Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Meet Baby J!

Sorry it has taken me so long to update im pretty lazy at scanning and uploading photos but finally here is my latest scan photo of our precious little bean! We have taken to calling him/her Baby J until we know the gender and have a name!

We are so in love <3 it's amazing how much baby has grown in a few weeks!  The scan was amazing of course I was nervous but I got called in straight away so it helped not to have an agonising wait! I was still kind of worried that they wouldn't find baby straight away with my retroverted uterus which only would have added to my anxiety but looks like everything has popped right into place now and baby appeared on the screen straight away!  The sonographer showed us it's hands and feet the heartbeat and even it's little bum! I just can't believe this little baby is in my belly!

After the scan I saw the midwife and then the Consultant. So far im really pleased with how the hospital are looking after me they haven't left anything to chance and covering all the bases so im pretty happy with that.  They arranged for me to see a Geneticist to discuss the chances of baby having AMC and I had bloods taken for testing im still awaiting the results of those they said it could take up to 6 weeks.  Not that it will make any difference to us at all!  Im going to have a detailed anatomy scan on September 9th to screen for AMC then and extra scans to monitor baby's movements.  Im also going to see an Anethetist in September to discuss my options of Epidural and if it will be possible for them to administer it I don't think it will be an issue but they want to make sure.  It looks like I may also get to have a natural birth at least that is the aim for now im pretty excited about this I know that seems crazy but for years I was told I wouldn't and now there is a chance but im ok with having a c-section if that's what it takes for baby to have a safe arrival.

OMG this is really happening im having a baby!!! Is it January yet? LOL!

Friday, 8 July 2011

12 Weeks!

I can't believe I have made it to 12 weeks it seemed like a goal I was never going to reach especially with all the little bumps in the road we have had to get here! I really do want to savour this moment im 12 weeks and STILL pregnant I feel so blessed. Im still being sick every morning and feel sick most days although from 11 weeks I have noticed that not every day is so bad so im hoping that im coming through that stage.  Im so ready for the nice parts of pregnancy the bump, feeling baby move and finding out the gender. These are stages that seemed so far away like i'd never ever get there but now I feel so close! I have my NT scan on Tuesday im so nervous for it I've seen baby with a strong heartbeat twice now but I can't help but worry about bad news on the day im praying so hard my little baby is still growing strong and I can breathe a sigh of relief and maybe start to enjoy this pregnancy all the worry sometimes overshadows how incredibly happy I am I guess it's just a self preservation thing to hold back a little.

We went away for a few days this week we went to Center Parcs with my family.  We had a wonderful time and it was a much needed break although as ever nothing can go without a little drama typical! On Tuesday night I had a fall and fell flat on my face! It would have been hilarious if I weren't pregnant and as I landed on my stomach even though my knees and arms broke the fall I couldn't help but worry.  I wasn't in any pain and hadn't had any bleeding, none that was connected to the fall only the usual spotting I get now and again. So I decided not to rush off to a Nottingham hospital and spend the night there instead I thought I would contact my midwife in the morning and ask for advice on what I should do.  She was really helpful she contacted the hospital and spoke to the Dr for me and they said that as my stomach didn't take the impact baby is well protected and should be ok but as im Rhesus negative and 12 weeks pregnant I should go to the hospital for an Anti D injection just to be safe it needed to be within 72 hours of the fall so we had to leave Center Parcs a day early.  Im just glad to know I did everything I could and that baby should be ok.  I just need to get to Tuesday to see baby again to get the reassurance I need.