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.


Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS again! I'm so pleased for you all and it's great to see all the scan pics together ... it's amazing how much the baby has grown from one week until the next. :)

scrumpy said...

Awwwww look, so cute!!!!
Isn't it so amazing?? I really can't tell you how happy I am for you.
Hope the sickness goes soon, and you can start to enjoy being pregnant.

Kathy said...

So So excited for you all! Such amazing scan photos. Hope you are feeling better soon. Look after yourself!!

Stevie said...

incredible scans...such good news ..hope you are feeling better soon. Looking forward to hearing/seeing how things progress