||[Jun. 9th, 2010|04:06 pm]
I figured it was time for an update. |
I still appear to be pregnant. The intermittent tests we keep taking are all very positive and I have a nice bundle of symptoms. They vary day to day but tiredness and nausea are regular fixtures and I'm growing out of my trousers already. Last time I didn't get the start of a bump until 11-12 weeks but this time it's just there. Things I've read online indicate that's probably because my tummy muscles were all shot to pieces first time which certainly makes sense. I haven't gained a pound, but have gained a couple of inches at the waist. Apparently my uterus is about the size of a tennis ball now, and the baby is half an inch long, with a beating heart, limbs that it wiggles a lot, eyes and nostrils but not a lot of chin yet.
I'm now about seven and a half weeks, so there's just a month to go until we can go public. I've managed to arrange an early reassurance scan through the fertility centre which happens on Monday. I'll be just over eight weeks by then, so if all is well there'll be something like a 98% chance that things will continue to go well. I have my booking appointment with the midwife the following Thursday, just two weeks away now. It still feels bizarre, and I'm still not getting into the swing of thinking that this is going to turn into a real baby, but I hope that after that scan on Monday (as long as it's OK) I'll begin to. I'm looking forward to that feeling. Right now it feels like I'm in pregnancy limbo - too soon to be confident it will all continue and too soon to tell the world, so I'm just sitting here waiting and feeling sick.
I made carrot cake with E this afternoon and the whole house now smells of cake. It's making me queasy. Lovely!