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Apr 22, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Twenty Five Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Five Weeks Pregnant

Again a busy week had passed with driving lesson and stuff that needed to be taken cared of. I took my driving test exam today and passed, but mow I no longer have the courage to get into a car like I did before taking it. It’s like NOW I’m doubting myself and no longer have the confidence that I am able to deal with a stressful situation. My twenty five weeks bump did not bothered me during my exam, my baby was quiet and good with his stressed momma.

The concerns about my weight gain are not that strong anymore and being pregnant got ahead on my list of important things. Even if I don’t eat as healthy as I could eat, at least I’m not feeling guilty about every gram I gain. I still don’t eat chips and cookies but I can’t refuse a pizza or french fries, and cake for desert.

I spent a lovely weekend with my husband, we got some alone time and we got very close to each other. It felt nice and I felt loved and cared for and pretty. I missed that because we are used to be doing the same things over and over again that sometimes we forget about our private time and we only meat each other when we go to bed. This time we had no problems to resolve and we just spent time looking at each other and holding each other close together. We will be doing this more often from now on, I can feel it.

Symptoms: Today the nerves resolved my problem with constipation, but I don’t think it’s a permanent solution, the heart burn had slowed down, but I’m still fighting some acid reflux from time to time. Headaches and backaches are my usual companions and in the past few days I also experienced some sore ribs, if I don’t have a correct posture my belly puts pressure on the ribs and my large breasts are squeezing from above. At the beginning I thought some stretch marks will form on my breasts because some red spots appeared all around my nipples, but after a couple of weeks I see that instead of the red some brown spots appeared instead. I use baby oil on my skin every night and that is the only area that got this kind of spots. My belly still has no stretch marks, but I think I’m stuck forever with those on my behind and breast area. To bad!

This week I will go to Bucharest for my monthly doctors appointment and I will ask my doctor about the red spots and also about the lumps that make my belly look funny like my baby is stretching and wants to get out. Can’t wait to see my baby again and hear his heartbeat, this are the best moments of this pregnancy, also my baby kicking my belly is on that list too.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 680 grams
Baby head to toe: 34.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 68,7 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 96

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 90 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 95 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 102 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm

Apr 14, 2013 - Feelings    2 Comments

Twenty Four Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Four Weeks Pregnant

This week I was ok with everything. Baby is moving more and more even when I’m standing up. He moves around my belly and makes all kind of lumps that make my skin be very tight and uncomfortable but more so when he pushes on my bladder when I go for walk with my husband. In those moments I need to walk slowly or even stop moving because any step I take could make me lose my control over my bladder.

Now that I can eat almost everything that crosses my mind I’m starting to gain weight so fast, and constipation doesn’t help keeping the balance. I was upset on myself for eating chips and chocolate the other day and I bought some fruits for whenever I feel the need for snacks I can have an apple or banana, which is better than sweets not only for the baby or my weight, but also for my teeth.

I feel large and ugly but looking at my belly and especially when it moves makes me forget all about my huge behind, my few layers of extra belly that goes all around my back. I don’t mind it on others but it’s strange for me to have this as I was thin all my life, and when I was little I looked like this.

Young me

Symptoms: I still have headaches from time to time, back ache, acid reflux is happening more if I bent over something, but even when I’m not, sometimes just because I drink water. My heartburn got easier if every time that happen I drink a few sips of milk, I don’t need to drink a whole glass, I can save it for later when it could happen again, so I keep the heartburn to a minimum this way, just a minute or so a few times a day. Maybe if I would drink milk all day it would not happen at all, but milk makes me thirsty and too much water and liquid makes me get acid reflux, so I keep it to just a few glasses a day, not more.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 680 grams
Baby head to toe: 32 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 68,5 kg (constipation should not be an excuse, that is why I’m sad)

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 96

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 89 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 95 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 101 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 99 cm

Apr 7, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Twenty Three Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Three Weeks Pregnant

My baby is kicking harder and harder and when he stretches his legs I feel how my bump stretches in awkward ways. Like a friend said the other day and he felt my baby bumps, I have a corner shaped belly not a round one.

My urinary track infection didn’t pass along just by resting and drinking more water, I had to take the injections my doctor recommended, but not the antibiotics. I’m still waiting for the urine tests results on Monday to see if I really need them. I heard babies that had to put up with a urinary track infection of the mother could grow less then those who’s mothers where healthy. So I rather take the antibiotics than harm my baby in other ways.

I had to go to a clinic to do the injections and they didn’t hurt, theoretically, right away, they hurt the next day, but when I had the bad luck to encounter a lady doctor, or nurse, that pushed the serum too fast and punched the needle too hard, it hurt. The other two doctors/nurses I met there, where more delicate and I didn’t felt ANYTHING at all, just the sore spot the next day as usual. I had six injections done and my behind feels sore and it hurts even when I walk.

I have to start working tomorrow, because I got plenty of rest, even if it didn’t help as much as I wanted, but people started complaining when I met my clients on the street and couldn’t care less I was sick, all they wanted was their stupid favorite coffee every morning.

I still can’t hear my baby’s heartbeat with a stethoscope as they say, which is frustrating, but I can feel him sometimes even when I’m standing up, so that’s excited.

Symptoms: I have some heartburn still and acid reflux, but I got used to them and I don’t care anymore. My headaches and back pain got worse the past week. I also felt very tired and exhausted probably because of the urinary track infection and also a little bit irritated because I have to pee so often and I have to go to my cold bathroom and sit on my cold toilet seat so frequent.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 500 grams
Baby head to toe: 28,9 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 66,8 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 96

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 86 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 95 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 101 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 98 cm

Apr 4, 2013 - Health, Problems    No Comments

Kidney Problems in Pregnancy

Kidney Problems in Pregnancy

On Monday, as I said, I called the doctors office in my town to make an appointment. She called me the moment she opened her office, around 2 o’clock, even if she had her scheduled patients at that hour.

When I entered my phone dropped on the floor and to pick it up took me a few minutes and she got to see first hand how bad it was for me. The pain in my sides was gone, for now, and I was left with only the ones under the belly, so I was hurting every time I bent. It also hurt if I need to go to the bathroom or when I go and do it, just under the belly.

She looked at my urine tests, she gave me a check-up inside to see if anything was sore down there, which it was but not that much to explain the pain. I asked her for an ultrasound of the baby, because I wanted to see if he was causing the pain if he stayed really low, which he didn’t, and I also wanted some pictures of him as last time the CD from the anatomy scan was unfortunately empty.

She gave me a treatment, which I was scared to follow, for kidney sand. No-spa and Scobutil injections for 3 days, in the morning and at night, and some antibiotics treatment for 7 days. And lots of water and rest till the pain is gone. So I called my usual doctor, the one from the big city, told her everything and about the treatment I received and she agreed with everything. And I didn’t listen, again, even if I know in the second trimester it’s safe to take antibiotics.

I went back to work the next day because I had no pain Monday night, nor I had in the middle of the night or in the morning when the alarm went off. But after a couple of hours of ups and downs on the stool at work to serve my clients the pain returned and I had to close early. I still didn’t want to do the treatment, I just hope drinking water and rest will help me eventually, but I see myself tomorrow going to do the injections at least because it’s getting painful everyday, and last night I couldn’t sleep to well because of the pain.