Pregnancy and Childbirth

Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 24: Turning 24 weeks, hayfever, and maternity jeans

Polaramine

Turning 24 weeks last Thursday was a milestone moment. Babies born under 24 weeks who don't survive aren't given a birth or death certificate whereas those born past 24 weeks are. This means that Miss A is now legally a person! It may be interesting to note that 24 weeks is also the legal limit for abortion in Victoria. I never…

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Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 23: Belly shots

Belly shot love heart

Nearly 24 weeks pregnant now and am feeling gravity more and more with each passing day. Obviously nowhere near being a beached whale yet, but I'd say I'm starting to feel like a mini whale drifting towards shallow waters.  Some photos from earlier in Week 23: 23 weeks 1 day 23 weeks 2 days- at Jel and Rani's hens/bucks combination…

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Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 22: Breastfeeding class, tummy support, and pregnancy/childbirth preparation

Bellybean

Last Saturday, V and I went for a breastfeeding class run by the Australian Breastfeeding Association. I know what you're thinking (if you don't have kids, that is)- "Why do you have to go for a class for that? Doesn't breastfeeding come naturally?" Well, you can also figure out how to swim on your own if you really want to…but…

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Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 19: It’s a……

Onesie

…GIRL! We revealed the results to our friends at Saturday dinner by getting them to cut open chocolate-covered cake balls (baked by yours truly) to find out whether it was blue or pink inside. It was good fun. Especially since they had placed bets on whether it'd be a boy or girl (the currency being bubble tea). Most people were…

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Pregnancy Diary #1- WEEK 16: Starting to pop

It's Week 16 and the top of my uterus has now reached a couple of fingers below my belly button. It's scarily high considering the uterus usually sits low in pelvis (lower than most women think). I've been impressed so far at how long my stomach muscles have managed to hold everything in tight. I guess it's now reached the time when…

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