New changes this week!
There have been big changes this week.
I’ve been able to feel my uterus from above the pelvis for the first time this pregnancy.
I don’t know about you but I tend to touch my body to see what information I can get from the
outside. I’ve been able to feel my uterus from the beginning of pregnancy. But feel it as it is. Being
aware of its presence when I’m not usually that aware when I’m not pregnant or menstruating. Some women who are really connected to their bodies are able to feel their uterus all the time, I’m more and more aware of its presence as I consciously focus on it but it’s nice to feel it almost constantly when I’m pregnant.
For the past few weeks, I’ve felt some cramps in my lower abdomen. Although is your body talking, stretching, growing, the space gets constantly reorganized.
I quickly take my hands to it, applying pressure, sometimes quite firmly, is what helps me. They can
be quite painful and scary but that’s what cramps are! A sustained painful muscular contraction. It
usually follows a sudden movement: getting up too quickly when you momentarily forgot you were
pregnant, coughing, or sneezing -I dread those sneeze warnings but thanks to them my hands rush
to hold my womb and prepare). A cramp then resolves and life carries on although a bit more wary
about further sudden moves. When your belly gets big your natural movements will be different but
now you can still jump around (tummy wise speaking) as usual. Isn’t your body clever about getting
its needs perfectly covered?
What’s happening at Week 12 of pregnancy?
During the first few weeks of pregnancy, the uterus is about the size of a pear and its well embedded
in the pelvis, protected and surrounded by the bony structure. As it grows, the fundus, its top part
starts to surface above the pelvic brim and it can be felt from the outside.
This happens at different stages of pregnancy so don’t worry if you cannot feel it yet. Some women
can actually feel their uterus from their abdomens even when they’re not pregnant. This is part of
our uniqueness and the different ways each uterus is positioned and repositioned in our bodies.
I can already feel that pressure in my urethral sphincter being lifted and I’m not finding it so hard to pass urine.
My digestive tract is still in “pause” mode and I really envy those women who have no digestive
symptoms at all at the beginning of their pregnancy!
I have a nauseated feeling throughout the day but it’s the fullness feeling, especially of an empty
stomach that is bothering me the most.
I understand my baby is small, it doesn’t need many nutrients from the outside and my body is
acting like a protective shield for Tres keeping my food intake to a minimum. But why the feeling of
having just been to an all-you-can-eat buffet with all my favorite foods almost constantly? I hardly
go to the bathroom for number 2. Understandably as very little food makes it all the way. It takes me
a bit of effort to end up with a poo sample similar to that of a rabbit.
We finally moved into our new home!
We’ve moved in and are finally home! The leak is sorted and all our things apart from the few things we took with us for the couple of nights in a hotel are already home. Now, we just need to start cleaning and organizing everything. The neighbors are going away for the summer and they’ve offered for their cleaner to stay with us the next few weeks until they return. How convenient!
We have no gas and won’t for a few days. Jose, the king of solutions and the king of barbeque has
combined these skills and found the perfect solution! Even on the first day of use, a big storm
threatened our ‘cooking at home intentions’ but he managed to sort that out too!
Now I can feel my uterus I can’t stop caressing Tres.