Wednesday, May 6, 2009
16 weeks and one day!
So today I had another ultrasound. I was going to say "we" - but really it was just me... unless you count the baby... then it would be "we"...
As you can see my thought processes are truly muddled at the moment. For those smart alecs who wonder what has changed - I got lost twice today - once finding the RAAF base and once finding a major street in the city. And then at lunch time I completely upended my plate of food all over the table, even Pat was amazed at the flair with which I dumped the Chinese food so delicately. Nevertheless it was a newly cleaned table, so I shovelled it back onto the plate and ate it regardless (clearly I have lost none of my class!).
Anyway, what was I saying? Aaah that's right - the ultrasound. Why oh why do the radiology staff insist on a full bladder and then run late? I sat there doing St Vitus' dance for 35 mins, until I couldn't stand it anymore and I asked if I was going to be seen soon. The receptionist clearly noticed my distress (it could have been the jig I was doing) and told me I could empty my bladder "a little". Yeah right lady! You try and empty a pregnant bladder just a little! Anyway, eventually I was seen and the radiographer was apologetic for the wait, so it would have been churlish to be grumpy. And besides she was already doing the scan and showing me latest images of Baby Reid. Suddenly the wait and the rupturing bladder didn't matter a bit - there was our precious baby. And a bit of extra news, it appears (although it will have to be confirmed with the next scan) that Baby Reid is a little boy. It was wonderful to see him swimming about and I could have watched him for hours. But it was onto the task at hand, which was to check on my cyst which thankfully hasn't grown and just needs observing. I sang all the way home, much to amazement of a few motorists.
Apart from that life goes on as usual. The boys are maturing and while there is still a lot of work to do, they are little helpers and continually say that they love us - and that makes all of the work worthwhile. Tomorrow we are meeting with the kindy director to discuss schooling options, so hopefully soon we will have a firm plan in place for where the boys are heading school wise.
It is amazing to think that just over 5 years ago we had resigned ourselves to being childless and now here we are expecting no. 3. Life sure has an amazing way of surprising you.
Here's hoping your life is filled with delightful surprises,