Time for Another

the diary of our quest for baby number 2

All aboard the good ship morning sickness Wednesday 12 December 2007

Serves me right I suppose – symptomless pregnancy my arse. About 4 days ago the morning sickness started, and what a misnomer it is – all bloody day and not so much vomiting as a feeling of nausea, queasiness and general desire to heave constantly. Yuk. Coupled with feeling dizzy and light-headed, I’m not feeling so hot right now. Drining ginger tea (sounds nice but tastes pretty grim) and wearing ‘seabands’ which basically is a plastic button pressing on an acupressure point on the wrist. Maybe they work and maybe they don’t – it definitely eases the heaving a little, but in an odd sort of masking-the-underlying-sensation kinda way. Plus I’ve got weird indentations/bruises on my inner wrists now. Hmmm.

Not really craving anything particular, but I am eating quite a few satsumas and clementines, which considering I can’t abide oranges or anything orange flavoured (jaffa cakes excepted), is quite strange. I don’t suppose craving sleep counts. It never ceases to amaze me just how absolutely knackered I feel constantly – even when I wake up in the morning I feel exhausted! I suppose I am growing a whole new organ (the placenta) as well as a baby 🙂

Scan date is through – 9th Jan, they’re going to take bloods too (I hate that bit). Oh, and we’ve told our parents. Or have I already mentioned that already? Note to self: read last blog post before writing new one. Anyway, they are told and happy. A few more colleagues know (case of having to really) and no doubt a few more mates will be informed in the coming week/s.

And so to Christmas. It’s kind of sneaked up on us this year, what with other things going on. But I think we’ll be ok. Most of the presents are sorted (although I’m convinced that darling husband will be racing round on the 24th for mine!), turkey ordered, cards to write. Now, if only I could shake this sickly feeling, all would be well.

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The symptomless pregnancy… so far Tuesday 27 November 2007

6wks today which means the teeny-tiny one is one month already, measuring about 2-4mm. Weirdly, no symptoms as such although this Monday, as last Monday I had queasiness on and off all day. Still quite stroppy which I’m finding endlessy frustrating, I want to feel joyous and happy not snarly and grouchy, but I guess I’m at mercy to the hormones.

Red wine has started to smell horrible to me, which is good in some ways, but not so good when darling husband still drinks it and I can smell it on his breath later on. I’d forgotten how super-sensitive one’s sense of smell gets! Not off any foods yet, in fact same as last time, strong flavours are going down a treat still.

We told a few friends at the weekend and they were really sweet and happy for us. It feels great to know that we have someone to confide in, but it has meant I’m even more desperate to tell others. I can’t win! But, I’m managing (just about) to keep quiet – even the party managed to pass off without much comment. People seemed to accept that I had some kind of water infection and sensibly declined to ask any more questions ha ha!

Work is gearing up to get very busy in the coming week, and my MIL is coming to stay from Sunday – Friday (oh my…), I forsee much daytime babysitting duties as I cram in as much work at the office as possible. Still, that works out good for both of us – she gets time with beloved granddaughter, I get time out and work done. Everyone’s a winner!

 

5wks & 2 days Thursday 22 November 2007

Quick update. I took a Clearblue digital test last week too – just so I could see the result in words. And sure enough ‘pregnant’ came up nice and fast. What’s funny this time around is that I’m not getting any symptoms at all. I felt queasy and sick on Monday just gone, but the following day, all gone. I’m still eating strong, spicy food, and haven’t gone off the smell of anything (yet). Well, except I’m finding red wine a bit nasty, which is a great thing as I shouldn’t be drinking anything alcoholic 🙂

This weekend will be a testing one, a birthday party on Friday where I’ll be feigning an infection of sorts, then a toddler birthday party on Saturday. Hopefully not so difficult! But we may tell them anyway – very trustworthy people who definitely won’t blab and supportive if needed. I still can’t believe I haven’t cracked and told my mum yet. Thank god for being really busy with work.

Anyway found this today:
Dates and numbers:
You are 5 weeks pregnant.
There are 242 days until your due date on July 22, 2008.
You are 38 days pregnant.
You are 1.2 months pregnant.
You are in your 2nd month of pregnancy.
Your 1st trimester: October 16, 2007 to January 14, 2008. (0 – 12 weeks)
Your 2nd trimester: January 15, 2008 to April 28, 2008. (13 – 27 weeks)
Your 3rd trimester: April 29, 2008 to July 22, 2008. (28 – 40 weeks)

The baby has not grown very much from last week and is now approximately 1.25 mm long.

Sooooo tiny! And it has a tail too. Pictures of ‘babies’ at this stage resemble tiny aliens or something jurassic. I can’t wait to see it wriggling around at the scan (no date yet, midwife booking appointment on the 5th December)