Friday, 27 September 2013

Booking Appointment

We got a letter through from our hospital to go along to our booking appointment pretty soon after I'd been to the GP to let them know I was pregnant, it was quite a surprise because I'd read on forums about people having to wait ages!

We were a bit nervous about going along to this hospital because it had bad reviews but I think it had been done up in the past few years so seemed alright! All the midwifes we dealt with were fab and really friendly.

It was a long appointment where they went through my medical history in detail and took a lot of blood! Looked like about 4 vials. I'm alright with needles and blood but there's something about veins that makes me feel blehhh! 

They also weighed me, took my blood pressure and made me blow I to something that looked like a breathalyser but turned out to be a carbon monoxide reader so they can monitor women who smoke I think. Neither I or the husband smoke thank goodness so we're all good on that front!...

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Dating Scan

Due to my cycles being all over the place and a bit unpredictable, we decided to go for a private scan on Harley Street before our booking appointment at the hospital.

The clinic was lovely and I managed to just pop off from work on my lunch break to meet the husband and head over as my office is a 10 min walk from Harley Street. Very handy!

Seeing the teeny tiny little human being that was our baby on the screen was an unbelievable feeling!! The heart beat was flickering away and the sonographer confirmed we were at 9 weeks which was 2 weeks behind what the NHS would have had us down as, based on my LMP.

Mr K got emotional as soon as the image came up on the screen. I think it's going to be a theme throughout this pregnancy - sympathy emotions!

It really helped put my mind at ease and made everything feel very real :)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hello Spain!

Baby's first holiday happened quicker than we thought it might with us booked to go on holiday with my family when I was 8 weeks pregnant!

I had a bit of cramping and a touch of bleeding beforehand so was a bit nervous about flying etc but everything had been booked for a while and it didn't feel severe enough to warrant too much worry. The doctor reassured me it could just be implantation bleeding so that helped too.

It was lovely to have a week to chill and have a bit more time to ourselves to get used to the idea of the pregnancy. I also wanted to tell my parents in person (they live in Scotland and we live in London) so it gave us the perfect opportunity to do so.

Unfortunately the nausea kicked in just before we left for the airport but all the relaxing, eating and mocktails helped slightly!