Tuesday, August 18, 2009

6 weeks - part 1 - about pregnancy and the babies

I almost can't believe it's been 6 weeks since the babies were born.

Guess who this is?
Kendra, of course - the only pic I could get of her and such a familiar sight :)

And this is Connor

things I'm still missing about being pregnant

  • my glowing skin :) seriously, I've had to moisturise like crazy to even get my skin to look half-normal

  • my thick hair - I went to the hairdresser to have the grey coloured and it didn't take!!! So I'll try again in a week or two. Apparently my hormones are still going haywire.............

  • The Bump. I still have 2kg to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Started wearing non-preggy jeans a few days ago. Stretch jeans, but still, it didn't look too hideous.

  • eating on demand - I am back to my bad habits of eating breakfast at lunch time and eating rubbish like chocolates and chips (crisps). I think I had an orange two days ago for the first time since I had the babies, and before they were born, I was having two a day plus an assortment of other fruits.

  • email chats with my pregnant friends!!! Yes, you, you and you :)

things I don't miss

  • getting up in the night to pee

  • pubic bone pain when I'd roll around from side to side in bed

  • pressure under the bump when walking

  • people looking at me in horror when I'd say "still 6 weeks to go" or whatever

and now the babies...

  • The first nappy (diaper) I ever changed in my life was Kendra's and then Connor's. Since then, I feel like I've changed millions. On the bright side, I am now a pro. I think nothing of grabbing the baby and lifting its bum to sniff if there's a poo.
  • Connor has tried his best to aim his pee at me but I'm too fast for him :) He nearly got me today but my super fast reflexes beat him to it. That's a joke - I have the worst reflexes ever but it got better in pregnancy as I'd catch things to prevent myself having to actually bend over and pick them up. Maybe that stayed?
  • Another thing I am a pro at is the bottle thing. I (kind of) joked with D and said my life consists of bottles, babygrows and babies (maybe I should start a new blog?). I wash, sterilise and make 16 bottles a day, sometimes more, because when Kendra cries, I give her a bottle whether it's her time to feed or not. We checked with the paediatrician to see if you can overfeed a baby and she said no, the baby will vomit what she doesn't want/ need. I've discovered I'm a bit of a control freak (no!) about the bottles - I think it's because I studied microbiology so I'm super-fussy about germs. Well...that's my excuse.

More on the laundry, emotions, sleep, etc. in a day or two.......... tell me in the comments if there's anything specific you want to know about and I'll include it in my next post.


  1. love your updates. :)
    and the pictures... they look adorable.
    At first I was surprised to see the babies in such heavy clothes, forgetting of course that it's not Summer in SA... I love Kendra's outfit by the way. ;)

  2. Gorgeous babies! I love the pink and brown outfit! I can't wait to dress my little girl up! Only a week to go! Yikes!

    Glad you are doing well. I have no idea what to expect!! Looks like you are figuring it out!

  3. You are beautiful! Your children are beautiful! My hubby & I too had our own infertility journey. It took us 5 years to conceive our daughter. I have PCOS. A lot of that time was spent with him leery to take the plunge into fatherhood again, then not really getting it that I had something wrong with me but when he got it and jumped on board PRAISE GOD I was pg after my first round (lowest does) of Clomid. Now we have a beautiful 22 month old daughter! I too miss pregnancy! I want to go through that 1 more time. I had an amazing L&D, want to do it again and want another shot at breast feeding and want a sibling for our daughter. I am so happy for you!!

  4. Anonymous9:41 am

    The babies are getting nice & chubby, as babies should be! They are too cute, can't wait to meet them. Love Caren


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