Blog the Sprog

It's a very weird thing, making a person. I honestly never thought I'd do it, but here we are... so I'm gonna tell it like it is. It's a very scary and exciting time. Yikes!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Introducing sprog to the fur-children

Ha, bet you never expected me to manage to get a kitty pic into this blog - suckers! ;)

But there's a valid reason of course... they are our original children after all. And it is a cause of concern that they will be able to adjust to the new sprog that will be a rather big change to their routine.

The good news is that Winston and sprog are already bonding - although the ginger giant might be unaware of this...

For the last couple of weeks, whenever he curls up next to my stomach and purrs, the resonance and vibration makes the sprog move around like crazy! At first I thought it was a coincidence, but it's happened about 10 times now - and often at times when sprog is usually inactive (like in the morning before I get out of bed).
It's so sweet - and I just know they'll get along great when sprog is born.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Battle of the bellies continues!

I'm catching up - but I think my work friend is still winning... ;)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fishy cravings

I haven't said much about my eating habits since the Cheas Naks glow baby post. Since then I have gone through some not-so-weird and some rather odd food cravings...

* Everything strawberry! From fresh strawberries, to strawberry juice, smoothies and ice-cream - if it was pink, I wanted it. I'm over that now.
* Milk - I was drinking a minimum of a litre each day... and that was aside from the milk in my cereal! I'm down to about a glass a day or less now.
* Steak - as someone who hardly ever eats red meat, this was odd for me.
* Mint crisp Cadbury chocolate - a flavour I NEVER usually eat!

Current cravings:
* Guava juice - no other juice will do.
* Eggs - want them every day.
* Salty fish - kippers, herring, haddock, anchovies... bring 'em on! ;)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

General update

Went for the 20 week scan yesterday - all is looking very well! Sprog weighs 300g and seems to have perfect feet, hands, eyes etc... it was still in an odd position so we couldn't confirm the gender again.

It was sucking on its feet (yogababy!) and we could see it swallowing amniotic fluid - this looks cooler than it sounds.

The damn back

My back is better, thanks to my awesome chiro. Here's what it was:

Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and associated ligaments are very common, especially following pregnancy where the hormone relaxin is released and this results in the relaxation of ligaments in preparation for childbirth.

Symptoms include:
Pain located either to the left or right of your lower back. The pain can range from an ache to a sharp pain which can restrict movement.
The pain may radiate out into your buttocks and low back and will often radiate to the front into the groin.
Occasionally there may be referred pain into the lower limb which can be mistaken for sciatica.

As you can see, the fun never stops! But at least I'm better now...

Will do an updated belly pic soon and post that up soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Hope sprog's as cute as I was as a baby! ;-)

Friday, March 09, 2007

What I'm missing...

I thought I'd miss my red wine - but right now I'd KILL for a beer!!!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Some of my preggie theories

There's method in nature's madness... here's what I think:

Porridge Brain (or Baby Brain)

There are many theories and arguments about how bad your memory and general brain function gets when you're pregnant. Mine was pretty bad before - now it's just impossible!

There are certain things I remember very easily, like the date and time of my next doc appointment. But I keep forgetting phone numbers I've known for years, and at least 3 or 4 times a day I actually have to think about what day of the week it is.

Here's my theory of WHY this happens: your brain needs to be effectively 'switched off' - all normal brain function must cease.

Or else what you ask?

Or else you will spend the day running around screaming, "There's something growing inside of me!!! Aaaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!"


Clumsiness (read more)

It has become a daily thing that I drop my keys as I pick them up. I have almost given up trying to even carry cutlery from the draw to the table as it lands up on the floor 90% of the time.

The other morning I spilled my cereal all over myself, the kitchen table and the floor.

There are 2 reasons for this:

1). To get you used to cleaning and picking stuff up, something I imagine you do a LOT with the sprog.

2). To be more understanding and empathetic when sprog does it him/herself.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Battle of the bellies!

Due to the overwhelming requests (ok just one, but that's enough for me!) for a pic of my expanding belly - or bump - I present you with the pics below...

One is me, at 4.5 months preggers - the other is my work friend Kets, who just likes his KFC a lot.

Can you tell us apart?