Sorry I haven't been on for a few days, my weekend was crazy lol.
Had a friend's hens night in Sydney on Saturday night and didn't get home until 4am Sunday morning...holy moley - I won't be doing that again in a hurry. I ended up sleeping most of the day on Sunday!! Was so much fun though - and very hard not to let slip why I wasn't drinking. I ended up telling a few very close friends and that's all...
Shelley - that's so good that your brother was excited for you, and as for SIL, I think you're right - she'll be fine soon, but I think they should be stoked for you after what you've been through already. Sounds like your hossy has lots of great things for you to learn - they say the breast feeding classes are really good for building confidence. I didn't get to have classes while I was pregnant, they "taught" me once Bella was born. I went to antenatal classes but they didn't do much on breast feeding it was more about the birth, etc...It's just SO exciting now because there is so much to learn. I can't believe you're 12wks already - it has FLOWN!! grin
Fleur - A Woombie is like a little zip-up sleeping bag type thing that is very snug, and it saves you having to swaddle - my SIL has one, and I'd never seen them before but they are fantastic. Bubs can't wriggle their arms out, but it's also SIDS safe as well. I'll be getting them for sure - if you google it you'll see what I'm on about hehe...
How's the MS going now honey?? Hope it's eased off a bit for you cool
Genna - Awwwwwwww!! Reading your post gave me goosies and made me tear up hehehe..I've been hanging to hear how your most recent scan has gone. That's just FANTATSIC!! it must be such a huge relief for you babe. I can't wait until you're 12 weeks so you can relax a bit more too. It would've been gorgeous seeing those tiny little arms and legs going beserk hehehe...How cute!! wub
Has everything settled down since the quake? I kept seeing these news reports about the after shocks you were having and all I couild think of was you, and my BIL's family live there as well ... it's awful and something you DON'T need....But looks like all was fine with bubs thank goodness grin
AFM - I'm still plodding along, still having the occasional pulling/cramping feelings like the beginning of AF, but not a trace of blood (touch wood!) so I don't let it worry me at all, I don't want to stress over what is hopefully nothing, and my boobs are killing me - every single day, all day - and I LOVE it hahaha, it always reminds me I'm pregnant smile
All went really well with my bloods - B-HCG @ 3wks 4days was 68, then last week at 4wks 4days it was up to 1042, and the lady said it was spot on for 5-6wks, so it's possible I might be further along than I'm expecting (i hope so!!), or, there might be more than one hahaha...I doubt it though, but there's a chance because of the Clomid I guess!!
I rang to book my 6wk dating scan today, and couldn't get in until next Friday (24th), which was a bit of a bummer, but at least it gives bub a little bit more time to grow - and make completely sure that I'm 6wks and will get to see the little heart beating away (oh god I hope so anyway!).
I'm getting bits of heartburn occasionally which doesn't worry me too much, and today had a big wave of nausea, and had to go and lay down. I haven't had it much and I was actually really excited when it came on, because it makes me feel like everything is ok and doing what it's meant to. I'm wondering if I'll get it as full on as what I had with Bella - had it ALL day every day for 5 weeks and lost about 6kgs in the first 2 weeks hehe. But was so worth it. I think from memory my MS started at about 6-7wks with Bella. I'm wondering if it'll hold off until then this time as well...I'm kind of looking forward to it (as sad as that sounds lol).
Other than that we ended up going out and buying the pram we really liked today, I know it's WAYYYY early, and I just hope I don't jinx myself by buying so early, but we have SOOO SO much happening between now and when bubs is due that there isn't really a "too early" period for us, iykwim?
DPs mum goes back into hospital in a few weeks to have another bone marrow transplant so we need to help pay for one of their relatives to come over here from Scotland to help SIL with her baby while she is at the hospital with her mum (kids aren't allowed in the ward), so yeah...and we have christmas, car rego & insurance and everything between now and then too, so whatever bits and pieces we can get along the way we have to do.
I've decided on the carseat as well, we're going to get the Safe n Sound Platinum AHR seat, so I'll have to layby that one, and I'm going to buy a sling I've decided, because the pram I bought doesn't have a toddler seat. DP & I are pretty sure that after this bub comes along (all going well) we'll start TTC again fairly quickly again afterwards, so we'll need something that will cart around all the kiddies hehe.. I can get the skateboard attachment that goes on the back of the pram for Bella too which is good...it's all so exciting!!
I've still got my cot, change table and a few other things from Bella so I won't have to worry about that. I might just have to sand it back and repaint it though, it got covered in cockroach s#it from being in our back shed (even though it was wrapped in plastic) and the bloody thing stains the timber angry so I'm not happy about that as I bought all of my stuff brand new with Bella and it is in immaculate condition otherwise, and it wasn't cheap either....grrr so yeah I'll have to try and fix that up before bubs comes!
Anyway - sorry I'm rambling...I'm 5wks 1day today, it seriously feels like I should be 12wks by now, I feel like I've been duffy for ages!!! hehehe
Hope you're all doing wonderfully and can't wait to hear how you're feeling and what's happening!!
Love M xx
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