Friday, 17 May 2013

24 weeks

I've reached the over half way mark and in the last half of the pregnancy. It still seems so far away until our little darling girl with be with us. Feels like forever we have been waiting for this cherub to arrive. 16 more weeks to go. 3-4 months left... now that really makes it feel like such a long time to go now.
My pregnancy was going oh so well until the last 2 days... I have been vomiting all over again :(
Yesterday morning I think I brought that on by having milk in the mornings. I was always a little funny with dairy products before pregnancy but it's reached a whole new level now with babes in there. I just can't seem to win. Milk, cheese, chocolate, ice cream all those things are really setting me off. I get this bad taste left in my mouth that feels like it's coming from my stomach. It's horrible, I just feel so off after having them. I try to avoid them but it's hard not to have chocolate and ice cream which seem to be all I want to snack on these days.
This morning I threw up on an empty stomach and those are the killer vomits to look out for as they are really not nice throwing up the acid lining in your stomach.
And then again just a few minutes ago... I'm currently down the other end of the house in bed whilst poor Daniel is having his dinner by himself up in the kitchen at the other end of the house. I just couldn't stand the smell of the steak cooking and everything came up that I had since lunchtime practically... It went forever and I seriously thought I could have thrown up bubs through my mouth, it just felt never ending and the pain of it on my throat and still to now trying to recover was just excruciating. (Sorry to all those who have a weak stomach or have eaten/about to eat and read this)
I don't think bubba liked her world being all shock up in there as she has been letting out some good beatings from the inside at me since vomiting.
I feel as if I'm going backwards and down hill now though... I can't stand certain smells of things anymore as I'm straight to the bathroom to chuck my guts up.

My physical changes lately have been that my stomach has come out abit more and had the first person touch my belly today at work who wanted to have a feel of how it was at current so that was surprising. Apparently bubs is going to double her size in the next month period which really excites me which I don't know if I'm the only woman out there that has dreamed her whole life of having a pregnancy belly but man have I been waiting a long time for this moment that is soon to approach me.
I can't wait to have the massive pregnancy baby bump - I adore seeing them on other women and always thought to myself awh I can't wait to have a baby belly and now my turns finally here!!
Although having a baby belly isn't all that great... I'm seeing new stretch mark lines appearing and thinking why?! I have enough from when I was bigger... Can't you just reuse those ones? haha.
Other physical changes would be that my skin is kinda on the mend... I was going through a bad breakout on my skin with pimples but it seems to have calmed down a little now but still getting areas pop up.
Sorry for all boys who read my pregnancy blog update this time around but my areola's around the nipples have become massive and they are starting to dry out which I will be posting a product review hopefully this weekend of what is getting me through at the moment.
I have been getting a lot of pains in my back and it just aching... I purely think that is because I sit in the car driving long distance back and too work - this morning was 1.5hrs each way! It's ridiculous the traffic and distance I endure myself through 5 days a week... Melton West to Clayton is not a nice drive - do not recommend it all.
My hair hasn't been falling out all that much either... I don't notice much of a change in terms of everyone saying 'pregnancy gives you great healthy hair'. Maybe thats still to come...

On the mental changes I have been on this roller coaster of emotions... I seem to be easily crying for no real good reason and don't cope well so much anymore with things. I stress as always which isn't a good thing to have in your characteristics. I just get frustrated more easily and then work myself up into having a sooky fest over something so tiny or bringing back up all the other little things whilst in my sooky mood that get me way too worked up!

Today I was talking with some fellow colleagues about giving birth and I am actually not turned off or that frightened... I'm a little scared for the pain that I might endure but am excited at the same time as it will be a new experience and I know I will have a lot of support and after bubs comes out seeing her will make it all worth it.
I want to try and do it all natural with no pain relief and having baby natural birth but I guess we will have to see how we go hey.
I have been thinking more about how I want to remember the moments of going through labour and was thinking that I might tape from the start of me going into labour right through to giving birth and when bubba arrives... Has anyone else choosen to video labour or take photos throughout the labour to revisit the moment?

Some exciting things we read in our updates of where we are currently at in pregnancy was that bubbas cochlea, the inner ear mechanism that houses all components of her hearing is fully formed so she can hear what I am hearing but obviously not at the same level as she is hiding in there.
I have been talking to her more and more and it's nice having someone there other then Daniel who can listen to me have a whinge and tell my hopes and dreams too.
Daniel has always been talking to bubs since we found out we were pregnant and now we kinda team up on each other and dob one another in to bubba haha.

This weekend will be the start of the nursery set up for us. Babes cot arrived yesterday and we get the change table tomorrow from a very amazing store which I will also be posting a blog up about once we get setup. It will be a work in progress as we obviously don't have everything yet but I will blog with posts to keep you all updated on how it is looking with photos.
Can't wait to get it all set up. What kind of themes did you/ do you have for your baby rooms? Would love to hear some ideas as I never really thought of having a theme until I was asked by a friend about what I was going with and thought to myself... wow, you do themes too? haha.


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