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The Link Between Morning Sickness and Smart Babies

For mothers who have ever wondered why they have been singularly selected to suffer the most dreadful morning sickness symptoms known to man during pregnancy, you will be relieved to hear that there is possibly a reason for this. According to Brain Rules for Baby, there is a study showing that the worse your morningContinue reading “The Link Between Morning Sickness and Smart Babies”

2nd Pregnancy – Week 30: Braxton Hick's Contractions

Back Pain It will be another week before I see the doctor again.  The back pain is worse and affects me every time I lie down.  I get both lumbar back pain and posterior pelvic pain which descends to my behind and back of my thighs. The back pain was somewhat alleviated by the PregalatesContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy – Week 30: Braxton Hick's Contractions”

2nd Pregnancy – Week 28: Cramps!

A few weeks back, I was stretching in bed – no not the regular exercise stretches but the lazy kind of stretch when you’re trying to brace yourself to get up out of bed.  All of a sudden, I started cramping in my left calf.  I managed to relieve it by flexing my foot andContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy – Week 28: Cramps!”

2nd Pregnancy Week 17

Symptoms and Developments I have felt movement…  Light tapping sensations that seem like my baby is stretching his limbs and colliding with the walls of the uterus. They say that with a second baby, mothers are often more sensitive to the movements of the baby and generally detect movements earlier.  Somehow this wasn’t so forContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy Week 17”

We're Going to Have a …

We had our third visit to the doctor today.  Being only 16 weeks pregnant, I wasn’t really expecting to find out the sex of our baby.  Gavin, on the other hand, was ever eager to ask the doctor and had been busy practicing his lines all day, “Excuse me, doctor, am I going to haveContinue reading “We're Going to Have a …”

2nd Pregnancy Week 16

As far as symptoms go, I have to admit that this pregnancy has been treating me pretty kindly.  After escaping the first trimester, I was pretty much back to normal (aside from the fatigue).  That was until last night… I’ve forgotten how bad my sinuses can get during pregnancy.  Here’s another reason not to haveContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy Week 16”

2nd Pregnancy Week 15

If you’re wondering, like my SIL2 was, what happened to some of my earlier blog posts, well, they accidentally got deleted.  How did that happen?  Well, I can only assume that it must have been sheer idiocy that possessed me when I decided to revert to an old backup of this blog.  As a result,Continue reading “2nd Pregnancy Week 15”