Blissfully plodding along

Nothing to report!!! Isn’t that fantastic? I certainly think so! I’m now 15 weeks and nothing eventful is happening with my pregnancy. Bliss.

My next appointment with my OB is on July 14th, I’m so thankful I bought that Doppler as I would have been a mess waiting 2 months without any reassurance, but I found the heartbeat at about 14+5 on the Doppler (I’m a late bloomer), it’s still very faint but it can be found which is great. For all my pontificating that I wouldn’t use it daily, I have. But only for 5 seconds or so… once I hear peanut’s little galloping beat, I’m reassured and that’s all I need.

My morning sickness *touch wood* seems to have eased now – after last week being in raging full force… I think I’m finally on the improve there with 4 good days in a row with no vomiting, nausea or headaches.

Grandma has gone into craft overdrive… my MIL is very crafty and an excellent sew-er (I don’t know how to write that word without it looking like sewer) and she’s already whipped up two teddy bears, 6 bibs, 2 baby towels and 2 swaddling blankets. I don’t think I’m going to have to buy much at all. I do have my eye on second hand baby movement monitor on ebay at the moment as it’s the one thing not in the lot I’m getting from my boss, and after having lost my brother to SIDS in my childhood, something I’m totally paranoid about. I did buy two very cute dummies when I took the husband to the baby warehouse yesterday… his head was spinning at all the products out there (and the price of prams!).

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13 Week NT Scan and NIPT results…

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It’s a girl! We are over the moon!

Today was our 13 week NT scan and our NIPT test results came in as well today (we had to re-do them as there was not enough fetal DNA in the first sample trust me to be in that 3-4%!) and everything looks perfect! Such a relief for me as I’d been feeling decidedly ‘un-pregnant’ the last couple of days and it hasn’t helped that I still can’t find the babies heartbeat on the fetal doppler yet.  Also my last scan was on the day I stopped my estrogen and progesterone so I had a niggling in the back of my mind that something may have gone wrong since stopping the meds. But no. Everything is perfect!

My husband cried in the room at the ultrasound and seeing the look of absolute joy on his face when we found out the sex was amazing. He is so happy – and then in the next breath he said, ‘well we will have to go back again and go for a boy!’.

The peanut was squirming and wiggling around and we got a great 20 minutes of checking things out – the clinic gave us it all on video too as well as some pictures which is great.

We have finally announced our pregnancy too – although I am yet to do it on Facebook but will just do the ‘life event’ thing I think. Keep it simple. My work sent around an email announcing it and I’ve been flooded with well wishes all afternoon… so not much work has been done today as a result.

I’m already discussing my maternity leave plans with my boss which is bizarre, but in my line of work pre-christmas is our most busy and physical time, so I really have to have a plan in place. I have visions of me sitting in my office with barely a thing to do waiting for the clock to hit 5pm every day. I’m so used to being on the road and visiting stores, unpacking books etc. but it’s just not going to be possible.  But once you take that part of my job out of the equation there’s not much left to do!

The first thing on our agenda is to buy a new bed… we were supposed to buy one with my bonus that I got in March, but we ended up spending it in Cape Town 😐  … but I think it’s a necessity now… I tossed and turned last night and my lower back is so so sore. We are upgrading to a King Size latex mattress and a new bedframe (we picked it out last year) so we can both have our own mattresses but still be in the same bed.  We might have to have a bit of a freeze on spending around here over the next month or so to raise the funds.