Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Happy Birthday to me

Well another year older today. It's going to be a bit of a strange birthday with everything that's going on. No meal out or birthday cake but will be fun opening cards and presents. Ethan is very excited and I have had to get some cake for him and John as Ethan expects cake when it's someones birthday. I won't be having any, my diet doesn't strange beyond weetabix, crumpets and yogurt at the moment!

Any John and Ethan got me a lovely present - a CRICUT. I'm can't wait to have a play with it and need to get another cartridge or two for it. Also got some money, jewellery, scrapbooking goodies, flowers etc.

I've got some friends coming round later which will be nice as I haven't really seen anyone for a while with being in hospital and the resting at home.

I'm hoping that I will be able to go to the Hobby Horse crop at the weekend even if just for a few hours. I'll have to see how I feel nearer the time but it would be great to see everyone and do some scrapping. I'm going to get my scan photos printed along with a few other photos so that I can scrap those if I go. If I order from Photobox today they should be here in the next couple of days.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Lastest scan pictures

Scan at 11 weeks 4 days

These 2 scan pictures are just normal scans. Unfortunately they didn't scan too well and baby was jumping around - great to see.

These scan pictures are 3D and it was amazing to see all the detail. My favourite is the 4th one down (the 5th is the same but cropped), I just love how the babies hand is positioned.

It was clear from the scan that this baby has big feet :) Ethan had quite big feet when he was born I just hope this isn't a sihn of things to come as Ethan was 10lb when he was born

I'm very tempted now to have a 4D scan further on in the pregnancy, the detail is just amazing in these 3D/4D scans.
Apart from the scan it has not been a great day. It was very strange to leave the house after being house bound for so long. I thought I was ready to be a bit more mobile but I was very sick and dizzy. The rest of the day I've felt very nauseous and not managed as much food as I have been. I just hope tomorrow is a better day and I'm able to eat a little more - I really want to avoid another stay in hospital.
John took Ethan to Wollaton Park today whilst I slept for a few hours and he had a great time. It's been great John being off work this week as Ethan has been able to be at home rather than with family. Although John has been working on the house (will update at a later date), Ethan has been able to help, play in the garden whilst John has been out there and John has always done something with him in the afternoon/evening.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I'm pregnant.....

.....that is my news and the reason I've been away so long. After almost 3 years of trying and weeks away from starting fertility treatment, I am now 11 weeks pregnant. Unfortunately I have suffered morning sickness almost since finding out I was pregnant and it gradually got worse. A few weeks ago it got really bad and I was unable to keep any food or fluids down, not even licks of ice lollies. I was admitted to hospital with severe dehydration and morning sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum) and spent 5 days there on IV fluids and anti sickness medication. Thankfully I am now home and managing to keep small amounts of food and fluids down and getting plenty of rest. Not that I have any choice, I am not able to sit or stand without feeling dizzy and I'm still very week. I've been signed off work till next week so we'll see how things go.

I've got quite a few scan photos which I've posted below. I had a bleed early in the pregnancy and have had a few scans since then. Luckily my friend works with the Dr I saw in the fertility clinic whilst we were trying and when he heard he got me in for a scan within the hour. He does private work as well as working for the NHS so has his own scanner and the quality of the scans are amazing.

Scan at 7 weeks 4 days

Scan at 8 weeks 4 days

Scan at 9 weeks 4 days

NHS scan at 9 weeks 5 days (look at the difference between this one and the ones above, there is only 1 day between them!)

I've got another scan on Friday so will post those pictures when they're scanned in.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bedroom update

We finished the room weeks ago but I just never got round to posting any photos (I'll explain in my next post).

I'm so pleased with the finished room and love the colour (warm beige) on the walls. I thought it would be lighter than that and I had chosen a deep red for the chimney breast. Once the warm beige went on the walls I thought the red wouldn't look right so we stuck with the one colour.

The TV is John's "thing" and the only thing he wanted in the room. I'm not too keen on it, I don't think it looks quite right with the fireplace. Maybe at a later date I can talk him into having it downstairs in the back room and get a smaller one for the bedroom!
Here are the photos, they are not great as it doesn't show all of the room and we have photos on the wall now too:
Will be back in the next day or so with lots to tell :)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

It really has been a long time.....

I will come back and update properly soon as there is lots to tell and reasons why I have been away so long!

We have finished our bedroom and I'll get some photos uploaded asap.

Back soon.