Pregnancy Diary Week 11
Pregnancy Diary Week 11 – Week starting 12the November. I’m still really suffering with the sickness which is all day long and the odd night as well. It’s totally draining and I’ve been getting headaches which I’m pretty sure is down to my lack of food.
BUT this week is the week of our 12 week scan. At this point I thought that I was much further along. I guessed around 16 weeks.
On the day of the scan I drunk loads of water and waiting for our turn. When our turn finally came round we went in and had the mandatory cold gel. It took a while to get a good shot of the baby and instantly I knew I was wrong as it was tiny. You could definitely make out the head, body, arms and legs. It was definitely a baby shape. The Sonographer took some measurements but it was proving difficult as the baby was doing loop the loop and facing the wrong way.
I was asked to jump up and down and wiggle my bum in an attempt to get it to move to a better position. It didn’t work so I was asked to do half a wee. Off I popped to the loo hoping that I could manage to do half a wee considering that I was bursting to go. I did manage to stop the flow half way (who knows what half-way means) so it must mean that I have some pelvic floor function!
I went back to have more prodding and poking with the scanner thing. The Sonographer said that I had a stomach as tight as a drum which made my day. Anyways, based on the measurements we were in actual fact 11 weeks and 4 days. I was a bit surprised as I was definitely convinced that I was further along.
I had my flu jab and blood tests before so had sore arms.
We left the hospital clutching our treasured scan picture, not before I did the other half of my wee.
Although I wasn’t technically 12 weeks we decided that as everything was okay and we were fit to burst that we would tell the kids.
The Secret is Out
We got up the next morning before school and work to tell them. Nerves got the better of me so Chris told Isabelle and Ryan that they were going to have a baby brother or sister. Ryan was a bit bemused but Isabelle was over the moon. She had loads of questions including why I didn’t have a big round tummy.
We told them to keep it quiet so that we had a chance to tell our parents at the weekend but knew that it was going to be hard for Isabelle to keep it quiet.
On the way home from school I asked Isabelle if she’d told anybody to which she answered “No Mummy. Just my best friend and all of the people that sit on my table, my teacher and the dinner ladies”!
We went to my parents first to tell them on the Saturday. We’d just got through the door, coats still on when Isabelle blurted out that ‘Mummy’s having a baby’. They were really pleased which was nice given the recent cancer diagnosis.
We then went over to Chris’ parents and on the way explained to Isabelle the reasons why she shouldn’t be blurting out about the baby. It was hilarious watching Isabelle squirm, trying desperately not to say anything. She was unusually quiet but kept giggling.
Everyone was pleased all round.
I sent a picture to my brother and sister with the caption – Hello Aunty/Uncle and got no reply so I phoned. They thought it was a joke. Not quite the response I expected but hey we were excited enough to cancel that out.
I was dreading telling work which I’d decided to do on the Monday….. Wish me luck.
The baby is around the size of an Apricot measuring around 4.1cm and weighing about 7g. It’s amazing that the baby even at this early stage is nearly fully formed! The tiny fingernails are there and all the bones in their face are now present. The body will become more proportionate. There is a lot of movement but this may not be felt as yet.
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