Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Bits and pieces

Interesting article from yesterday's Boston Globe - early results are very promising for using Omega-3 oils in IV feeding of infants instead of Omega-6, for avoiding liver problems.

Pregnancy notes:

My contractions have calmed down quite a bit - every now and again I'll get a bout of them, but they're never closer together than 10 minutes anymore, and for the most part they're an hour + apart. 42 weeks, here I come!

I think that all the drugs are finally out of my system completely - I haven't had to get up in the middle of the night to use the loo in a few days now. An uninterrupted night's sleep is highly welcome. Although I know I shouldn't get used to it.

I noticed sitting down today that my belly button is starting to stick out just a tiny bit. Up to this point it's gotten flatter and flatter. Now there's a tiny piece in the middle that's puffing out. It feels funny when I push on it!

I'm also getting a bit of the linea nigra. It's faint, but noticeable. I assume it'll keep getting darker over the coming weeks / months?

My hair is finally feeling a bit thicker - at least less of it is coming out in the shower. For a girl used to very fine, straight hair, it's nice to have a little more of it. Although I know that goes away after the baby is born.

And I'm willing to bet my clearer complexion will disappear in short order too!


One Mother's Journey said...

Sounds like you're doing great Nico!! Keep it up.

soralis said...

Sounds like things are going better!

Take care

VanillaDreams said...


I'm so glad to hear that things are going better for you now!!

I have been checking for updates daily. ;)

Reesh said...

I too have very fine hair that was so thick and beautiful when I was pregnant that I just let it get real long for a change. Enjoy it while it lasts, cause at 5 months postpartum I had to hack it off cause it's back to long stringy boringness again. Kinda makes me want to get pregnant again!!

Tan said...

Such awesome news Nico - so glad that everything is going better!

I have too much hair already so hope that mine doesn't get too much thicker!! I could do without all of this new acne though I tell ya ;)

pixi said...

It would be funny (funny strange, not funny haha), if Phred ended up being overdue - after all this crazy business.

I'm so glad things have calmed down, though. I hope they stay that way for at least a month+. Boy are you getting close, though, eh?

I'm finally getting some extra lift in my hair too. I'm going to miss that when it goes!

Chee Chee said...

It must be exciting to experience all of these interesting changes in your body. Good for you!

I am glad things are going well!

Em said...

I've still got my linea negra and it's a wonky line!

Leigh said...

So glad to hear that all is well. Hang in there and enjoy all these amazing changes!

Well-heeled mom said...

I am very intrigued by the pregnant belly button. They always look so painful and herniated to me!

elle said...

I hope everything is still going well - you are getting into the home stretch now! Remeber to take lots of time for yourself now, there wont be much later. Thinking of you.