Haven't written in a while but have been reading along. I'm suffering a bit from insomnia so what the best thing to do when you can't sleep but get onto BH. Can't believe how close most of you are to the finish line. Especially you Arlais! It's very exciting!
Amps I had to laugh at your bowel motion comment. It's so true even passing gas is a little victory some days hehe
Lotsathought- that's exciting you got the joolz pram with the accessories! You have to tell me what you think of it when you start using it.
Jay- those pics are gorgeous! Have you finished your nursery yet?
Catlover- your bump is lovely and you are definitely not too big. I look bigger than you and I'm 15 weeks. I'm taking photos every 4 weeks so I'll show you next week and then you'll feel better. I am finding it hard to hide the bump from extended family and friends so I have been avoiding them lol lucky we haven't got anymore family functions for a while until we are ready.
AFM- I'm going to apologise now for the 'poor me' post.
I think I experienced my first panic attack last Tuesday. The spotting I had after the cerclage seemed to have gotten heavier overnight and it freaked me out more than ever that something was wrong. Lucky I had a scheduled appointment with my OB that day and when I saw her I burst into tears like a moron! She checked me over and did an internal which killed me but all was fine and the bleeding was not coming from my stitch but from the outside stitches which had not healed yet. I blame Dr Google!!! Everything I had read about recovering from a stitch said spotting should be for a few days but after a week it was heavier which was why I got so worried! Thankfully it has now stopped completely. Phew!
I think coming up to the 17 week mark when I lost my son is making me more paranoid. I've started feeling more stretching and dull aches now and the rational part of my brain tells me it's normal growth but the other paranoid part keeps thinking if it's the tightenings I had felt before my water broke. I try pushing those thoughts aside and focusing on the positives.
So I'm seeing my OB today for another check up. Love see little bubs getting bigger every week.
Hope you ladies have a lovely day! As for maternity leave. I don't get any paid leave now. I took the year off last year using my long service leave and did casual teaching days as well. I decided to take this year off too so lose my benefits. Luckily family leave is for 7 years so I can take my time going back full time.