This is a place for me to record my thoughts on things as they happen. I aim to write a new entry every weekday. This probably wont happen though.

11/28/2005

Baby brain and bridesmaids

I had an interesting conversation with C over the weekend. Apparently I'm getting more forgetful. I often ask him the same question several times without realising, which is news to me. I have noticed I have a problem with words (more so than normal) he says it's been getting worse for a couple of weeks now. I'll say a word in a conversation thinking one thing but it'll be something completely different. This morning I asked if I could take one of his carrots to work, and I meant banana. I knew I'd said something odd from the look on his face. We saw some friends over the weekend, she's been one of my best friends since the age of about 4. She was bridesmaid at my wedding last year. But due to one thing or another we've not seen each other since then. I didn't want to tell her about the pregnancy over the phone, or by text! So I kept it a surprise. She guessed instantly and said she'd been thinking I might be as soon as we arranged to visit. I knew she would as she guessed that C and I were engaged when we went to tell them that. Anyway, she's getting married next August, and has asked me to be a bridesmaid! I'm so excited as I've never done it before and figured I never would. I'm a little nervous though as it's only three months after my due date... so I'll really have to work at getting the weight off. Something to aim for though I guess. My parents and C will be going to the wedding so if the baby is invited (which I'm sure it will be) there will be plenty of people to help out. Oh and it's just started snowing here, which is VERY exciting... I've called mum and C already to share the news.

11/24/2005

pic of the bump

So this is me... I didn't know whether to post this, and I may well take it down tomorrow. But this was the bump about two weeks ago... it's bigger now!

11/23/2005

To the makers of maternity clothes

Please, when you're making trousers don't make it unnecessarily difficult to undo them... I sometimes don't get a lot of warning and I really don't want to be messing round with lots of buttons and ties. That is all.

11/22/2005

Week 18

I think... I'm sort of getting the hang of the weeks thing. I was 17 weeks on Friday, which means I'm in week 18. This week apparently Pip will grow from 5 to 5 1/2 inches according to some sites or up to 8.1 inches according to another! I guess it varies from baby to baby. I know it's too early to call it a baby but I'm not comfortable with foetus. My belly is measuring in at 38 inches now. I made C measure his and he's not at all happy, as of last night he's on a diet! Which is good as I may be able to persuade him to come swimming with me. It's starting to move more now, I can usually get at least one movement a day that I know is the baby in there. It's nice to have that reassurance that everything's ok. I'm sure it'll be a pain later when I can't sleep but for now it's fantastic. I'm not sure how I'm going to cope with childbirth, it's been on my mind a lot recently, more so today since I woke up with cramp in my leg and then woke C up with my moaning... it really hurt. If I can't cope with that there's no way I'm going to be able to have a baby without an epidural! Is there? I'm the biggest wimp in the world, and I worry that my worrying about the pain will hold things up... It's December next week, which means I'll be 4 months pregnant... five full months away from the big day! I'm excited and scared, and worried as nothing at all is being done in the house to get ready for another person!

11/15/2005

Week 17

So I was 16 weeks last Friday which makes this week 17. The week in which all my morning sickness will disappear and I'll start to bloom and grow. If you believe the books. I am feeling much better, still tired but able to eat and drink, and get out of bed. A big improvement over last week! My belly is now 37 inches, I'm not sure what it started at, but less than that! According to "your baby this week" sites, this is the week that fat starts to form, so that's nice. I'm enjoying things this week, where I definitely wasn't last week. I've started to feel things I could convince myself are movements... although it may just be a rumbling belly. I seem to have started treating the pregnancy as an excuse to eat lots, which can't be a good thing. I've also not started swimming yet which is really bad. I will try harder... I will buy a nice swimming costume, shave my legs and get active! Also, giving up chocolate fudge cake wouldn't be a bad thing either. The baby doesn't not "need" it... no matter how much I do!

11/08/2005

So very tired

I'm trying to come up with a post about choiced in child birth and later. But at the moment I'm feeling very, very tired and sick and pretty much awful. So I'm not going to bother. I was hoping to leave work early but I have 50 million jobs to do. It's just not fair! Oh plus I'm feeling weepy, so just ignore me. *sniff*

11/04/2005

Administration of Vitamin K to Newborns

I've been looking into this as it's one of the options on the birthplan I've got to fill in. They say it's up to us whether we do it or not, but no one I've spoken to seems to know why you'd choose to or be against it. So good old Internet to the rescue. Doctor Google has come up with a couple of good pages such as Gentle Birth which are against it. Does anyone have any strong oppinions on this one? Does it even matter?

11/01/2005

Wishes are wonderful things

I've set up an Amazon wishlist to remind myself of books and toys I want to buy before the baby gets here. The amazon.co.uk site isn't as good as the .com as it's not got nearly as many toys on there. The range of books is good though, and it's got Lamaze stuff on there which I adore. I want to get some Baby Einstien DVD's and CD's too but I don't know which to get for a newborn. If anyone's got any suggestions of what I should add or remove from the list let me know - I'm in the dark over here! my wishlist