Friday, July 30, 2010

A good day!

Hey kids,

I have been feeling god awful for a couple of weeks now but today I feel fabulous! This past week I have barely been able to keep any food down - band has felt tight as a fish's arsehole. And in between all the PBing, I've been nauseaus. Not fun at all I can tell you! The ginger pills & bikkies seem to have done the trick though. The other problem is that when I do have food I'm craving carbs big time. All I want is pasta and potato! I've been having a bit of it too which hasn't been to kind to Mr Scales (even including the stuff coming back up again!).

Went and saw Bowater (Fill doc) on Monday and filled him in on my latest situation. He's a bit of a douche. I get a lecture everytime I go there and I feel like saying. Dude. I've been banded for 2 years now. I know what I should be doing and what I should be doing, but I tell you right now I'm not going on this strict eat by the time of the day and only what you say BS you're going on about. If I wanted to and could live my life on a strict diet I wouldn't have needed the band! But I don't say that, I just nod and say what he wants to hear and get out of there. I told him I didn't want any fill, even though some days I feel quite hungry because I don't want to make things worse when the band is tight.

I had a shocking night of reflux the other night too. Fingers crossed everything settles down this weekend. Ironically it is the week I would have been due for my period if I wasn't up the duff. Not sure if that has anything to do with the added restriction. Could be that because apparently my body is producing a heck of a lot more blood for this whole baby making caper, I've got period-like bloating impacting on my band. Who knows. So if the nausea dissipates and the tiredness stays at a manageable level I'll be feeling fine. Other than that not much other pregnancy stuff. Except my libido is GAWN. Poor hubby. He was reading in one of our books that pregnant ladies get horny as hell, unfortunately it seems to have had the opposite effect on me!! He's been a little champion though and a major support which I really appreciate!

Managed to get to the gym once this week. Which was once more than the past 3 weeks! Given I'm feeling so fab today I'm going to go tonight after work if the tiredness stays away.

Weekend plans - Finally finish off my thank you cards from the wedding (how slack am I!) and maybe check out the Mundaring Truffle show.

Anyhoo, back to Friday Filing at work!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Thanks for the morning sickness tips all. I now have in my bag: Ginger biscuits, dry crackers & Blackmores morning sickness tablets. Feeling better this morning already!

I agree about the small meals, it does make me feel better - but I feel like I'm snacking all the time though and mr scales is not impressed by it! I'm hoping that I'll feel up to some exercise soon though. Not that I don't enjoy being couch girl, but I'm determined to do as well as Yvonne & LBG with their exercise levels and limited weight gain during their pregnancies.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

8 weeks...

Hey kids,

How's everyone been? I've been ok. Spent 5 glorious days in Bali last week - it was fantastic! Disappointed to have had to stay away from the cocktails and reflexology but I drank many a chocolate milkshake and had plenty of facials to make up for it! GB and I told my sisters and their partners on the 9th before my sister's 30th. They were very excited for us which was nice.

I haven't had too many symptoms until this week. Saturday GB was best man for his mate's wedding. Gorgeous affair and then just as speeches were starting around 7pm I started getting all dizzy and nauseaus, took a few trips to the loo and then went and sat in the car. GB finally found me and as much as I didn't want to, he drove me home - not before I left a vomit deposit in the carpark (lucky no-one saw!). Ended up vomitting about a dozen times until midnight when I fell asleep. Of course GB got grilled when he got back - everyone asking if I were pregnant. He reminded them I had just got back from Bali and said I was still on the pill! Even though I am in fact preggers, it shits me that everytime a chick isn't well it's assumed she's up the duff. It's really quite rude. I just know that when it does become public, we're going to get so many "I knew it!"s.

GB and I aren't agreeing on how to tell people when the time comes. He wants to make some big announcement to everyone. I'd rather tell a select few and just let the grapevine work (or put it on facebook! Haha). Really don't want to make a big song and dance about it! Anyway we've got 4 weeks to sort it out.

So yeah yesterday I felt nauseous from about 10am til 6pm. (then I threw up dinner). Joy. This morning it hit me about half an hour ago - I had a yoghurt and now feeling better. I had great plans to start back at the gym this week but I just felt so awful after work yesterday. I feel ok in the morning's so I may have to try dragging my freezing butt out of bed early and go for a walk then instead. I'm trying these acupressure seabands that's supposed to be great for travel & morning sickness - so far they're doing jack shit for me! Anyone have any other subtle remedies I can use at work?

Anyway, must go off to read the 60 odd blogs I've missed while I've been away! Hope you're all well!

Friday, July 9, 2010

6ish weeks

Hi gang,

Have been trying to keep up with your blogs and posting comments when I can! Been so busy with work , I've barely had time to scratch myself.

So my calculations were that I am 6w3days today. This morning I went for an ultrasound (mainly just to set my mind at ease that it was in the right spot!). The scan was booked for 8.30am so at 7am I had to empty my bladder then drink 1.5L of water before 7.30am. That simply wasn't going to happen! I tried my best but I felt like I was drowning! I managed about 1.2L by 7.45am and then hopped in the shower and got ready. Basically went straight in for the scan once we got there. Goo stuff on and it was go. The chick tells me I have a retroverted uterus. Apparently 25% of women do. It means it points towards my back rather than to my front making it difficult to get a picture. I could see where this was going. Some of  you may want to stop reading now coz I'm about to venture into TMI territory.

She explained that she needed to do a transvaginal ultrasound instead which frankly is like a dildo cam. So gross. Anyhoo, from there we could see the gestational sac and the yolk sac and the 'blob' which is apparently what will be the baby! The blob measured 3.8mm which puts it at 5w6days and had a heartrate of 93bpm. So far so good. Still some time before we make it through the dangerzone and announce it to the world but it's a relief that everything (aside from my uterus) is where it should be.

We're telling my sisters tonight as it's one's 30th bday party tonight and she's already made a big song and dance about  how we better be getting a taxi so we can party on. Sadly my party days are over til March! Then Sunday my 2 sisters, a friend and I are off to bali for 5nights. It'll be sweet - even though no cocktails! It'll be nice to be out of this ice cold weather Perth has been having the past few weeks!

Generally I'm feeling fine, except that about 2 or 3pm a wave of exhaustion hits me. I've had a few spells of dizziness and yesterday arvo felt very queasy for a couple of hours. Hence, pretty much zero exercise in the past week. After bali will try to get back into it though!

Hope everyone is going well!