Friday, April 17, 2009
13 1/2 weeks and feeling fine...
Okay well that may be a slight exaggeration! I am 13 1/2 weeks and no longer vomiting, but I can still sleep up a storm! As Harry kindly pointed out I have "really fat boobies" and a "cuddle tummy" - and am that stage where you don't look really pregnant, but certainly feel it. Kev and I are SLOWLY coming to terms with this huge life change and we are starting to relax a little now I am past the most risky period of the pregnancy.
Last week we had the ultrasound and finally today we were given the collated results of the ultrasound and blood tests which indicate that we are at a low risk for Downs Syndrome and several other chromosomal abnormalities. This is particularly relevant at my age (40 years old for God's sake!!!) and we were previously warned that over 2/3 of these scans come back as high risk in my age group. Because these are screening tests they can't rule out problems all together, but it does offer reassurance that everything is going well.
So now I am cruising into the second trimester. Still mildly stunned to be taking this journey again, but excited nevertheless. I find myself wandering around baby departments and I am fixated on tiny Bond's suits. So far I have resisted the urge to buy anything - but when I start... watch out!!!
Thank you to everyone for the love and support they have shown Kev, the boys and I. It means more than you can know.