Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Things I've discovered this week

In no particular order:

  • Baby boy has hair! We could see it on our ultrasound which is amazing to me :)  He also likes sucking his toes - lovely!
  • I'm a bit anaemic - my haemoglobin levels came back a little low, so I'm on iron supplements for now. Maybe this explains why it takes me an age to walk up a flight of stairs!  
  • I'm emotionally unstable when hungry and/or tired and have a tendency to take it out on my Bloke :(  To be fair, this is not really a new thing... my Bloke has always said that I'm like a baby when I need food or sleep - nothing else matters until I'm satisfied!  Pregnancy has just made it 100 times worse! Sunday was spent eating and napping interspersed with periods of pestering my long-suffering man to bring me more food/complete tasks I'd set/be quiet so I could nap! But once fed and a bit less sleepy, I was back to my usual (?!) cheery self!
  • I seem to be looking bigger than my now 6 months (27 1/2 weeks)... yesterday my yoga teacher asked me how many WEEKS I had left! We both agreed that my bump has expanded significantly in the last week and I have felt it in the last couple of days - I have felt stretched and tight around the bottom of my bump and baby boy has been moving less which seems to correspond with growth spurts. This morning I feel more comfortable and baby boy is back to his usual breakfast acrobatics :)
  • I have started nesting early... this weekend I was seized by an uncontrollable desire to order a lot of baby stuff online. Partly this was prompted by a great sale on the JC Penney website (one of the few sites that ship internationally as standard) and partly by hormone insanity... 'I have to have that rug and I have to have it NOW' :)

8 comments:

  1. I'm glad everything is going good! My belly has gotten so huge as of late too. I am starting to feel really really big.

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  2. Great to read an update from you again. Glad everything is going well and baby boy is growing like he should!

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  3. It sounds like everything is going great! It's so nice to see your good news.

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  4. I'm so glad everything so going well for you. I have the opposite issue with my bump...everyone keeps saying "You can't be 28 weeks pregnant! You don't look pregnant at all." I certainly feel pregnant, so it is a bit frustrating, but I will try to remember that I am lucky not to be feeling too stretched yet. :) Thank you for the update. It is always so nice to hear how you are doing.

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  5. Wow... amazing that you can see his hair :)) I got anaemic during my first pregnancy and felt so much better once I was on extra supplements :) Nesting is such a strong urge... enjoy the shopping - lots of fun xoxo

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  6. I can just imagine how much fun your bloke will have with a tired, hungry baby and his tired, hungry mommy! He's had plenty of time to get ready and now it's finally going to happen. So happy for you both!

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  7. haven't heard you for a while!
    I also went through a spurt
    everyone is commenting how all of a sudden i look really preggo
    i like it though :)

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  8. thank you about my post. I appreciate it. Yes..we have been through so much. And today..I had to console a friend who got a bfn.It is really hard. I love your update. I have to say..I am the same way about food and sleep. My poor husband...he may be losing his patience a little..but as I grow..he is just a touch more loving. your baby is sucking his toes. When I read that..I looked down and gave my Alexander a little lecture not to suck his toes!:)

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