Tuesday, April 27, 2010

30 weeks

Woo hoo!! The countdown is on. Less than 4 weeks until maternity leave and (hopefully, fingers crossed) less than 10 weeks until I have my gorgeous bubba in my arms. I'm grinning from ear to ear. It's all down hill from here :-)

I ended up on the maternity ward Sunday night because I thought I was going into labour. I had constant cramping/spasms really low in my abdomen. Plus I hadn't felt bub's move in ages. Went and got monitored and all looks well. Bub's is breech and transverse so hopefully he/she decides to turn in the next 9 or so weeks! Bub's is measuring perfectly size wise too which is a load off my mine. I have decided to give 12 hour shifts the flick. I think that's what the problem is. That and another UTI!!

Squirt has been wiggling heads lately. I keep getting nice headbutts under my ribs, especially when I'm sitting and my posture is quite poor. Poor thing must be getting it's head squashed! And because of bub's position I'm getting nice kicks down low! Sometimes it feels like bub's is stretching out it's legs in some funny kind of way because I get mammoth movement on both sides simultaneously. It's an amazing, slightly strange feeling.

We have finally started looking at baby stuff. We ordered a cot and drawer/change table combo from Toys r us last weekend because they were half price so hopefully that should be here in the next 2 weeks or so. We've finally decided on a pram too now the only problem is they are out of stock of the pram here in Canberra and they won't be back in stock until June, which considering we are due early July is cutting it a little fine. But as long as we have it before bub's is born.

My in laws are coming down from QLD this weekend which should be lovely. They only saw us at the very beginning of pregnancy (around 6ish weeks) so they are excited to come down and see us again before bub's is born. Hopefully the baby behaves and they'll get to feel lots of movement while they are here.

Well better go have a shower before it gets too cold. I think the Canberra winter has started already. It was only 1-19 degrees down here today. Lucky we just bought a little oil radiator heater for bub's. Might have to turn it on tonight though and test it out :)

30 Week Bump

No I don't wear my wedding rings on my right hand,
it's just because I took my photo into the mirror :-)


Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm Back

Well it's certainly been a while since I've been in the world of the web. Things were so darn hectic with the packing of the rental, cleaning of the rental, moving of boxes into new family home, unpacking of boxes in the new home that we've only just got the internet connected (after much drama..... thanks Telstra!)

Soooo much has happened in that time it's kind of hard to think of where to begin! All went well with our move. The townhouse still isn't 100% set up but is slowly getting there. We are trying to find a new TV unit to fit in a particular spot between two windows, it's driving us batty trying to find something appropriate!!

We haven't even started looking at baby stuff. Though I did see that Toys r us are having a sale on cots so the husband and I are off shopping tomorrow to hopefully find one. At least we've finally decided on a pram. The mountain buggy swift. Hopefully in red with the bassinette attachement. Husband wants the green one but I'm liking red more.

I'm certainly on the count down to maternity leave. I'm hating work at the moment. I went home early the other day and just sat in my car and cried my eyes out. No one at work is helping other people so it makes it hard to give good nursing care. I feel mentally and physically exhausted and so can't wait to leave, only 4 weeks to go. Our new boss is a big creepo and has made a few inappropriate comments about us pregnant ladies!! And also told me he wants to have a hip replacement so he can have more sex!! What the hell!!

I've recently started physio for a back injury I sustained at work so hopefully I have that sorted before labour I got up last night to go to the toilet and my back had seized up. I couldn't walk. Just had to stand and massage my back until the pain dulled enough for me to walk. Oh the joys of pregnancy!

But I better say that I am enjoying pregnancy (I just read my post and it sounds like Im just a whinger ) It's so lovely to feel bub's wriggling and rolling around. Bub's is my personal alarm clock. Every morning at around 5am it'll give me a kick in both sides to wake me up I'm loving growing this little human being.

Every person it seems wants to comment on the size of my belly. Some say its big others say its small. I'm getting a little sick of it. Being a first time mum I have no idea if Im 'big' for this stage of pregnancy or not so these comments while I'm sure are meant to be harmless are starting to freak me out and make me worry about bub's size.

Belly Pics 
You can tell when we moved :-)
No belly pics between week 25 and week 28 as I couldn't find my camera!

25 weeks

28 weeks

28 weeks
28 weeks

29 weeks

29 weeks

29 weeks (my belly button is trying to be an 'outie')

A close up of the outie