May 13, 2013 - Feelings, Problems    No Comments

Twenty Eight Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Eight Weeks Pregnant

I started working with my husband for a couple of weeks and its more time consuming than what I did before. But I manage to do all that is needed to be done, like making lunch for both, washing and cleaning, but I’m starting to worry about how I will not have time to do any of this after baby is born, for the first few months at least, because I will be tired and cranky most likely.

I’m worried about what I will eat, and who will cook and clean, or at least do the laundry, because I don’t see my mother in low helping with anything. A few days back she washed a t-shirt my husband wore to paint the room we recently made and he tried wearing the same t-shirt also when he did the baby’s room, and when he wanted to wipe his sweat with the sleeve his face was full of cat hair. Which I don’t want on my baby’s clothes or mine, or my husbands, so she can’t help there.

I thought about buying another washing machine, just a little one, for the baby, but we don’t have room and is too expensive. So I guess I will wash them by hand, as the washing machine is still downstairs, in their bathroom and cats are eating food directly on the washing machine. I once saw fish skin, oily and smelly on the washing machine and the cats didn’t even eat it. It disappeared, eaten or taken, a few hours later, but the smell and the oils where still there, next to an open cat food can and more cat food in trays.

Then is the food issue. I will need to be eating proper meals as I want to breastfeed and it will be hard to eat what she is making because I never did like her cooking, she puts too many spices and too little salt. And I could not ask her to make something for us, because she already has to cook special diet for her, another no salt no fat meals for grandma, and it will be cruel to ask her to cook normal, salty and after my recipe meals for me and my husband.

And about cleaning, is hard enough for her to clean her room because of her eyes problem, I HOPE, because she says something is clean when it’s not, and to ask her to do our cleaning it will be useless AND stressful, because even if she will not be doing a good job she will still complain that she did so much and she will be tired to do stuff that WE will probably end up doing instead of her.

On another subject, we managed to paint the baby’s room. We just redid the white with antibacterial paint and we will be cleaning the room today. We called a girl to do the hard job like rubbing and polishing all the paint drops and dust we made. And after she is done we will probably do it again more thorough, because is the baby’s room and we need to be sure everything is good.

And it will be perfect if not for my mother in law old furniture set, which is heavy, and old, and broken, and the wood is chipped in some places, and not all the doors stay perfectly closed, and she has her (dusty) crystal glasses set in the glass cabinet, and plates set for special occasions which we don’t use, and lots of clothes, but the clothes don’t bother me as much as the old and full of dust and bacterial furniture which she constantly reminds us that she bought with her first salary 25 and more years ago.

I just have to wait for my son to grow and smash by accident some things that are not to valuable, to show her she has to put them in a safe place. Because that is what you do with things that you don’t use but are fond off, you put them in safe cases that can hold them safe and dust free.

Then I will probably spill everything I can on the furniture so that I can tell her I’m sorry and I will have to buy her another set. Because that is what we really want, spend our money, not hers, on something new and baby friendly, but she refuses because is HER first furniture she ever bought.

I will probably not be doing all the mean things I said, but it’s more relaxing to say I will and to think them than to think I am doomed.

Symptoms: Baby is putting pressure on my belly sometimes but is manageable, no more cravings, but I still will never refuse a pizza, a few back aches, but less than the weeks before, acid reflux and the bathroom trips.
I still feel ok even if I am in the third trimester. Hopefully I will still feel like this later on.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 1005 grams (ours measured 950 grams at 25 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 37.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 69,1 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 98 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 91 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 97 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm

May 6, 2013 - Feelings, Problems    No Comments

Twenty Seven Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Seven Weeks Pregnant

The last week was tiring because all the preparations that needed to be done for Easter. Somehow I still managed to be left out with the food. After all the spring cleaning was done I only had Thursday night to color the eggs and Friday all day to make a cake that ended up something way different than what I was looking for.

Tort Paste

Then I made something that we traditionally make for Easter, that usually contains lamb meat but my husband likes it more if I use chicken liver and less greens. I can’t eat any because the liver contains too much Vitamin E, if I remember correctly.

Drob ficat pui

I thought I would eat another traditional meal, sarma, that my mother in law brag she would cook for us. She only made 8 little pieces that would only be enough for one meal, 4 each. I will starve or eat french fries the last two days of Easter.

So next year I will take all the week before Easter off so I would cook everything we need and want. I would probably have to do the same with the Christmas dinner as well and don’t rely on anyone else.
Sometimes I feel alone and sad when I know my mom would give an arm and a leg to help me whenever I needed but she is far and has to work and I don’t really want my mother in law and my mom together, too much stress for them both and for me. They get along better speaking only on phone I want to keep it like that.

Symptoms: Just baby stretching my belly in weird positions and some pizza cravings, but I feel I would want pizza even if I wasn’t pregnant, that would be my top choice whenever you ask me, but now I feel I have a reason to eat it every time I want it and say it’s the baby that wants some. I also have the same backaches and the usual trips to the bathroom, the acid reflux is still a pain in the throat, but nothing else I can think of.

New measurements:
Baby weight: 875 grams (ours measured 950 grams at 25 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 36.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 69,2 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 97 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 89 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 96 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm

May 1, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Twenty Six Weeks Pregnant

Twenty Six Weeks Pregnant

Although the first day of twenty six weeks has passed I couldn’t find any time to write about the last week. As I was in Bucharest for the weekend and we went to the doctors appointment on Friday, I only had my Ipad with me and was more difficult to write about what happen.

So Friday we saw our little guy at the ultrasound. The doctor said he has a big head, my husband said, after we left the office, that this means it look like me. She also said he has big, full lips and she was wandering who he resembles with. I said Angelina Jolie! I don’t know how a big headed baby with full lips will look like but if it was a girl I sure would love the big lips.

I’m praying that he will not get my bad eye sight or my damaged teeth. He still measured ahead and has almost one kilo. The doctor said the spots on my breast will pass after birth and also the line that rises when I tense my belly, were the middle of my muscles are, will also pass after birth and it is do to lack of exercise in the past.

My husband said that now we HAVE to make a little girl next so that someone will resemble him too. After this little one is born I don’t think that we will care who he looks like more.

Family Picture

Saturday we went to Botanical Garden with some good friends, took some pretty pictures. I can’t loose the feeling I’m fat even if everybody else says different, but it was nice and we ate a good pizza afterwards. We found out that the pizza place my husband used to take me when we started dating has been closed and we were very sad, we used to come there from time to time just for the memories, and for the best pizza I ate in my life. The lady waiter there always knew what pizza we wanted.

We are expecting the Easter holidays this weekend and we have a lot to do. I took the car out for a spin to get used to driving it and we went at a car wash, so at least the car is clean. Tomorrow a lady will come to help me with the cleaning in the bathroom and my old coffee store, so that we can extend our kitchen. I still have a long list that needs to be done, every day till Saturday. Hope I’ll get everything done in time.

Symptoms: I’m starting to walk slower because my feet hurt very fast, I guess I’m not used to having to carry so much weight, and my back is hurting more and more. If I walk like a duck and talk like a duck there is no doubt I’m a pregnant duck. I really can’t think of anything else, except using the bathroom more often, I don’t think I feel other symptoms.

Baby makes all kinds of lumps on my belly bump. And that seems to be the his behind because at the ultrasound we saw his head all the way on my right side where he is also pushing and moving sometimes.

Belly Lump

New measurements:
Baby weight: 760 grams (ours measured 950 grams)
Baby head to toe: 35.6 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 68,9 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 97

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 88 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 97 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 103 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 100 cm

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.

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