Friday, April 17, 2009

13 1/2 weeks and feeling fine...

pregnancy cartoon

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.

Lisa xx

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Presenting our baby...

Well today was the big day of our Nuchal Scan - the one where screening is undertaken for various abnormalities. There were a couple of glitches on the way. Our GP filled out the wrong form and a new one had to be sourced... and then we found out that I should have had the screening blood test a week ago, instead of today as advised by the Midwife at the local hospital. This meant that the Doctor in attendance could only give us a preliminary report. BUT she said that everything appears to be "moving in the right direction" and that there were no obvious abnormalities found. It was quite amazing to see our baby moving about on the screen and at one stage it rested its head onto its arm as if the whole ultrasound process was far to exhausting. So now we have to wait for the blood results which will hopefully come withing a week.

When we got home I showed the boys the ultrasound picture and Mitch was very excited asking if that was his baby, Harry asked to play the computer (grin)

Hope every one has a happy Easter - I know we will,