Spend a few days in a daze (obligatory)
Think about how I should have finished the bottle of Frangelico (yummy Italian Hazelnut liqueur) on the drinks shelf the month before
Buy some de-caffeine PG Tips. I drink quite a few cups of tea during the day so I thought it was best to ensure that if I was going to go over the recommended max 6-8 cups/day I had enough caffeine free tea bags to use.
Stock up on: Bio-Oil, Cocoa Butter body lotion and Johnson’s Aloe Vera baby oil – if there’s any way at all to reduce stretch marks appearing, I’m on it!
Update the iPregnancy app settings on my iPod Touch to “I’m pregnant” – woop!
Bemoan the fact that the pregnancy now meant I am going to be sober on my 30th birthday next year. Bad planning!
Wish I hadn’t just stocked up on 3 boxes of tampons of various sizes. Hey ho, perfectly stocked for next summer though.
Start keeping a pregnancy blog so I could put my own experiences on the My Baby Spain website once I hit 12 weeks pregnant!
I’m currently 31 weeks pregnant and in my 3rd trimester of my 2nd pregnancy and struggling with everything! I’ve recently started to get pain in my lower back and my pubic bone. I really am struggling to walk, during my first pregnancy I was bright as a button and walked absolutely everywhere with no troubles. I didn’t get swollen feet, ankles or legs and this time I’ve got it all and more!!
Maybe it’s payback time who knows? I used to think it was sooo funny how ladies would waddle and struggle but I take it all back now as I can’t walk properly at all!
Because of the pain I’m experiencing I went to see my doctor who diagnosed me with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). It is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth and is a condition that causes excessive movement of the symphysis pubis, because of a misalignment of the pelvis. SPD is a dysfunction that is associated with pelvic girdle pain and the names are often used interchangeably. It is thought to affect up to one in four pregnant women to varying degrees, with 7% of sufferers continuing to experience serious symptoms postpartum.
The main symptom is usually pain or discomfort in the pelvic region. This will probably be centred on the joint at the front of the pelvis (the pubis symphysis). Some sufferers report being able to hear the lower back and hip joints, the sacroiliac, clicking or popping in and out as they walk or change position. Sufferers frequently also experience pain in the lower back, hips, groin, lower abdomen, and legs. The severity of the pain can range from mild discomfort to extreme and prolonged suffering. Sufferers may walk with a characteristic waddling gait and have difficulty climbing stairs, problems with leg abduction and adduction, pain when carrying out weight bearing activities, difficulties carrying out everyday activities, and difficulties standing.
I am so glad I went to the doctors as I can finally stop thinking I’m a hypochondriac and realise that something wasn’t quite right!
If any other readers of the My Baby Spain Baby Blog are experiencing the same symptoms or totally different ones leave us a comment or join in the chat on our Facebook page.
Until you find out the sex of your baby, have you had or currently have a pet name for your bump?
I was trying to think of an all round sweet sounding pet name that was also a bit cooler than “bump” but not too embarrassing to mention in public and couldn’t think of anything to begin with. I’ve heard of bumps with the pet names Peanut, Squishy (I hope the kid lives that one down), Bean and just plain old Bump. The diminuitive version of the pet names Mike and I have for each other would fall squarely in the can’t-say-in-public camp and I’d prefer to avoid the semi-long story behind the names. Once we find out the sex of the baby he/she will carry the name we’ve already chosen but with a 15 week period between Bump Naming Day and 20 Week Scan day, it just didn’t seem right to have a nameless bump, not to mention dull!
Baby Bump “Matchsticks”?
Looking for inspiration Mike and I were reading an introductory guide to the stages of pregnancy one evening and we were looking up the expected length and weight of the growing bump and the baby’s growth from week to week. The baby’s length was measured according to matchsticks but Matchsticks wouldn’t do as a bump name so we continued….The 3D images of the foetus for the first couple weeks of a pregnancy had the growing baby vaguely resemble one of those things in the 80’s sci-fi film Cocoon. But, I didn’t think that Cocoon was that appropriate a bump pet name and so in the absence of something original I thought we may have to stick with My Little Cells.
Ploughing on Mike read that in addition to knowing how much of a matchstick length the growing baby was, it was also around the size of an orange pip at 5 weeks old and there we had it, Pip stuck and from that day to today at 14 weeks pregnant, the ever growing bump is known as Pip. This week it’s nearer Lemon size but I think we’ll stick with Pip.