Baby Update at 29 Weeks

Resources tell me that my blood volume is now double the normal. That explains the blood noses I’m having at least twice a day. My belly button now looks like a moon crater with raised edges.  I wonder what it will do by the end of this trimester… On Sunday I had my baby shower.…

Baby Update at 28 Weeks

*Yawn*. Yep, the fatigue has definitely kicked in again. I took a sick day last Monday – hands were too sore to be spending the day on the computer, and the tiredness from my lack of sleep due to said sore hands made it double pointless to be at work. I spent most of that…

Baby Update at 27 Weeks

The second trimester honeymoon period seems to be over. Carpal tunnel is affecting both my hands now and I may need a hand brace for each, particularly for sleeping. I’m getting tired more again. Not sure if it’s because of what’s happening inside, or just because I can’t get  a good night’s sleep with the…

Baby Update at 26 Weeks

I have tipped the scales this week – now 60.7kgs, which is the first time I’ve ever been in the 60s range. To date I’ve gained about 8 kilos. At least my weight gain is right on track. In the last month I’ve put on 1.4kg, which aligns with the expected 1 to 1.5kgs. My…

Baby Update at 25 Weeks

Everything’s swelling – tummy, boobs, hands and feet. And it’s all going to get worse :( I’ve got a couple small stretch marks on my boobs now and the belly button is still shrinking. Had a few headaches this week. Sleep is getting harder because of a) my carpal tunnel syndrome, and b) trying to…

Baby Update at 24 Weeks

At the end of this 24th week, I can now say I have a pregnancy waddle. Clomping with your legs slightly apart just feels more comfortable. So what if I look constipated (if my belly isn’t obvious enough that I’m pregnant). Well, after three sessions of acupuncture, my carpal tunnel syndrome has not gotten any…

Baby Update at 23 Weeks

My carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t seem to be getting any better, but I’m hopeful… I had my third acupuncture appointment tonight and if it doesn’t get better in the next few days then I will have to wear a hand brace :( Tonight the acupuncturist put a point into my palm – ouchie!! She knew…

Baby Update at 22 Weeks

Just as I thought everything was going swimmingly, I develop pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome. It really sucks because my right hand is always tingly, and I can’t do things that require gripping for long – like brushing teeth, or writing, or even opening jars. My right arm aches often too, including the elbow and shoulder.…

Baby Update at 21 Weeks

Must buy new clothes! I own a lot of stretchy tees but even they are now too fitting they feel a little uncomfortable. And the top I got in the Gold Coast in May (especially for when I got bigger) has a discoloured smudge on one of the boobs from my careless use of bleach…

Baby Update at 20 Weeks

Over half-way now and loving the bliss of the second trimester. Last week I had my anatomy scan and all is fine. Her insides are in the right place, the spine is straight, and her heart is the size it should be. The baby’s kicking more often, and I can actually see little bumps when…