18 weeks this week!

And 2 more weeks to the dreaded detailed scan. We still can’t determine the gender yet but it might just be a girl I think? I quite wanted another boy so that I may be motivated to have another one in the hopes of that being a girl. If my current is a girl then I don’t know if I’d be willing to go through another transfer and pregnancy.

I think I can get along with boys much better than girls too? Especially with my students? Haha. But I definitely want both. And I think being an only girl is a privilege. I am the only girl in my family and I didn’t have to share any of my things with another girl!

Most importantly, I need the baby to be healthy and happy. So far everything’s been on track. I’m just worried about the detailed scan. Especially after the scare we had the last pregnancy.

It’s so enjoyable being able to spend time with my 1 year old. But I hate it that my all day sickness gets in my way now and then.

I’m feeling more tired. My bump looks bigger than my previous pregnancy which has invited comments like I look further along than I really am. My GP even asked if I was expecting twins.

I can’t wait to deliver! I think it’s so much better to have the baby out haha..

Well that’s all the update I have for now!


A struggle..

Yes it has been a rather painful few days where I was just feeling sick and throwing up everything that I ate. My stomach was hurting from all that heaving and all I could do was sleep.. I’ve recovered somewhat today and was able to have a few good meals and keep them down. I need to get more of those nausea pills as well.

It’s tough to fully enjoy moments with my toddler when feeling sick.  Sometimes I wished I had done this later.  But I don’t know if I would have a winning streak later. So for now,  I’m doing the best I can and trying not to let the sickness get in the way.  

I desperately need a vacation away from home.  I’m hardly able to go out in peace without feeling sick or throwing up into plastic bags.  We’ve planned a staycation so hopefully I’ll be able to enjoy that.  And we’re gonna bring the little one on his first trip to the zoo this weekend.  I’m hoping the stomach cooperates.  

It’s 11 weeks and these few days I thought I could feel the baby move.  It was a familiar feeling.  I couldn’t feel it physically on my tummy – like when I place my hand over where my doctor had done the scan.  

I’m worried about starting work while being pregnant.  And I don’t like a few new colleagues who just came in.  But I won’t have to deal directly with them.  I guess I’ll just have to take things in my stride and not let the negativity bother me.  

Can’t wait to have the baby out in another 6 months!  I want a boy again so that I’ll have the motivation to try for a third (a girl hopefully). We aren’t gonna do panorama as it’s way too expensive and we’re settling for the Oscar and NT scan instead.  

On other news,  I’ve not been too happy that my SIL had chosen a name that’s too similar to my son’s. I still am not happy.  So I’m gonna keep my son farrrr away from her kids.  I think it’s just a matter of time before I express my irritation with this issue – especially when comments like how they’re similar sounding etc come up.  

Yep. Really annoying.  Pffft. 

10 wks 2 days scan

Went very well!  Baby’s 34.6mm long with a heart rate of 169 bpm. And the baby was punching and kicking away! I can’t believe I have another little one in there and I  can’t  feel him moving just as yet!  It’s amazing and I feel that I can appreciate all this better now after having my first one!  

I don’t know if we should do the expensive panaroma test which costs $1100 or the Oscar test which costs $700 plus. I will have to do either one of these tests by the next appt and go for the NT scan as well.  It’s all happening so fast.  

The next appt is 3 weeks away and we’ll be seeing our gynae instead of the ivf specialist.  I was supposed to see him in 2 weeks time but he’s going to be away on vacation and I don’t wish to see another doctor.  So I have postponed the appt by a week.  

I have been prescribed 2 more horrid PIO shots. But these are supposed to be the FINAL 2. And a final 2 weeks of ivf meds. I’ve already skipped quite a few doses now and then as I had been feeling sick etc. I guess I’m a bit more daring this time round.  😁 but yes I will not make this a habit. 

Okay!  That’s it for now! 

Sick sick sick

Yes. I feel miserable.  At least I have not gotten myself hospitalised this time round.  I hope it doesn’t happen either.  

I have started throwing up food and meals. Can’t  keep water down.  Ribena seems to be working okay for now. I do take sips of water now and then.  No cravings just like the last pregnancy. I’m just eating anything that can help keep the food down. 

I still get horrid hunger pangs with horrid gastric acid. B****** are still terribly sore. It is 10 weeks and 1 day today and I’ve my next scan scheduled for tomorrow.  

Visited my GO today and I got myself more meds to help with the excessive stomach acid.  Dont quite know how long this will work.  

I’m dying to go on a holiday but it’s just so tough with a toddler and being pregnant. We might see if we can have a short getaway.

It has become very difficult to hide the pregnancy while looking sick and gagging often.  So quite a number already know.  I just hope everything is progressing as it should.  Every scan and visit does bring a lot of worry with it.  

Okay!  Will update tomorrow after the gynae visit! Tomorrow will be my last visit with my ivf specialist though.  I’ll be transferred to my obgy thereafter.  

Growth on point! 

Yes! Yesterday we had our 8 wk 2 day scan and we saw the little one’s head and limb buds. Heartbeat stands at 177 which is about 7 bpm higher than my first baby at this stage.  CRL is a little shorter at 18mm compared to the 20mm for the first.  

I’ve been suffering with nausea and gastric issues.  No surprises here.  These were the same issues I had to battle last year. My doctor gave me a new pack of anti nausea pills to try and that has kept me feeling less sick for now. I don’t know how long this will keep the nausea at bay though.  

Oh and the hunger pangs really kill when they strike.  And I’ve been throwing up burning acid as well so trying to take some antacids. 

We’re in the midst of preparing for my little one’s first birthday celebrations so I’m trying to keep up with as many things as possible.  I think people will know that I’m expecting because I keep placing my hand on my tummy? I think it’s a habit from the previous pregnancy?  Or to warn others to not bump into me accidentally and give me way?  I don’t know.  It seems like an auto reflex and I’m trying to stop it.  

That’s all I have for now!  😊