Baby J @ 26 weeks

Two more weeks and goodbye to 2nd trimester. I’m thanking God for all the guidance and strength to surpass all my pregnancy woes. And to my husband, parents and brothers who’s always there to take care of me. I’m sure I’ll gonna miss the pampering and all once I give birth. For sure, wa pansin na ako at si Baby J na ang focus ng lahat ng attention hahaha. I’m so excited to give birth to Baby J … pero pag tungkol sa panganganak … medyo nandiyan pa ang takot ko. Siyempre, I don’t know what to expect. It’s my first time to get pregnant no! Kaya I’m sure normal naman sa first time mom ang matakot di ba? Sabi nga ni OB may epidural or what they call painless delivery naman ngayon. It’s much better than CS. As much as possible gusto ko din normal delivery ako. Kasi sabi ni OB, pag CS ka nanganak sa first baby mo, all throughout your next pregnancies, eh CS ka na lagi. Hello! Ang gastos nun, saka super duper tagal ng healing process wounds. Kaya much better kung normal delivery.

Lately, I’ve been having leg cramps every morning. Pag nag-iinat na ako ayan na, magka-cramps na ako. Good thing Jason is always there para mapawi yung leg cramps ko. Hindi ko alam ang reason kung bakit ako nagleleg cramps ako. According to babycenter.com:

Why am I having leg cramps during pregnancy?

No one really knows why women have more leg cramps when they’re pregnant. It’s possible that your leg muscles are tired from carrying around all of your extra weight. Or they may be aggravated by the pressure your expanding uterus puts on the blood vessels that return blood from your legs to your heart and the nerves that lead from your trunk to your legs.

Leg cramps may start to plague you during your second trimester and may get worse as your pregnancy progresses and your belly gets bigger. While these cramps can occur during the day, you’ll probably notice them most at night.

So normal naman pala ang leg cramps sa buntis. Naku, sana lang wag mangyari sa akin ito pag mag-isa lang ako dito sa bahay … oh yes, wala nanaman kami household help! Kaya as usual, ako nanaman ang cook at the same time secretary ni Kuya at Jason sa mga probable clients nila. Oh di ba ang saya. Parang nagwowork na rin ako.

Medyo dumami na din ang stretch marks ko … hindi na ako magtataka kung bakit… eh kasi ang laki-laki ko na. At isa pa, pag nasa lahi daw ang stretch marks, most probably magkakaroon ka din. Sorry nalang ako … huhuhu! Nakakaasar kasi minsan it’s so itchy. Di mo naman makamot kasi lalong lalala.

Another thing is nararamdaman ko na yung Braxton Hicks na sinasabi nila… eh ano ba yung Braxton Hicks? According ulit sa well reliable babycenter.com:

What are Braxton Hicks contractions?
Braxton Hicks are sporadic uterine contractions that actually start at about 6 weeks, although you won’t be able to feel them that early. You probably won’t start to notice them until sometime after midpregnancy, if you notice them at all (some women don’t). They get their name from John Braxton Hicks, an English doctor who first described them in 1872.

As your pregnancy progresses, Braxton Hicks contractions tend to come somewhat more often, but until you get to your last few weeks, they should remain infrequent, irregular, and essentially painless. Sometimes, though, Braxton Hicks are hard to distinguish from early signs of preterm labor.

Play it safe and don’t try to make the diagnosis yourself. If you haven’t hit 37 weeks yet and you’re having four or more contractions in an hour, or have any other signs of preterm labor, call your caregiver immediately.

By the time you’re within a couple of weeks of your due date, these contractions may get more intense and more frequent, and cause some discomfort. Unlike the earlier painless and sporadic Braxton Hicks contractions that caused no obvious cervical change, these may help your cervix “ripen”: gradually soften and efface, and maybe even begin to dilate a bit. This period is sometimes referred to as “pre-labor.”

Since hindi pa ako under the pre-term period eh agad kong pinaalam to sa aking OB. Akalain mo ba naman tuwing umiinom ako ng glass of water eh tumitigas yung tummy ko. Pero si Baby J malikot naman. Nung nabanggit ko yun kay OB, she told me na magtake nanaman ako ng Isoxilan for 7 days. Hay… eto nanaman ako, gamot nanaman. Kawawa na liver ko kakainom ng gamot. Nung isang linggo lang antibiotic naman tinitake ko. At least magaling na ang ubo at sipon ko.

Musta na ba si Baby J sa aking tummy? Again, according to babycenter.com:

Your baby now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber), from head to heel. The nerve pathways in her ears are developing, which means her response to sounds is growing more consistent. Her lungs are developing now, too, as she continues to take small breaths of amniotic fluid — good practice for when she’s born and takes that first breath of air. If you’re having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Baby J is so active (Thank you, Lord), Minsan nakikita ni Jason umaalon yung tummy ko. From there, dun mag-uumpisa ang Daddy and baby conversation nila. I’ve never imagine Jason would be like this. Wala sa personality niya maging mushy and showy, but eversince I got pregnant he never fails to talk to Baby J all the time. Malamang, daddy’s girl ang baby namin (just like her mom hehehe!). May second name na si Baby J … si Jason ang nag-suggest and I like the name sounded pag kinabit sa first name niya weeeeeeee! Ayan, may correction nanaman sa Baby book niya… di bale isisingit ko nalang hihihi.

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~ by jayzanne on February 20, 2008.

4 Responses to “Baby J @ 26 weeks”

  1. Try calcium for leg cramps. Both I and my sister-in-law did it and it worked. I took 2 500-milligram tablets of calcium with Vitamin D, before going to bed every night.

    Kathy
    womantowomancbe.wordpress.com

  2. Hi Kathy, thanks so much… I’ll take your advice 🙂

  3. yup, normal ang leg cramps sa pregnancy probably nga because of the weight that is being put on sa body pababa. Ako, mas napadalas ang leg cramps during my third trimester..and I still have them occasionally pag nakakamali ako ng galaw sa gabi. Kadalasan nangyayari in the middle of the night pag nagigising ako to change position. Sobrang sakit kainis! What I do to alleviate and drive the pain away is to slowly flex your foot towards you. Mawawala na siya agad. Yun kasi ang relaxing point ng muscles natin sa legs eh. Tapos to avoid having it daw, bago matulog, i-elevate mo yung legs mo then massage para yung maganda ang flow ng blood kasi nga bugbog ang legs throughout the day carrying our heavy weight 🙂

  4. naku sis, pareho tayo … it happens in the middle of the night and before getting up in the morning. Jason is helping me out with the cramps … nagigising kasi siya when he hears me na umiiling because of the pain. Thanks sa tip … magawa nga yun.

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