Sunday, June 9, 2013

Finding joy in the journey...

But 9 months is SUCH a long time!
 It all started with the Waiting, Hayden and I didn't want to delay having Children so started trying for a baby pretty much as soon as we were married. When you think you should fall pregnant in the first month, believe me 8 months is a trial, with lots of tears and fears and talk of "what if we never have our own children?" of course looking back now we know it's just the average amount of time it takes a couple to conceive, but when you are in the moment it's hard, and sad and frightening, especially when lots of other people fall pregnant straight away!

 Finally you're late but you hold off for AGES before weeing on the stick, just incase you're wrong...again. But turns out I wasn't... and the best bit is, when you wee on the stick and look up the dates you are already like 5-6 weeks pregnant!
 Everything was pretty easy at this stage... "I feel fine, can't even tell i'm pregnant" Then at seven weeks it hit me, the woozy feeling. I'm not a spew kinda person, don't think anything's come up that way since I was a kid, so I never threw up with morning sickness, it was more like being car sick all the time! Except for when I was sleeping, the only way I would feel better was by eating something. So boy did I pack on the kilos! Which meant lot's of people probably guessed I was preggas before we were telling, one weekend Mum and Cathy came to visit, and i'm pretty sure they cottoned on because it was fast Sunday and I wasn't fasting (which is weird for me) and I felt rotten all weekend. They were very gracious about pretending everything was normal.
 Finally at twelve weeks (to the day) it stopped, like a switch, and no more morning sickness... the body is amazing and weird! Also at twelve weeks we got to see our little baby on the screen. Hayden nicknamed the baby 'bouncing jumping jelly bean' cause literally it was putting on a show for us, leaping all over the place, it was funny to watch, especially as baby was so tiny I couldn't feel a thing.
 We held off till 14 weeks to tell anyone because, well it coincided with Christmas :) So what better Christmas present to give the family then a new addition. Now I was feeling better it was the perfect time for Hayden and I to head off on a baby moon.
 I'm pretty sure I had a belly from about 10 weeks (mainly fat due to morning sickness eating) So it didn't take long for the me to order some maternity clothes online...
 At 20 weeks we headed in for another scan, baby was MUCH bigger now, but still pretty active! We both wanted to find out what we were having, and I had no inkling until the night before the scan when I dreamt it was a boy and we were both so happy, so then I woke up the morning of the scan thinking oh no what if it's a girl i'll be disappointed now, turns out the dream was spot on and we were expecting a baby boy!
 Which gave me the license to go and buy something little and blue:)
 We got our pram pretty early, but it was nice to buy something, as most of the bigger things we have are hand me downs from Simone. (which has saved us heaps of money, so thanks!) But pram shopping together was exciting - We settled on the Phil & Ted Dot.
 I can't believe my belly was ever this little! Me at 21 weeks...
 Same outfit at 25 weeks...
Last trip to the temple, and last chance to squeeze into my temple dress - 27 weeks...
 30 Weeks
 Which looks bigger than this shot - 33 weeks
 35 weeks - hiding my belly but you get the whole balloon effect! Seriously I got weighed in at my 36 week appointment and you don't want to know how much weight i've put on this pregnancy!!  Embarrassment plus! I blame it on the swelling I suddenly experienced at the start of that week, I was very sad that I had to remove my wedding/engagement rings.
 That's the last belly pic i've taken, i'll have to get some this week (38) so stay tuned, i'll also show you what became of Hayden's study in preparation for the baby...here is a sneak peak...Thanks mum for the awesome feeding chair!

Now we are very close to the due date, but I feel this little boy isn't in a hurry, i'm not uncomfortable at all apart from a sore bum/hips at night, but i've had that aching for weeks and weeks now, so no hints that this little fella is coming anytime soon. It's going to be strange when he actually does! Such a life changing thing, if you think about it too much you can really start to freak out!
Stop.
p.s any good boy names? our short list is still quite long! Don't feel any closer to choosing, the pressure is on!

9 comments:

Elle said...

Loved reading this post! It's all so exciting! And yes if you think about it too much it does freak you out. If we want to have kids we gotta stop thinking coz the thought totally scares us ha ha love the progression photos! And cool feeding chairs, they're so awesome and comfy just as a normal everyday chair ha ha! The pram is also cool too - is it one of those ones that has another part that lies down? Anyway this is a long comment. So, laters!

The Kings said...

So exciting! I packed it on with my pregnancy with Jay and didn't care as it was all so exciting, and it was easy to lose afterwards - well kind of easy - it took a while, but it kind of just came off with no effort.
After Harri - not so much - it's still there :)
Can't wait to meet your little man.

make it perfect said...

only 2 weeks - so cool and so excited for you! give us all the gory birth details, hope it's smooth sailing for you! xx

booqiboutique said...

Wow, so this is the last blog post before we see a bazillion pictures of baby bell everyday then?

Oh well, I suppose it had to happen sometime.. Regular blogging .. I mean.

Also-- decided to keep you honest underneath your latest comment on Lisa K's blog.. Just keeping it real Collywog ;)

Wheeler Team said...

Great post Collette! Chris' boy name suggestion Jason Scot Bell or Jeffrey Scott Bell or Bryan Scott Bell etc love the nursing chair!

Nettie's Blog said...

loved this little journal entry...hope you have started one for Donald Colin Bell..hehe love the chair too..all that feeding will be good for him...XXXX Cant wait to meet him

Abbi Dean said...

Collette, so happy that your life is about to become so much more exciting!! You will make a wonderful mum, and don't worry about baby weight, I am sure you will be a very busy mum with your little man, it will disappear as quickly as it arrived! P.S. In the name department haven't come across a bad Oliver yet but could be a little biased!!

Simone Triffitt said...

I've loved reading about the months roll by and the pics of your growing belly. Seriously most of the baby weight is just fluid and will be gone in a flash. :)

melandpeter said...

You should have seen my cankles when I was pregnant with Will. They were impressive!! Swelling is the pits and I don't envy you at all. I put on 20 kilos in my first pregnancy but got it all off and know you will be loving your body again in no time. So excited for you. Baby bell has a very very awesome mummy!