WEEK 29 + 30

Okay this is going to be a super quick update for my blog readers who are wondering where the hell I have dissappeared to. Sincerely, I have NO IDEA  where the past two weeks have gone, I know that sounds so bad, but really when I look into my diary, during week 29 I did A LOT and that is with no exaggeration, then during week 30 I spent my time feeling nearly the worst I’ve felt in many years (no it wasn’t the flu or anything) I had this strange pain in the back of my nexk, not blood pressure, that went through my shoulders and crippled me from either seeing. Still don’t know what it was, baby seemed all fine, however, I am sooo glad that it’s all over now. So as a recap, I generally can’t put a detailed source of what had/has happened the past two weeks, as it has just flown by, however, let’s have a look at where we have arrived size wise etc. for week 30.

I actually went for a scan at week 30, and found out my little darling is already weighing in at 3.3lbs! A chunky little monkey like daddy (as my MIL tells me). Baby is already heads down, and was doing some kind of aerobics as I watched in real time on the 4D scan (the only picture I caught baby was actually holding it’s foot to it’s head, so cute). I’m taking it as a sign that I’m doing a pretty good time at baking this baby because head circumference was measuring at 31 weeks + although I definitely cannot be that far along in the pregnancy, so we took it that little one is just prepping for the grand exit. Apart from that, all seems good and fingers crossed everything stays good, healthy and happy! And how was I feeling? Well TIRED for one, the slightest things exhaust me now, yet I am very proud of the fact that I am still incredibly active and I’m trying to keep my energy intact so I don’t get lazy – although who can be lazy with a toddler? I also have taken another break from the gym as it just wasn’t really working out for me, however, I will be be back soon. Until then I’m just ‘enjoying’ time off by actually keeping physically so busy at home, I have SO MUCH to do and so little time.

So yes, for those of you who may have thought I fell off the planet earth, I didn’t I was actually just trying to survive week 30, thankfully now I am back in form and I hope that I don’t have to experience something like that again! Oh and that cute littel 3D scan you see up there, yep that’s right, that sure is baby Moldovan #2! 🙂

Week 6

Fun Fact: Baby is the size of a POMEGRANATE SEED 

So what’s happening in week 6? The folds of tissue on the head are developing into the jaw, cheekbones and chin all in order to form that beautiful little face which you will kiss. Baby’s heart is beating somewhere between 100-160 beats per minute, that’s almost twice as fast as mine! His lungs, pituary gland and brain are forming as well as the rest of his muscles as bones, so little yet so hard at work. Although the development is wrapped up in just a few written lines, it is a LOT for a foetus to be doing at a mere 6 weeks and more so it is an even harder task for you body to be providing all the energy so that the growth of your little one can be taking place safe and soundly, so remember to fit in naps and rest as and when you can.

It’s round about now when pregnancy hormones will kick in and start fluctuating all over the place. At this point my morning sickness was in the morning, middle of the day, evening, all night sickness, okay you  get my point.Also major fatigue kicked in and my poor little toddler had to make do with whatever I’d give him to eat, barely able to tolerate being in the kitchen if I remember correctly I think it was at this point until around the 11 week mark that his lunch time diet consisted mainly of some type of potato dish and chicken nuggets.Thank goodness daddy is an awesome cook and made him healthy dinner otherwise I don’t know what I would have done. Also at this point the tears started flowing in and my hormones started going coo-coo, a funny memory for this week; I told my dear husband that maybe I’d like some chocolate (but I wasn’t sure) he offered numerous times (about 100 times) if I wanted him to go out and get me some and asked me which type. To which I told him not to worry about it because in fact I didn’t need or want it, fast forward a few hours to 1am, we are lying in bed and I start crying. The poor guy turns and asks me what’s the matter to which I reply that i really want chocolate…so obviously he got out the bed and bought me some (for which I am eternally grateful).

So yeah, that about sums up week 6 of my pregnancy, have you got any funny stories to tell? Send them to me and I will be doing a ‘feature post’ on the blog sometime soon and feature all the funniest stories.

Next Blog Post: Week 6 Workout! 

Week 5

Fun Fact: Baby is the size of an APPLE SEED 

Although most people only found out they were pregnant a week ago, and are barely registering the fact that they are pregnant, baby is already growing at an extremely fast pace. From being as tiny as a poppy seed last week, it is already the size of an apple seed in week 5! That’s right! Baby is growing so rapidly it has already near quadrupled in size. Whilst the pregnancy is still not visible to yourself or anyone else, pregnancy symptoms wil be starting to appear during this week, due to the hard work and effore that the body is putting in. Some signs are bearable and some may be not so pleasant, everyone is different, and believe it or not some women have no symptoms at all!

With this pregnancy my symptoms started quite late at around 5 weeks and 6 days, but because they had started so early last time I was beginning to feel paranoid that something wasn’t quite right (I’ll blame that on the irrational pregnancy hormones, may I?) However when it reached exactly week 5 + 6 days, I woke up and the nausea had hit me HARD and I was wondering why I had been paranoid and wishing for symptoms in the first place. Alongside the nausea I had vomiting, they go hand in hand, and intense fatigue in week 5. Fatigue is the most predominant symptom in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy due to the fact that the body is working so hard to in theory ‘form all the fine details of the baby’. As well as making sure the baby is developing well and rapidly the body is also working hard to form the placenta which will be the baby’s protection and nutrient base for the next nine months. If that wasn’t enough, our bodies also are having to accomodate with all these changes taking place, so good food and an adequate amount of rest (if possible) is important in the first trimester of pregnancy.

So taking all that in, whilst all this dramatic change is taking place in the body, what exactly is changing for little baby in there (except for rapid growth of course)? Baby is now ‘made up’ of three layers, ectoderm (top layer), mesoderm (middle layer) and endoderm deepest layer. 

In the ectodermbaby’s brain, spinal cord, nerves and backbone will shortly start to form.

In the mesodermthe circulatory system and the heart have started to function, in fact, how scary as it may seem the heart is already dividing into chambers and pumping blood through the body! The rest of the mesoderm will go on to form cartilage, bone and muscles.

In the endodermthis layer will become the lungs, intestines, urinary system, as well as the liver, pancreas and thyroid.

Oh and if all that wasn’t enough for you, the primitive placenta which when fully formed will provide all the nutrients and oxygen to the baby is already getting to work this week!

A LOT is happening this week, so whilst it all may be so new to you (even if it isn;t your first time pregnant) baby and body are already on the job getting baby to grow in time to meet you!

 

Next blog postWeek 5 baby battle 

OXOXOXO

 

 

 

 

WEEK 4 baby battle 

So as promised every week I’m going to be doing my general stats for this pregnancy vs. the stats for this time last pregnancy. As you’ve probably heard, every pregnancy is soooo different so this isn’t really a comparison, yet more of a fun ‘spot the difference’to see how much one pregnancy can differ to another. 

So I found out I was pregnant with both pregnancies during week 4. 
Pregnancy with Ayan +ve test: 4 weeks + 1 day. 

Pregnancy with baby #2 +ve test: 4 weeks + 3 days. 

I’d actually been trying for baby number 2 for a while and when it wasn’t happening I just kinda gave it a break, however, one Saturday after a week of Ayan having abnormal behavior, saying ‘baby’ continuously, I decided to go out and buy a test, by this point it seemed like standard procedure of every month anyways. And of course it came out with a strong positive straight away, totally giving credit to that old wives tale about how babies can tell when you’re pregnant – true story guys. 

Weight when I found out I was pregnant with Ayan: 57.8kg 

Weight when I found out I was pregnant with baby #2: 49kg 
Massive difference there, I never really looked fat back then, must have been puppy fat or something, but I was indeed almost 10kg heavier! Crazy right! 
My height (for those who asked): 158cm 

How I felt: with both of the pregnancies at this point I didn’t really feel anything except for maybe bloated, or water retented, just like when the time of month is about to make an appearance, to me there really wasn’t much difference, although, I know many women feel so many other symptoms this early on. Wasn’t the case for me (thank God). 
Diet: unhealthy with both! I always have a mini binge week before every period, if you’re a woman you’ll know what I mean. And as my ‘symptoms’ were just ‘period symptoms’ I kind of didn’t sweat it and was just eating junk. 
 Vitamins: I was taking folic acid already when I found out that I was pregnant with Ayan as I was actively trying. And I will be writing a future blog post on WHY folic acid is so important in first trimester. 

With the second pregnancy I wasn’t taking any type of vitamins, however I was taking L-carnitine pre-workout, which I stopped taking as soon as the test came out positive as not enough research has been carried out on taking this amino acid during pregnancy. 


So as you can see WEEK 4 generally is quite a boring week on the outside as we barely register we are pregnant but not on the inside, to see what’s happening on the interior and baby’s development, check out my other post on WEEK 4! 

Dragging through first trimester 

I know many of you are wondering if I fell of the edge of the earth, where have I disappeared to? Etc. So firstly I’d like to begin with the fact that I’m here and I’m back! I know you haven’t heard from me for a while and I’m sooo sorry for that but honestly those who told me that my second pregnancy was going to be easier, lied! Let’s just say one thing, me + first trimester do. Not. Go. However, I’ve been hanging in there and it’s slowly slowly it’s getting better, and if this pregnancy is anything like my first then by 14 weeks I should be back in action and full of that pregnancy glow (well as glowy as it can get) 🙂 okay but seriously guys, I’ve been so sick, I haven even been working out and I feel terrible! However, I’m going to get back that gym membership this week and we are totally going to get back on it! And I know you’ll all be curious to how I look now, so even though I’ve done absolutely nothing I’ve managed to get some body snapshots of how I look, so I’ll be uploading those too! 
But anyways, without rambling this is just a quick apology post and a post to announce that I am Back with the pregnancy series and I will be posting some awesome stuff and keep your fingers crossed for me that this little peanut keeps mummy happy and healthy and no so sickly anymore! 

If there’s anything specific you want me to post about, then don’t forget to mail me and let me know! 

Kisses O X O X