January 06, 2014

Preggy update #2

How far along? 7 weeks tomorrow (couldn’t wait till tomorrow to do the update hahaha)

Total weight gain? I think I may have picked up about 1 kg already. 

Maternity Clothes? Nope, not yet. But my tummy does feel a lot bigger than last time. My sister and hubby have already commented that I look very big.

Stretch Marks?  Only the old ones. Still using my tissue oil and moisturizer. 

Sleep: Sleeping good. I started waking at 5:30am to pee. Not as bad as waking in the middle of the night but still, to wake half hour before your alarm goes off is a major bummer.

Best moment this week: Conquering my smoking habit! I am now 7 days clean. It’s been tough (especially that first day) but I made a promise to myself that I would quit this time around and I’m gonna stick to it!

(Added) Worst moment this week: Because of the festive season, I am struggling to get hold of my doctor to make an appointment. The voice message doesn’t even say when they’ll be back and I want to make an appointment for the 24th of January, I will be 9 weeks then. (Matthew’s birthday party is on the 25th and I wanted to leave work early that day anyway – 2 birds and all that)

Miss Anything? Coffee! I can’t stand the smell but I am so craving a cup. Odd how I don’t really miss having a cigarette.

Movement: Nope, nothing yet. Way too early!

Food cravings: No cravings yet.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee, Coke, and if I take too long to eat I get a bit queasy.

Gender: Don’t know. Must still discuss with hubby if we are going to find out

Labor Signs: Way too early for that

Symptoms: I’ve started getting slight headaches recently, boobs still a bit sensitive, nausea has started getting a bit worse (especially at night)

Belly Button in or out?  Still in for now

Wedding rings on or off? Still on but not sure for how long 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy

What I’m looking forward to: Setting a date with my doctor for that first scan, hearing baby’s heartbeat

What I’m nervous about: Coping with a rambunctious toddler and a newborn

Baby Name? No clue yet

Movement? None yet

Thoughts: 

– Looking forward to being able to tell my co-workers about this pregnancy. It’s a bit hard to hide when my belly is showing already. My one co-worker has noticed already but luckily she’s the only one I told. 

– I feel stupid saying this but I have this strong feeling that there may be more than one baby o_O. I’m not too sure how I feel about that but I just wanted to document my thoughts and feelings (as silly as some of them are)

– Worried about my maternity leave. I was retrenched from my company in October but got a new permanent position in a different department within the same company (I was so very lucky). Only thing is my service restarted on 1 December and as per company policy, you need to be working at the company 1 year on the day your maternity leave starts to qualify for paid leave (75% of your salary). So even though I have been at the company for nearly 4 years, I don’t think they are going to be lenient with me regarding this. I need to speak to HR but need to tell my co-workers first. Fingers crossed everything works out!

I am so impatient to get an appointment that I am even considering phoning another doctor to make an appointment. *shakes head* I need to relax and stay calm. I am sure the doctor will be back in office by the latest next Monday and there should be enough time to make an appointment for the day I want.

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