Back again with another pregnancy update! It feels far less then a few weeks between these updates and my pregnancy feels like it’s zooming by already.
I’ve been feeling a million times better these past two weeks and more like my old self. I’ve been able to stomach a proper breakfast, I’ve spent more time blogging and hubby and I even went on a little date night.
Week 9 was also a really exciting week as we had an early dating scan arranged by the midwife. We’d already had the private scan but I guess the midwife needs to double check for herself and my records. The scan actually bought me forward a day which was pretty exciting. It was, as you can imagine, a relief and a joy to see our little bean on the screen again. It’s growth since our 6 week scan was incredible and the beginnings of tiny arms and legs were visible. The heart was beating away and I asked the sonoghrapher if she could measure it but she said they wouldn’t do it at this scan.
Our next scan is on 11th November which will be our official 12wk scan. We’ve opted for the nuchal screening test which looks to detect the likelihood of Downs Syndrome. I’ve been low risk in my previous two pregnancies but I’m not counting any chickens just yet. The midwife explained that each pregnancy is different and it doesn’t make me any less likely to have a Downs Syndrome baby just because I’ve had two low risk pregnancies before.
The sickness seems to have been replaced with tiredness and I’m struggling to stay awake after 8pm. Having said that, I find that if I am going to feel sick it tends to be in the evenings.
I’ve been following the journeys of so many of my favourite bloggers who are also pregnant; check out Charlotte over at Write Like No-Ones’s Watching, Katie at Mummy, Daddy, Me and Kerry at Lived With Love. Kerry actually helped a lot when I went through my miscarriage by chatting via message to me and giving me advice and explaining what to expect. These bloggers are a lovely bunch y’know!
My bump seems to be making its grand appearance as you can see here in these shots taken at 9wks and 10wks. I really can’t wait to see it grow and know our baby is developing all its tiny features right there inside me. I always imagine how baby will look….will it’s hair be as long as Florence’s? Will it have my big nose? Will it have s weird high instep just like its father? So many questions and so long to wait!
Finally, and very excitedly, I can say that Matt and I have decided we want to know the sex of our baby. We want to prepare a name, bond with the little mite, and just imagine how our family could look in 6mths time. Will I be rebuying all those die cast Thomas the Tank Engine models or will it be Disney Princesses and sparkly everything? P.s. I’m not stereotyping-these are just the things my kids were into!