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Hormones are not fun

So my hormones are in full swing now.

I went to get shacked fries from MacDonalds (that’s all I wanted) and I got halfway home before I checked the bag to find the fries with no shaker seasoning. I had to pull the car over to the side of the road cos I couldn’t see through the tears.

I got home and couldn’t even eat the chips they had given me cause I was too upset so they went to the dog.

It’s funny now. But it really wasn’t at the time.

This is not the fun part.

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My first trimester

Hiding this beautiful little blessing has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I want to scream it at the top of my lungs for the whole world to hear. But both Andrew and I agreed that we would wait until we were given the all clear from the doctor. We did tell our parents as you can tell from my previous blog, our roommate (we were afraid the morning sickness might give it away) and my dear friend Samantha. To be honest I have been really lucky with this pregnancy so far.

Here are some of the things I experienced through this first Trimester.

Morning Sickness

I consider myself extremely lucky with this one. Yes, I suffered constant nausea, but only had very mild vomiting (ewwww) thank god. I know a few friends that suffered really bad morning sickness. I was also lucky that this only last around 4 weeks. Because I was on placement at the hospital I was a bit nervous it was going to effect my time there but luckily it didn’t. I really was blessed in this aspect.

Cravings & Aversions

This one has been a bit weird. In the first month, it was gingernut biscuits, they also helped with nausea. Other than that the cravings haven’t been too bad but the aversions, wow. Most green vegetables taste like copper, red meat makes my stomach turn and for a while there Macca’s smelt like rotting meat.  What comes next I don’t know but it will be interesting.

Nerves

Being a first-time mama this was bound to happen. But for the first trimester I was terrified of so much: hurting the baby, losing the baby, being an emotional wreck all the time, being sick in public, falling asleep in weird places, could we really afford this baby, etc. Everything I ate I was second guessing. Then I started making lists. Oh god. This helped so much. Yes, I’m one of those. I started creating lists for everything from To-do lists for each trimester (I have attached My first-trimester to-do list at the bottom), what we needed to start stocking up for the baby and the house, and even starting to plan the baby shower. Find something that relaxes you and run with. It really helps.

Support

This one is the most important. You need to make sure you have at least one support person. I was lucky to have a few, but my number one is Andrew. He has been above and beyond amazing. Anything I have needed or craved he has been out the door and home within minutes. Offering back rubs, doing most if not all the cleaning, and still staying on top of all his uni work. I am so blessed to have such an amazing partner and this baby is lucky to have such an amazing dad. He will be so amazing.

This is just my experience and things that have affected me this Trimester. Please remember that this is different for every single mama. No pregnancy is the same as is the birth. I am so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing supportive people. If you need extra support please always remember to ask your doctor. The sooner help is sort after the sooner you can enjoy this beautiful blessing on your life. I have also attached a to-do list to help with a few things that should be looked at during this trimester.

Nesting 1st Trimester

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First Ultrasound

Mini Mac

You will not believe how emotional our day was today. We have anticipated the day where we would get to see you and hear your little heartbeat. We were not disappointed.IMG_0530 You jump around and danced for daddy and I. I couldn’t help but cry when we heard your healthy little heart beating so fast (152 bpm). Daddy held my hand the whole time, he was excited as I was, I could see it on his face.

We can not wait to see you again, and we don’t have to wait as long this time. Our next scan will be only in the next 6 week (19 weeks scan). But before then we hope to feel your little kick and we get to see you growing inside my tummy. We will be able to start telling everyone about your expected arrival now. Daddy made me wait until we knew you were healthy. And now we know.

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1st prenatal Dr’s visit

28th March, 2017

first drs appointment

Today the Dr confirmed that your due date is the 27th of November. This is the same birthday as your Great-granma (down-the-hill). I can not wait to tell her. She will be so excited to meet you.

We have another appointment in a month for your first ultrasounds. As your great-grandad was a twin you might be as well. We will have to wait 4 weeks to see. Stay healthy Mini Mac, we will see you soon.

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Telling your grandparents

27th March, 2017

Tonight we told your Granma and Grandad tonight.

We were supposed to be having a quiet family dinner with Granma and Grandad but silly Granma invited one of the neighbors. I had to wait until Kay left before I could tell them the amazing news. I sat there quietly all through dinner without saying a word. This is not an easy task for your Mama little one.Telling Grandents

I told them I had learnt a card trick while on placement and wanted to show them. But really the surprise was sitting in their cutlery draw. I had the cutest little teaspoons made up with ‘we’re pregnant on the handle. Grandad was the first to see it. It took Granma a few seconds. I don’t remember ever seeing so much joy in your Granma’s eyes. Granma cried then I got teary. Grandad couldn’t stop smiling, this was the same for your dad.

Before you even have a proper heartbeat you are already so loved. You will bring so much joy to the world. Now to tell Nana Pink and Mac about your existence this weekend.

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Letter to baby

we are pregnantSaturday 25th, March 2017

Today I found out about your existence. Your daddy and I have planned you for only a month and now you are already here. We feel so blessed that you have been chosen to join our little family so soon.

The moment I saw that second pink line, I knew that I would do anything to protect you. I stood in the bathroom with tears in my eyes. I had so many plans for how to tell your daddy you were here. I couldn’t wait. All plans went out the window. I ran to the kitchen and with a massive smile and tears running down my cheeks I just told him.
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He hugged me so tight and we knew that, although you didn’t have a heartbeat, our lives were
full of so much love. Unfortunately, your daddy wouldn’t let me tell Grandma and Grandad that you existed until we had been to see the Dr.For now, you are our little secret and in 8-9 months you will be our biggest joy. We already love you more than we ever thought we could, love something that we could not touch. Please stay healthy while on your journey into our lives, and I will do all I can to keep you safe.Screen Shot 2017-03-26 at 12.05.34 pm