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|19-3-2010 - Ryder- pregnancy blog
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Went to ob yesterday and he asked if i had been having contractions...no, says i, just some bh.......duh prego brain. He said bub is very low and could come any day then he added "he has a narrow long head" hmmm is this meant to instill birth confidence or should i be buying a whole lot of baby hats. I'll take it as a confidence boost. bub is measuring about 7 lbs and i can feel him when reverse parking. Final stage pregnant people should be able to park in disabled spots, i was busting to go to the toilet this morning as i circled one of the crazy 'keep going up' hobart carparks and felt that i had a right to a nice wide spot near a loo!
Have been neglecting this site again, obsessing over birth stories once more. Annoyed with chris because every time i try to talk about our birth plan he wants to talk about real estate. Oh well, i'm sure he will come good on the day and i will read 'Birth Skills' for the 30th time and start writing my cue cards. I am feeling very positive about my VBAC prospects and totally ready. My acupuncturist will try to bring it all on after the 5th March just before my sis arrives to mind Gaby & be additional support person. Gaby has started waking at night again (well the last 2 nights) what is with that? arghhh. I think she was just cold though because she is too big for size 2 sleeping bag and they don't come any bigger so when the blankets are kicked off blah blah. Has led to some very kind discussions at 3am between chris and i over who is getting up. doh.
Feels like we have been living in Tassie for weeks, has been 10 days. We acquired a dog on the weekend, not wholly planned but she is wonderful. I suppose visiting the dog shelter carries a slight risk of deciding to buy a dog. Gaby has named her pixie and the universe must have been holding her for us according to my friend because she is a dream, i was ready to deal with way more issues. She has no idea about how to walk on a lead but we are getting there, i worked out tonight that if i walk her on my right instead of left she dosen't automatically adopt a side brace and pull position she was doing on the other side. The weather here is f%^&ing freezing and today is the first day of summer. I took Gaby to the beach wearing 2 jumpers and a singlet. She insisted on putting her feet in the antarctic water and ended up with nappy off knee/waist high in water throwing shells for 40 mins. My calves seemed to develop mild hypothermia. This is a tricky time of year to find activities to do with kids because everything is wrapping up for the year then bub is due when term 1 starts next year. I tried booking gabs into child care one or two days a week next year and have had no luck at all, though she has a place for 2011..... hmmmm.
In the middle of moving, our gear has gone and we go next week. Chris has been talking about his 10 year school reunion for ages and i was keen for him and friends to go. yesterday his friends pulled out so now i am invited (did not go to his school), like arghhhhh don't you just want to catch up with ex gfs and school friends? WHAT am i to wear? i have to be hot haha and most of my clothes have gone to tassie. oh what a deep person i am. Check out Gaby and Hary
Last scan at sydney obstitrition, he wouldn't commit...boy hmmm not sure that will be $80 your 6 mins is up! He didn't try very hard to determine sex so will have to wait until new hobart doc appointment next fri. Moving is so exciting hehe.
We are moving to Tasmania and i am stoked by the price difference in maternity care, Sydney is a rip off! My obstitrition here wanted a deposit of $4000 at 20 weeks for the birth. When i booked into Tassie today the receptionist didn't know what i was talking about and said the gap between health cover and the birth would be $164.... go figure! I am feeling great in my new body shape wear pulling in my tum so i don't get ab seperation this time (like a belly bra). Gaby is being a typical 26 month old nightmare! No mummy you don't do it....only daddy arghhh. When she was lying on the floor of myers before i was hoping for a conspirital grin from an older woman who was staring but i got a glare. There is only so much one can do to lure a 2 year old back into the pram then ignoring and other methods need to be tried!
Now i feel much better and like i am not pregnant anymore, thus neglecting this site. I reckon the first 5 weeks of being pregnant are when you are most obsessed with all things pregnancy then you just get on with it. Actually i am still a bit obsessed.... pregnancy brain has kicked in and i accidently made arrangements to meet 2 diff people at the same time this morning in diff places, whoops. Oh i must finish my personal training course assignment this week. Lots of interesting dreams lately, last night i was in Portugal in a library and i couldn't go outside because people were rioting, could hear waves of yelling, running people. Someone (like a guide) was teaching me about some old Chinese art...i was thinking that this was not why i was in the library but i was glasd to know about it anyway. Does the dream mean i am procrastinating my pt course?
Wow time flies, or maybe i have spent too much time lazing around eating and doing play doh. Feeling much more energised today, though the bed does look inviting on this fine saturday afternoon while Gaby is having a day sleep. I have been feeling movements that have to be the baby though it is very early- when i lie down i sometimes feel a bump bump then i press harder and feel it a bit more. I asked chris to feel but he couldnt fell anything so maybe it is an internal feeling! Looking forward to my next ultrasound next week.
Week 8 again
So i am doing week 8 twice as ultrasound revealed later due date. Gaby has decided she is scared of owls and at 3am started yelling out 'don't like the owl' and freaking out. I'll work on positive owl reinforcement during the day today cuz owls are cool!
Gaby turned 2 yesterday, we had so much fun. First Chris blew up 50 ballons and covered the floor around her cot then set up streamers. She woke up yelling oh wow wow dad dad look whats this called (holding streamers)? In the afternoon we headed into centennial park and she went on a half hour pony ride, was awesome. It is so good not having a huge party! We are having a small kids party at clown town on wednesday... very small as i have been slack with invites and most people work doh.
Check out the transcript from this interview, here is the start
There's a proverb in the Central African country of Chad that says 'A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave'.
The sentence captures the horrific statistic that more than half a million pregnant women in the world's poorest countries, die in childbirth and during pregnancy each year.
One obstetrician in Chad describes it like this: 'You can never get used to maternal deaths; one minute she's talking with her husband, and then she's bleeding, and then she is gone. She's gone, very young, You cannot sleep for a week, that face will always come back to you. Too many die, too young, but the people in power, they have not seen it. We need to make them aware.'
It is easy to take for granted all the services we have... even if the first ultrasound is at 12 weeks!
Time is kind of flying and i have prego brain and laziness today.
Week 6 part 2
Went to the acupuncturist this morning and she put in 2 permanent tiny needles near my ribs to stop carpal tunnel syndrome/ tingly hands. They seem to be working so far.
Decided to check out the baby elephant at the zoo with Gabs, i think half of sydney was there despite the freezing wind. Was worth it, the elephant was so cute with 3 mums hanging around it. It climbed up a little hill then kind of fell and all 3 mums were there stopping the fall awwww then it hid under its mums legs. I had Gaby on my shoulders was was getting glimpses between other people. Nice big hill walk back to the car saw me remove parka on the way up and i'm ready to collapse into bed.
When i was in year 5 my teacher made us memorise the poem 'The daffodils' by William Wordsworth. I am so grateful because he was a top poet, here are some of my fave quotes...
Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy.
The Child is the father of the Man.
What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Cool i am back! This website is so fun... i have never done so much 'research' as i have over the last week trying to determine if i am pregnant before + test. now i have done 6 faint positives and i shed some tears when looking at news footage of the new elephant born at the zoo.
Doctor confirmed i am pregnant so Chris finally believes me. I was at work when doc called with blood test result and he told Chris. I came home and Chris said "the doc rung, he said the test was negative and you have .......(insert serious illness)". haha. fortunatley i had already spoken to the doctor.
Tried to tell parents last night but then they didn't come over for dinner doh. I have been struggling to keep it a secret from mum so told her over lunch today... she grabbed the table in shock. Seriously, it ain't that amazing! hehe
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