Friday, 28 June 2013

Fabulous Friday - A special Red Nose Day edition

Happy Fabulous Friday all. I’m taking a different approach today and using today’s post to highlight a fabulous cause. Today is National Red Nose Day which raises money for research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Sadly, parents still have to suffer through the unexpected loss of a child so I think it’s a worthy cause.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

A glimpse into the future

This week I’ve felt nervous and I couldn’t figure out why. After my post about fear the other day, I suddenly realised why. In a few days I’ll be 10 weeks and that’s double figures. That means if something is going to happen, it’s going to happen soon. Fear was well and truly shouting at me.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Pregnancy battle lines - which side are you on?

I’m starting to understand that the pregnancy journey is quite a segregated one. Pregnant women, and those trying to fall pregnant, can judge each other harshly based on their own experiences. Even before the babies are born, there’s an undercurrent of competition between just the process of falling pregnant, and having a baby.

Monday, 24 June 2013

9 weeks - foetus in da house!

I’m 9 weeks today and it’s another week of big changes. Sticky is now the size of a grape and is growing teeth buds, elbows and eye lids. Her kidneys, liver, brain and lungs are starting to function. And drum roll please, Sticky has graduated from embryo to foetus!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Fabulous Friday

And here we are again at another Fabulous Friday. It seems like they are coming about more and more regularly but who’s complaining! What makes today fabulous is reasoning, toasted muffins and bumping into friends.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

A bittersweet day

Today was a great day because I got to see Sticky again. She’s there in all her wriggling, heart pumping glory. However, it’s also a sad day because Baby B is not there. While I am enormously happy Sticky is there and perfect, my happiness is tainted with the reality I’ve had another miscarriage.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The belly has arrived

I am officially showing. Not enough that anyone else would assume I’m pregnant, but definitely enough for people to think I’ve been diving into the cookie jar! And definitely enough that I need to go out and buy new pants already. And we have such a long way to go!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Top 10 pregnancy affirmations

Today I’m 8 weeks and the babies are the size of a jelly bean. This week their brain is developing and their neural tube has closed. Their tiny noses, upper lip, arms and legs are all starting to protrude a bit more. The bad thing about pregnancy is you have no idea all of this is happening as it is supposed to. So over the weekend I had a mini-meltdown. Luckily, all the work I’ve done over the last few weeks helped to contain it, but it was still more than I would have liked.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Fabulous Friday

Happy Fabulous Friday all. What’s fabulous about today? – pot bellies, excitement and decaf.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

A pregnancy mascot

When I was pregnant last time, my Mum went crazy knitting baby blankets. I think she now has about 5 or 6 waiting for me. It’s a shame the baby will be born in the middle of summer but I’m sure they’ll still come in handy. This time, she’s moved onto crochet and this is her latest creation. We call him Cheerio and he sits on our bed head as our pregnancy mascot!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Saying goodbye to the old me

I am deliriously happy that I have morning sickness and I haven’t once complained about it. I would certainly rather have it than not. But, I will admit, between the nausea and the symptoms, it is starting to take its toll.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Running the baby marathon

Team Fisty is feeling every single minute of the all the goings on of week 7. I knew it was going to be a big one, I just didn’t know how big!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Over the hump

Today I’m 7 weeks. Sticky and Maybe Baby B are the size of a blueberry. It’s a big week as their ear buds begin to form, hands and feet sprout from their bodies and they are now fed through the umbilical cord. The other significance of this week is it is the week I lost Peanut.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Fabulous Friday

Happy Fabulous Friday all! What makes today fabulous? – faith, bravery and letting go.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Moments that change your life forever

It's pretty rare to have a moment that changes your life forever. It's even rarer to know it's one of those moments when it happens. In the past 24 hours, I've had two of those moments.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Pregnancy does not erase the past

Today at work there was a morning tea for one of the girls who had her baby 4 weeks ago. I didn't want to go. Being pregnant does not diminish the pain I still feel about the fact I don’t have a 3 week old baby. But I didn’t know that until I saw the invitation for the morning tea.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Putting on my big girl pants

Today, for the first time, I feel pregnant. I think it’s a culmination of feeling more reassured everything is ok and suddenly being smashed with a raft of symptoms. Part of me is even excited! But, the hyper vigilant part of me is still on watch, telling the other part not to get too excited. Reminding me we still have a long way to go.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Preparing for a big week

Today I’m officially 6 weeks. Sticky is now the size of a pea. Between you and me (and pardon my lack of eloquence) I am slightly shitting myself. Not just because of the activities of the weekend, but last time, this was my last week of pregnancy. I have everything I can possibly cross crossed that this week isn’t my last too.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

5 hours of terror Part II

So remember how the other day I said this pregnancy was progressing so differently because I hadn't had the cramps? Well, last night they struck and it was back to hospital I went. The only difference was this time it wasn't 5 hours of terror - it was 8!


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