Week 22

I turned 29 this week, very low key birthday compared to normal, much more sober lol.

Not that I’m complaining about waking up fresh!

We leave for our baby moon at the end of this week and I’m just HANGING to get some time away, I’m feeling overworked, tired and slightly stressed over a combination of things so I think it’ll be good to get away and just relax, we are heading to GC and Byron Bay so you’ll hear all about that next week!

My body feels good, ligament pain still causing me to feel uncomfortable during work but other then that the body is feeling good!

Hardly trained this week due to being busy/my birthday/tiredness but I still moved so have to count that as a win hey!

I’ve popped, the belly feels like it’s out and about, it’s cute and Little Prince is as active as ever! During the middle of the night especially ATM – hoping this stops when he is here. I was wake from 1:30am-4:30am the other night – woken up from kicks then just couldn’t sleep! When you’re already tired this lack of sleep doesn’t help!!

Speaking of tired I had my iron infusion Thursday – the nurse wasn’t confident putting the needle in and I’m really bruised and sore! But if it works I don’t care! The nurse said I should start to feel the effect in 2-3 weeks and mannnnn I can’t wait!!!! Give me energy pleassssseeeeeee!

Last thing that happened this week was a call from the Dr.

She had my ultrasound results from my 20 week scan, the baby was growing beautifully! Something I love to hear! BUT (why is there always a but?!) I have a low lying posterior placenta 14mm from my cervix. This isn’t where it should be and not what you want – basically if it doesn’t move I’ll have a C section.

I already have x2 more scans booked in because of my UC (one at 27 and one at 32 or 34 I can’t remember) so they will monitor it then and see if it moves. The only other risk here is bleeding, which doesn’t always happen but if it does I need to get to a hospital ASAP as you can loose a lot of blood fast. I have only spoken to the Dr over the phone and will meet with the Ob once I’m back from my babymoon – just trying not to google to much stuff in the mean time lol which is hard!

For now it’s time for some well needed and well deserved R&R.

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X

Week 21

This week was an awesome one, I had an appointment at St Vincent’s hospital.

They run a clinic there for women whom are pregnant/wanting to fall pregnant and have Inflammatory Bowel Disease. They reached out to be at the beginning of my pregnancy after hearing about my miscarriage last year and being hospitalised they wanted to monitor me throughout this pregnancy to ensure I don’t become as sick as what I was.

They are currently doing a study and I’m apart of it – I thought it doesn’t hurt having another team of specialist looking over me over this pregnancy.

So what does this entail? Check up appointments, poop samples, questionnaires and ultrasounds! Not of the baby but of my stomach.

Any who first appointment was this week – I was nervous, I mean I feel good but I just don’t really know what to expect – in the past Dr’s haven’t been great (that’s dramatically changed now – I will never go to a bulk billing facility or turner st medical again)

The Gastroenterologist was amazing! She was super friendly and made me feel comfortable – not dumb and didn’t talk down to me like a lot of drs sometimes do. She was happy with the way my pregnancy had been going and took me down for an ultrasound of my intestines to see what sort of inflammation was present (I cant have a colonoscopy being pregnant)

This made me nervous – I mean I feel good and my bowels have been amazing!

But during the ultrasound she was very quite and didn’t give me much, the nerves grew and grew, she eventually spoke.

“There seems to be inflammation present”

What a relief. This was the confirmation that I was a step closer to remission. This was later confirmed days later when my stool samples came back.

I’m officially in remission (YAY!)

Does this mean I’m healed and fixed? Unfortunately no.

Ulcerative Colitis is something I’ll have forever with no cure, but you do go in bouts of remission where no symptoms happen.

I’ll more then likely have a flare after giving birth (they seem to think this happens because of the extra stress of your body?) so I’m just taking everything day by day and enjoy feeling good while I can!

A big step in the right direction this week!

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X