Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The past few weeks: We are in the second trimester! I am still feeling nauseas throughout the day but it is easing and definitely isn't as strong as it was in the first trimester. I am finding it hard to get comfortable in bed of a night due to my lower back ache (that i've always had and is now getting worse) plus I am usually a tummy sleeper, which I can no longer do. During week fifteen I started to feel the tiniest of movements that felt like 'bubbles' - it was exciting and made me smile. I have felt the baby a few times now and it is always when I am laying back on the couch of a night when all is still and quiet. The belly has most definitely 'popped' out now and buttons no longer do up on my jeans and shorts. I am in that awkward stage of being too big for my 'normal' clothes but not big enough for maternity wear.
By the end of week 15 I was down and out with a virus - raw, sore throat and a tight chest which affected my breathing. I've been juicing lemons, ginger, carrots and oranges each day as well as drinking loads of water and resting as much as possible. Hopefully it won't stay around for too long!
Thoughts and feelings: Pure excitement. I cannot stop thinking about this baby and cannot wait to meet him or her.
Cravings and aversions: I've been trying to eat healthy, wholesome foods each day but occasionally when the hunger strikes and I need a quick fix I've been loving 2 minute noodles and Saos with cheese and tomato. I've also been enjoying a hot Milo of a night time.
I am feeling more like sweet foods now but still can't pack away the sugary foods like I used to!
Current weight: 62kg
Looking forward to: Our next scan at around 19 weeks. I love seeing our baby and it could be the last time we see him or her before baby arrives into our arms.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
1. We've had a few days of rain and our once dry, brown 'lawn' now looks like this!
2. Future Paramedic or Doctor perhaps?
3. Checking Daddy's heart.
4. We spent Thursday afternoon at the town pool. A storm threatened, but we went anyway.
5. Our girl pup, Ella.
6. I found this excellent DVD to guide me - I will aim to do it weekly or twice weekly.
Labels: weekly stills
Friday, March 7, 2014
Around the dinner table the other night...
Ronan: Mum, we need to keep our Australia clean.
Me: We do! Did you learn about that at preschool today?
Ronan: Yes, and the teachers are cross with you.
Me: They are?! Why?!
Ronan: Because I told them you threw rubbish out the window of the car.
Me: Hmm. Do you mean the apple core? (this happened weeks ago)
Ronan nods his head
My four year old saw something that I hadn't seen. He saw his mama throwing 'rubbish' from a car window and took note of it and stored it away in his brain. My simple (yet obviously very profound) act of tossing an apple core out the window into a nearby field, was not something I should have done with such thoughtlessness.
What was I teaching him? He didn't necessarily know it was 'just' an apple core; That an apple core breaks down into compost or is eaten by animals etc. To him it was rubbish. And I was in the wrong.
I apologised to him and promised I would help keep our Australia clean. My heart swelled with pride at his genuine concern, and I kissed him on the head and told him how smart I think he is.