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Well, we’ve reached double figures!
I am still feeling a bit “car sick” every day. It last all day and fades in the evening time. I think it might be slightly less than a week ago, so hopefully it’s starting to go away as all the books promise. My boobs are now very tender for the first time this pregnancy too.
Went out shopping for maternity jeans today – my belly is pretty big already and although I can still squeeze into my jeans I don’t really like to in case I’m putting pressure on my tum. I tried on three pairs in Next and then swapped the ones I wanted for a size smaller as they felt a bit loose. When I got them home, I realised I’d picked up a different style…. grrrrrrr…. these ones make me feel like Kris Kross cos they fall down when I walk!! So, back to square one on that front.
Aside from the pregnancy, we’ve had news on T’s job. He works as a courier driver for a fairly small local company. The run he currently does, a cheque clearance one for a big bank, is going as his company have lost the contract. He’s been lucky as they want to keep him on and he has been spared redundancy for the second time. But his new run involves working 3pm until midnight every day – which means we won’t be seeing much of each other during the week, and we’re having to totally rethink all our childcare arrangements. Currently, Tony goes to work at 5.30am (which admittedly wasn’t great either!), I get Lilly up and drop her off at nursery on my way to work. Tony finishes work at lunchtime and has a couple of hours to himself before picking her up at about 3pm. As of next week, he’ll be dropping her off at nursery late morning, I’ll be finishing work early everyday to pick her up from nursery around 5pm and doing the bedtime routine by myself.
Neither of us are looking forward to this, and I think it’s going to be pretty lonely in the evenings once Lilly’s gone to bed, but at least he still has a job. Which is something we can only be greatful for in the current climate. And we’re taking heart in the fact that it won’t be forever – all being well I’ll be on maternity leave in six months time, so even if he hasn’t found anything else by then, at least we’ll have all day together with our babies.
Now we’re looking forward to the 12 week scan – only a week and a half to go – although I feel so nervous about it, I think i’ll be a wreck! I just want to know everything’s all right.
Oh, and I had my first slightly sleepless night last night thinking about the birth. I’d been having a conversation with T’s mum yesterday about Lilly’s birth and how unhappy I was with the way the consultant handled things. When I woke up last night about 3am to go to the toilet, my mind started racing about what would happen this time and I couldn’t get back to sleep for about an hour. I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come…
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Posted in Being pregnant, First trimester, tagged 12 week scan, 9 weeks pregnant, Algarve, being a mummy, blood pressure, blood tests, book, booking in with midwife, bounty pack, cost, excitedd, feeling sick, holiday, impatient, leaflets, Liverpool Hospital, lunch, nervous, NHS, no symptoms, nuchal scan, pricey, queasy, sick, symptoms, telling work i'm pregnant, time dragging, tired, urine on May 15, 2007 |
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Well, it’s nine weeks today (by my calculations, nine weeks three by the doc’s). Things are still going along fine, we went to a booking in appointment with a midwife called Lynn at the hospital yesterday. She took blood tests, blood pressure, checked urine and gave us a whole load of reading material. We also got our Bounty pack of baby related goodies!
She advised us on the nuchal scan, which apparently you can’t get on the NHS. You can have it done at Liverpool hospital for £110, and it has to be done before 13 weeks. They do offer you the blood test at 16 weeks, but apparently, the nuchal translucency scan is more accurate. T and I have been deliberating for a while about whether to give into curiosity and pay for a scan before the nhs one at 13 weeks. We had decided that perhaps it was a bit pricey when all we had to do was wait another couple of weeks, but now that we have been told about this nuchal scan, i think it has given us an excuse to go for it. I’m going to ring them today to book one in, so hopefully that’ll be fairly soon.
Had a bit of a wobbler last week stressing out about not really having any symptoms. I didn’t think i felt queasy enough, or tired enough. But my nerves have settled a bit, as i’m now aware that i’m yawning more, and that i do feel queasy a lot of the time, just not very severely. Having said that, yesterday morning for about half an hour i really thought i would be sick, although after a second breakfast it passed thank goodness!
Still haven’t told anyone at work, although i had a dream last night that i did. I went out for lunch on Saturday with some of the girls from work, including one who had her one and a half year old daughter with her. She was absolutely adorable and made me even more excited at the prospect of being a mummy!
Time does seem to be going fairly slowly at the moment though. I was excited about reaching seven weeks, it felt like loads. Now i’m at nine I feel like it’s taking ages and can’t wait to be 13 weeks so we can have the first proper scan and then tell everyone.
I’m trying to concentrate on thoughts of our holiday in the Algarve in just under three weeks… i cannot wait!!
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