31 weeks and over it

This week was a hard week… I feel like I’m just repeating myself every week when I day this but I guess as I’m getting closer and closer to my due date things are just getting crazy.

I was one big emotional mess this week. Found myself crying myself to sleep one night thinking the hubby doesn’t love me anymore.. he does and I’m just that crazy pregnant women.

We finally began getting the hospital bags ready for her arrival this week. We chatted with everyone in my family about our game plan for the hospital and who would come take care of our son, we spoke with our photograph about our photos coming up and paid that all off. We did a lot dispite feeling so emotionally run down and tired.

This week’s pregnant systems

• every time I blow my nose I now always have a little blood mixed with it.

• Braxton hicks happen a lot! When I’m at work I’ll get them twice a day just by being on my feet or if I clean my house etc, sometimes super painful and others just normal cramping. I guess second pregnancy it’s a normal thing.

• I wake every night now on and off sleep has become a normal thing which my body is just used to and I guess it’s only going to get worse when she’s born.

• leg cramps at night and super painful

• dizziness

• not hungry as much anymore and don’t really get to finish a whole meal and some nights I’ve gone without dinner because I just don’t feel like it.

• shortness of breath.

• at the end of a working day my feet are puffy, my rings don’t feet my fingers…

• very emotional

Bump update:

Our OB check up.

We saw our OB this week as we now see him every two weeks. I spoke about the Braxton hicks and the spotting I had last week… he was worried about the bleeding and if it happens again I have to go in straight away and not wait. As for all my Braxton hicks… Well I guess I just have to get used to them until she comes.

Only 8 weeks left now! I can’t wait to meet my sweet baby girl and have our family finally feel complete.

29 weeks done and dusted

Holy heck I’m now officially out the 20’s and hitting the 30 weeks!? Blows my mind.

Wow I don’t even know how to start off with how crazy this week has been and I can feel myself getting more and more over being pregnant as the weeks go by.

This week’s pregnant systems:

Heads up this weeks a little TMI!

• feeling funny in the stomach… honesty don’t know how to word this but for the women out there my week started off with me feeling like when you are due for your period and you keep running to the bathroom to check because your body just feels like it’s leaking or it’s about to start… well yeah I had that feeling which started my week off and lasted a few days to be honest but nothing came of it?

• on the 9th of February I had a night of cramping which happened twice and about 20 minutes apart but again it stopped after the second and never came about again and I went to bed to sleep and was fine the next day.

• my bathroom breaks are becoming more and more and I’m talking lose bowel movements… I seem to poo a lot this week… again TMI I know

• diarrhea Monday 10th but only lasted that day and soon stopped.

• sleeping habits have changed and I’m now waking up at night a lot.of break sleep.. I’ve actually found sleeping on the sofa I get a better night sleep which is so weird.

• heartburn is still very much a thing and reflux

• headaches on and off this week.

• the pregnancy waddle is very much alive and feeling baby girl head down of I walk too much. Gone are the days I could walk the whole food shop with ease!

Bump update:

Bring on 30 weeks I’ve got this!

The Caesar family ♡

23 week pregnancy update

The in between week of just after Christmas and now into new years and trying to remember what day it even is. That’s pretty much how 23 weeks of pregnancy went for me.

I’ve had two weeks off work over the Christmas / new years and it’s been so nice to just have some down time and relax and recharge before I head back to work.

Bump update:

Not much growth compared to the week before but definitely feeling baby girl move around a lot more. The pregnancy app tells me my baby is the size of a grape fruit and that baby girl is now 20cm & 0.54kgs.

Pregnancy symptoms this week:

• no engery levels – daily naps are now very much a thing and I can’t go a day without one or I just end up falling asleep on the couch anyway.

• probably most definitely TMI but supper gassy!

• lower stomach pains just from growing.

• pregnancy brain! I was booked in for a scan and guess which dummy was out to brunch with friends when she forgot she had a scan at the same time.. and now my Ob is on holiday with his family until the end of January so I won’t get to see my baby girl for a few weeks… Definitely pregnancy brain.

Sorry for such a short and sweet 23 weeks pregnancy update this week but being at home for the past two weeks and kind of just taking it easy there hasn’t been a whole lot to report. But I’m back at work next week and I’m sure I’ll have heaps.

22 weeks bumping along

Well 22 weeks kinda just flew by! I think it being Christmas this week and so many family activities probably helped fast track it along.

Bump update.

Definitely feeling the weight pile on now and not just around the bump, my face is beginning to grow in size and honestly it’s made me a tad emotional this week. Already being a bigger women who has added pregnancy to the mix it just spells out problems for me and that’s what I’m trying to avoid, so now that Christmas is over and I have a few days still off work I’m really trying to stay active as possible and take Lorenzo to the park as much as possible.

Pregnancy symptoms this week are.

• finally feeling baby girl kick and hubby also felt her for the first time this week. It was so nice and honestly such a relief as I was beginning to worry.

• leg cramps seem to be back!? In my sleep I’ll some how pull my muscle in my back leg and wake up in a burning pain as I’ve pulled it too much!? I don’t what I do or how I do it, but it’s been a very common pregnancy symptom this whole pregnancy on and off.

• indigestion is real my friends and it’s been so real this week it’s even made me throw up all at the same time!? You know when it gets really bad because I start heavy breathing as if I’m in labour but it helps so I do it!

• still vomiting…. I can’t believe I’m still getting nauseous!? Definitely didn’t get this with Lorenzo and it’s a pain in my ass because I don’t throw up I just feel sick as a dog for hours sometimes the whole day!? My friend who is two weeks ahead of me and also having a baby girl has stopped the nausea stage so why haven’t I!?

• hormones are wild this week my friends! I’ve been up and down like a yo-yo… I’ve cried, I’ve laughed, I’ve been moody as a crazy lady… Thankfully hubby is very understanding and just kind of leaves me alone when I get moody it’s also safer for him.

Baby is the size of a?

This week the app is telling me baby girl is around the size of a red pepper!

Baby girl is moving and groving.

This week I’ve definitely noticed she is kind of a night owl which Lorenzo was the same in my belly so they are probably the same, she also kicks strong when music is involved which again Lorenzo was the same and he still loves music! So I some how think I’m going to have two children who are the same and probably look the same too.

How is big mumma going.

This week I’ve felt calm and at peace I definitely have enjoyed not working and having the Christmas break off and felt it’s given me more time to be able to do things so I am beginning to really base my decision of when I come back to work after baby girl is born to come back part time.

22 weeks down and only 18 more to go! We can’t wait for baby girl to be here but we are also very much enjoying this pregnancy as I know how fast it flys by and I know this will be our last pregnancy.

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas with loved ones and friends. The Caesar family ❌

20 weeks down, 20 to go!

This week in pregnancy has been a very easy going week for me, this week definitely felt like a nice walk in the park compared to other weeks.

This week’s symptoms:

• heartburn when eating really salty foods hits me like a ton of breaks so I tend to stay away from those as much as possible.

• headaches that last a while definitely still there and annoying.

But that’s really all I have to report for pregnancy symptoms, it’s been a easy week in terms of real pregnancy symptoms.

Bump update:

Size of a sweet potato according to the app.

How I’m emotionally feeling:

This week I’ve felt hit and miss a little, I’m definitely ready for work to be over for the year as I think just the over all work load is starting to hit me like a ton of bricks and being pregnant on-top of that isn’t the easiest. I’m tired 50% of the time but like every other day I just have to keep going no matter how much I just want to curl up back in bed.

Baby girl movements:

Unfortunately I haven’t really felt baby girl kick yet, I do feel her move from time to time, this week’s movements have gone down a little bit which had me a little worried at first but I still feel her time to time.

Ovarian cyst’s update:

At my last scan my doctor actually checked up on my ovaries and turns out they have decreased in size heaps this pregnancy and my ovaries are looking healthy. This pregnancy seems to be helping my ovaries and making them healthy which is good news as with my first pregnancy they were really bad.

Back problems:

My lower back pains seem to just be a pregnancy thing unfortunately. When speaking to my doctor about this he said it was very normal when it came my pregnancy being close together. I’m trying to take it easy but again as we only have one week left of work with the children we have been flat out busy. So it’s hard to take it easy when work has been so crazy!

Holy crap hormones!?

19 weeks pregnant and acting like a crazy women…. Is this normal!

This week has been such a bag of hidden emotions I didn’t even know I had… When people say every pregnancy is different they are not lying! With Lorenzo it was a very “medical” pregnancy I was in and out of hospital and even after he was born we still had health issues. With baby girl it’s definitely a whole lot better compared to Lorenzo but boy oh boy I have never experienced pregnancy symptoms so much in my life!

I’m going to be honest with you all, I’m so done with being pregnant this for me is well and truly it! I’ve got my boy and now my girl and I’m out! Pregnancy is so much harder the second time around and I can only imagine it gets worse the more kids you add on! And I’m struggling this week, back pains are at a level 8 out of 10, I only have a good night sleep in I have my pregnancy pillow, I’m so tired from full time work and running after a almost two year old and when you add in pregnancy on top it’s a nightmare. I can’t wait to give birth in April and work on myself again and this baby making body!

Pregnancy systems:

• hormones! I’ve cried, I’ve laughed and I’ve been a bitch and yes sometimes all at the same time this week!?

• back pains, lower back is killing me this week and definitely think if it doesn’t go away soon I’ll head to the doctors and see what I can do to improve my lower back muscles.

• morning sickness apparently back and I’m not happy about it! It’s not every day but on and off this week and I’ve been lucky and only thrown up once just felt like crap the rest of times.

Energy levels this week:

Honestly my energy levels are low! I’m so ready for the Christmas holidays I have three weeks left of work then a two week break and it’s much needed right now this very week.

Belly update:

Cravings:

Still loving my soup but also can now add cucumber, around 3pm most working days I’ll find myself snacking on a whole cucumber and chatting with my boss.

Baby movements:

Haven’t felt kicks yet but can from time to time feel her moving around and doing her thing, would love to feel the strong kicks soon.

We had our Ob check up this week and got to see baby girl, her heart beat is sitting at 130 and she is very happy and connect but the looks of things in the belly.

Can’t wait to see what 20 weeks looks like for the both of us.

The Caesar family ❌

17 weeks ~

This week started off amazing! We have some news to share which is we had a scan and when asked if we wanted to know both hubby and I couldn’t help ourselves and we said yes! I know we said we wanted it to be a big surprise but we decided we are not those kind of people!

As im writing this it’s the day after finding out and we still are tossing and turning if we will tell the world or keep it a suprise for everyone else? So I guess you might see this blog or you might not see it?

Gender suprise ~ we went into the scan and the baby looked good, the lady said straight away I know the gender.. hubby and I just looked at each other and started giggling and smiling like two little school kids! She had a more look around and then asked us if we wanted to know the gender? Hubby has always been pro finding out and I was always the one that was pro not finding out! But in that moment I just couldn’t contain it any longer! And so loudly said YES!

We placed our bets before the lady said anything, I was convinced it was a boy! And hubby was team girl! After we placed our bets, the lady said ok are you ready to find out! I closed my eyes and turned my head and when she said the gender, cried the biggest happiest tears ever!

It’s a girl!!! We can’t believe we are having a little girl! This is crazy, we don’t even know how to be parents to a little girl. We are so over joyed with emotions and now we feel like the Caesar family is very much complete and definitely will be closing the baby train after she is born. Our little girl gets a big brother someone to protect her and Lorenzo gets a little sister someone to annoy and love all at the same time.

This week according to the app, our baby girl is the size of a onion!? Although I look and feel much better than that I do get a laugh out of those.

The app also says she is practicing her sucking & swallowing this week. Also I’m now four months pregnant with only five months left to go.

This week’s symptoms:

• indigestion when I eat very salty foods I’ve noticed.

• my soup craving is still very much here and loving it!

• leg cramps

• lower stomach pains ( growing)

Not much in symptoms this week but it’s been a good week for the Caesar family in terms of growth.

Belly shot:

I didn’t do one last week as it hadn’t grown since the weeks before but it’s definitely grown this week. Even had one of my friends at work noticed just how big it is yesterday! She just randomly saw me standing their and said wow you can really see it now!

I don’t know how much longer I’ll be in my work uniform for!

Can’t wait to see what week 18 brings

16 weeks and counting

Sixteen weeks pregnant is done and dusted! How crazy is this… I’m officially 17 weeks I’m so close to being 20 weeks and that blows my mind, I feel like yesterday I was only four weeks and just beginning these weekly updates.

Also I’ve been doing some thinking and I am trying to decide if you guys would like monthly updates or continue with weekly updates, please leave a comment down below because I want to blog about other mum topics and not so focused on just my pregnancy even though it is my life right now.

This week was was a pretty good week after last week.

Pregnancy symptoms ~

Funniest this happened this week regarding my boobs! I went and visited my friend who’s just had her baby girl and when giving her cuddles my right boob began to hurt like crazy! Well I was holding my friends baby she was trying to go for my boobs which is when the pain began.. so I don’t know what that means but it definitely freaked me out!

Back pains ~ Definitely starting to feel the weight of looking after a toddler and being pregnant, when I bend over this week for example a simple task as putting my son in his car seat I seem to hit a nerve in my very lower back and almost my bum area!? I’ve put on the list of things to bring up with my Ob in my next appointment.

Food cravings ~ soup! I just love and want soup for breakfast lunch and dinner! I’ve had soup every day this week for lunch at work, and even one night had it again for dinner, just writing this makes me want soup!

Butterfly feelings ~ with Lorenzo I didn’t feel the baby until I was around 26 weeks but with the second baby I knew what these little feelings were and I can feel the baby move around from time to time and he or she is becoming more active inside.

Leg cramps ~ is that even a thing!? Because if I pull my legs too much in bed well relaxing or on the couch it kills!!! And I’m even scared to do this now because it hurts!

Baby size according to the app ~

Sorry I’m behind with my pregnancy update! It’s been a busy Start to a new week of pregnancy and I can’t wait to share with you all soon!

15 week update

This week was the hardest by far this pregnancy.. my week started off normal then soon went down hill from there.

This week was a little scary in terms of pains in my lower stomach area. Last week I said about pains starting in my ovaries and this week it was double that. Work has been super busy this week getting all the kids ready for their Christmas concert and I didn’t really have time for my body to rest at all… Which in return I over worked myself and caused massive pains and some leaking. After a visit to see my OB turns out it was just fluid around the outside of the sac and not from inside which was great news and I was told just to take it easy… Which again I find so hard to take things easy as I work with children and my job is very much a high stress level kind of job. But I’m going to try.

I got to see our baby again ( no gender) we are choosing not to find out.

15 WEEKS

This week’s symptoms ~

• headaches ~ and I’m talking it would be a whole day headache, I would take Panadol and it was go for a bit then come back again… It was a pain in my bum!? I did notice it only happens if I forgot to drink so much water and it’s a really hot day! So definitely going to remind myself to drink more water well at work.

• round ligament pains ~ on top of my ovaries I had the normal lower ligament pains which the ob said was more painful and noticeable the second or third pregnancies… Definitely testing me and if I can carry this baby.. but I’ve upped my walking the dog to get better fitness to deal with the pain.

• the girls are definitely growing ~ I don’t know how much bigger they can get!?

For symptoms this week wasn’t much or I didn’t really notice them because of everything else going on with my body…

How I’m feeling this week ~ I’ve been so emtional, it’s starting to take a toll on me this pregnancy and I’m honestly waiting for he or she to be here already. Pregnancy the second time around is so much for physical and harder on you and your body… Having a toddler and being pregnant well running after him all the time has been hard. I do feel sorry for Hayden as he’s been doing so much and really have been so helpful and I just feel super lazy.

Baby bump ~

14 week pregnancy update

The weeks are beginning to go faster and faster and it’s making me feel less & less organised.

This week was definitely a weird one for me… Not too many of the normal pregnancy symptoms but definitely a few I haven’t experienced with Lorenzo at this stage of pregnancy.

This week’s symptoms were:

• feeling tired and not a little tired I mean having naps at work nearly everyday tired. Which with Lorenzo I felt at the beginning of my pregnancy but it soon passed so this isn’t a normal thing for me.

• this whole pregnancy so far I’ve eaten and eaten, but this week it’s definitely slowed down and I’ve even thrown up my dinner one night.. so loss of appetite is definitely here, which again is a weird one for me as I never felt this with Lorenzo.

• morning sickness has definitely come back and at such silly times for example just last night at around 8:30pm I began to feel so sick! Again didn’t feel this with Lorenzo.

To say this pregnancy is 100% different to my first is definitely very true. This pregnancy has definitely been easier as in I haven’t had a hospital trip at all with Lorenzo I was in hospital so many times and having all these extra scans because of all the health issues. This time around everything is going well and I’m having the normal amount scans “which took a while to adjust too.”

The only thing that has stayed the same is with my first born I do have a blog somewhere all about how I was told I have ovarian cysts and with Lorenzo I had about 30ml with added little extra ones. This pregnancy I’ve been feeling the same pain in my ovaries but unfortunately I don’t see my OB until the 11th of November so two weeks away. So at the moment I’ve been applying heat packs to my belly and having Panadol when really needed.

Bump update 🤰

Big brother showing some love this week.

I can’t believe I’m now heading into being 15 weeks pregnant, we have a scan at 16 week’s which is the scan we find out the gender which we are starting to want to know the gender as I just don’t think I can do the whole pregnancy not knowing!

The Caesar family ❌