Libby’s Pregnancy Diary
NOTE: Please only read if you interested
in hearing what pregnancy is really like.
This is also quite long and detailed, so be
Tuesday, 23rd June, 98 (4 weeks)
Well, it’s official – I’m pregnant.
My breasts have been sore over the last few
days and knowing my period
were due now, I decided to take a home test
this morning. The line was
very faint so I went and had my shower and
when I came out took another
look. Yes, though faint, there was definitely
I went and put the stick on Kevin’s lap top
and hopped into bed. But of
course when he got back in he turned to cuddle
Sam and didn’t look so I
had to tell him. Then he couldn’t really see
the line. We tried not to
get too excited and I managed to get a doctors
appointment for 11.30am.
I asked mum to come in and mind the office
(and she didn’t even ask why
– obviously suspecting) and Kevin picked me
up. We waited at the doctors
for an hour but it was worth when the test
showed positive again. He
suggested we don’t tell anyone until 13 weeks
when the high risk period
is over and we go for another check then.
All I have to do is eat well,
exercise, take folic acid and get a pap smear.
I’ve already told mum and dad they are excited
for us. It’s going to
kill mum not being able to tell anyone.
Kevin and I went to the Lonestar to celebrate.
He’s already on at me
about cutting down caffeine, no more tea (had
to go by caffeine free) and
watching what I eat. It’s going to be hard
not getting all excited.
Wednesday, 24th June, 98
Well, I’m one day officially pregnant. Read
today that 50% of
pregnancies are lost in the next two weeks.
I so hope that won’t happen
to us – we’ve been waiting so long for this
baby. We conceived on the
9th June and will be due approx. 4th March,
It’s still sinking in that I really am pregnant.
Friday, 26th June, 98
Still only sore breasts. It seems very unreal
still. Trenna came into
the office with her new baby Wesley (1 month)
and I got to hold him. I
can’t wait to hold my own baby in my arms.
It’s going to be a very long
time to March.
Sunday 28th June, 98
Kevin is mighty keen about this pregnancy.
Yesterday he made me go to
baby shops to see what sort of stuff we will
need to buy. Lots. He keeps
ringing his ‘pregnant wife’ at work to see
if my breasts are still sore.
Thankfully they are. I took the dogs for walk
yesterday afternoon. I
know I’ve got to get back into exercise –
it’s just hard at this time of
year when it’s dark at 5pm. Yes, I know, I’ve
got the exercise bike –
but its dark and cold who wants to exercise.
Monday 29th June, 98
I’m due early March, so assuming everything
goes well, Ill probably
just drop down to 2 days working at Xmas,
and then see how I’m feeling.
I only plan on working 2 days when the baby
is born, and writing on the
Tuesday, 30th June, 98
Well, I’ve been officially pregnant for a
week now. Still no sign of
nausea, thank goodness. Only tiredness, sore
breasts and a hint of
indigestion last night and this afternoon.
I still get a thrill
every time I think about the fact I have a
little baby growing inside me.
I’m even used to the deceive tea now, and
I haven’t drunk Diet Coke in
over a week.
Thursday, 2nd July, 98 (5 weeks)
I have been eating better again but yesterday
I didn’t feel well – too tired to
exercise and tonight I’m going to the hairdressers.
Yesterday I was
bathed and in my Pas by 6pm, then I sat listening
to baroque music
whilst editing Stone of Destiny. It was a
wonderful way to spend the
Monday, 6th July, 98
I am just so tired, physically and mentally,
even after a nice relaxing
weekend. And I had a terrible night last night
– painful ache in the
left arm which made it difficult to get the
sleep – no idea if that’s
related to being pregnant. Went at looked
at cars yesterday.
We move offices at work tomorrow so it should
be a busy day.
Monday 20th July,98 (eight weeks)
Still extremely tired and this morning I’m
feeling quite ill. I can’t
wait until this trimester is over. I don’t
know how people who get
severe nausea and vomiting cope, especially
if they work. On Saturday
we went to visit Olivia, Geoff and Nicki’s
new born. She’s terribly cute
and both Kevin and I had a nurse. Kevin was
a bit put out because he
wanted his own baby to be the first that he
held, which is very sweet.
He is going to be such a good dad. We went
for dinner with Len and Karen
on Friday and they couldn’t get over how much
Kevin fussed over me. And
he has been so helpful around the house, and
even bathed the dogs for me
On Saturday we went down to Figtree Hospital
and Karen showed us around.
We were very impressed and decided we will
have the baby there. Not only
is close to home but the facilities are excellent.
Private rooms, some
with double beds, and a large spa bath, TV
and lounge in the birth room.
They encourage mothers to stay at the hospital
for 5-7 and teach things
like feeding, bathing, changing nappies, etc.
And if we get a double
room, Kevin is welcome to stay over. The rooms
are like hotel suites
with views over the nearby fields and up Mt.
Kembla. I think the visit
has made us both that bit more excited.
Wednesday 19th August (12 weeks)
Well, I know I haven’t written for a month
but not much has changed.
Over the last week I’ve been feeling better
but still very, very tired.
Mind you I’ve also had a dose of the flu which
hasn’t helped. Our baby
went for its first plane flight on the weekend
– to Brisbane for the
Romance Writers Conference. It was a great
weekend and because food was
prepared I ate really well – 3 meals plus
snacks, including fruit and
salad because the weather was nice and warm.
I did probably have a bit
much caffeine though. Back at home is cold
and wet and half the town is
flooded, so its hard to think about eating
fruit and salads, despite
the desire I have to eat it. I’m hoping the
weather will fine up soon
and Ill be able to exercise and eat better.
Saturday 22nd August
Kevin decided this morning that we should
tell people we are pregnant. I
rang mum and told her she could spread the
word and we went out for
lunch at Windjammers with mum, dad, granny
and popa to celebrate. Mum
brought the baby a lovely teddy bear and Granny
bought me some flowers
so it was just like having a birthday. It
is starting to seem a bit more
real now that we are telling everyone. Everyone
is so excited and Irene
rang later in the afternoon to say how thrilled
she is. I just hope this
baby is doing okay. Every day I seem to be
feeling less tired, though
I’ve still got this funny pain in the ass
and am having very vivid, very
Went looking at cars this afternoon – one
big enough to take kids and
Wednesday 26th August (13 weeks)
Dreamt last night that I had a daughter. She
was so beautiful and it was
the most wonderful feeling holding her in
my arms. I saw the cutest
little baby in a blue jumpsuit in the supermarket
this morning. It
really makes me long to hold my own baby in
Thursday 27th August
Mum and Irene called by the office today and
Irene gave me the cutest
little baby clothes – a lovely jumpsuit and
cardigan. They are so tiny.
Kevin hung the jumpsuit up in the lounge room
so we could look at it
while watching TV.
It’s all starting to get exciting. We go to
see the doctor tomorrow
morning, so it’ll be interesting to see what
that brings. I have no idea
what she will do.
Friday 28th August
Doctors appointment went okay. My weight had
stayed the same but my
blood pressure was high so we’ve now got an
appointment to see Dr Davis
on Monday (usually we would have had to wait
longer). Went and looked at
baby prams this afternoon and we’ve pretty
much decided what one we
want. Mum is going to buy the pram and crib.
Tomorrow we got to look at
our new car again and will probably place
Monday 31st August
Just came back from our first appointment
with Dr Davis, our
obstetrician, and we heard the babies heart
beat. Kev and I are both
very excited. It’s so good to know that the
baby is alive and kicking.
Everything else was fine, even my blood pressure
was normal. We go to
see him every 4 weeks and have an ultrasound
at about 20 weeks.