Thursday, September 29, 2011

week 23: paw paw


this week the baby is the size of a paw paw (that's 'papaya' in american).

there was a big milestone this week: s got to feel her first kicks! i have been very impatient for this so i'm very happy it's finally happened. 

i'm experiencing shortness of breath quite a lot. even when i'm sitting quietly, i'll suddenly find myself gasping for more air. it's quite disconcerting.

i think i may be having some big hormonal fluctuations because i've been struggling with some very negative emotions this week too. i was prone to this pre-pregnancy, and knew that there was a chance that being pregnant could exacerbate the problem... i guess the warnings were justified, though it's been tough because i've also had weeks where i've felt really strong and calm and happy - better than i have in years. i suppose there's not a lot of point in over-analyzing things. when things are bad there's not much i can do but ride it out...

3 comments:

  1. *hugs*
    you can always call if you need hugs... if i'm free i'll come.
    and so glad SJ got to feel fruiby!!

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  2. Ooh, isn't it so exciting when you partner can feel the kicks!! I love seeing the smile on Luke's face when he can feel it!

    Hopefully you'll be able to stay positive, and your hormones calm down a bit. They're such eratic things, hey?!

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  3. sorry to hear you've not been feeling well (i've only just caught up on this post). xox

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