Tuesday, 30 January 2007

through a scanner darkly

Well that was exciting, in a slightly sticky and invasive, but emotional and basically pretty good kind of way.

The scan-lady showed us all around my uterus, including the baby's heart beat.

It was a teary moment.

I am apparently seven weeks and one day pregnant, which puts conception on Christmas Day, which is kind of sweet. Everything seems to be fine.

I then came out of the maternity unit and had a copious attack of vomiting on the steps of the hospital, which was less fun, but equally sticky.

Vomit always seems to go further in a public place, doesn't it?

Now we are home and I am going to do some work-type things and then have a little sleep.

I promise this is not going to turn in to a completely baby-centric blog, it's just been a bit of a uterus-focused week :).

26 comments:

  1. I *like* baby-centric, fire away. Glad it all went well and a big HOORAH! When is the baby due?

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  2. Oooh, yes, I should have said - they say 17th of September and asked me if I wanted to 'book in'. I didn't know that one NEEDED to 'book in'. And anyway, I'd quite like to do it at home if possible, due to my unreasonable fear of hospitals.

    Slight issue - I am still with the GP in Wallasey. So we've been travelling up and down to see them. However, I am going to go and sign on with a local practice later this week.

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  3. Oooh, yes, I should have said - they say 17th of September and asked me if I wanted to 'book in'. I didn't know that one NEEDED to 'book in'. And anyway, I'd quite like to do it at home if possible, due to my unreasonable fear of hospitals.

    Slight issue - I am still with the GP in Wallasey. So we've been travelling up and down to see them. However, I am going to go and sign on with a local practice later this week.

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  4. I think if I want anyone to be baby-centric, it's you my dear! But don't forget to tell us about how you wrung a chicken's neck (humanely, of course) every now and then as well.

    Every time I heard my babies' heart beats I cried and my obstetrician did it every time I went to see him. I am a total sap when it comes to things like that.

    Also, 17th Sept is Patrick's b'day! He'll be 14 though.

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  5. I think if I want anyone to be baby-centric, it's you my dear! But don't forget to tell us about how you wrung a chicken's neck (humanely, of course) every now and then as well.

    Every time I heard my babies' heart beats I cried and my obstetrician did it every time I went to see him. I am a total sap when it comes to things like that.

    Also, 17th Sept is Patrick's b'day! He'll be 14 though.

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  6. WOWWEEEE! ooooh, I had a teary moment when I read about baby's heartbeat, awe.
    Wonder how long the vomit will stay outside the hospital, before it is cleaned up. kaz xx

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  7. Please do be baby-centric, as much as you like. You might as well get some literary good out of those raging hormones. Anyway, I think we all enjoy it.

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  8. WOWWEEEE! ooooh, I had a teary moment when I read about baby's heartbeat, awe.
    Wonder how long the vomit will stay outside the hospital, before it is cleaned up. kaz xx

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  9. Ally I think that anyone who has read this blog for any length of time will totally understand if you go all babycentric!

    So WHAT were you doing Christmas Day :))))

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  10. Ally I think that anyone who has read this blog for any length of time will totally understand if you go all babycentric!

    So WHAT were you doing Christmas Day :))))

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  11. I'm normally incapable of anything nookie related during christmas week due to being stuffed to bursting with food and alcohol!

    Oh - apart from the ginger, apparently the only cure for morning sickness is just keep nibbling at stuff.

    As for the tiredness, it's just prparing you for the sleepless nights ahead :-)

    Our baby is just 10 weeks old so it's still all very new.

    Anyway, best of luck with it all.

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  12. I'm normally incapable of anything nookie related during christmas week due to being stuffed to bursting with food and alcohol!

    Oh - apart from the ginger, apparently the only cure for morning sickness is just keep nibbling at stuff.

    As for the tiredness, it's just prparing you for the sleepless nights ahead :-)

    Our baby is just 10 weeks old so it's still all very new.

    Anyway, best of luck with it all.

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  13. Well, yes, we've been casting our minds back, and can't *actually* remember anything :).

    AFC 30K - I've looked for an email addy for you and can't find one - how did your birth-experience go in the end? I remember you being really worried about it.

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  14. Well, yes, we've been casting our minds back, and can't *actually* remember anything :).

    AFC 30K - I've looked for an email addy for you and can't find one - how did your birth-experience go in the end? I remember you being really worried about it.

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  15. We are so thrilled for you, we'd be disappointed if you weren't baby-centric.

    Christmas Day, you rascals. I can remember the last Christmas day I'd have had time for that sort of thing. 1973. Mind you, I was already 6 months pregnant then. Oh, and I was cooking a goose. 1972 then, before I was married. And living with my mother. Oh. Never.

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  16. We are so thrilled for you, we'd be disappointed if you weren't baby-centric.

    Christmas Day, you rascals. I can remember the last Christmas day I'd have had time for that sort of thing. 1973. Mind you, I was already 6 months pregnant then. Oh, and I was cooking a goose. 1972 then, before I was married. And living with my mother. Oh. Never.

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  17. !!!
    I never even stopped to think; I'd forgotten - being so early on I presume you never got the gooey tummy roller, but instead the cyber dangle and the dreaded armchair?
    Oh joy.
    Oh, its all fun...

    HUGS!

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  18. !!!
    I never even stopped to think; I'd forgotten - being so early on I presume you never got the gooey tummy roller, but instead the cyber dangle and the dreaded armchair?
    Oh joy.
    Oh, its all fun...

    HUGS!

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  19. bit choked. vomit good. heartbeat better.

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  20. oh and you don't need to change doctors if you don't want you can just book in with your local midwife just for pregnancy care. Stops the awkward conversation with GP if they don't approve of homebirths. I did that with Lachlan, didn't see the GP at all. I f there are any problems midwives are a) better at spotting them, it being their speciality at all and b) equally able to refer you to a consultant as practitioners in their own right.
    Climbing carefully down from soapbox.

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  21. oh and you don't need to change doctors if you don't want you can just book in with your local midwife just for pregnancy care. Stops the awkward conversation with GP if they don't approve of homebirths. I did that with Lachlan, didn't see the GP at all. I f there are any problems midwives are a) better at spotting them, it being their speciality at all and b) equally able to refer you to a consultant as practitioners in their own right.
    Climbing carefully down from soapbox.

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  22. Immaculate conception... Christmas day... hmmm. Do you know anyone called Gabriel?

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  23. Wow is all I have to say. Be as babycentric as you want. You truly deserve to be

    Anyway, you're Ally, you will find a totally unique take. I have faith in you

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  24. Wow is all I have to say. Be as babycentric as you want. You truly deserve to be

    Anyway, you're Ally, you will find a totally unique take. I have faith in you

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  25. Oh, congratulations and sorry about the puking

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  26. You can be as baby-centric as possible. You have no choice! We are all obviously excited for you and are all cheering for you :-)

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