Posts tagged ‘Pregnant ‘

It’s been a while since my last update and I’m pleased to say my pregnancy is going great.

The nausea has passed (thankfully) and I’m feeling remarkably normal, very un-pregnant like!!

Apart from having the cold for the past couple of days I’m feeling fine…long may it continue as I know I’m very lucky as some women are sick the whole 9 months.

That’s me 15 weeks now, ony 25 to go and I’m now starting to get a real bump. For the past couple of weeks I just looked like I’d eaten too much :o)

I’ve got my second midwife appointment next week which I’m really looking forward to as I should get to hear the baby’s heartbeat. I did nearly get a doppler thing from the net but a friend told me she made herself ill when she tried to find the baby’s heartbeat herself and couldn’t. As I’m such a worrier I think it’s best I don’t bother with this one.

I’ve written a shopping list and it’s a long one!! It’s great though and feels a bit like Christmas time looking through the Argos book picking all the things you’d really like from Santa :o) I’ve picked my “big” things already, ie the pram, nursery furniture, cot, moses basket and baby monitor. I’m not going to buy anything though, I’m going to wait until after the 20 week scan (24 June) but it’s so hard! We did actually buy a steriliser which was on offer as part of Asda’s baby week and I do feel a bit weird having it in the house but I’ve hidden the box so I can’t see that will make any difference!!! :o)

I’ve started knitting baby things too, usually I knit for other people’s babies but it’s great knowing the things I’m knitting will one day (in the not too distant future) be worn by my own baby.

I’ve knitted 2 hats in cream, one is a premature one only because my sister struggled to get hats to fit her wee boy when he was first born. I must have knitted about 5 trying to get the correct size!

I’ve also started knitting a blanket, just a plain one but in gorgeous soft wool. My next project will be a couple of wee cardigans and then I’m going to try to knit a shawl, a pattern I got from Jan from Australia (it’s gorgeous).

I was at a friends daughters birthday party yesterday at a soft play area and it was full (obviously) of kids but one girl I know has a 15 week old baby and I just know I’d have struggled if I wasn’t pregnant myself. Mind you seeing the baby kinda freaked my out a bit, it was like a reality check “I really am going to have one of those” moments!! :o)

I got talking to another friend whose sister has just been through her first IVF cycle and it failed. She like me got her period before she could take a test and is obviously devastated. I’ve told my friend to pass on my details to her sister as it really helped me talking to someone who’d been through it too. She was also told that Clomid wouldn’t be helpful and was told IVF is her only option. I said that it might be worth mentioning to her GP again because that’s what worked for us. I’ll keep you posted.

My friend K has also just been through her 4th IVF cycle (at the same clinic as the girl mentioned above) and unfortunately it failed again, she is absolutely devastated and is never far from my thoughts.

I know how unbelievably lucky I am x

I still see magpie’s all the time, at least once a day and the majority of the time there is only one. Now though I do look at them differently and think that they are there to keep an eye on me  and the bump (only since Jan’s lovely story though)!

I did however see 5 in a tree when looking out my kitchen window the other week and it means silver  aparently…not received any silver yet but I took it as a very good sign!!

  1. for sorrow
  2. for joy
  3. for a girl and
  4. for a boy
  5. for silver
  6. for gold
  7. is a secret never to be told
  8. is a wish
  9. is a kiss
  10. is a bird you must not miss

3 comments 14 May 2010

12 week scan

I had my 12 week scan this morning and I’m glad to report all is fine :o)

12 week scan photoThe baby kept moving about and wouldn’t lie still to have it’s “photo” taken!

It was also kicking and waving away and it was so strange to watch it and not feel anything. You’d think you’d be able to feel something and it was difficult to believe it really was all happening inside my tummy even though I couldn’t feel it :o)

We were also lucky as the sonographer was training to carry out Nuchal Fold scans in the future and asked if we’d mind if she took a few moments to take some extra measurements for training purposes. Of course I jumped at the chance as a friend had to pay for this scan at a private clinic.

I think the measurements were 0.10cm and 0.12cm, as she measured the same area a few times. I’ve since checked with Dr Google and this is a low risk measurement for Down’s Syndrome. I’m so relieved as I’m not going to have the blood screening tests at 16 weeks, I’m such a worrier and don’t need the added stress. My friend was told she had a high risk of having a baby with Down’s and she worried the whole of her pregnancy only to go on and give birth to a perfectly healthy wee girl.

We also met with another midwife directly after the scan and she gave me away my case notes and told me I must take them wherever I go. I didn’t want to ask but will I need to take them with me to work? Or take them and leave them in the car at least? It was good getting to read all the notes as I’m a bit of a nosey parker!! Next appointment with the midwife will be at 16 weeks then I’ve to go back for a 20 week scan on 24 June (only 59 days to go…yes I’ve downloaded an app for my iPhone which counts down various dates so I can check at any time…so sad I know ;o))

I don’t like referring to my baby as “it” but it’s hard when we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. However, as my DH and I call him/her “eeny bambeeny” that’s what I’ll call my bump from now on :o)

Eeny bambeeny it was so nice to see you moving about, kicking and waving…only 193 days (or there abouts) to wait until I get to kiss your beautiful face x

Add a comment 26 April 2010

It’s been a while!!

Decided it was time for a new look as the black depressed me everytime I opened the site. I must stress that pink in no way means I’m having a girl, although my sister thinks I am :o)

Since the last time I updated I’ve been to see the midwife for my booking-in appointment. It went okay, she just asked loads of health related questions and some relating to religion. She tried 3 times to take blood but was unable to so I’ve been to the phlebotomist to have blood taken and she managed just fine. The midwife said it’s usually very easy to get blood from a pregnant lady, but not this one it seems!

I got the date in for my 12 week scan and I’m due to go next Monday 26 March. We were both really excited to get the letter so can only imagine how we’ll be on the day. It can’t come quick enough as now that I’m not feeling as nauseous I’ve started to think that maybe the baby has stopped growing and was even tempted to take a HPT this morning :o)

I’ve not seen Pascal (acupuncturist) for over a week now but back tonight, looking forward to that too. Hopefully he’ll be able to tell from my pulse that baby is still there and well (well any kind of reassurance would be appreciated).

I’ve bought a pair of maternity jeans and a pair of trousers as I’m really struggling to get the button fastened on work trousers now, that and shirts. I’m bursting out of them now as I’ve gone up 4 cup sizes already..I’m a staggering 38G!! I hadn’t planned on changing my wardrobe quite so soon but needs must! :o)

My friend K had ER last Friday and ET on Monday there. She is quite down as the 2 eggs they transfered weren’t as good a grade as she’d hoped. Keeping everying crossed for her as this is now her 4th time and her cousin has recently given birth (although conceived through IVF) and it must pray on her mind.

One of my cousins had a wee girl a few weeks ago and I knitted her a wee cardigan. I also knitted some other baby things for my friend AC who knows she is having a boy in the summer.

I need to finish off a cardigan I’m knitting for my nephew then it’s on to knitting things for my baby…it’s been a long time coming and I’m really looking forward to it.

Add a comment 21 April 2010

Scan 2moro

The first time I’ll ever “see” my baby might be 2moro morning and I’m filled with both dread and excitement.

I’m scared that all the hopes and dreams I’ve had over the past 3 weeks will be shattered, that there’ll be nothing on that screen.

But I’m also so excited that I’ll see a tiny fluttering heartbeat and my heart will melt and will never ever be the same again!!!

Until 2moro…

Add a comment 22 March 2010

Winter vomiting bug?

The pregnancy symptoms are starting to show themselves, well I hope that’s what it is and it isn’t the winter vomiting bug that my in-laws have had recently.

I’ve been really hungry for the past week or so and was relieved to find when I weighed myself this morning that I’ve only put on 1lb in a fortnight. I don’t know how this is possible as I’m eating like a horse and feel I’ll soon be the size of a house, and I’ll not even have a bump to blame it on.

I’ve started to feel more nauseous, not in the morning as I wake up ravenous but it’s more in the afternoon and then again before bed. Usually having something to eat helps… what a great excuse to not count every calorie!

I had a bit of a dizzy turn in a shop on Saturday afternoon but luckily I didn’t faint, here’s hoping I don’t get any more of these.

Mind you my M-I-L was telling me that she fainted all the time when she was pregnant with DH!!

But what a magic feeling waking up on Mothers Day this year knowing (hoping) that come Mothers Day next year I’ll have a 4 month old! :o) It was good wrting cards for my Mum and M-I-L with “…. and bump x” too and I’m looking forward to all the chances I’ll get to write that!

I’ve been unable to help myself, I’ve started looking at nursery furniture, bedding, decor etc!

Just last week I was saying that I don’t want to look at anything like that or even think about it until I’m at least 6 months, shows you how little self control I’ve got… I only lasted to the 6 week mark!! :o)

I’ve decided on almost everything for the nursery apart from the cot and now I’m worried the company selling the bedding I like will no longer sell them come September when I was thinking I’d actually allow myself to buy such things.

So that’s yet another thing I’m worrying about, but at least it’s a good thing to worry about I suppose. I’m grateful I’m getting the chance to do it. But I also feel like I don’t want to jinx anything by looking too early, I’ll certainly not be buying anything for a long time but can guarantee that my Mum won’t be as strict. In fact I’ll be surprised if she hasn’t bought something already and isn’t telling me!

For the moment though I’m trying to content myself with knitting baby clothes for my 3 cousins and our best man’s girlfriend who are all pregnant. It’s great being part of their club, even though they don’t know it yet :o)

And on Saturday when out shopping I saw lots of bumps and it made me smile for a change!

Add a comment 15 March 2010

The shock!

I found out 2 days ago that I’m going to be a Mum and I am still struggling to believe it’s true. What if those tests I took on Thursday are wrong?

My Mum tells me that you can get a false negative but never a false positive (I’m therefore assuming that I got a false negative when I took a test when I was 16 DPO, surely!). I was 22 DPO when I got these positive results above, 22 days! I did my first test at 9 DPO although I knew it was far too early but I didn’t think I’d have to wait another 13 days to get a BFP!

I have longed to be a Mum since 2005 when I can remember the first time I felt broody.

At this very minute there is a tiny baby growing inside my tummy… it’s so surreal! :-)

1 comment 6 March 2010


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