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 100 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 92 cm

Mar 11, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Funny Gross Story

Train Seats

The previous weekend I told you I took my husband to another city, to look for maternity jeans and some alone time. We got both and plenty of food after this well deserved brake, but we also got something else.

The train we got back came from the capital so it looked pretty full. We found our seats right in front of some older ladies and quickly sit down so that others would have the space to get to theirs. We passed an old man who was helped by someone and looked ill and fragile and when we sat down and smelled some urine in the air we assumed it was him.

It wasn’t long till I realized my pants were getting wet and when I touched my behind with my hand I discovered it was wet. The instinct pushed me to get my hand to my nose and check what the liquid was. Imagine my surprise when it smelled like pee.

I’ve gone hysteric, my husband too, he kept saying lets go, lets move, and I didn’t know where cuz I thought it was full. I ruined a magazine we bought to read thinking I will sit on it for the rest of the trip. But there were enough seats and we went there with our luggage so that I could find a spare jeans to change.

I found my hand sanitizer and rubbed it on my hands a couple of times. I went to the small stinky bathroom to change and unfortunately I had to take my panties off too but I had nothing to replace them with. Again rubbed the soap sanitizer on my behind and hands, had some difficulties putting pants on because of the train movement and kept bumping on the walls. Put the damaged underwear and jeans in a secured bag so that the smell will not get out.

I was so scared at first. I imagined some drunk guy had stayed in my place before me and he peed on himself and what if I get some urinary infection because my underwear got wet too. I was relived to find out, when my husband went to ask the ladies in front of us if they knew who stayed there before, and they said it was a mother with a little kid who peed on himself. Surely i could blame the mother for not putting a diaper on her baby, but incidents do happen, and kids are not that full of urinary infections as adults are, so I wasn’t scared anymore.

But boy I was pissed off! The two “nice” ladies standing in front of us knew what happen and they still didn’t warned me about the wet seat, my belly was full and pretty sure it spelled pregnant. They stayed quiet, ignorant and probably laughing so hard that I sat on a peed seat.

So we moved and forgot all about it, left the magazine on the seat, thinking the ladies will do the right thing the next time, but when we came for our stuff we found a boy in my husbands seat, probably without a ticket and he had all his stuff on my wet seat, jacket, food, bottle of juice, and he was reading THE magazine we left on the seat. We warned him about the wet seat and he sadly threw away his biscuits and moved all of his stuff away. The ladies were still in the train, didn’t get off earlier or something, they simply didn’t have the common sense to be polite and warn others.

I hate ignorant people!

Mar 10, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Nineteen Weeks Pregnant

Nineteen Weeks Pregnant

This week ended in a pleasant note, with us going to a city near by called Craiova. I found two pairs of maternity jeans cuz the regular started to hurt me and a little bit of relaxation away from problems and nagging.

I had no trouble finding something to eat and I was very happy with everything, cuz I didn’t had to set the table, make the food and clean the dishes anymore. And I ate SO MUCH, I couldn’t believe myself. Good thing I’m home now and I don’t have a menu anymore, cuz I gained 2,3 kg from last week (1,6kg since we left home).

I don’t know if the baby bump is from the weekend that I spent eating or is what an actual nineteenth week baby bump should look like. I just feel my belly full but the extra food didn’t set yet on the body, luckily is just in the belly and will stay there. The walking around in the city was helpful, tiring but useful after all the food I had. My feet hurt, and after a hour or so I begun to walk like a duck, but I feel more energized and positive.

I’m so happy the cold weather passed and I will start to show my belly to the sun, and feel more comfortable without the 2-3 layers of clothing on my belly to keep warm.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 63,9 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 94 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 81 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 93 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 99 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 92 cm

Mar 6, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Pregnancy View

Pregnancy View

This is what I see from my side. I have to admit this is a full belly after dinner and night snacks, but I like seeing it like this. It feels pregnant cuz I’m skinny, but it feels more than 18 weeks so it’s pretty to look at from upstairs. I know I gained some pounds that surrounds my pregnant belly, but the fact that I don’t see them from my pregnancy view it makes me happy, oblivious, but happy nevertheless.

My husband tells me I look like a Somali kid, but as long as I’m not starving and I’m eating even when I’m already full, it’s ok.

Yesterday I ate a pork schnitzel, made like a shaorma, with french fries, coleslaw, ketch-up and mayo and a thin pita (I apologize to the craving pregnant girls out there), I loved it so much cuz it didn’t taste like meat at all. Not even when I fried it. And yesterday my husband made some chilli con carne for today’s lunch, I tasted a bit and I couldn’t feel anything wrong with the beef, so I’m hopeful that with the rice I will make today it will go smoothly. I’m kinda scared of the red beans in it, hope my husband will prove to be a strong man and not leave me after tomorrow.

I find it harder and harder to dress myself, more so to put socks and shoes on, I can’t wait for the summer to come when all will be so easy. Baby moves every day for the last week and especially when I stay with my legs crossed, and when he kicks me it reminds me no not stay like that so that I will not squeeze him. I don’t know if it counts but I try not to even if I feel him often with my legs crossed. Even my husband could feel the baby kicking yesterday and the feeling made him giggling.

I can’t wait for the weekend to come so that we will get some time for us, without my mother in law, and can’t wait for the March 25th to come so that we will find out the gender for sure and how is our little healthy baby doing.

Mar 3, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Eighteen Weeks Pregnant

Eighteen Weeks Pregnant

The stress level in the house was WAY lower this week, but the gas level went through the roof. Yes, is not nice to talk about this, but as I am an open and uncensored person, I don’t mind. This is how pregnancy works. I avoided being sick as a dog, as many of other pregnant girls in the first trimester, but I can not avoid gas and frequent peeing this trimester.

The weight gain scared me this week as I reached even a 62,7 kg in the middle of the week. I didn’t want to make my body fat without reason, I wanted to gain just the things that baby needed, so when I saw I gained almost 2 kg in one week, I got scared. Fortunately I’m on the whattoexpect forums, for moms who give birth in August and I read everything that I can from work and some subjects there are of weight gain. The first time moms don’t know the answer to many questions and problems we encounter but there are the experienced moms who can answer our frights. So they helped me realize that most of my fattening was water retention, which is not that bad, and I immediately saw they were right.

For relaxation me and my husband will take a weekend off, away from the city. We will go visit a city near by, not that much different from ours but it will be a hotel, and I will not worry about house stuff, and we will eat at the restaurant and take some walks and discover a new city.

Other symptoms:
beside gas and pee, is headache, back ache, still a meat aversion, and what makes my heart melt in an instant is my baby movements.

New measurements:

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight eighteenth week: 61,6 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust eighteenth week: 93 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist eighteenth week: 80 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips eighteenth week: 93 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt eighteenth week: 99 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump eighteenth week: 92 cm