Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Baby Caterpillar - 13 weeks.




Second trimester, here we go!!
 
Although I'm still sick and all that, I'm feeling a lot better in myself, not as yuck. Time to start enjoying this pregnancy!

I THINK I started feeling bubby move too, I'm pretty sure because it wasn't a once off and I was about 12 weeks when I felt Jydan move too. Every now and then through the day I feel little fishy movements!!!
 
I love comparing my bump to Jydan's at the same gestation, I was so much bigger with Jydan! I think because I've been SO sick this pregnancy, I don't really have a bump yet. Clothes are starting to get a fair bit tight though, so something's going on ;).. or maybe that's just the two kilos I've already put on... sigh!

I actually started sorting out the spare room into the nursery this week.. I know, a bit early, and I have to rewash the bedding and paint the cot, but I thought if I have to sort out the room, I might as well start putting the nursery together.
 
Poor Jydan is still not coping with me being sick, so I made him a social story about me being sick, will post more about the book I made later on, but I'm so hoping this stops him crying so much when I'm sick.. it's so so heartbreaking!
 
 
Symptoms this week:
All day sickness.
Nausea.
Lots of peeing!
Tender Breasts.
Hair & Nail Growth.
Getting my appetite again.
Tender Breasts.
 
Weight gain: two kilo.
 
Size of baby: 
Head to bottom - 7.4cm .. how quick is this baby growing!
About the size of a peapod!
 
 
 
Baby's doing this week:
Baby has their unique finger prints now!
Time left:
27 weeks... oh wow, getting close to that half way mark! 
 
Next Milestone:
Half way, in 7 weeks time!
 
Guessing baby's gender:
I'm thinking girl again, see, I keep changing my mind!
 
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
 
Cravings:
Eggs! I really want some eggs, but it's too hard to risk it with Jydan's allergies.
 
Names:
I haven't really looked at names yet, although we think we have the girls name chosen from when I was pregnant with Jydan.
 

Baby Caterpillar - 12 Weeks.




YEY! I'm 12 weeks! It's arrived.. pretty quickly actually. Although, we had already announced it and don't wait till 12 weeks, and knew this baby would stay, I'm pretty happy to be here!

I thought morning sickness had eased, and although I have some better days, and some days I'm not sick alll day like I was, when I am sick... I'm SICK! The day I was 12 weeks pregnant was the worst sickness of my whole pregnancy!! However, my exhaustion has left, although I go to bed earlier, I'm not needing to nap during the day.

I weighed myself this week, and was SO shocked that I have put on two kilo already ( 4.4 pounds ) ... some days I don't even keep one meal down, so I couldn't believe it! Ugh! I'm going to have to deal with gaining weight sooner or later, but I did think I was too early to gain that much?!
 
Symptoms this week:
Morning sickness,
Nauseous.
Lots of peeing!
Tender Breasts.
Dehydration.
Hair & Nail Growth.
Stomach tightening.
 
Weight gain: two kilos.
 
Size of baby: 
Head to bottom - 5.4 cm... growing so much each week!
About the size of a lime!
 
 
 
 
Baby's doing this week:
Baby is working on their reflexes and body movements!
Time left:
28 weeks. 
 
Next Milestone:
Second trimester next week!
 
Guessing baby's gender:
I have no idea, I keep going between the two.. probably more boy?
 
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
 
Cravings:
Chocolate!
 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Baby Caterpillar - 11 Weeks.



I can't believe I've only got one more week to go and I'll be 12 weeks (well really, 4 more days, cause I'm always behind on my posts!). Not that it means a whole deal because we've already told every one ;) .. but to be over the newly developmental stage for baby caterpillar is pretty exciting!
 
My morning sickness has days, on and off days. Some days I'll throw up five times, other times once or twice, others not at all. I'm always nauseous though, but that's getting less & less too. So it is starting to ease.  I have really copped it this pregnancy, I try hard to not complain, because I am so so blessed, but it can be horribly depressing when I'm so so sick and can't do much. I'm sure the end is near though. I'm hoping so for Jydan's sake, he really doesn't cope well with mummy being sick.
 
I'm starting to get some of the nice symptoms now too, the strong, long hair, and the long nails, and thanks to throwing up so much, I'm losing my hips! (Once on your lips, forever on your hips, unless you throw up everything you've eaten for the last ten years while pregnant!). I'm also not as tired!
 
I've started to sport my little bump! Although, I don't think it's as big as Jydan's!
Excuse my already streched out belly, but here's my 11 week bump shot! Isn't Tim's face SOO cute!!

I don't feel AS organised this pregnancy, I haven't bought anything yet, but I have so much from Jydan I don't really need to.
 
Symptoms this week:
Morning sickness
Tiredness.
Over heating.
Hot sweats.
Lots of peeing!
Tender Breasts.
Hair & Nail Growth.
Stomach tightening.
Nausea.
Indigestion.
Weight gain: 500 grams at last check, but haven't checked for a few weeks.
 
Size of baby: 
Head to bottom - 4cm
About the size of a brussle sprout!
 
 
 
Baby's doing this week:
Baby has everything now, from tooth buds to fingers and toes!
Time left:
29 weeks. 
 
Next Milestone:
12 Weeks - in 1 weeks time.
 
Guessing baby's gender:
Giiirl?? Maybe?!
 
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
 
Cravings:
None this week :)
 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A letter to my darling son from his pregnant mummy.

A letter to my darling son from his pregnant mummy.

It's not because you weren't enough...

It's not because you weren't enough...
It's not because you weren't good enough...
It's not because you didn't fulfill me.
It's not because you didn't fill my heart.
It's not because you were weren't my everything.
It's not because you didn't complete our family.

I didn't decide to have another baby because you weren't good enough.

The thing is, you were, are, and so, so much more!

You are so perfect to me.
You are so amazing to me.
You fill my heart with so much joy.
And love.
And greatness.

I am so completely in love with you.

There was a point where I had decided that I was just going to be your mummy, you full filled my life and heart so much, I didn't need another child.

But then I realised...

That you're so perfect, I needed more.
More of you.
More of what our family makes.

I know this baby won't be you.
I know this baby is it's own person.

But you made me realize how perfect my children would be.

How much of an amazing big brother you will be.
How much love in your heart you have that you need to share.
How much you love people, especially babies.
What a wonderful role model you will be.
What a caring personality you have.

I often feel guilty that you now have to share your Mummy,
But you're the only one out of my children that would have had their Mummy all to them.
That for 27 months, it was just you and me.. and Daddy.
We will forever have that bond, and that special love.
Instead of feeling sad, and guilty, we need to feel so lucky that it's just been us.

So many things will change.
Your whole life will turn upside down.
And first of, I'm sorry that you won't completely understand what's going on.
But I trust you will fall in love with this baby just as we have with you.
I trust that with your caring and beautiful soul, you will begin to understand that we've made you this friend forever.

You will always be enough for us.
You will always complete me.
You are and always will be complete perfection.

Love, Mummy xxx