Well as kibinki pointed out, its been such a long time in between entries in here!!
No real explanation, just the same old really - a mixture of tiredness + the famous *preggie-brain* syndrome (which is lack of concentration + saying silly silly things + just being downright forgetful + unorganised!)
Well today I am 15 weeks and 5 days pregnant, and according to my little lilypie counter on my userinfo page, means that there is only 170 days to go! It really is so weird, how it can seem as though time is flying by at lightning speeds, and going at a snails pace - at the same time! hehe!
Just reading in my Pregnancy Journal (a great book my sister bought for me when she learnt of my pregnancy - awwws!) that "this was a week of rapid, whole-body growth for your baby. Existing structures became larger and more well-developed, but no new structures were formed. The chances are good that this weeks growth spurt for your baby also resulted in a growth spurt for you".
"As your baby grows larger and stronger, it becomes more and more likely that youll actually begin to feel it move. At first, the baby feels like a butterfly fluttering in your abdomen. The very earliest movements are reported around this time during pregnancy (Weeks 14 or 15). MOre likely, you will feel your baby move at the same time as the majority of women do: sometime around Week 18, 19, or 20."
So... just on that first little paragraph - I think that I may have had a bit of a growth spurt this week. Although to be hoenst I personally dont really see too much of a tummy when I look at it (to me it just looks like the original chubby belly that Ive been lugging around for years! hehe!) But this week 2 people commented at work that I have a little belly now - and this was both on the same day too hehe! I finally got around to updating my "baby bump chart" image on my user info page, and took a new picture yesterday - and I can definately see a difference between this picture and the last picture, taken at 10 weeks. Mainly just that I kinda look more "rounded" and the little curve/indentation where my belly button is has smoothed out - do u guys see what i mean?? (go look! go look!) So hmmm maybeeee!
On the second point... well! I could swear that last week, I felt some flutters! Quite different from gas bubbles + gurgles, it was a definite flutter, and as it happened as soon as I had changed position from lying on my back, to lying on my side - it makes me think even more, that what I felt was indeed the first little flutters of bubsie moving about in there! It was only faint, so I mean I wasnt really convinced 100% at the time - but in the following week - theyve kinda become a bit stronger + obvious, and again - completely different to normal tummy bubbles + gurgles! The other day i felt a bit of a thump in fact! I mean, it wasnt hard + strong, dont get me wrong, but compared to the normal sensations you have in your tummy, this was, well - different! Ive been feeling more with each day that follows - this is SO exciting! Im surprised that Im feeling it so soon, they say that often with a first pregnancy it is more common to feel it later on, BUT its usually because youre not able to determine the difference in the goings on in there until it is quite obvious + strong...
So who knows :) Im enjoying the thought that I am in fact feeling the baby doing little somersaults in there from time to time - and it just makes me look forward to the day that I DO feel the prominent kicks, even more!
Yesterday I went shopping and bought my first maternity top :) A lot of my clothes are tight fitting, and I just cannot stand the feeling of them being so tight against my tummy anymore (and well, yes they are feeling tighter than normal too hehe!) and I also have 2 tops that I bought off of ebay by GAP which are nice, although they wont be worn till further along - theyre huge! hehe!! This new top is quite plain and nice - Ill have to snap a pic I guess hehe I also bought a new bra, which is a maternity bra (so weird not having underwire in a bra!) and woo a little peekaboo action lol! So so weeeeird! I still cant quite believe that Im having to buy this stuff... when will it sink in I wonder?
In other baby news - Michelle, who is my Dads gf's daughter, had a baby girl on the 15th October :) They named her Aliah Katelyn - sister to twins Tiarna + Kagan. She was born via a c-section, and unfortunately Michelle is having some problems, shes been put into the ICU with concerns on her heart - so thats a bit of a worry... Im not real sure on all the details at this point, but no doubt I will be informed... Aliah is doing well though... (here is a pic!!)
cute huh? ;)
Its so great to be so clucky, and know that its only, 170 days to go until I meet my own little bundle of bub! hehe!!!