As much as I want this pregnancy to go slowly (remind me of that fact when I’m nearly full term and moaning!), I am so relieved to be past that scary twelve week mark!
On Thursday, I had my proper dating scan. I had an early scan at 8+6 weeks as I had no idea how far gone I was, but because it was so early I needed a second scan to confirm my due date. It turns out the first date they gave me was right – baby is due on 11th December!
Graham couldn’t get the time off work to come to this scan, so my mum came along, and we took both boys in. I was a bit worried that they would get fidgety and cause chaos but they were as good as gold, and really fascinated by seeing their baby sister or brother on the screen.
I was really disappointed because we could barely see anything on the scan. Until the bloke doing the scan listened to the heartbeat, I didn’t even realise he’d even located baby. It was just a blur on the screen, as you can see from the rubbish photo!
Baby is looking fine and healthy so far, and we will have an anomaly scan in about eight weeks where hopefully we will find out if squiggles is a girl or a boy! I will have extra scans at 28 weeks and 35 weeks because of Harrison being so little when he was born.
I’ve been really lucky in this pregnancy in that I haven’t been sick at all. With both of the boys I was sick several times a day for the entire time I was pregnant, and apart from one occasion, I haven’t had heartburn *touches wood*. By this point with Harrison and Alex I was drinking Gaviscon like it was pop, so hopefully I’ll avoid that as well! Cravings are still mainly fruit – pineapple and ice cold grapes!
Bump has definitely popped out now. None of my jeans do up anymore, and I’m living in leggings and maxi dresses. I’ve started to think about my maternity wardrobe wishlist now.
We haven’t bought anything for baby, but we’ve decided that we are getting a gorgeous Cosatto pushchair, and even though we still have our Babasling, we are going to try one of these mei-tai slings for baby. We don’t need a lot for baby, especially if it is a boy as we kept almost everything from Harrison and Alex. Obviously if it is a girl we will have fun buying new clothes and some girly bits, but we have the big things – cot (but will need new mattress!), Moses basket, play gyms, bouncers etc.
Next update will be in about a month when we have the 16 week midwife appointment!