I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Not much has changed since last week. According to what I'm reading, my uterus is the size of a grapefruit now ,and the baby is about 1 3/4 inches from crown to rump. She's the size of a kumquat, apparently. Of course, you'd never know that if you looked at my belly, which is still slightly bloaty and gross. Actually, this week, the bloat has gone down … [Read more...] about 10 Weeks
Well I'm nine weeks pregnant this week. And things are getting interesting. I know it sounds crazy (and it probably IS), but I swear that I can feel something moving within. It is far too early for me to be feeling it, yet... I know what a baby feels like, and I am having the exact sensations of movement. Probably it is a shifting of internal organs or some such, but the … [Read more...] about 9 Weeks
I'll be honest. There's a lot of things that I conveniently forget after having a baby. The constant nausea, the pulling over on the side of the road to be sick, the lower abdominal pain that makes it impossible to ever be comfortable... I put it out of my mind because once that new little baby is in my arms, every uncomfortable part of the last forty weeks suddenly becomes … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Dreams
After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest... Coming from a family of five children, and all of my siblings have children by age 21, I was under the … [Read more...] about Complaining About Pregnancy – Offensive or Normal?
So on Wednesday, we finally got in to see our OB/GYN, the inimitable Dr KJ, my very favorite person on the planet when it comes to having babies. And even though she missed my actual birth (through no fault of her own), she is still an awesomely awesome doctor. I was hoping against hope that even though it was still early, she would do an ultrasound so I could know for sure … [Read more...] about 6 Weeks