Sunday, January 25, 2015

Baby Caterpillar - 31 Weeks.


I'm so so over this pregnancy. I'm going to be so honest, I feel like I'm stuck in such a bad place. Gestational Diabetes has just topped it all off. I cannot wait for this all to be over and will be begging the doctor for an earliest cesarean as possible. I didn't think it would be this hard, with this many issues! I pictured an easy pregnancy and then following my VBAC plan, but due to so many issues I've decided that I need to plan something. Have a set date, know that I won't end up with an emergency cesarean and going through a cesarean before, I know what's going to happen.
I'll get onto writing my Cesarean Section Birth Plan soon.

I'm having a terrible sickness day today, so I'm feeling more down. I haven't stopped throwing up since 5.30 this morning! My teeth are so over this sickness and my throat is on fire! I've also been prescribed another medication for reflux cause my throat just burns all the time.

Also my pelvis! Oh my goodness, my pelvis! Baby is engaged and I'm pretty sure I could sneeze her out. Last night Jydan had a meltdown and I ended up on the floor for ages consulting him and literally got stuck. I'm glad Tim was home because I could not move my pelvis to get myself to stand up. I was in tears!

Oh! And to top of my week, I'll be starting insulin for my gestational diabetes on Thursday because I can't keep my numbers down. I'm trying to do more exercises to help. This stupidly included trying to do some laps at the pool. I ended up having an asthma attack.

I should really be on a sex ed commercial. Pregnancy is hard!!



Symptoms this week:
Hyperemeis.
Vomiting.
Reflux.
Feeling Faint.
Protein.
Swelling/Fluid.
Pelvic Pain.
Exhaustion.
Gestational Diabetes.
Colostrum.
Baby's Engaged.

Weight gain: 7 kilo. .. I haven't gained any weight for a while now.

Doctors/Midwives Appointment:
I saw a midwife, a dietitian, and an physio specialists for the diabetes this week and will see the doctor and midwife on Thursday where I will start my insulin injections.
Scan:
Next scan in two weeks, but I need to book it!

Size of baby: 
Baby is now around 1.5 kilo and 41 cms long.
About half the weight she will be born at!
About the size of a bunch of leeks.
leeks

Baby's doing this week:
Organs are maturing and baby is practicing passing urine.
Time left:
9 weeks!!
Next Milestone:
33 weeks, after the next scan.
Baby's Gender:
GIRL!
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
Cravings:
No cravings this week, but I would loove some icecream!!
Names:
We've decided to incorporate my Opa's name into the baby's name as he's battling cancer. His name is Adriaan, and the baby will be Arabelle Adrianne.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Baby Caterpillar - 30 Weeks


Another HUGE week this week with another impromptu hospital trip. This time, not for my sickness for once, but my high blood pressure! Of course as soon as I got there all was okay, and it had completely dropped, but because I have protein and swelling I can never be too careful! I also had a little more bleeding this week, but I often get that when I've vomited a lot, and all was okay. So I was hooked up to the ctg again, had blood and urine tests and oh, got my gestational diabetes results from last week. I was positive. I have gestational diabetes now too!!! How on earth can I possibly have something else this pregnancy?! So appointments will now be weekly, alternating between diabetes appointments and pregnancy check ups. 

Due to everything going on this pregnancy; hyperemesis, dehydration/fainting, bleeding, baby measuring small, mild pre-eclampsia (for the moment), pelvic issues, and now GD, I've decided to ditch my VBAC plan. Most likely I'll need to go early anyway, and I can't be induced, so it'll result in another ceaser.. I've decided to plan for one anyway. I just feel like so many things have gone wrong this time, I'm not sure if I could handle the birth going wrong too, plus It'll be nice to have something go to plan. Also it's nice having a 'date' and seeing the end. 

Seriously, no wonder I'm exhausted!!

Symptoms this week:
Hyperemeis.
Dehydration.
Feeling Faint.
Protein.
Swelling/Fluid.
Leukocystes
High BP.
Pelvic Pain.
Trouble Staying Asleep.
Exhaustion.
Gestational Diabetes.
Colostrum.
Baby's Engaged.

Weight gain: 7 kilo. .. I've lost a little bit of weight this week.

Doctors/Midwives Appointment:
I saw the midwives this week re my BP and will have another appointment on Monday for all the diebeties stuff.

Scan:
Next scan in around three weeks

Size of baby: 
Baby is now around 1.32 kilo and 39.9 cms long.
Big growth spurt this week!
About the size of a large cabbage!
cabbage

Baby's doing this week:
Baby can follow lights and see around their environment.
Time left:
10 weeks!!
Next Milestone:
33 weeks, after the next scan.
Baby's Gender:
GIRL!
Nickname for baby:
Caterpillar - because of the hungry caterpillar themed nursery.
Cravings:
No cravings this week!
Names:
We've decided to incorporate my Opa's name into the baby's name as he's battling cancer. His name is Adriaan, and the baby will be Arabelle Adrianne.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Baby Caterpillar - 29 Weeks.


We announced the gender!! Check out the post here to see!
It was hubby's clever idea to perk me up a little bit seen as I've had an awful hyperemesis week. How cute is he?

So yes, I've had an awful sick week, where I got so dehydrated I fainted in the supermarket (and seriously, the staff walked straight past!!) and needed three bags of IV fluids at the hospital. I also lost some fluid, which I originally thought was my waters, but thankfully not (nor was it wee!), and pulled a ligament around my uterus and bruised my back from the fall. Reminder, don't get that dehydrated! I even vomited up a cube of ice that day. Was awful! So I got a lovely night at the hospital and got to see my little one twice this week ;)

My scan went well, the cyst was undetected! YEY! Phew, thank goodness, but the little one was measuring about 3 weeks behind :(.. So little! We are having another scan in about 4 weeks to check up on the measurements again and the placenta (I don't really understand the issue with the placenta) & I have a lot of fluid!
Here's our little one now!



And to finish the week off I've had TWO doctors appointments. I've finally got the protein in my urine I was waiting for to confirm pre-eclampsia is on it's way. Which now means I'm deemed 'high risk' and can no longer see my GP for shared care. Also because I'm so sick and the baby is so small. 

So it's been a huge hectic pregnancy week this week, wow! But another week down. And here's my 29 week photo!


Symptoms this week:
Hyperemeis.
Dehydration.
Fainting.
Protein.
Bilirubin.
Ketones.
Leg Cramps.
Pelvic Pain.
Trouble Staying Asleep.
Colostrum.

Weight gain: 7.5 kilo. 

Doctors/Midwives Appointment:
My GP I saw on the 5th gave me the quick pregnancy look over, prescribed more meds, listened to baby and sent me on my way.

The hospital doctor I saw on the 8th spoke more in depth about my scan, pre eclampsia, sent off some tests, gave me more meds, refered me for another scan, spoke to me about my birthing options, felt and listened to baby. We spoke more about if I was to have a repeat a cesarean or try a VBAC. I would like to try for a VBAC.

Scan:
Went well as I said above, no cyst found, but baby is measuring a little small.
Next scan in around four week.

Size of baby: 
Baby is now around 1.1 kilo and 38 cms long.
About the size of a butternut squash!
Butternut squash

Baby's doing this week:
Brain growth is very rapid and head is growing!

Time left:
11 weeks!!

Next Milestone:
30 weeks, in 1 weeks!

Baby's Gender:
Did you see our gender reveal? ;)

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

Cravings:
No cravings this week!

Names:
Still stuck on a middle name :/

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tie or Tutu? Take a look and see!



We are expecting a little bitti tiny mini.. ME! And this is how we announced she's PINK!