Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Small Bump Complex

So here I am, six months pregnant and every one's telling me what a small bump I have. Even the midwife commented on it this morning. When I lay down on the couch she said, "Wow, I don't think it's going to be a big one!" (referring to the baby I assume). Only after measuring the bump did she concede it was in fact the right size, but because I have a long body it doesn't "show" so much.

Funny thing is that when I look in the mirror my tummy looks gargantuan.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

25 Weeks, 3 Days - 4D Scan

We just got back from the 4D scan, which was a wonderful experience. We learnt so much about our baby.
  1. He is definitely a boy.
  2. He is CUTE!
  3. He looks like his dad.
  4. He has big feet and long legs.
  5. He is camera shy.
  6. He likes to nestle his face into things.
  7. He weighs 1.8lbs
  8. He likes to touch his face (scratch mitts a must methinks)

The sonographer commented a number of times on how much he likes to nestle. She said he will definitely like being wrapped up tightly and held close. Aww.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pirate Ships in the Night

SOOOOO excited!! Robin and I just bought the most awesome looking light shade for the baby's bedroom. It's a pirate ship. Shiver me timbers!!

25.5 Centimetre Bump

Did you know that the length of your bump, from your pubic bone to the top of your womb (fundus), in centimetres should correspond roughly to the number of weeks pregnant you are?

I discovered this when I went to the doctor's on Wednesday for a routine check up. The results?

  1. Blood pressure - perfect.
  2. Bump size - spot on at 25.5cm.
  3. Urine - healthy.

So all in all, me and the baby are doing a-okay.

Alien in My Tummy

Forgot to tell you; I was lying in bed the other night when Huffer Jnr decided to do some acrobatics. The result was a fantastic display of belly ripples and distortions. At one point my tummy lurched all the way to left as the baby stretched out his little body. I have to admit that even I gasped when I saw that. And Robin's face was a picture!!

Making a start on the nursery

So when do you start transforming the spare room into a nursery? It's a tricky decision. Start early and it feels like you're tempting fate. Leave it too late and you run the risk of not finding what you're looking for in time ...

Robin and I decided that six months would be a good time to start thinking about the baby's room, which seemed like aaages away until this week when we realised I was almost six month's pregnant. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by! I'm almost into my third trimester. We're talking seriously pregnant here.

So, after a quick Internet search, we took the plunge and ordered a cot. Well, strictly speaking it's a cot bed. It's from John Lewis, is antique pine and cost £147 (excluding mattress). Bargain. Love it.

Have to say, it's all beginning to feel very real now that we have baby furniture!

Pregnant Wench

I was lucky enough to be invited to a recent Sega event through work, which culminated in a medieval banquet and fancy dress. My lovely colleagues decided I should go as a pregnant wench. Thanks guys!

The Benefits of Being Pregnant

I was standing in a rather long checkout queue at Sainsbury's the other day when a member of staff tapped me on the shoulder and told me I could use the empty Fast Track till. It's the first time I've being given special treatment on account of being pregnant. Yay.