10 Months

onsdag 16 juli 2008

end of this blog

I managed to go over both due dates (menses and ultrasound) but not too long, so natural birth and alhamdulillah had a baby boy. I am so grateful to Allah for him and all the stress etc earlier on is of course worth it...

söndag 8 juni 2008

home straight or is it strait or is it stretch, it's late (time and stage of pregnancy)

Dreamt my waters broke last night, quite a vivid dream. This was after discussion with DH that he won't likely come back until around the 20th inshAllah. Have made alternative arrangements.
I must admit the Braxton Hicks get more frequent an uncomfortable for each pregnancy.

torsdag 15 maj 2008

a quick, rather boring update

have had 2nd scan today, everything appears to be fine. Saw something resembling maleness but midwife was v quick over that area so can't be sure, Allahya 'Alam.
have been feeling a lot better these last few months (blood pressure has gone up a bit). Just getting fat and doing everyday stuff like bending down to pick things up is frustratingly difficult, but of course this is normal. I am managing to sleep quite well despite large tummy, although finding it a bit diffiuclt to get back to sleep after Fajr, but that's more to do with mind ticking over stuff.
Still haven't got any baby stuff organised, I actually placed some baby clothes bags back into the cellar as I'm still up to my ears sorting out Biryanis latest clothes.
I actually threw up for the first time 2 days ago during the pregnanacy but I think this was due to me having a frog in me throat causing me to gag than any feeling of nausea.

fredag 11 januari 2008

Had first midwife appointment. The midwife was young and chirpy, and afterwards I thought maybe she'd been around during H's birth, should ask her. My iron was a little low (130?) and unsurprisingly my BP was v low. I was glad to see she stressed that the tests they have are all voluntary, so I'm wondering whether t o forgo the diabetes one they always have, which involves a mini fast and a disgusting sweet drink. In the UK it was tested every time with a urine sample, no starving or anything like that. She didn't check the heartbeat, which I was surprised at as they often find it at even an earlier date. But I'm supposed to have the ultrasound soon so I suppose I'll hear it then, Finally I'll be sure I am really pregnant!! (Of course I am, trousers are getting distinctly tight now.)

tisdag 1 januari 2008

Should I be worried or not?

Had some spotting last night. I checked on the Internet and most seemed to say should get it checked (US websites admittedly, litigation in forefront of minds?). So I rang the equivalent of NHS direct who gave me the Women's clinic number. They said as it had stopped to wait and see if anything else happened and call again...

söndag 23 december 2007

14 weeks

I know because I got an email from one of these Internet pregnancy calculator thingies. First pregnancy I could've told you down to the number of days!
I think I felt some movement in there today, isn't that a bit early. I'd felt something a week or so ago but could have been indigestion, but this felt more consistent. Definite butterflies going on in there.
Still devastatingly tired,and generally feeling bad, mentally as well as physically. Managed to force some chicken down today and ate some smoked salmon which means I actually ate some '1st class' protein today!

tisdag 18 december 2007

first trimester over

not sure whether to keep this blog as have 'revealed' on other, and it 's easier with just one.
nausea easing somewhat, but appetite still not great.
Weaning of Biryani not getting far, esp as she is ill right now. Tummy a bit bigger but my weight still less than 60 kg.
Generally feeling weak and tired and down.