Week 26

Okay these weeks are seriously flying. HELP!!!!!

This week challenged me a little bit, thus far my sleeping has been pretty good – I wake up more then usual to go to the toilet but would just fall straight back to sleep but this week the little man was kicking/moving and hiccup-ing in the middle of the night and this kept me awake for hours. Once I was awake that was it I really struggled getting back to sleep.

This basically happened every second night. If it wasn’t the baby moving waking me up it was my bloody blocked nose waking me up because I can’t breathe.

I know right, I’m just getting prepped for when the babies here….

I feel tired but I just can’t sleep, this makes working until 8:30pm tough – I’m getting it done but then when I get home I just plonk myself on the couch and Matt organises dinner (thank goodness for him!)

Combined with the lack of sleep was the dreaded haemorrhoids, over the weekend I was constipated pretty badly – I know pregnancy can do this to you (to have normal bowels for once in my life would be amazing lol) and well I was obviously straining to go to the toilet (I don’t think I had been properly for 2-3 days) but the next day I had a painful sensation coming from my butt- having a bowel disease I’m pretty aware of what it was as it’s something I’ve had to deal with before – by the end of work on Monday night I couldn’t literally sit – I decided to take a mirror and have a look (yeh I recommend against this, I called out to Matt “OMG, It’s the size of a grape!” there are no limits any more my body is doing all sorts of weird things and I just have to sit back and laugh)

It got pretty bad, luckily I still had cream they gave me when I was in hospital that reduced the size and swelling pretty quick and eliminated a lot of the pain.

The whole week was like this – one day sleep deprived with a sore butt the next day I would come good then back to square one again the day after that.

My back has also started aching only when I sit but once it starts to ache it continues  – e.g. sitting on the couch, sitting at the dining table (like right now), driving… only on my right side and its about mid to lower back – nothing to crazy painful just annoying, the more I move the better I feel! I think it may have something to do with sleeping – you can’t lay flat on your back while this far along so I lay on my side and I think I favour one side hence why it is getting super tight and aching!

Still sticking to the usual training combo besides swimming haven’t gotten back there yet but I am upping my walking! So I’m lifting weights, pilates and walking atm… I do plan on swimming again tho!

On Friday we picked up the pram and few bits and pieces we had on layby – I’m LOVING shopping for this baby, although expensive it just gets me SO pumped!! After picking up everything I jumped online and bought a heap more – if you have any recommendations on what I should purchase little life savers that helped you please sent them through!

And that was another week done! OH I only ate chocolate 3 days this week 😉 See small improvements – I’m upping my fruit intake to try and stay regular with my bowels but it is a balancing act as if I have too much fruit it makes me need to go too much! Diet wise I’m a routine person – vegemite and avo toast for breakfast, fruit and a bar for snack, chicken wrap for lunch, yogurt and fruit for snack, potato/broc and steak for dinner then basically rinse and repeat all week!

Can’t wait for next week! We have our 27 week growth scan and will also be chatting about mode of delivery etc… Also have a facial booked for Friday and massage in hepburn springs on Saturday (just enjoying me time while it lasts lol)

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X

Week 25

I was tired this week, like real tired this week….

I put it down to Little Prince growing, he has been moving A LOT, I’m hungry and feel HUGE – it was a challenging week emotion wise.

The combo of the above and the baby just sucking everything from me I just felt flat and fat. I’m now 68kg – 9kg up from start weight – this is fine I know I’m growing a human but just seeing myself look very different when you’re not in a positive mindset can hit you pretty hard – I saw a photo of myself and just thought fucken hell. This combined with a couple comments here and there and it was enough to make me feel pretty shitty.

After a few good nights sleep, an influx of compliments about how good I am looking and a clean up of my diet I was feeling better by the end of the week – I’m back training properly (since baby moon I only really did pilates) I’m now back to pilates, walking and lifting weights – I haven’t gotten back to swimming, I will I just haven’t gotten around to it…

Training makes me feel good – I really don’t know how people stop training while pregnant – I know some people don’t have a choice but those that decided to stop everything it just amazes me – I guess because I know how good I feel when I move – I’ll be the first to admit that energy wise I don’t want to a lot of the time but once I get going I feel so damn good afterwards AND it has a HUGE impact on my mental health.

I’m also reducing the amount of shit I’m consuming – I love sweets, always have, always will but I was going over the top since babymoon – probably even before so in an enough to make myself feel less shit, I cut the shit – well tried – I went from eating chocolate everyday to only 4 times last week – this week I’m hoping to improve on that 😉 baby steps right!

Next week we have our growth scan, this will tell us where the placenta is, how big bubs and determine if I’ll have a c section or not – TBH I want to have a c section so even if the baby isn’t huge that’ll more then likely be the route we’ll take! WHY? Well I’m not one of these people that needs all natural, no drugs kinda births – I want whats best for me and our baby – if that mean c section it is what it is, due to my UC flaring post birth (this is something that will more then likely happen) and due to how common tearing is during birth the two just don’t mix well but we’ll see what the dr’s say next week!

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X

Week 24

Back into it straight away – We got home Friday night from the baby moon and that Saturday we were back into replying to work emails, got the nursery (and other rooms) carpet laid, I had a baby shower and Matt build Little Prince a wardrobe!

We opted to get carpet over the hardwood floors because it just feels so much more homely, and man we are so happy we did!! Looks great!!!

UNTIL – the toilet next to the nursery started leaking into the room causing half the room to become absolutely soak (insert mega sad emoji face) we originally thought the dog went to the toilet in there (not something either of them ever do but being new flooring thought maybe it was) it got progressively worse and worse so we decided to rip up the carpet and it looked like Little Prince had his own swimming pool in his room.

I just couldn’t deal – I’m sure I cried a lot this week.

The leak is fixed, the underlay is fucked and the carpet survived so all in all it could have been MUCH worse but try telling that to a pregnant lady…

Thursday came around and we had our hospital appointments, one with the ob and one with the physician.

They were actually running on time today compared to last time which was nice, the ob although lovely made me feel like cattle just trying to get the appointment over and done with so she could get to the next person, it felt very rushed and left me feeling over whelmed even upset because she didn’t even get the Doppler out to listen to little princes heart beat (something I love hearing!) – feel like I had questions then I didn’t even get a chance to say or remember before I knew it I was shipped off to the nurse for my whopping cough vax.

Next was the physician – again on time – a little more slower paced but because I’m feeling over it was a pretty stock standard in and out appointment – the Ob came back in during this appointment as she remember she hadn’t listened to the babys heart (I knew she was suppose to – I should really learn to speak up in situations like this – I’m working on it!) babies heart was 140 and man it was just so beautiful to heart that little beating noise.

You just always hope you’re giving your baby a good home but you just don’t know whats going on in there and at times it can be a little scary – have I felt the baby move today?? Little thoughts like that will pop into your head and worry you – I guess as a mum this feeling won’t stop until the little guy is…. Well I guess it wont stop lol.

I also asked about my placenta – she said it was a pretty common thing (yes I knew this thanks to google) and don’t to be to worried about it and continue on doing what I have been doing and they’ll be able to check it out in the next growth scan.

We celebrated the strong heart beat by buying the little man a cot!!!

It has been 2 weeks now since my iron infusion – the lady said it will take about 2-3 weeks for it to kick in and TBH I don’t feel any difference – I felt good while I was away but I was tanning, eating and sleeping so I just put it to being relaxed – since being back I admit I haven’t had to nap as much but no dramatic changes…..

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X

Week 23 – the baby moon

I’ve been slack on here – but seriously where have the last 3 weeks gone??

Each one a little different to the last but each one a distant memory…

Lets rewind to week 23 – BABYMOON!!!!

Originally we planned to head OS to Hawaii for our Baby Moon but after being changed to risk pregnancy I wasn’t comfortable on a 10hr flight to a different country so we opted for sunny Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

I was fine on the 2hr flight and I think the sun did me good – we both needed the R&R and some solo time – the week went far to quick and we were back to reality before we knew it….

I didn’t train that week – although we went for a lot of walks I never went to the gym at all decided to let my body rest and I was a little nervous after the placenta issue and some googling (I know google can be our worst enemy but there is just so much info – again a good and a bad thing) which says not to lift weights and I wasn’t due to see my Dr until the week after we got back….

In Bryon Bay we did the light house walk and hit over 14km I believe so old preggers was still pretty active, I had round ligament pain but just rested when I needed to.

My belly did a lot of growing while we were away – it felt tight, large and by the end of the day I felt like I was going to pop, morning I’m just so much smaller!

We came home after a relaxing week away and the was the 23rdweek done and dusted – I came home bigger, more tanned and much more relaxed – I highly recommend a baby moon to anyone who is pregnant – enjoy that alone time with your special person before 2 turns into 3…

Stay Strong & Stretch,
Tel X