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Being pregnant has been amazing so far and now that Im 2 months away from giving birth, as my belly gets bigger, reality is setting in and I keep thinking how the hell am I getting this baby out of me? The comforting part is that I know everybody else does it, so I must be able to do it to, but it does feel kind of impossible. Read the rest of this entry
Are you guys leaking like crazy or is it just me? I’ve been having a lot of cervical mucus since the very beginning but this past week the leakage has crossed the line! Read the rest of this entry
Life is good!! There are no words to describe how cool it is to feel baby moving… It’s kinda weird at first and it felt just like I thought it would, but it puts a smile on my face every time! It’s a really cool experience and I can finally say I feel pregnant now!! Feeling the baby moving gives me a chance to almost interact with him… as if he’s saying “hey, I’m here” and I’m poking him back so he knows I’m “listening”. Read the rest of this entry
Doctor visit yesterday wasn’t so smooth. Nothing bad happened except that after a 3 hour wait to be seen by the doctor, I got scolded for gaining too much weight. Oops!
I called BS on the doctor’s scale but it didn’t convince him. Just 5 days ago, on Sunday, I had gained 12Lbs (according to my scale) and as of last night I was at 18lbs (as of his scale)! So just to be sure I weighted myself again on my scale and I was at 16lbs but still, how did I manage to gain 4lbs in 5 days? I don’t see that being possible even if I was trying! Either way, I now have to watch what I eat, but this is only valid for after the holidays right?
My acne issue was also a topic… it’s SO B-A-D! I’m breaking out really bad on my back, chest, scalp, and obviously face. My back looks like it was attacked by an alien. Not to mention the constant itching and painful areas. My face is oily, red and full of bumps all of the time. Considering I sit in an AC office all day and wash my face every morning and every night, you’d think I would be ok… NOT! It’s to the point where I wake up at night to itch. Let’s not even discuss the way I look.. although its bothering me a lot. I’ve always dreamed of being one of those beautiful pregnant women and I feel gross instead!
So Im gonna start doing a couple topical treatments as well a blue light therapy to take care of this acne in January. I hope I can have clear skin by the end of February or March at least.
We also discussed maternity leave and he said I could get started as early as 6 weeks before my due date but it’s all going to depend on my house situation. If we are able to close on this property soon and get the remodeling going and finished by April, then I could start maternity leave, but if it’s still ongoing that means that husband is still not working (cuz he’ll be working on the house) and I must fill in the income gap. We’ll see. At the very least I’ve set myself up so that during the last 2 months I work, I get to have every Friday off.. so that’s a relief. I’m so looking forward to leaving my job and being a mom.
How far along: 18 weeks 5 days
Total weight gain: Depends on your point of view… according to my scale Ive gained 14 lbs, according to the doctor’s scale Ive gained 18 lbs, either way Ive gained too much!
Maternity clothes: Yep.
Stretch marks: Nope!
Sleep: just the normal amount.. jo more napping throughout the day… thank God!
Best moment this week: Ultrasound last night. Since I don’t feel movement I get nervous that something is wrong.. the only thing that will calm me down is when I see baby moving on the screen.
Miss anything: having good skin
Movement: A few times I thought I felt something but everyone says its too soon for a first time mama to feel anything… I do pay close attention to movement and try to concentrate in trying to feel it but since my placenta is in the front it is harder to feel it I guess… ever since before Thanksgiving I havent felt anything… 😦
Anything making you sick: acne! Not sick in that sense of the word, but in the “gross” sense
Have you started to show: oh yes! Definitely… I started showing way early.
Gender: Its a boy!!!
Innie or outtie: definitely innie. My innie is the size of a pool too! I’ll be very surprised if I ever get an outtie. If it rains, you can go swimming inside my bellybutton and drown.
Happy or moody: I’ve been dealing better with my emotions lately…
Looking forward to: getting kicked from inside out!
We had our gender reveal! We were supposed to travel on Thanksgiving but the tickets to Kona were so expensive that we decided to stay on Oahu last minute. The plan was to do a dinner thing for our parents and have my sister bake the cake so we could find out together but since we were spending Thanksgiving with everyone after all, we (I) decided to do the cake thing at dinner with everyone. Read the rest of this entry
Its finally here… helloooo 2nd trimester! I’ve been feeling pretty good overall. The only symptoms I’ve had were extreme hunger and fatigue. Oh the fatigue… I fall asleep everywhere and all the time. I have recently added a 20 minute bathroom power nap in the morning and one in the afternoon, because just sleeping under my desk during lunch hour wasn’t enough. I’m looking forward to the “wave of energy” that supposedly comes with this new phase of pregnancy. Read the rest of this entry
I leave work at about 5:30 and yesterday in particular I was starving by 5pm. I have friends visiting from Australia so on my way home I called my husband and my parents to tell them we were going out to eat as soon as I got home cuz I could not wait to eat.
When I finally saw everybody it was a fest, I haven’t this seen this friend in years, so there was a lot of catching up and hugging to do. My parents weren’t coming because they wake up at 4am for work so I convinced them to come by going to this Thai restaurant that my dad always wanted to try and offering to pick up their bill. We finally make it to the restaurant there as 1 hour wait. I was hungry but I was happy, I can wait a little bit, I thought. The owner came out and complimented us while we waited.
I’m still secretly hoping that my embryo split into two and I have two babies in there… but the doctors just haven’t fount it. Just wanted to put that out there for the universe to acknowledge. It’s happened before! This would be an awesome surprise…
I have good news and bad news… This week has been very difficult.
Last week I was at work, going about my business, doing what I do (read obsessively google for anything pregnancy related), when i suddenly noticed some spotting. For what I learnt in my research its totally normal to spot in early pregnancy, but this is the moment that my brain hits the panic button and it overrides my good senses. I obviously freaked out and called the doctor who told me to come in for an ultrasound immediately.
The doctor saw the sac an yolk which was a relief and she explained that even tough spotting is normal at this stage, it’s a concern because in my case it comes with non stop crams…. so I was put on bedrest for a whole week. Here is a video I recorded at my 6th week pregnancy vlog.
Anyways, so I did sen all week in bed and it was sooo hard! I used to dream of the day I could just lay around all day but holy fuck that’s so hard and boring. I’ve watched everything on Netflix and I’ve pinned like 1000 new pins on Pinterest… I’ve also got old habits back and started playing candy crush again… I’m not proud of that.. But at least I finally beat level 425 (only to get stuck again on 437).
I had an appointment on Tuesday with an OBGYN and even though I was on bed rest I decided to keep the appointment… for anxious mamas like myself, every u/s is a great chance t calm down. Andy and I went together. I was 6 weeks and 2 days by then so we didn’t expect to see much, I knew the baby was too small. The doctor surprised us by playing the heart beat of the baby…. we were totally caught off-guard and it was beautiful.
On Wednesday, something wasn’t feeling right. I was still having cramps but they felt different from the initial cramps. At first it was more like localized cramps, in my uterus area. Then it became more like abdominal pain where my whole stomach hurts, from top to bottom. I went to the bathroom and there was blood, a lot more than Friday… red blood. It was scary. I thought for sure this was all over.
The doctor’s office was already closed so i called them on Thursday and they told me to come in the following morning… 9/26/14, the day of my birthday. Knowing how I’m usually not very lucky and bad shit just happens to me, I thought for sue we were coming in and not having anything in there. Like I said, the week was a hard one…
Friday finally rolls around and we go to the doctor’s office. I kept my eyes closed as the she started analyzing the image on the ultrasound but since I didnt hear any bad sounds, I figured it was safe to look. My baby was still there and the heart was beating. It was such a relief and the best birthday gift I could ask for at this point. I immediately melted.
I was so glad that Andy was there with me.
I’m going to be on bed rest for another week and provided that I don’t bleed again, I can go back to work after the next weekend. The rule is, when I don’t bleed for a week straight I can go back. I need to go back to work soon because we just opened escrow on a house a couple weeks ago so we need to prove we have jobs by the time of closing! It’s been nerve wrecking… Im just trying to stay calm and distracted.
Hope you’re week was good!!