Saturday, 28 April 2012

Kicks and Rolls - 16 Weeks

4 months! Yay! I have been feeling so much better this week. Last week I think my body went 'holy crap - what have you done to me!' But I think it has acclimatised itself this week and I feel great. I haven't been sleeping during the day, just resting by lying down and reading a book. Thank god I've got 13 Wilbur Smith books to read through. I think that every time the babies have a growth spurt, I'll get very tired, then the next week I'll feel very heavy. I'd say that will happen about once a month.....!

I have been feeling so much movement this week, it's been lovely (doubt I will refer to it as 'lovely' in another 2 months!). On Thursday I was worried about not feeling anything for about 24 hours, so my midwife came around with her trusty doppler and found Baby A and C's heart beats, but naughty little Baby B was wriggling around too much by this stage! I'm feeling Baby B far more than the others, probably because it's on the top. I felt it from the outside for the first time the other day, even Mum could feel the big roll it did! Jordan has also felt a little kick from his little sibling - Baby B - and he thought it was pretty cool!

Apparently the babies are about the size of an avocado (about 10cm long), which gives you a good idea of their size - times 3. Plus 3 placentas, which are probably about the size of a fried egg, plus 3 cords and all that amniotic fluid! Sounds like some sort of mathematical algebraic equation!

I have my first 2 hospital appointments on Monday, which I'm really looking forward to, but I am also a little apprehensive as of course I am catergorised as 'high risk'......and all that goes along with that label. It will be good to know where I stand and what they expect of me though, answers to my many questions as to how this may pan out over the next few months.

Lastly, the voting lines are open for the kitchen competition! If you haven't heard, we are one of 5 finalists in a $25,000 kitchen competition! We really need everyone's votes, no matter where they are located around the world or in Australia.

Here's the link:

1. Under 'Chenoa', click on the 'Vote for this Kitchen' button,
2. Type my name in the box and click 'Submit'
3. Fill in your name, email address, gender, birth date, home and work postcode and state(don't worry about the rest), interests and tick the two little boxes at the bottom, then click 'Enter Competition'

Do not worry about the sharing of information to a 3rd party box - this is the kitchen company and you can unsubscribe at any time. Unfortunately you cannot vote without ticking these boxes.

INTERNATIONAL VOTERS - please select Queensland as your state and use 4561 as your postcode. The competition organiser says this is ok.....!

Thanks to all who vote, and please share this link with friends/family/work and on Facebook! Voting is only open until Friday next week, so don't forget to vote, and you can vote once from each device - ie: phone, iPad, computer, laptop.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Lastly, I'm sharing a piccy of my cuties eating icecream and watching TV. Just because I can.


  1. You're looking great Chenoa. Hang in there.
    Off to put in a vote for you.

  2. Hi Chenoa, Im mom to 30 tiny toes and I have been following your blog. Just wanted to let you know that I voted today for you. Congratulations to you and your family on the news of two boys and a girl. It is so nice to know my daughter has someone to share her experiences with. I will be watching your progress. Again Congrats!!! Sue

  3. Thanks a bunch Sue! I'm loving the fact I can share it with someone as well! We are going to set up Skype soon so we can 'talk'. x