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    Today was our appointment with the obstetrician at the public hospital we're going to (am I allowed to name them?) via the Dr's clinic. The Midwife was required to refer me during my booking appointment due to my BMI being high, so off we went.

    Although my blood pressure has always hovered between 110-115/70 or 80 it's currently around 100-110/60 which for me was a bit of a shock!

    Despite that reading the Dr wasn't concerned about it at all, we got to hear the heartbeat for a few seconds and he said everything was great....

    except for my weight. He's recommended seeing a Dietician and has written a referral, I'm a bit down about that, but not too much, just hits home that I need to get serious once bubs is born about my health, so for the 2nd pregnancy I'm not in the same situation.

    I'd been meaning to register for an aqua natal class nearby home but kept forgetting, finally rang them today and the current evening session is booked out, next one starts in may and finishes a week before I'm due. Not sure if that is still ok or not? Will have to check with the Dr and see if there's something low stress somewhere else nearby that starts sooner.

    the Ob said he doesn't anticipate any issues, though I felt he was trying to say that I ate lots of sweet stuff, and I should treat myself less regularly. I didn't really pick up on this as he said it quite sensitively. Reality is I'm no longer a sweet eater, I have the occasional sweet treat, but mostly it's cheese and crackers, or nuts or fruit for snacks, and we eat salad like it's going out of fashion!

    but

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    Podlet...its good to know that the doctor was nice about it. Trust me, some aren't so nice.

    I on the other hand am back from the UK...had to lie to the doctors and the airline over there about my due date so I could fly...even though I am perfectly healthy with no issues! Just goes to show that flying doesn't cause labour. And the funniest thing is that if everything kept going like it was going just before we left it would have. So far the last week has been stressful. Things have been going so wrong.

    My husband misplaced his passport 4 days before we had to fly out, we had a huge fight over that. We had problems with our house...while my sister was staying here...the pipes burst and flooded the lounge carpet. Mould is now growing in the toilet on the wall. Three tires on our car are flat. And all the duty free alcohol we picked up for everyone was confiscated in Brunei! Nearly $100 worth. Electricity is due. And we just find out the day after we get back we are 3 weeks behind in rent! How on earth did that happen!!!??? And if we don't have ALL the money by Monday we will be issued with notice to leave! We can always find someone to borrow it from...but then we have to pay it back and that leaves the stress of spending the next few weeks paying it back to that person or persons and the baby is due in 3 weeks!

    I am not happy right now. But hopefully everything will turn out well. Fingers crossed.

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    I started to show around the 16 week mark, this is a pic of my tummy at 40 weeks.. i was huge. Im 5ft2 and about 120kg when the pic was taken.

    http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...=Photo0232.jpg

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    Caszie - *hugs* I hope things calm down for you and hubby, you're having a really rough time of it from what you describe.

    Goth mum - Great shot How did your back go?

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    Thanks Podlet...means alot that someone is wishing us well. I just hope borrowing all this money doesn't keep us down for many weeks...we have so many things to afford before this baby is born. Even basics like nappies! Or maternity pads! It's hard to afford extras of those on a $50 a week grocery bill...and that includes our sons nappies and wipes and his basic cows milk. Jesus, what the hell are we going to eat? I better stop rambling or I will get lost in the depression of it...fun.

    Oh well baby shower today...at least that is something to look forward to. My sister is arranging it so no stress there! Haha. I hope the only thing I get is nappies....I don't need baby clothing...I already have a ton of it. But nappies I could use....maybe a years supply of them!!!! Haha.

    So is anyone else due soon?! Would be nice to get together with some other mums with newborns.

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    I had no problems with my back, it was more my right hip feeling like it was out of the joint.

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    Well that was just the suckiest day of my life. All these people that my sister invited...not ONE showed up...or even called to say they weren't coming. I sat around all day waiting and waiting and waiting...after spending hours cleaning the house from 5am! My family were the only ones that came and they made me feel better. What is wrong with people? If you accept an invitation to something, you go, or you ring and cancel. Why would you say you were coming and then not show...if you didn't want to be there, SAY NO!

    Sorry everyone...just venting.

    And to top it all off it is so friggin hot and our fan broke. And I think I may be getting pre-eclampsia...my feet and hands are swelling and my stomach is aching. I had to make an appoinment with the doctor for tomorrow.

    Again...I'm really sorry. Just needing to vent.

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    if you can try and keep your feet up and drink lots of water. I had huge feet at the end of my pregnancy and all i could do is put my feet up and drink drink drink.

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    I'm trying...but my one year old seems to think it's great fun to keep me up! But I already do the waterthing since I seem to be addicted to ice cold water.

    But thanks Gothmum...its nice to know that it might not be so serious!

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    Hey everyone ,
    I'm new to this thread. I'm ally , 21 and 25 weeks pregnant and over weight. I am 165cm tall and weigh 120kgs..i used to weigh 125kg but have started to get serious bout eating healthy n drinking plenty of water..I'm feeling good about loosing weight so far, but bit nervous as I get further along I will start to pack it on..this is my second pregnancy as my first one ended in mc at 6 weeks..this pregnancy has been going along fantastic it couldn't be better except for the ms I had at the start lol. I'm feeling bub kick heaps strong ones yay..
    I'm freaking out bout gd test I have next week.. I'm just hoping that it won't affect my pregnancy n my birth.. I have read some posts bout how some ppl have been treated coz there weight and it bugs me..and it's exactly right we don't sit all day eating crap, or have no health problems n are more healthier then skinner ppl. I just hate how they look at us differently . I hate going into the hospital n ask u all the do u have high blood pressure, diabetes , ect ect .. Just coz I'm overweight..and it feels good to shove it back in there face and say no to them all! Lol .
    But that's enough ranting lol


 

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