Hello lovely ladies!! How is everyone feeling today?
JustMe, did you end up getting that pizza? Well I've ended up being pretty hungry too, but I can't eat a lot. Does that make sense? It's like I get full quickly but hungry often.
We use the private health care over here in South Africa, so I guess that's why it's easy to get appointments etc. We do pay through the nose for it though! But it's worth it compared to the public system here, I feel so sorry for everyone here who can't afford the private care.
Only 4 wks 6 days but had a few mild cramps this morning. Of course completely panicked coz it felt like AF might be on the way. Been rushing to and from the bathroom all morning to check but still nothing. That's all DH keeps asking, still no AF? It's like that's the only thing letting him believe that we're actually pregnant! He's a bit paranoid I guess coz his sister lost her baby at 7 weeks last year, and we have another friend who has had 2 miscarriages in the last 9 or so months, the one after 12 weeks. And we have another friend who had a miscarriage and hasn't been able to fall pregnant again. So yes, I guess we're both a bit on edge. I'm just trying to be positive and do all the right things. Starting to get a little more excited now.
We told my parents last night, they were SO cute. We were at dinner at the airport coz they were leaving for a cruise (lucky them!) and i just gave my mom my phone with a pic of the test. She looked at it for about 5 min in disbelief and then started crying and hugging me while my dad was saying "wha'ts going on now?!" Then I showed him and he got all teary. They have been such a great support through everything so far!! My mom already said she's desperate to come to a scan with me when they are back. And she reckon's its a girl for some reason or other. I kept telling her its only a little ball of cells right now but she insists.
Also, and I don't know if I'm imagining symptoms now because I know I am (I imagined them when I wasn't so why not when I am?), but my lower abdomen/uterus area is a bit tender and bloated today. Not sure when to really expect symptoms or if I am imagining this stuff. Think I'm going to buy a book or two this weekend.
Ok, now I'm just blabbering. I'll stop. How is everyone else doing? How's the hunger JustMe? Panda, how are you? Have you posted a pic of you and your bump yet? Would love to see one!!
I had cramps every day for the first week or two if it helps, remember things will be having to start stretching out.
I did get a huge pizza, lasted me the whole day and breakfast today. Am trying yoghurt and peanut butter sandwiches today instead, hope it works cos don't want more pizza ! :-/
Oh my greatness, I am TIRED!! Feel like I'm going to pass out on my laptop any second.
Just had yummy Breyani for lunch that DH cooked the other night. I've also taken to boiling some eggs and taking them to work with me to nibble on because apparently that's really good for baby. I also bring a little yoghurt coz that's also good.
Bored and tired is not a good combination to avoid sleep!!
I'm pretty sure my bras all fit properly, although all of mine are underwire padded ones. I hate buying new ones, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to soon, I've just about gone up a cup size already!
I don't think it's the bras hurting me coz it's almost worse when I get home and take it off. I think the support helps the hurting. I wake up at night when I role over. There's a thread somewhere called "You know you're pregnant when..." and one of the comments which totally resoated with me was "You know you're pregnant when you rol over in bed at night and need one arm to help you move, and one are to bring your boobs along." I totally do that!
Yeah don't worry too much about the cramps. I was certain mine were the onset of AF but it never happened. The boobs didn't hurt for that long either. I'd still say they're sensitive but more annoyingly now, they leak! So I can't go anywhere without breast pads or else I have some very embarrassing stains to deal with. Eek.
How is everyone doing? I'm having a pretty sh*itty time at the moment. Nothing to do with bubs, she's the one bit of positivity in life. Just lots of family drama. My Grandad passed away last weekend. Whilst everyone should be sad it's started that entire side of the family arguing about money and it turns out my Auntie's been slowly siphoning off money from the estate all these years. Leaving what was once a massive inheritance (my Grandma and Grandad were very well off) as pretty much nothing. I feel awful for my Dad, who out of all the family is the "poor" relation. So not only has he lost his Dad, and any early retirement he might have had from such a tragedy but it turns out his family are a bunch of robbing b******s too. He had a heart attack a few years back and really doesn't need the strain of all of it. So that's weighing on my mind. Also my partner is being useless with helping around the house. I don't know how much of that is bothering me or if it's just that I'm stressed and he's the easy target. We're also broke, but hey that's not new. :/
What's super annoying is that the sun is shining and I really just wish the weather would join me in sulking and being miserable.
Awww, sorry Panda That's really not cool! We had a similar thing a few years back, well not exactly the same. My uncle was a hectic alcoholic and my dad put him through rehab and gave him a job on one of the diamond mines. My uncle never really wanted to stop and so relapsed twice, and both times my dad stepped in and sent him to rehab and he always had a home and a job to come back to. The third time, they were cleaning out his house while he was in rehab, and my dad found little vials of diamonds that his brother had been stealing off of the mine :madgrowl: After that there was no job or home for my uncle and my dad didn't even go to his funeral a year or so later. Of course, he died of alcoholism.
I hope your family comes to their senses!! Your poor dad does NOT need this stress!
JustMe, I think I'm going to find one of those wireless ones to sleep in!! Would certainly help.
Holy crap I can't stop eating!!!! This does NOT bode well for my pregnancy weight-gain! After my appointment with Dr on the 8th I'm going to join this thing called PreggiBellies. It's this excesise group for pregnant ladies, twice a week. A bit pricey but I think it'll make me feel better about all the eating I'm doing...
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