Third Trimester

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My first baby


I'm expected to give birth to my first child in a few weeks time. This is a very new experience for me, as I have never handled a child before.

I am so scared in the beginning (well, all the nausea, cravings, cramps, weight gain, etc) plus the birth stories, complications, and future responsibilities awaits me in this near future, makes me nervous and excited all in the same time!

With few weeks to go, I am all set for the arrival of my first baby. I can't wait to hold him (yes, it's a boy!). It's sound obsessive? Yup!


Sheputs






my husband thinks i am lazy

Iím in my 34th week of pregnancy and I feel so helpless as I am so heavy. I have a two year old that has tons of energy and there are days that I donít want to think of anything besides sleeping or resting. My husband works and he says I am lazy if I rest or lie down. Sometimes it hurts my feelings as I am not lazy, in fact I hate being lazy and am so into cleaning and loving a clean house, but now I really donít care...

I am slow at everything and it gets hot here at times. When I had Gracie it was really nice. I enjoyed my pregnancy as I could eat and sleep wherever I wanted and my husband did not complain about it. I have no help with family and friends and this can get me down. We have been in Australia for 1 year now. I am excited about this baby and afraid.

I think its only hitting me now that we will have another member in the family...I hope that reality will kick in soon.... I have also developed big varicose veins on my vulva and on my right leg. It gets painful at times, but I am too tired to think about it...sometimes I think no more babies as I just get too big and really get bad back aches and I donít like to complain.

Anyway they are such a wonderful gift that it seems all worthwhile at the end.


claudia






Morning Sickness Free!!!

I am already nearing the end of my 3rd trimester and have yet to have any morning sickness. What a blessing!!! I am 14 weeks pregnant as of today and this is my very 1st child and I am hoping for a baby boy. A healthy baby boy that is!

Everyone keeps telling me that it's boy because I havent had any sickness but who knows?!!? I will find out the sex of my baby in another month or so and until then I will keep my hopes steady. If its a girl, I will love her just the same.

Britney Rollins






Not long to go

I am 19 and 34 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I am still working and hoping to be here for another few weeks but I am really starting to feel the strain. I have very bad round ligament pain.

I was taken into hospital last week as I was having contractions, but it just turned out it was Braxton Hicks I was having, they were very painful and I just panicked. I'm glad the baby stayed put though. I had to get another scan and the baby was sticking his/her tongue out at me!

I am on the internet every day looking at pregnancy week by week guides and I have my Labour bag all packed. I think I am pretty organised but I bet I have forgotten something.

I can't wait to meet the baby and I am glad I don't know the sex so I can get a nice surprise :o)


Maree






A scary beginning with a so far good ending

Right now I am 21 years old and I am having my first baby. I am 7 months pregnant and happy and healthy. Well it wasn't all like that. I found out I was pregnant by a pregnancy test I took at a friendís house. Well at that time I was in a boot cast because I had broken my foot and my ankle in 4 places and my husband now, who was my boyfriend at the time, found out was on his way to school for the navy. Anyway we were on the subject about having kids when one of my friends said I should take a test to make sure.

I figured it wasn't going to work and I thought the reason why I didn't get my period was because I was under a lot of stress; it happened before and I got my period later. But I took it anyway. Well in a few seconds two lines popped up and I got a little scared. So when I went to the doctors for my check up for my foot I told him I might be pregnant and wasn't sure if I should do x rays. Well sure enough I was pregnant but the scary part was I started my period the next day. So I made an appointment with the doctors to see what was going on.

Of course I didn't know what to do and all I felt like doing was crying. Well they did an ultrasound and it showed that there was a yoke sack and an egg inside but it was too early to tell if I would be having a pregnancy or not. They wanted me to come back in 4 weeks to check back and see what was going on. Well for the 4 weeks I was still bleeding but it wasn't really heavy. So I thought I was having a miscarriage because I was in a lot of pain. I went back in 4 weeks and this time they found that the egg had grown to an embryo but still no heart beat. So I started to cry. The nurse said that I should wait another 2 weeks and come back in 2 weeks to see how everything is going.

I thought the worse but my period stopped. So I thought it was a good sign. I went back and as soon as they put the machine to my tummy there was a fuzzy noise and then a heart beat. She showed me the picture and sure enough you could see the baby growing and the heart beat going like crazy. I cried with happy tears because I thought I couldn't have kids.

Well I am now 7 months pregnant and he's doing just fine. It took me a while to gain weight but they said it was because I am so tiny that I wonít gain a lot of my weight till I am about 5 months pregnant. Sure enough I picked up weight at 3 months and now I am nice and round. I feel a lot better and with him moving all the time I know he is doing great also.


Amber







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