One little accident…

After a little research on the web I read over and over again that there should be less than a 5% chance of getting pregnant naturally at 47.  My husband and I had one little accident 2 days after my period had ended and I thought absolutely nothing of it at the time.  There were at least ten days until ovulation and given my age there should be absolutely no way my body would enable the magical creation of life to occur, or so I misguidedly thought…

Placenta Previa

Two little words I had hoped to not hear throughout this pregnancy have come back to haunt me. After having partial placenta previa with my last pregnancy resulting in a placental abruption, significant blood loss, and emergency C-section I am well aware of the dangers and pitfalls that can present with this major pregnancy complication….

Side sleeping in pregnancy is best!

At Week 19 I am doing pretty well.  Each day I go for a walk and complete my pregnancy yoga, I work on our business for three to four hours, do the house work, drive the hour and a half round trip to collect my kids from school, take them to their after school activities,…

Feeling that first baby kick…

With your first baby you think that every little twinge or gurgle of gas could be a baby movement that you are feeling, but with subsequent pregnancies you know exactly when you feel that very first kick. Last night I had been sleeping on my back and awoke about 4 am with a stiff and…

Week 16 and counting…

Week 16 comes with no morning sickness, renewed energy, and feelings of serenity and happiness.  This is certainly a lovely change from waking in the morning feeling sickly, spending the entire day wishing I could climb back into bed, and not being able to stay awake past 8pm!  My children are certainly appreciating the changes as well,…

Mother’s Day Angst!

It might come as a surprise but I am not really a fan of Mother’s Day.  I know this is probably a terrible thing to say and most people will not understand how anyone could possibly feel this way but for me there is a certain untruthfulness to celebrating this day. It feels awkward, celebrating my mother…

Miracles…

My last birth involved a placental abruption and an emergency C-section, and this is one of the reasons we opted to not have another child.  The other reason came about because when my middle child had just turned 2 years of age he had an allergic reaction to Augmentin, well this is what the doctors concluded…

Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates

I am so pleased to be in my second trimester because this means I can now safely complete pregnancy Yoga and Pilates routines. I really do recommend Yoga and Pilates, not just for the physical benefits but also for mental well-being.  Spending time in the relaxing poses, and even the not so relaxing poses :),…

14 weeks pregnant | 2nd trimester here we come!

Getting to this stage seems to have flown by, I certainly hope the rest of the pregnancy travels by as quickly!  My uterus  is definitely preferring to sit on the left side of my abdomen, which I have never experienced before, but from what I’ve read online this is perfectly normal. I’ve put on one…