This is the next instalment of our pregnancy journey. The below are extracts from my journal which I have written each week (I am now 16 weeks). You can read about how I felt when we found out here. I will be posting other weeks extracts in the coming days.
Yes we made it, apparently the risk of miscarriage now drops down to 1% – with my medical condition and track record I have no idea where that puts me but I’ll take it as a reduction and be grateful!
The bloating is going down which is a little unnerving although I am in maternity trousers today. Not really that much of a surprise since I went into them at 10 weeks with Monkey. As I am in London all day I wanted to be comfortable, although the train journey is making me feel very nauseous since the train driver seems to think he’s Lewis Hamilton and we are bouncing all over the place! I still don’t really have much of an appetite and had to feel for Hubby yesterday when he made pork stroganoff only for me to take two mouthfuls before refusing anymore. It will be nice to enjoy food again! Lunchtimes seem to work much better for me and I tend to stock up then! Plus I’m taking all the usual prenatal vitamins and eating lots of greens so missing a few evening meals probably won’t do me any harm.
I finally have a midwife appointment in two days time, she has referred me too. Although depending on when I get to see the consultant there maybe no need for the recommended additional medication! Let’s hope this one is a fighter like its older brother.
Now the exciting news, stressed about not being able to even speak to midwife last week we went for a private scan! I can honestly say it was the best thing we could have done in the circumstances. I was worried because the pressure I had been feeling had disappeared and paranoia was setting in. The sonographer was amazing, and I would highly recommend visiting a similar set up, after all added stress with have a negative effect on the wellbeing of you and the baby. As soon as I saw the heart beat I instantly relaxed. When we heard it I cried – hey it’s the huge hormonal imbalance that my body is going through a few tears are allowed! Even Hubby seemed to visibly relax. She dated us while we were there pushing us back 4 days to 7+2. I was expecting it to be honest as I don’t run a 28 day cycle and the same thing happened for Monkey. She gave us 4 little black and white photos of our ‘pip’ which I suspect will quickly become its nickname. They are very precious and I often dig them out when I’m having a wobble.
Next challenge – 12 weeks!