Sunday, June 26, 2011

We have a super cute visitor!

We have a hedgehog in our garden (in our shed actually).  It's so cute!  We are leaving the door open when it gets dark tonight in the hope that he can find his way home!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Best cure for morning (all day) sickness?

I need some tips and cures for my sickness.  It has slowly been getting worse and worse and today it is just awful.  I've been sick 3 times already today and have only had crisps to eat.  Hopefully there are only another couple of weeks in sight!

What helped you to keep food down and how long did your sickness last?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

8 weeks pregnant + first bump picture!

Ta da!!!!

Introducing my 8 week bump!  I showed very early with Ollie and was in maternity trousers at 11 weeks, so I think this pregnancy is going the same way!

James and I have known we are pregnant for more than a month now and it has gone really fast!  If the rest of the pregnancy goes that fast there won't be time for patience and wishing the weeks away!  I'm not sure whether it's just that I am distracted because I have Ollie or if the nausea is making it all a blur.

The baby is now about the size of a pinto bean, about 1.5 - 2cm long.  So cute!  Apparently the baby is now moving loads though I won't feel it for a few weeks yet.... 

Nausea has really taken me aback!  Especially today.  I went to a coffee shop with James and I had iced coffee...... delicious.  I crave it all the time though only actually have it less than once a week.  When I got home I was violently sick.  I've only vomited a couple of times with this pregnancy and both times have been because of coffee.  I guess the baby doesn't like it!

We have told Ollie about the baby but because there is nothing to see and not enough change in my belly, he doesn't really understand.  I think it will sink in more with him when he can feel the baby kicking and when we go for our gender scan at 20 weeks, we will take him with us.

I am EXHAUSTED.  I never knew the meaning of extreme tiredness until now.

All these symptoms are great though and I shall not complain!  They are all proof that everything is going well and baby is ok!

I had my first Dr. visit and he has sent off my letter to the hospital for my booking in appointment at 11/ 12 weeks.  I can't wait to see the baby again in just 3ish weeks.

How far along? 8 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs so far.
Sleep: I wake every single night very very early morning (3 or 4am) to pee. ANNOYING.
Food cravings: Steak, iced coffee, pickled onion meanies, poached eggs.
Best moment this week: My date with James this morning, my first Dr. appointment.
Movement: Not yet!
Gender: Only 12 weeks until we can find out!
Stretchies: None yet.
Belly Button in or out? Still in.
What I miss: Goats cheese.... and brie.
What I am looking forward to: The next scan in 3 or 4 weeks!
Symptoms: Nausea, exhaustion, frequent peeing, bigger boobs!
Milestones: We are now further on than my 2 miscarriages, huge sense of relief!
Weekly wisdom: Nap!
Emotions: Up one minute and down the next! Haha. HORMONES.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ollie's 3rd Birthday in Pictures

Ollie had a fab birthday!  He woke up on Sunday morning to lots of presents including a bike, lego, a book, crafty bits and pieces and a game.  Daddy then made us all french toast with maple syrup for breakfast.  It was delicious!!!

We then got ready and went to the train museum, which I think is one of Ollie’s favourite places on the planet!  He had fun sitting on the trains and pointing out all of the bits…. the chuggers, the buffers, couplings etc.

After the museum, we came home and Ollie had a sleep in the car while I tidied and got ready for the party!

The party was CRAZY!  The kids all had so much fun but it was mad here!  SO many people!  It calmed down a little bit when the food was served and afterwards James blew bubbles for them.
I made the cake myself.  I’m really pleased with how it turned out.  Inside was multicoloured as I put sprinkles in the batter. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

We saw our baby bean :)

On Tuesday at 2.20, we saw our baby for the first time.  It was so so so tiny, but there was a blurry but definite little flicker of a heartbeat.  To say I am relieved is an understatement.  I don't know quite what I expected at the scan but I was so overcome with relief on seeing the heartbeat that I burst out giggling.

The baby is measuring perfectly and everything looks healthy so far.  Only another 4 or 5 weeks until my next scan at 10/ 11 weeks.

I can't wait.

It definitely feels like it is going to happen this time :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Ollie

To my gorgeous, clever boy, Ollie...

Yet another birthday has rolled around faster than I could have imagined.  You are now THREE!  Three years has not felt like three years.  I honestly feel like I have been cheated out of time as it has gone so fast... but it's ok... I love watching you grow and get older.

I've been you're mummy for 3 years now and I am very very proud of the lovely big boy you are becoming.  You have learnt, experienced and accomplished so much since the day you were born.

You are going to be starting pre-school in September and part of me wonders how I will use my time when you are away each day.... part of me kind of wants you to stay at home a little longer but the other part of me knows you are going to LOVE it there.

Since your last birthday, your speech has improved 100%... you know so many words and people are often surprised at how many words and phrases you know.  You went on your first camping trip with mummy and daddy!  You know all your shapes and colours and you are quickly learning how to share!  You are fully potty trained (though not at nighttime).  Just a few days ago you drew your first clear picture and it was a drawing of me... you're also a pro at drawing train tracks.  You use super cute phrases like "I'm happy you're here mummy" and "You look pretty mummy" and you got your first pet.... a little Jack Russell called Lola.

You love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Special Agent Oso, you are still in love with anything to do with trains, cars, trucks, diggers, mud and sand.  We bake together sometimes... and you like the batter before it is cooked.  You love to wrestle with daddy on the bed when he comes home from work and you know how to bodyslam him.  You're favourite foods are chicken, gravy, mash, olives, meatballs, cereal, fruit and crisps and you aren't scared of spicy food!

When it comes to discipline.... well you pretty much ignore us on that one.... haha.  We use the naughty step but you normally tell me "I don't want to sit on the naughty step"... I make sure you do anyway.  You can have quite the temper sometimes!!  I wonder who you get that from!!

I think you look very like daddy.... so handsome!

You are our little ray of sunshine and we feel lucky to have you.

Lots of love, Mummy

Thursday, June 2, 2011

6 Weeks Pregnant!

It's weird being at the start again.... but the weeks are going fast at the moment (I know it has only been 2 weeks!!). It has been more than 3 years since I was pregnant with Ollie and I'm looking forward to going through the experience of pregnancy again.... and you know what? I have a really good feeling. I didn't have a positive feeling or a bad feeling the last 2 times... I had no feeling about whether things were going ok or not..... but I have a feeling this little bean is going to stick.

I've had 2 milestones in the back of my mind and I'm already past one of those (1. the first miscarriage, the baby stopped growing at 6 weeks and we lost it closer to 9 weeks.... 2. the second miscarriage took place at 5 weeks). I've past the 2nd milestone already and I am getting super super dark tests (I am a testing maniac!). I will have an early scan on Tuesday and I am hoping we see our little bean flashing on the screen and that will be the other milestone done and dusted and then hopefully I will relax a lot more.

Symptoms wise my boobs are KILLING me. OUCHY! They have also grown already and all my bras feel too small. Surely it wouldn't be wise to buy new bras yet as I am sure my boobs will get even bigger. The relief I feel taking my bra off at the end of the day is tremendous haha! Tiredness has set in too.... I'm pretty shattered a lot of the time.

I've also put weight on already! Eek.... I can't seem to stop eating!

This week our baby is about the size of a cupcake sprinkle. This week the baby's gender is being determined and the baby's heart has started beating.