Week 20 – Day 5

A daughter ❤ the thought makes me infinitely happy and scared at the same time. I will try to gather my thoughts more and get them down on paper.

But for now I can report that the scan went well. She looks healthy and all the organs are where they are supposed to be. She’s a little bit on the small side of average, but the midwife said that it was still within the acceptable range, so nothing to worry about. I was small when I was born, so maybe it’s genetic. Also, as I’m the one who needs to push her out, I don’t mind that the head is on the small side, as long as she’s actually ok.

We’re looking more seriously at names now, mostly space/star names… But I don’t actually want to decide or settle on anything until I see her face. Really can’t imagine what it will even be like!


Week 20 – Day 5

All quiet on the baby front? Not exactly, I’ve just been on holiday! A super relaxing week in the middle of nowhere in Finland. Cabin by the lake, hot-tub, sauna and lots of fun games (plus one million mosquito bites). Oh and we bought a super cute moomin outfit for the baby!

I was starting to panic a little bit as we’re now over the half way point and we haven’t prepared anything yet, but we’ve decided to wait until after all of the holidays are done. We’re off to Malmo in a couple of weeks, so will be looking at lots of baby shops there for things, and to compare prices. Not to mention rummaging through my parents basement for cute 80’s baby clothes, and potentially a pram. Then in August we’re going to Liverpool where we’re booked in with John Lewis who do a free two hour consultation with expecting couples. During that time, they talk you through things you may or may not need (obvs they wanna sell stuff, but there’s no obligation to buy), and we get to test out their assortment of all things baby. Hopefully after that we’ll have a clear picture of what we actually want.

Other than that I’m happy to say that there’s finally some movement coming from the baby. I started feeling in almost a week ago now, just after we got to Finland, so pretty much at the half way point! And not I can feel it all the time. It’s sort of like bubbles bursting, or how you’d imagine that that would feel. Very cool actually! And yesterday when we got back and were just relaxing on the sofa, it got so powerful that Dave could feel it too! So happy about that, as he doesn’t feel excluded now.

Today we have the next ultrasound, to do a foll check on the development of the baby. Hopefully they will determine how accurate the due date is, and we’ll get to see a bit more of who’s in there 🙂

Week 19 – Day 0

The first half of this pregnancy is coming to an end this week. Still no movement which I’m really bummed about. It the baby just a bit slow?? Is my placenta at the front and blocking off all the feeling?? Does it not like moving?!

Really can’t wait til my next scan! Time is so slow sometimes!!

Week 11 – Day 1

Based on Justins measurement yesterday (43.5 mm!) We were moved up a bit. New expected delivery date is 16 November! I’ll still do tummy pics on Sundays though I think.

So! The scan was pretty awesome! There’s actually something in there! This to be precise:

It was so mesmerising and strange to see him moving around in there. The baby is real! I couldn’t stop laughing (and crying) and really would have liked to stick around for longer.

On Monday I have to get and give a blood sample at the hospital to check for all the normal stuff in my blood and then we don’t have the next appointment until the end of May. Just hoping that everything continues to go well.