Saturday, December 12, 2009

Morning Sickness - The Bodies Quest for Perfection

My friend Edele describes morning sickness as hormone poisoning, and I don't think she's too far off the mark. The miracle of growing a human is mind boggling and amazing, but seriously, why can't the process release happy feelings, not sea sick feelings?

I think I have it sussed. My body is whinging to me. Can't feel too cold, can't feel too warm, don't get hungry, don't over-eat, don't lay on that angle...blah blah blah. But instead of feeling normal triggers (coldness, hunger etc) my body just has a bitchfit and punishes me with waves of grossness.

And don't get me started with smells! My mum will agree that my sense of smell was good to begin with, but now I have smell bionic superpowers. The dog can fart down the back of the yard & I gag. All hell breaks loose if Craig dares spray that disgusting Lynx deodorant in the bedroom. "But you used to like it!" "Well now I feel like a spider getting Mortein'ed" We have 3 packets of different brands of wipes at home. All failed the smell test and are never to be used again. I am currently using Gaia Bamboo organic wipes and they pass the test, this week.

Well have to go now, I feel that gross sea sickness coming again. I think I might be thirsty. Or maybe I need to go to the loo? Don't worry, I'm sure it will be over soon. Brodie, I refuse to believe that it will last more than one trimester, and to anyone else who has their own horror story of having m/sickness for more that 12 weeks - I DON'T WANT TO KNOW! ...ignorance is bliss....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two Lines

The wee test has changed in the last few years. They used to be conveniently designed to get wee over your whole hand, now it's only your fingertips that get a spray. Plus, they come with a little cap/cover thing so you don't have to see the offensive whilst waiting for your result.

Jane & Beck laughed at me for doing a test about a week after "the event" (my mum may be reading this, and although I am a 30 year old married woman & mum knows how babies are made, still can't bring myself to write the "s" word...), so this time I waited a bit longer. A few seconds after the wee soaked in, two blue lines appeared.

Called Craig straight away, he was excited and giggled. He was pretty proud of himself, he thinks he has a pretty good success rate...well his job is done, guess the rest is up to me! I wasn't as excited, I was worried about being drugged up on antibiotics and Panadeine Forte for the last few weeks. But that's the good thing about having a friend as a midwife, you can get advice on hand! So I gave Sue a call who reassured me that I hadn't melted the baby, phew!

So, let the games begin...

Should I have kept the wee stick for a keepsake??