Monday, May 24, 2010

35 weeks 1 day

Less than 2 more weeks and I'm done with work... Thank goodness! All I want to do is bludge at home for a bit and rest up before the big day. I am also suffering from placenta brain... To the EXTREME. I swear, pregnant women past 32 weeks should not be allowed to work in any job that requires her brain to be used.

So the the first week I have to muself I'm getting physically prepared for motherhood. How? I hear you ask. Well, Monday 7th June is hair appointment day, Tuesday is a major waxing session. Planning on getting a brazillian but I have a feeling it's going to be way too painful so just might have a tidy up. Wednesday will be a facial and pedicure and then Friday I'm getting the baby car seat fitted. Then I'm going to hibernate at home until I need to go to hospital to give birth, venturing out only to go to drs appointments.

Speaking of which, my next OB appointment I get another ultrasound! Yay! So excited to see my little man again before the birth. Hopefully I'll be able to put up another cool 3D scan on my blog.

And how's the lap band going? Pretty good! No weight gain at the moment. Steady at 103.5kg. Doctor is super happy as this is the time when preggo women gain the most weight. If I can stay the way I am I'll drop a good 8-10kg in the first couple of weeks after I give birth. The restriction is prefect. I'm sure once the baby is out there will be less restriction and I'll need to visit my fill doctor for a top up but for now I'm just grateful that I can eat most things but still have some awesome restriction.

That's it for now. Thanks for Reading :)

LBG xx

Thursday, May 20, 2010

34 weeks 4 days

Holy crap peoples... I am on the home stretch now. 38 sleeps to go. Getting slightly nervous now with the impending birth and labour. I think it's been amplified by the birthing classes I've been going to. To know I have the epidural as a backup is comforting but I don't like the though of having a needle in my back. That freaks me out too. Ah well, I'll stop thinking about it now.

Had my baby shower on sunday and it was just gorgeous. Had a lovely lovely day filled with friends food games an presents. I was so spoilt and so was Rupert :)

My band is playing up now and I am super super tight. I've gained a little weight this week, now at 104.1kg. Not sure why cos I'm definitely not eating much. I think it might be baby and fluid. Never mind. GD is still well controlled with diet which the doc is happy with. I've been getting quite a bit of heartburn but it's managable at the moment.

I swear my child is moving furniture in there. He has been so active recently I feel like a foot is going to pop out of my tummy at any time! Kinda cool but can get uncomfortable as well.

Ok that's all from me for now. Have a fabulous Thursday everyone!!

LBG xx

Friday, May 7, 2010

32 weeks 5 days

Hey all!

I had my 32 week ob appointment yesterday and everything is great. Turns out that the new diet has seen me lose 1kg since my previous doctors appointment 4 weeks ago. Woohoo! The doc said that it was common for those diagnosed with GD to lose a bit of weight when they change their diet. Considering buns has gained 750g since the previous appointment I'm cheering. So now at 103.7kg.

Band has been particularly tight this week and my heartburn has flared up. It is quite painful and I'm trying to deal with it through taking some over the counter heartburn and indigestion tabs. They just aren't cutting it anymore so mum has offered to give me some nexium to try which is a prescription drug for heartburn. Will call my ob next week to ask if it's ok to take. As a result of the HB my band has become super tight. I'm going back to very small portions and more soft foods like soups and mashed potatoes and stuff. I have PBd twice this week due to the band being too tight which has probably caused some irritation. Not to worry :)

Am loving my 8 month bump now because I actually LOOK pregnant rather than fat. For the longest time people at work were saying that I didn't look pregnant which is code for 'you look fat'. Unfortunately because I had a tummy to begin with I never got the nice round tummy rather it looks like a B shape. But on the flip side, I haven't developed any new stretchmarks! :)

Well 7 weeks to go until he arrives. More importantly 4 weeks to go until work finishes! Wooohoooo!!

Thanks for reading :)

LBG xx

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Next month!!

Holy crap... Next month I'll be a mum! I'll be meeting my little boy...

8 weeks to go :)

I'm a little excited...

... Just quietly