Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Preggy update #4

Preggy update #4

How far along? 11 weeks today (Crap, missed week 10's update)

Total weight gain? About 1.5 kgs so far

Maternity Clothes? Nothing yet 

Stretch Marks?  Still no new ones yet 

Sleep: Sleep is on and off. I struggle to get comfortable on either side and sleeping on my back hurts my neck. I feel like I need to start using a pillow under my belly already but I don't want to start too early. :(

Best moment this week: This would have to be seeing our blob in 24 Jan :)

Worst moment this week: Our car was rammed from behind, then it refused to ride properly and it's taken 2 weeks and countless Rands to finally get it running today. We must still get the damage fixed :(

Miss Anything? My stable moods

Movement: Nada. I don't want to sound like a crazy person every time I think I feel something and then it's just gas or my bowels moving or whatever. So for now, no definite movements felt yet.

Food cravings: Granny Smith apples cut up with salt over, koeksisters for breakfast, litchies

Anything making you queasy or sick: I can finally manage some coffee again and there's nothing specific that makes me queasy. Just a whole bunch of everything lol

Gender: I think I'm going to struggle with this one. I want to keep the sex a surprise but I also want to know as I am really hoping for a little sister for Matthew. Let's see how long I last with not knowing

Labor Signs: Nope, not yet

Symptoms:  Slight tummy cramps, saw neck and back muscles, sore boobs, and still this sharp pain in my groin when I move too fast

Belly Button in or out?  Still in for now but I have this insanely deep navel, and it seems to have come out quite a bit

Wedding rings on or off? Still on 

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy

What I'm looking forward to: My next appointment (28 Feb) and having the detailed scan (Down Syndrome scan)

What I'm nervous about: Another gallstone attack. I had one on Saturday (which actually started on Friday as bad back pain) and it seems that even though I've cut out my red meat consumption, my elevated stress levels can also trigger an attack.

Baby Name? I haven't even started thinking about this. And the WORST part??? If we keep the sex a surprise, we are going to have to think of a girl name and a boy name. 

Movement? Nope

Thoughts: I just want to enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible with as little complaining as I can manage. This might be our last baby and I don't want to miss out or bitch about anything. So the uncomfortable sleep, the back and neck pain, the nausea, whatever else I am feeling with relation to this pregnancy, is not worth complaining about.

See, a blob

I feel so much bigger this time round!


  1. Aw sorry about the car prang, that's not fun.
    Having a giggle at your cravings! Apples with salt on, and koeksisters for brekkie. You sound just like a pregnant woman!!
    Awesome bump piccies, yay! So special.

    1. No fun at all Jess. LOL! It didn't even occur to me that I sound just like a crazy pregnant woman ha!
      Thanks Jess!


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