Nikki's Pregnancy Diary: February 2004 Archives
Hi there :o) well it could be a wee while from now until I get the chance to post another message as I won't have such easy access to a computer any more in work....I'll be training up my replacement ya see for the next 2 weeks before I finish work. But im trying to get something sorted at home so I'll try not to leave you all in the dark for too long!
Well today im really chuffed (although a little sore from all the wandering!) as I went shopping last night and bought lots of cute baby things - baby bath, changing bag, mat, Winnie The Pooh bodysuits, little mitts etc etc plus a few wee things for myself of course for all my hard work ;o) I bought a brilliant book, its called 'Rough Guide to Pregnancy & Birth' by Kaz Cooke.... its kinda like her diary (with bits added in from experts too) and gives a straightforward and honest view towards the whole thing, its very informative but also very funny, I wish I had of got it a lot sooner. It goes through everything week by week and I feel that it will prepare me very well.
Well Its all getting closer and closer now...im 7 months preggars oh my gawd! I have 2 more weeks of work then I'll be a lady of leisure for a month and a half til baby decides to pop out and say hello (or rather..wahhhhhh help where am I, I wanna go back in!) which I hope isn't too long away...I even hope that baby comes early! I have started organising my hospital bag...putting in nighties, toiletries and practical things that I never even knew existed like disposable breast pads and knickers! I'm following the 'what to put in your hospital bag' list from my book you see. I'm considering using a suitcase cos there is so much stuff I will need for me and baby while in hospital...and even for Paul! My Mum thinks it's a disgrace that we ourselves have provide all the stuff…in her day the hospital did it all!
Im getting extremely excited now (not that I wasn’t before!) and everyone else is getting excited with me...it feels like I have been waiting for the big day all my life or something..... Its like waiting for that holiday you booked ages ago....like counting done the nights as a kid until Santa comes....only tones more nerve wracking and exciting...I really don't know what to expect but they say it all fits into place naturally...I hope I'll be a good mummy :o)
I'm still trying to convince myself to go for good ole Etonox - gas 'n' air, during the birth but the more I listen to Mums, the more and more I am considering the Epidural...which after all, in one injection, would stop me feeling any pain. I'm so undecided but we'll see when the time comes I guess...the good thing is you don't have to set your plans in stone or anything just yet. Although saying that I have booked a tens machine from the hospital for the date im due.....its a little hand held device with electrodes that you stick to your back and you are in control and can press the button when you like which sends out little shocks to stop the pain messages in their tracks before they get to your brain....its a safe form of pain relieve and the only one that has no side affects so I'll give that a go to begin with then we'll see how I get on :o)
I'm getting used to all the talk about contractions and I feel a lot more educated now...thanks to my parent craft classes and decent books. Although one bit of advice I would give to 1st time expectant mothers is... don't read or worry too much, relax and enjoy your pregnancy, take each day as it comes...which I am going to do from now on :o)
Catch ya later peeps xxNikkixx
Howdy partners ;o) went for my 30 week scan today and everything is fandabbydosey....jnr is growing at a steady rate and seems happy as Larry swimming about and having regular work outs in the mama ship...weighing in at 3lbs already - apparently that is the norm! They say baby grows 1/2 lb per week from now on in...meaning im gonna have an 8lb-er!!! I prefer little cute chubby babies anyway :o) but I may not say that on the big day...so it'll be a case of "GIVE ME ALL THE PAIN RELIEF YOU HAVE OR ELSE GRRR!" hehe no it'll all be fine im sure...I hope :o/
I've started watching 'Discovery - Health' as they show lots of programs about babies and stuff about labour & delivery. Don't know if its a good idea or not though.... its a very informative channel and all but when I see the complicated births im like ...right that's it this channel is wick im not watching ever again...then 10 mins later im glued to it again! I suppose its good cos it is preparing me for the worst? My favorite ones are the births that go really easy....no matter what though, I just know im gonna be one of these mummys that blubs all over the place when baby arrives. I think Paul is expecting this. It's a very emotional time though so who would blame me.
Anyway nuff about birth...can ya tell im getting a tad anxious?!
My Mum bought some lovely wee clothes for baby and is currently knitting a little cardi and hat awww. We are all very excited...but nobody as much as me :o) I just cant wait for this little miracle to arrive! One thing I will not miss about being pregnant is the heartburn..ewwwww it's horrible! But they say that if that's the case, baby will have a really good head of hair! Probably another old wives tale but we'll see :o)
I'm still working at the moment..another 3 Fridays to go...not counting or anything ;o) Catch ya all later...take care, Nikki xx