My Milestones & Events
On October 13, 2013 at 40 weeks 4 days pregnant
My Baby's Birthday!
My waters broke in bed at 3am on the 12.10.13. i called the hospital and they wanted me to go in, check the baby then probably go home until things progressed. I had no contractions so cleaned up, did load of washing, the dishes and packed the car (as you do). got to the hospital and was on the monitors when my fluid colour darkened. There was now meconium in the fluid. So by 8am they had started the syntocin drip. I was told i should have baby in my arms by midday. and no later then end of the day. WRONG. was on the syntocin at full dose for 12 hours without progression. not dilated, and no natural contractions. whenever the syringe was changed my contractions would stop, or start then just disappear. it was a long process with no outcome. they said what i had is called 'failed labour' and they needed to do a csection. Because baby wasnt distressed they let me press on for 12 more hours. after 32 hours Ella may was born via forceps with episiotomy. All worth it for a healthy baby
On September 9, 2013 at 35 weeks 5 days pregnant
Today i went to my OBGYN for a check up and for the weight scan. Got some great pics of bub, she has a very chubby face... she has her dads big lips (which im in love with already). she is posterior which we suspected because my braxton hicks have gotten very strong and the only position i can find to make me comfortable is on hands and knees. now i know why! and to the all important... the weight. at 35 weeks 5 days she is weighing in at 7pound 4ounces or 3.299kgs! WOAH. obgyn says that if i go full terms she'll be over 10pounds. i knew she was big in there. confirmation. glad that she is healthy and big though :) otherwise everything looks normal, just love hearing those words! not long now til i get to meet her! mum came today and we were both so happy and couldnt sotp looking at her, and i cried lol.
On September 2, 2013 at 34 weeks 5 days pregnant
Maternity photo shoot
Today i went in to the bush for some maternity photos. i have NO clue what it looked like as i wasnt allowed to see ANY of them!!! The photographer is excited about them but time will tell haha.
worth a go to capture this belly and this time. x
On August 21, 2013 at 33 weeks 0 days pregnant
Installed Car Seat
today i cleaned out the car, and vacuumed. got my nieces car seat out and installed the capsule!!! was SO real that a baby is coming. haha
when i was driving home i just kept flicking my head back to see the capsule!!!
On August 3, 2013 at 30 weeks 3 days pregnant
Today 20 of my closest friends and famiy came together for the baby shower. it was amazing. my sister decorated with helium balloons floating on the roofline and baby shower and baby girl banners and streamers. mum got out her crystal glasses and fine china. my other sister baked all her best baked goods including a brilliant baby shower cake.
i was so overwhelmed that everyone who supports this pregnancy was there and overwhelmed by people's generosity. it took 5 of us 2 trips to get everything to my car!!! then when i unpacked alone it took 11 trips from my car inside. lol
the time went fast and i found it hard to balance time trying to spend time with everyone and i really hope i didnt neglect people! i did the best i could.
over all a wonderful day and a blessing. I am going to spend lots of time tomorrow going through the gifts as time was tight when opening today.
My girl has been very spoiled, as have I. unbelievable.
On July 22, 2013 at 28 weeks 5 days pregnant
Glucose Tolerance Test
Had my GTT and the results came back clear! No diabetes for me yehaaaa. celebrate with chocolate haha
On July 16, 2013 at 27 weeks 6 days pregnant
first labour scare and hosp admission
had intense stomach pains, they didnt ease with panadol, heat and shower etc. called the hosp and they wanted me in there. bubs movements had stopped for a while. they checked me over well and monitored for 8 hours. had pain meds, and my obgyn came in. she did a vaginal exam to check the cervix and that was ok. did a test to see if labour is happening in the next few days. it was negative so im allowed home to manage the discomfort here. feel like ive been hit by a bus, every muscles hurts from being physically tense and stressed by pain. emotionally im ok. i'll get through the pain as long as bubs is safe. im glad she is ok and has been moving like crazy since. think shemight be upset by my body in so much pain? not sure.
NICU came to meet me which was scary but they were so nice to me.survived another scare <3
On June 24, 2013 at 24 weeks 5 days pregnant
Felt Kick from outside
so until just now i have only been able to feel coco inside me. for the last 2 or so weeks i have felt her in there and i try and feel her kicking on the outside but am left disappointed. Just had the first one and im SO excited. i could do a happy dance haha.
On June 13, 2013 at 23 weeks 1 day pregnant
Felt My Baby Move for the First Time
i was at work sitting back and i felt the baby moving inside. i tried so hard to feel her ont he outside but couldnt, but there defs wasn't "swooching" inside there was movement. i was so thrilled. kinda felt like the little one was twisting s swinging around, either that or i have a gaint work wiggling in there haha.
im so hopeful that soon i will feel her on the outside. <3 her so much
On June 10, 2013 at 22 weeks 5 days pregnant
Picked a Name
For 5 months I have been challenged by picking a name. i had none pre-planned coming in to this pregnancy.
when my aunt suggested Amarli i loved it right away. I have since continued to try and find the perfect name and i have been comparing everything to Amarli.
I have come to realise... i HAVE found the perfect name. I love the name and i can see it on my little girl. I can hear myself saying it as a baby as she grows up and as an adult.
So my daughter Amarli Rose is due in October, but the time he decides to come out and what she will look like is still a mystery. Im not ready to announce the name. i said i didnt want to decide on the name for sure, but im here and im set. lol
i have ordered her name printed to put on her door! im really excited and just hope i can contain the excitement and not blab it to everyone!!! i havent done too well so far lol.
cant wait to meet you Amarli Rose xxx
On June 3, 2013 at 21 weeks 5 days pregnant
Finished the Nursery
the walls are decorated the furniture is all in and besides hanging the coloured tab curtains the nursery is done. her clothes are away, cot is made and the paddings on. ready to bring my little girl home to her new room (although she'll be up in my room for as long as possible). its exciting to be getting things done and finished.
On June 1, 2013 at 21 weeks 3 days pregnant
sorting clothes and items
so i have been given a tonne of baby clothes. went through and sorted them in sizes and items. kept things like wraps separate to blankets and sheets, kept bibs separate from clothes, another drawers for singlets and then drawers for sizes. its so exciting. hung up some little dresses just coz theyre so cute and i cant believe im having a baby girl!
On May 23, 2013 at 20 weeks 1 day pregnant
Anatomy Scan & Announcement
So finally at 20weeks. Anatomy scan showed all her bits that should be there were and nothing extra - always good. confirmed the sex. Have made an announcement on facebook to my friends about it being a girl and some pics! Love everytime i get to see her, can't wait til its in the flesh. half way!
i was amazed at her little feet and her fingers, dunno why they got me the most but i added a pic of her feet haha
On May 9, 2013 at 18 weeks 1 day pregnant
Announced Baby's Gender to Family
So for the last week I have announced to friends and family its a girl. I sent a pic of my dog, saying that shes getting a baby sister. only to close people. but they all know im pregnant so theres noone thinking im getting a puppy haha. everyone is happy and excited. lets just hope over the next few weeks not testies drop and suddenly its a boy lmao!!! im trying to learn to say "her/she" now after calling her a boy for 17 weeks lol.
On May 1, 2013 at 17 weeks 0 days pregnant
Found Out Baby's Gender
I had an obgyn appointment. i had some bleeding last night so today we needed to check the baby and make sure he was ok. the baby was SO active, somersaults around and around. so nice because the last scan he didnt move at all!!! took 40 mins to get the measurements we needed!
while at the scan i asked about the gender. she zoomed in and pretty clearly stated ITS A GIRL!!! she said not to buy anything pink until the next scan, but shes very sure. so im so super excited. i really thought it was a boy! and im just so happy SHE is ok now and active.
I told my dad and sister and some very close friends.
im excited, and happy <3
On April 3, 2013 at 12 weeks 3 days pregnant
went to the obgyn for NT scan. had bloods done last week to compare. had a lot of trouble getting measurements of baby because i had a braxton hicks contraction, so he couldnt move around. went in with a full bladder as requested. tried emptying the bladder to give him room to move, but the contraction didnt allow it. finally got the measurements we needed. didnt get any great pics. but heard a strong heartbeat saw him waving arms and legs and that was just magical. got the results and between the measurements and my bloods i am a very low risk of downs and other chromosomal defects. big relief to hear those words. got this cool pic of my little coco
On March 3, 2013 at 8 weeks 0 days pregnant
Bought Baby's First Outfit
My dear friend bought me some baby socks and baby hats and a hooded towel. these are the first things bought for baby. Very cute and i cant believe they're gunna go on MY baby!!! so awesome.
On February 22, 2013 at 7 weeks 5 days pregnant
Announced Pregnancy to Family
My sisters found out a few days ago when I suffered a bleed. but tonight i told my parents. They reacted wonderfully. They are very happy for me and excited to meet "coco" haha. they are very supportive which was amazing to hear.
On February 20, 2013 at 7 weeks 3 days pregnant
i met my obstetrician. She was lovely. we spent a half hour going over history and making a pregnancy plan. she did another ultrasound to check the bleed situation and was happy with it. i will see her again in 4 weeks to check how things are going. Im happy with my choice in her :) my due date is now 13th oct.
On February 19, 2013 at 7 weeks 2 days pregnant
Had some bleeding and spoke with my dr who said to still attend my scheduled ultrasound. Looked at the big screen feeling very sad waiting for the bad news and suddenly flashing started and i heard the heart beat. now just praying it continues to beat strong. 122bpm
On February 12, 2013 at 6 weeks 2 days pregnant
So the last few days i have noticed a small hard area above my bladder. it doesnt go down, but im sure its too early to have a bump. its only small, but ive been told its the start!
On February 1, 2013 at 4 weeks 5 days pregnant
Saw my GP (29.01.13) who did full range of bloods and urine tests. Confirming early pregnancy and everything else is normal :) good start!!!
On January 26, 2013 at 3 weeks 6 days pregnant
First Positive Pregnancy Test
I took a home test on the 26th Jan. I didnt feel pregnant at all and had actually decided not to take one at all but to wait and see if i got a period. i saw a pop up window about first response (which i had in the cupboard) i read it and knew it was a very long shot to get a positive, but there was a faint second line. i told Sue and Kelly and no one else. but i really want to run and tell everyone i meet ha ha.