The bellybutton saga: the outey is coming

Stomach is starting to feel big, round and tight. Decided to examine it tonight.

Lifted my top and I saw my bellybutton.
And I laughed then I cried hahaha.

It’s round, like an actual circle! It looks like a cartoon belly button. And it’s starting to get pushed out – it’s not as deep as it is normally.

It’s good as it means pregnancy is progressing and I am getting my belly 🙂 but yeah, I am not looking forward to the ugly belly button…does it go back in?? Haha


UPDATE: Showed picture to my mum. She says it looks like a bagel.


It’s been an eventful month! :D

Wow – can’t believe I haven’t done a post in a month! There has been so much going on what with telling everyone we are pregnant, going to the midwife, getting the first scan!! But also I’ve just been resting … Continue reading

It’s symptom swap time! (And the secret is starting to come out!!)

Well – first thing is first! I had a complete breakdown on Sunday and sobbed face down into the sofa while my husband watched in bemusement and asked me why I was crying. “I’m just SO fed up.” And I … Continue reading

A Birth Story

Originally posted on Longreads:
Meaghan O’Connell | Longreads | Nov. 6, 2014 | 57 minutes (14,248 words) Download .mobi (Kindle) Download .epub (iBooks) ? It was Monday, June 2nd, and I was wide awake at 6 a.m. Maybe to some…

That was a LONG week

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Well I haven’t been on to write anything for a week now, partly because I have been very busy – spending time with the hubby and getting my Halloween costume ready haha – but MAINLY because pregnancy symptoms have hit me good!

Oh man oh man. I’m quite a lazy soul, always have been. I love my bed and I love long lie ins. I get majorly grumpy if I don’t get enough sleep. I always felt tired if I didn’t get my sleep.

But now? Oh hell I didn’t know the meaning of the word tired until now. I have never felt so sleepy in my life!! I was at the in laws for dinner and by half six I had barely finished my rice pudding when my head was on the table and I was almost napping. Very subtle when trying to hide a pregnancy..

Forcing myself to go to bed around ten every night seems to be helping (I’m a night owl, usually I’m lucky to see my bed before midnight). But I am still sleepy all day, just feeling completely exhausted tbh!

And then there is the morning sickness. Oh you pesky little thing! You hear the horror stories but man oh man it is constant nausea, I don’t want to eat force something down and it heals you for about an hour if you are lucky and then oh boy here goes the nausea again. On Monday I was physically sick for the first time. Which I was weirdly proud about hahaha, it means I am definitely pregnant you know? Haha! I haven’t been physically sick since but it’s a constant struggle with food right now!

On the plus side today marks the start of my seventh week! (Again this is still a guess as I haven’t seen a health professional yet). Not long until first trimester is over and we can start telling people! Getting there!

Got my forms through yesterday detailing my appointment times to see the midwife and for my first scan – they can’t come quick enough honestly! 19 days until midwife!! 🙂 and maybe she will try let me hear the heartbeat!

But for now I must prepare for the Halloween party tomorrow night in which I must pretend I am drinking and must not fall asleep before 7pm…


Got my first midwife appointment and scan date! Woohoo!!

I am SO excited! Phoned the doctors to double check I was now definitely on the system and they said yes. So I excitedly phoned the midwife appointment line and gave them my details and woohoo appointments are booked! 😀 … Continue reading

Lets get ready to ‘Apple’ crumble!

Woo hoo! I have a doctors! Since moving to the city 8 months ago I haven’t registered with a local doctors surgery yet and obviously it is a bit more urgent now that I am “with child” (ooo how weird … Continue reading