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.

måndag 26 november 2007

Nausea and more nausea

Sleeping seems to be my only cure although I feel OK whilst eating (as long as its something I fancy) and for 10 mins or so after. As soon as my tummy gets slightly empty then that weird feeling in my stomach and that nauseous feeling in my head comes back. Maybe its something to keep my blood sugar constant. I could just not fast even 3 hours nowadays. Have tried Coke as recommended, it makes me feel better for a short time, maybe helping me by distraction as it brings back childhood memories of being taken out for Sunday lunch by parents. Another thing from childhood that seems to be helping is tomato salad with vinaigrette dressing. Cheese goes down well, which is just as well as most other forms of protein are a no no. I always go off chicken in pregnancy (salmonella fears). MIL would be horrified by my lack of sustaining food but there'd be no point trying to force myself to eat something I'd feel like regurgitating anyway. I think like a lot to do with this pregnancy/ childbirth / child rearing lark, instincts are vital.

lördag 10 november 2007

and life goes on....

feeling slightly better, I think the nausea was more down to the bug that the kids have had. I feel bad only if I have to leap out of bed suddenly to assist one of the kids. Generally v tired, thanks to the sedative effects of progesterone I think, and quite weak but I hope my reviving appetite improves this. Anyhow now and again having my dose of 'Floradix' which is a herbal mix that provides lots of vits and minerals. Tastes foul but the dose about the size of a shot so you just have to down it. Giving some to S as he looks quite pale and it seems to stop him moaning about being tired.
Had some weird pains the other day, which I feel guilty about hoping this might be it, ie the end of the pregnancy. This is me being brutally honest but inshaAllah I'll feel more positive about everything soon. Just don't know how we're going to move house and the memories of the pregnancy with Biryani are still fresh. I'm coping now but DH goes away soon and wondering if I'll manage. Should put trust in Allah more and be happier with the condition I am in....

torsdag 1 november 2007

Still blockage in nasal dept

and now and again nausea, worst in the middle of the night when one of kids cries out with a headache/ about to vomit/ has vomited or just wants a drink.
But we've all been afflicted with a tummy bug to some degree so don't know if its part of pregnancy or the bug but probably both. Cold plus gastric flu in unison, not fun. May Allah make it easy for us amin
Stomach looking bloated again more likely down to bug ,IBS. hope not twins...!
Have started looking again at my Ina MayGaskin book, but then put it down again, reading brings on nausea, plus topic matter pertaining to maternal mortality not morale boosting right now..

måndag 29 oktober 2007

a surprise beginning

BismillahiRahaman ir Rahim
Ok this was not in the plan I had but it was in Allah's and all that matters. It looks like we're on our way to child no 5.
Not properly feeling sick yet just hungry all the time, so there goes my plans for catching up my numerous missed fasts. have got the strangish taste in my mouth, but havent gone totally off tea.
main dilema now is how to wean Biryani off breast feeding plus have to find somewhere bigger to live inshaAllah.