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
Saturday 5th September (14 weeks)
We stayed overnight in Sydney last night and
on the way home stopped at
Toys R Us where we purchased a cot set including
quilt, bumper and
pillow slip. It was the first set we’d seen
that we both liked and is
blue and yellow, the colours I wanted to use.
Then when we got home Kevin decides he wants
to go and buy our cot and
pram, which mum is paying for. So off we go
and find a pram, smaller
than the previous one we had looked at. It’s
a convertible stroller/pram
so we should get a lot of use out of it. Then
we saw a cot, which we
fell in love with. All others had failed to
get us excited but this one
is timber and a beautiful piece of furniture.
Back at home and we set
them both up. The cot is absolutely beautiful
– now we just need the
baby to put in it.
Tuesday 8th September
I’ve been good the last week and have started
riding the exercise book
for 20mins 3 times a week. It’s already getting
a lot easier. And I have
the cot right beside me for inspiration as
I want to be a lot fitter
when this baby arrives. Still not eating as
well as I should, some days
I’m perfect then the next, like yesterday,
I have no fruit and hardly
Thursday 24th September (17 weeks)
We to see Dr. Davis again today and this time
Kevin recorded the
heartbeat. Everything is going well. Still
rather tired and suffering
from the siatic nerve in my left buttock.
Dr Davis said if it gets worse
I could get physio for it but otherwise there
is nothing that can be
Saturday 2nd October (18 weeks)
Not much happening except I’ve been starting
to get lower back pain.
I’ve been eating well, but not exercising.
Went to Wonderland today but
was unable to go any rides. I still had a
good time though.
Friday 9th October (19 weeks)
Well, it’s a girl.
We went for the ultrasound today. Everything is fine.
She was all stretched out and the tech said
she looked very relaxed and
content. Her head was down in my pelvis. She
was moving around and Kevin
reckons she waved at him. Though we didn’t
care which sex the baby was
it’s exciting to know we will have a girl
(it’s 99% definite). Now we
are getting serious about choosing a name.
Monday 12th October
I’m finding that by the end of a day at work
my back is very, very sore.
Oh, well only another 10 weeks of four-day
weeks. Granny Given had a
stroke about 10 days ago, and I’m just hoping
she survives to see her
first great-granddaughter. We bought, at Kevin’s
urging, a baby bouncer
on Saturday and yesterday I bought the cutest
little Winnie The Pooh
outfit (it was only $24!!!!). I also got an
expectant mum ornament for
the Christmas Tree.
Wednesday 21st October (21 weeks)
On Saturday we went and placed a lay-by on
the final big things we
needed to buy – a bath/change table and car
seat. And I’m also getting a
reclining chair and stool, which will be nice
for breastfeeding (or for
reading!) I might have to fight Kevin for
it though. Still very tired. I
find I’m not very good if I stay up later
than 9pm. Kevin’s disappointed
that I haven’t felt the baby move yet (at
least not for certain), though
I’m sure I’ve felt her moving against some
internal organs. We’ve also
decided on a name – but won’t be making the
announcement until her
Thursday 22nd October
Had a very unexciting visit with Dr. Davis.
Everything is going well and
we heard the baby’s heartbeat first go this
time. We waited for over an
hour, and were with the Dr for no more than
Saturday 31st October (22weeks)
Woo hoo!!! Our little girl kicked me this
morning. I was lying in bed,
partly on my stomach when I felt this strange
sensation in my stomach
(just like a bubble popping – which is how
it had been described to me).
I waited, and it happened again, then again.
Kevin was most excited.
Wednesday 4th November (23 weeks)
Well, our little girl has suddenly become
a real strong kicker. Even now
as I type she’s at it, though she seems to
be most active in the morning
and early evening. Though that could be because
I’m resting and able to
feel her. If I hadn’t been told it felt like
a bubble popping I don’t think I
’d know it was her. Only four months to go