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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Heard the heartbeat!!


Since about 10 weeks I have been sneakily trying to listen to the babies heartbeat at work (perks of being a midwife). Many midwives have said that they have found it much earlier than that but definitely not me! I have an anterior placenta though so that is probably why, I can pick up loads of placenta noise, just not the heartbeat itself.

I have also been a very naughty midwife and done against all the advice I would give my patients - I brought a cheap home doppler! At least I know what I am doing with it though right... Now I have finally picked little one up ill probably not use it!

Thursday, 15 June 2017



I had a few days where I started to feel better... However, today I woke up early for work feeling absolutely shocking. So exhausted and generally under the weather. When I got into work everyone commented on how rough I looked (charming!). One of the Dr's Helen, felt sorry for me and cheeky scanned me..

It was having a rave in there as she was scanning me so this was the best picture she could get. We (at work) said it's sucking it's thumb. Scott said smoking a spliff!!

Anyway, as the day went on I started to get awful back and bladder pain so dipped my urine. I had 2+ blood, chatting to the Docs they reckoned it was a urine infection so started me on antibiotics straight away. As I felt so awful they also took bloods and I took the next day off work. I literally slept all day.

It took me several days to feel better. My tests all came back negative but I'm still certain it was a urine infection. I've never felt like that before, it was pure evil!

Friday, 9 June 2017

12 Week Scan

Seeing an actual baby inside me  made the weeks of feeling rubbish so worth it! The actual appointment itself was pretty much what I was expecting; had my blood taken for the first trimester combined screening and then went on to have the scan after.

Everything looks as it should so far. They changed my dates by 4 days making me 12+3. I thought I was 11+6. This makes my due date the 19th December. Not sure if that's better or worse being further from Christmas (by dates it was the 23rd December). If I go overdue (which is likely) then a Christmas baby it might be! If I go to term+12 induction then that will be new years eve, so a possibility of a 2018 baby also!

#this was taken the day after my scan showing me looking a little bigger again. No doubt that is a baby in there now; although some days I still just look fat! The last couple days the exhaustion has got worse again and am taking 2 hour naps in the afternoon. That's starting to get on my nerves now really as I am struggling to get on with day to day life. Work has generally been ok as I have been working with a very good student but from next week she is no longer with me so ill have to suck it up and get on with it! Half my problem is lack of motivation to do anything so it a bit of a catch 22 really.

I MUST go for that swim!

My parents stayed the evening I has the scan so it seemed a good time to tell them. I just left the scan photos  on the side in the kitchen for when they arrived. They were very excited! Richard went on to tell me that mum has been buying wool and baby things for weeks now, I can't say I am surprised!!

Scott then messaged his mum a photo and said that she could tell the rest of the family. They all sound very excited. Jamie reckons were be great parents and Phoebe thinks/wants it to be a girl. She would, wouldn't she, bless her!

On that note, the plan is not to find out what it is. I have a feeling it might be a boy but whats a complete guess. Either way, naming it is going to be absolutely impossible. I can't think of any boys names at all and the only girls name should be ruled out really... Ruby. However, there's a few reasons we shouldn't use it really, the main being that the Broomfields pick up their new puppy next week and they are going to name her Ruby! Could I really name my child after a dog?!

At least we have plenty of time to think about it.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Not just bloating now??


I am positive I am not just bloated anymore! I can only fit into about 3 pairs of jeans now and my weight is pretty much the same.

In this photo I am sucking that belly in as much as possible! I am sure that is a mini baby bump right there!! The last few days I have started to feel a little better. I still have rubbish exhausted days but there are good ones in there too.

Hopefully I can start swimming again in the next few weeks. Try and be somewhat active as I am eating like a horse all the time!!