Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baby Caterpillar - 7 Weeks.

Now I've finally passed the longest week in history where 6 weeks actually took me 15 days since I was put back 8 from my scan, I'm finally finding things are going back on track. Thank goodness! 
At 7 weeks & 5 days my doctor, who I've decided to do shared care with, booked me in for another scan that afternoon since the last scan put me back so far behind. But little Caterpillar is doing SO well, with a heartbeat now of 174bpm! Fast beating bubby! It also measured 8 weeks, so it's growing beautifully too! So beautiful. I feel a lot more excited now. This is ACTUALLY HAPPENING!! 


Jydan gets really scared of Mummy being sick, and Mummy is sick a fair bit. He screams for me and cries out Mum. The poor little thing. We are working on reassuring him, and I'll make a social book soon that will hopefully explain things to him a bit easier. 
Mints have been my favourite thing lately, and savoy bikkies. I got some mints because I'm over heating so much, and the bikkies are helping with my nausea. 

Symptoms this week:

Constipation.
All Day Sickness (badly).
Exhaustion.
Sciatic Nerve Pain. 
Bloating.
Over heating.
Hot sweats.
Lots of peeing!

Weight gain:500 grams

Size of baby:A blueberry! (The lady who did the ultrasound said peanut)
Baby's doing this week:
Making hands and feet!

Time left:
33 weeks. 

Guessing baby's gender:
Girl.

Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.

Cravings:
None.

Baby Caterpillar - 6 weeks.




Now to start the longest week ever of my pregnancy. I thought I had already passed the 6 week mark and onto 7 weeks, but being put back so far behind, has turned this pregnancy week into 15 days!! Ugh, time better go fast after this!
I'm so glad my scan went all well though, although I have no photo to show you all!
We decided to announce that we're pregnant after our scan. We aren't ones to wait until 12 weeks. I'm completely impatient, and we don't want to be thinking about the 'what ifs'.
So this is how we announced it!!

Thank you to my wonderful photographer, Tanya, from www.tksphotography.com.au.
I use her photography for everything!
Isn't it just the cutest photo!

Symptoms this week:

Constipation.
Morning Sickness (badly).
Exhaustion.
Sciatic Nerve Pain. 
Bloating.
Over heating.
Hot sweats.

Weight gain:
0

Size of baby:
A Lentil!

Baby's doing this week:
Making arms and legs!

Time left:
34 weeks. 

Guessing baby's gender:
Girl.

Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.

Cravings:
None.



Baby Caterpillar - 5 weeks.

This week, thinking we were almost 7 weeks along, we went for our dating scan.. only to find out we were only 5 weeks & 5 days!
I was so stressed out the morning of the scan. My anxiety levels were through the roof, I had no idea what to expect, and if baby would have a heartbeat! That when we found out we were 8 days behind, although nothing major at all, I felt so devastated! I was crying, so much emotion. 8 days behind what I thought, seriously!! But even though I was only 5 weeks and 5 days, we got a heartbeat! A heartbeat of 115bpm. Which I think is great for that gestation, and to be picked up before 6 weeks too.
I'm a bit confused with what dates to go by now, according to my scan I'm due the 4th April.
Also, according to my scan, I found out at 2 weeks & 6 days, so I'm thinking that I just have a super strong little bubba in there! I can't believe though, I've known for three weeks already and I'm still in my 5th week! Hope it gets quicker from here!

Symptoms:

Morning Sickness. If I thought I had morning sickness before... holy cow! I can't even get out of bed. I have been riddled with all day sickness. So incredibly sick!

Breast Growth. My boobs have gone up a cup size.

Bloating.

Constipation.

Exhaustion.





Monday, August 18, 2014

Baby Caterpillar - 4 weeks



Yey, we made it through another week, another week, here I come! We've told a few more people this week and booked in my dating scan and the photographer. Our scan is Friday the 7th of Aug, and the announcement is the next day. Get excited!! I will post the announcement photo and then all the other first tri posts.
Morning sickness has been at its worse this week but there's days when I'm completely fine!
I see a little bloated bump come up already, which I didn't think would happen for a while since I have so much "Jydan left overs" still there.. But how wrong I was!!! Even when I told someone they said "I thought you were bigger". No joke! NO JOKE! I'm only super early! 

We've just moved, and it was awful being so sick!! I'm glad we had so much help. 

My only symptoms this week have been:
-Breast Pain 
-Breast Growth (gone up a cup size already)
-Morning Sickness.
-Irratability.