Monday, March 14, 2011

Week 24 update

Things are going well with the pregnancy – I know I am lucky in this regard. Lucky that my first IVF worked and lucky that my pregnancy symptoms have been pretty mild. My doctor's appointments have been quick, since there is nothing to discuss. She has assured us that everything is normal, normal, normal.

I still have worries of course, and when the nurse can't find the heartbeat right away, I hold my breath until I hear that sweet sound. Pregnancy is very nerve-wracking. I have been feeling her move around a lot – I don't know if its kicks, jabs or turning, but it is a strange sensation that makes me smile every time, and puts my mind at ease (somewhat).

When it comes to all of the things that come with being pregnant, I had generally considered myself a well-informed person. I have read a lot of books and websites and thought I knew (most) everything that would come my way. Lately a few other "side effects" have surprised me:
- Peeing a little when I sneeze
- Waking up to leaky breasts (stained night shirt and bed sheet)
- GAS, GAS, GAS (and not just burping)
- Cold sores

Doesn't it sound lovely??? I am in no way complaining, since I am realizing these are just par for the course – but I am feeling pretty unattractive these days. My husband is dealing well, considering.

Looking ahead - I am thinking of signing up for a Hypnobirthing course – even if I can't go totally natural, I am hoping this will put my mind at ease about labour. Anyone out there done this? Was it worth it?


  1. I'm so happy that things are going so well for you! You deserve a happy, uneventful pregnancy!

  2. i just had to laugh because as i read the "gas gas gas" i just let off my own!! i didn't realise one could be so filled with the stuff!!

    ah, the joys. :D

    the other thing i've noticed, is that i drool like a dog waiting for its dinner; particularly at night. sometimes i have to turn my pillow over because i've drooled out the side of my mouth and i wake myself up!

    glad to hear that things are going so well for you.

  3. Congratulations on the baby girl! Halfway there must be feeling good.

    I've heard of a lot of girls who get their own doppler so that they can listen to the heartbeat in between dr visits. Part of me thinks that is insane crazy, but another part of me thinks that if it calms your nerves it is SO worth it.

    Sucks about the cold sores. I am prone to getting them if I've been out in the sun too much. Can you take Valtrex while pregnant? That little pill does wonders to stop my cold sores from erupting if I take it soon enough.

    May the next few months progress uneventfully and lovingly!
    xoxo - Foxy