I’ve had a quite a few lovely messages recently from people asking how my pregnancy is going so I wanted to write a quick update.
I’m now 22 weeks and have had five scans (being well looked after as I hit various “high risk” categories). Each scan has shown that baby is measuring the right size and developing normally as far as a scan can tell. We are finally starting to believe that we might actually have a baby in December.
Am under consultant led care so at least three more scans to look forward to, but now that I can feel baby wriggling around, I feel less dependant on the scans to reassure me all is well.
I won’t lie, I’m not enjoying pregnancy all that much. I’m still nauseous everyday but the actual vomiting has decreased to once a week, which is better. I can’t sleep and I have horrible varicose veins which I’m supposed to be wearing support stockings for, but then I overheat! So it’s either aching legs or copious sweating. Hubbie and I have found it tough as I don’t think I’ve been easy to live with due to feeling ill all the time and, after our last experiences, we are both over anxious about everything. But these are all small, temporary concerns which pale into insignificance compared to the amazing things going on inside my womb.
I know some people find reading pregnancy updates hard but I wanted to post as it always gave me hope to see people progressing towards their dreams. We were given a very small chance of success and a truly devastating diagnosis last July after a three year rollercoaster of trying, tests, failure and miscarriage (see previous posts). And a year on, it looks like our rainbow baby is going to actually happen. I’m glad I kept on trying and hoping.