Feb 11, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Fifteen Weeks Pregnant

Fifteen Weeks Pregnant

Fifteen Week and counting. My meat aversion is getting annoying and I don’t know what to cook for myself this days. I tried some meatballs with sauce and I forced myself to eat the meat in it. I tried a traditional sour soup with meatballs and I can manage that meat because the liquid is sour and with vegetables and it helps me forget what I have in my mouth.

I stopped loosing weight, but I’m not gaining too fast. I need lots of water this days and I want to replace my need for something sweet after a meal with fruits, cuz I like them more and they are better for my baby than a fruit cookie.

I’m very tired, my backache is killing me sometimes. I’m craving some sun and I can’t wait my Cardiologist appointment on 13th. Hope everything is good so that when we announce on the 14th we will be happy without worries about my heart.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight fifteenth week: 59.9 kg

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

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist fifteenth week: 80 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips fifteenth week: 92 cm

Feb 4, 2013 - Health    No Comments

Fourteen Weeks Pregnant

Fourteen Weeks Pregnant

I’m fourteen weeks pregnant and I miss my baby’s fluttering. I didn’t felt anything for the past week so no other happy excitements. Besides my back ache, which is a constant pain and I can’t do anything about it, I had some arrhythmia that scared me a little.

This morning I felt exhausted and couldn’t stand on my feet to long, which is hard because I work standing up, and I had to go back to my bed cuz my pulse was 105 after 1 minute of standing up, and I felt a tremble all over my body. I said “enough is enough” when my breathing started to race, my heart was pounding, I felt hotter and started to sweat and I just felt I was going to pass out, which I didn’t want to happen on my job, were strangers could only look at me to a window and no one could get in and help.

My blood pressure, when I got to my room and sat down was normal, the pulse was starting to lower and I had some diarrhea and nausea but after I relaxed a bit I was good to go.

I gave another try and went back to my clients, but when they started to come one after another with no pause for me to sit, I stared to feel the tremble in my body again, and the pulse raising and my legs shaking and week. I could say it is from my back ache but I don’t know for sure, and I was just scared that I will pass out and hit my head or harm my baby.

The thing that I didn’t like was some arrhythmia that I felt from time to time, for a few days now, but today was more often and worsen by the passing out feeling. So I tried to get an appointment with a cardiologist and the famous one from my town is available only on 25th February and I made an appointment with him anyway, but searched for something earlier than that. I called a cardiologist from a private clinic and she was available no sooner than 13th February. I don’t know if it matter I am pregnant and if I’m a priority because of that, so I didn’t said anything because I’m shy.

Anyhow, I will wait for the appointments and hopefully they will not find something bad in my heart. I had this arrhythmia for some years, many doctors said they hear nothing wrong in my heart, the EKG test showed nothing, they probably didn’t bother too much because I was too young. Just one doctor, a few years back, said she can hear something but she doesn’t know what it is and maybe with an ultrasound, which was not available that soon, she can say what it is for sure. But now they have to listen to me and do whatever it takes to find out what this feeling is and if it can harm my baby in any way so that I know how to protect my self and my baby.

I feel scared, and tired and week, but my husband helps me a lot, lifting my mood up and taking care of me. I love him so much, and I’m so hormonal that I shared a tear writing that down.

New measurements:
Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight fourteenth week: 59.5 kg

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust fourteenth week: 92 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist fourteenth week: 78 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips fourteenth week: 92 cm

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.

Nine Weeks Pregnant2

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

Dec 23, 2012 - Feelings    No Comments

Eight Weeks Pregnant

Eight weeks pregnant

Since I’ve come back to my moms house I seem to handle my nausea a little better specially because I don’t cook that much so the smell doesn’t gets to me before my meal time and more because my husband had precise hours for the meals and here I eat only when I want to.

My constipation is not that bad anymore, I go more than a few times a week, but I don’t know the reason for the change. I am still bloated and had a some cramps, but the spotting stopped after a few days of taking the pills my doctor prescribed, I don’t know how long I have to take them, but till my next visit I will finish the ones I took.

My belly grew a little, probably because this week my uterus starts to stretch to make room for the baby. I don’t feel any new symptoms so that is that for my eight week.

I’m glad Christmas is coming, the tree is ready, the presents are warped and ready, the traditional food is getting ready in the oven and we are watching Christmas movies on TV. I got a little upset on my mother today. I wanted to help with preparations for the traditional meal, sarma, and she repeatedly said that I don’t have to, that is better that I let her, cuz mine don’t look that good, even if I only got to do two and one of them didn’t look like hers. I raised my voice and told her that it doesn’t matter how they look I only wanted to do something together for this Christmas, she can throw mine afterwards if she doesn’t like, but is important for me to do something together.

I probably overreacted because I miss my husband, I’m sad that the is not with us (me and the bump) and he will arrive no sooner than 27th December, so probably the hormones got to me, but I stopped myself from crying and we finished the sarmas together.

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

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

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist eighth week: 74 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips eighth week: 92 cm

Dec 18, 2012 - Feelings, Health, Problems    No Comments

First Ultrasound

First Ultrasound

I came to Bucharest on Saturday, alone because I had the appointment yesterday and we decided I would remain here for the holidays and my husband will join me later. He couldn’t come with me because he can’t spent so much time away from his family because they need him.

I was not afraid of the doctors appointment, I was excited even, I was just afraid of the taxi ride, I didn’t know the area where the hospital is situated and didn’t know how much money it will take me for the ride. But I made it there in time, just 5 minutes earlier, and took a chair in the waiting room. I waited like a half an hour and realized I had forgotten my entire medical file at home. I was ready to go to the hospital an hour before my actual departing time, but emotions and stress made me forget my most valuable file at home.

So I waited there, trying to remember what tests I did and what I didn’t do, try to remember all the questions I wanted to ask her and I finally enter the cabinet. She greeted me with a smile, she asked about my age, about my last period to know how many weeks I have and, of course, about the test file, which I didn’t have. I tried to give her some tests I remembered but she writes me a blood test reference and she advise me to only take those that I didn’t took, of course.

She puts me on the examining table, takes a few samples for some tests I was sure I didn’t take, and gives me an internal ultrasound. She looks on the monitor, moves the stick inside me around a few times, and she turns on the sound a couple of times, the second time I heard it loud and clear “Bump….Bump….Bump….”, it sounds like 70 beats per minute and I panic. It should’ve sound like “BumpBumpBump”, 110 to 160 beats per minute to be a healthy baby, so my eyes start watering.

The doctor is not happy, I see she doesn’t like what she heard but she stays calm. She says she wants a pregnancy confirmation and a transvaginal ultrasound to be sure we can continue the pregnancy, cuz there is a risk that the heart will stop and she wants to make sure as soon as possible. She also gave me some pills prescription, vitamins, Folic Acid, something for spotting, because it didn’t stop from last Sunday, and No-spa, just in case I have any kind of pain I can take 1 to 4 capsules per day.

She gave me her business card which I lost cuz I couldn’t focus on anything else, I took the ultrasound picture with the little bump barely visible and left. It was good I had the agenda with me, I wrote everything she told me, when to come see her again, where, what to do next, when will I know everything is ok, and stuff. I went to the reception and try to get an appointment as soon as possible for that ultrasound and lucky me they had one opening at one o’clock and it was one o’clock.

I stayed in line though, cuz there were some other women there more pregnant than me. I gave my husband a call and told him everything, I wrote him a few messages cuz I didn’t like other people to hear that I was scared and sad and lost and all alone. I shared a few tears which drew attention, but I tried staying strong and said to myself if I’m positive my baby will be fine.

My husband made a quick researched on the internet, told me some women treated the slow pulse with pills, like magnesium and calcium and the pulse went up a little. But that meant that the baby could have some heart problems, treatable, but nevertheless. I was angry that I’ve done everything that I could to make my body healthy for the conceiving, then made sure I ate healthy and enough, and eat fruits and take vitamins, and this still could happen.

When the doctor called me in, my tears were gone and I was relieved that I didn’t had to wait that long to know. He quickly asked my name and get down to business. He put the ultrasound on my belly and in a couple of seconds I could hear loud and clear “BumpBumpBump”, 128 beats per minute. I was so happy and then more happy when he told me to look on my left and there, on a TV with a 65 cm diameter, I could se the little peanut. The doctor measured his head, body, everything and congratulated me.

I thanked God everything was fine and when I went to pay for everything I didn’t care how much it was, I was just glad it was over.

Today I’ve done the blood tests I was supposed to, and the result will come on January 7, 3 days later than my next doctors visit. Hope it will not be too late and that there will not be more surprises.