Nikki's Pregnancy Diary: October 2003 Archives
Morning :o) well i'm 14 weeks pregnant now and feeling great for it. Apart from the odd annoying zit or 2 i'm glowing and am told that I am very lucky. If only it were this easy here on in...but I sense that there will be no real difficulties :o)
Well Paul and I are winding down in time for our holiday, we jet off in the early hours of Sunday morning. I have been really busy in work, as has Paul, so we are really looking forward to it....a chance to get away from everything for a bit. And it's great for us as we don't see a lot of each other as we both still live with our parents, at opposite ends of the town. We looked at a lovely flat the other night...seemed just perfect but we will take our time...keep our options open and all that.
So my little bump is expanding quite quickly now.....i'm into bigger clothes...but not quite maternity wear yet. I got a little t-shirt last night with the slogan 'Pregnant - not fat' hehe. I'm still trying to hold back from buying anything for baby...until I have my 2nd scan at least...which will be in a few weeks time. Which reminds me, I still haven't received the literature for that! Hospitals!...sometimes I despair!
Hello :o) well if you have'nt looked below already, look now as my wee scans are uploaded and are pretty darn amazing. I will have even more to show you in about 1 month's time...and these will be even clearer!
I'm now 13 weeks and I feel fab. I have recently started to feel my wee belly get harder and there is a slight mound forming..it's cute. I'm sleeping better and my appetite is back....and some!
Paul and I are getting on grand and looking forward to our holiday to Portugal...which is in less than 2 weeks :o)
I've started looking at little baby catalogues and have more or less planned baby's nursery out!
Catch ya soon, Nikki xox
Hiya :o) I have brilliant news....had my 1st scan and baby is doing well. I am actually 12 weeks pregnant..I thought I was only 10 weeks! The scan was so very clear...we could see arms, legs, eyes, mouth, a wee belly...and the reason the nurse new that I am 12 weeks is because the arms are fully formed (and also because I am over my sickness now). I swear I think little jnr was waving at us lol. It's an amazing experience and I feel so much happier now. Paul and I and everybody else I know are absolutey over the moon :o)
Click here to see a copy of my scans....if you look carefully my baby is lying on it's side with it's hand by it's face...you can see the belly, arm and face clearly enough in the 1st one, and the face very clearly in the 2nd one. MummyNikki xxxx
Hello :o) well I am such happy chappy today...because I go for my 1st scan this Thursday. But it wouldn't have been that way if I hadn't have looked into it....
I rang the antenatal clinic to find out what was keeping my 1st appointment letter....they'd only gone and sent it to the wrong address! And they were asking me to come along for my scan at the end of November..when I would have been 16 weeks...4 months!! Everybody I spoke to advised me to speak to my GP and find out what was happening. So sure enough I rang my GP and she was as confused as I was. She was really nice about it and said she would look into it and for me to call her back in a few days. So that made me a lot happier.
But it just so happens that when I got home that evening, my GP had indeed rang the house and left a message with my Mother that I am to go this Thursday for a 'reassurance scan'...I was so happy! It will put my wee mind at rest. If I had to wait until week 16 I think I would have gone completely mad! It just goes to prove that you have to speak up in these situations!
So there you are...I'll have my 1st wee scan in a couple of days. Baby will only be 10 1/2 weeks (1st scan is usually at 12 weeks) so may not be too clear but I don't care...I just wanna know that my little baby is ok :o) I will get my picture posted on this site for you to have a look at....and everything will all seem that little bit more real. I promise to get pics of my growing bump up here soon too....it'll be fun to see just how quickly my belly..and my baby :o)...grows.
Catch ya soon...OverTheMoonNikki xxxx
Hi folks :o) sorry for not having been around....was a little sick last week...but don't worry because I'm great now :o) I was having a few wee concerning pains and was very nauseous....but it was nothing serious and I was assured that it is only my body accommodating the little one inside....the body has a lot to get used to! But once I hit 12 weeks apparently it all settles and I will start to feel great and I will start blooming :o)
I am just waiting now for my letter to come from the hospital regarding my first antenatal appointment for scans etc and the waiting is driving me craaaazy!! It's frustrating, as I don't feel I can go and look at wee baby things just yet. But as people say...it'll be here soon enough...and soon enough I'll be showing, and complaining about how my clothes don't fit me anymore lol......bring it on is what I say!
So Daddy and I are getting on well...it has brought us closer....we think its amazing how we two could create a little life together. We are looking for somewhere to live at the moment as it just makes you want to be together at all times. So the next lot of months are going to be a BIG test on our relationship...lets hope it all works out :o)
Well baby is now 10 weeks old.....and the size of a plum apparently! Goodness me junior is growing fast! Catch ya later ...Nikki xx
Hi :o) feeling good today. Here is a little info. on what baby is doing at 9 weeks. To see a picture of what baby look's like click here it's surprisingly clear for such early days.
We have elbows! Your baby is now approximately 13-17 mm crown to rump length, or about 0.51 - 0.66 inches. He/she also weighs in at 1 gram! Toe rays are present as the toes begin to form. Gonads have become testes (for boys) or ovaries (for girls). Baby will move away if touched through the uterine wall, and can spontaneously move as well. Ossification (hardening) of the bones may begin.
Don't worry if she cries at a commercial or seemingly for no reason. These are simply hormones. The same ones that might cause her to be more irritable. And if you think it's bad being on the receiving end, let us assure you that it's not very pleasant to feel like your body has been taken over. Again, the good news is that as the placenta matures and begins to take over production of some of these hormones, mom-to-be feels better.
Howdy. Well today I just feel plain sicky bad :o( but I've learnt how to deal with it - by drinking plenty of water and eating dry toast! Yuk I know but hey it works! Just had a lovely weekend chilling with Paul and doing very little...he looked after me well :o)
I wondered why I hadn't had word from the hospital regarding my first antenatal appointment so I rang them and they hadn't received the letter of referral from my doctor...and he claimed to send it 3 weeks ago! Anyway they have faxed it through now and I should get a date for my first appointment in about 1 week's time. I didn't realise this but the first appointment isn't until week 12-14 of pregnancy...so I have AGES to wait :o( I would really prefer to have that over and done with before I go away on hols (when i'll be flying at 12 weeks) so maybe they could hurry it on or something, fingers crossed. At my first appointment I get a wee scan and everything :o)
Well ya know the way I said I was gonna keep going to my gym :o/ well excuses aside, I just couldn't be bothered with it at the moment....but I'm gonna have to get my ass into gear before the abundance of Maltesers that I am scoffing move to the hips and stay there forever lol. Everybody says that I have an excuse cos im pregnant but im trying not to think like that ;o>
Catch ya tomorrow...Nikki xxx
Hi there.....feeling better today just a little tired and a tiny bit restless. I'm chomping at the bit now until I get a letter from my doctor for my first antenatal appointment....for all I know it could be twins!!! Scary thought!
Because I am not showing yet, sometimes I even forget that I am pregnant! But I'll not speak too soon because I have a funny feeling that eventually I will become the size of a house lol. One wee difference I have noticed (apart from slight nausea) is in my nails and hair...they seem to be growing faster...not that I'm complaining...and my skin looks more radiant :o)
Baby is now 8 1/2 weeks old. I am going to do a little research into what baby is doing now and I'll post it here when I do. Catch ya soon.....Nikki xx