Finally, an update

Well, where to begin? I suppose I should explain the reason for my long absence, though it's quite easy to guess... Yep, I'm 13 weeks pregnant! I didn't want to jinx it all so wanted to avoid posting the news until the first trimester was safely behind us. As of yesterday we have visual proof that the baby is alive and well (and moving around like crazy, although I can't feel anything yet).

It still feels crazy and slightly hard to believe. Especially as we got pregnant straight away, which I wasn't expecting to happen - needless to say the father is extremely proud of himself ;). We got a positive pregnancy test on November 22nd, confirmed by a visit to the doctor and first short ultrasound on December 4th.


First ultrasound on Dec 4th, with heartbeat, 6w, 0.43 cm


Second ultrasound on Dec 19th, with heartbeat, 8w, 1.98 cm

 
Third ultrasound on January 23rd, 13w, 7.43 cm


Third ultrasound on January 23rd, in 3D, 13w


The images don't really do justice to the moving ones we saw on the screen, especially this last visit, where baby was jumping all around the place and hitting the walls with its hands, but it's amazing to see how quickly it grows. I can't believe how big it will be by the time it's ready to come out!

Weight-wise, I put on 2lbs the exact day I suppose I ovulated and/or conceived, and since then another 1lb, which is really decent. The doctor was happy with the result yesterday in any case. I'm hoping to keep weight gain down to a minimum, hopefully less than 5kg/10lbs, but we'll see how that goes once the (mild) nausea dies down and I regain my appetite!

In the meantime, we went on our trip to New Zealand, where we had an amazing time, with a big family Christmas (in the sun) and a stunning road trip round the South Island. I am so glad we escaped the snow here - though we very nearly didn't get away due to the Eurostar hell and our flights leaving from London. Luckily I was able to book us on a flight from Brussels to London as soon as I found out the trains were cancelled - a few hours later they were sold out. It looks like Eurostar will be compensating us for that now, so I'm so glad I made that decision. I'll rant about the absolutely dismal communication on their behalf some other time...


 Christmas Day in the bush with my sisters



Our hike on the Fox Glacier


Queenstown

We got back on Tuesday and I've been slowly recovering from the jetlag since then. Starting work again tomorrow, though it will be as a freelance still as I explained my situation before leaving on holiday and told them I wouldn't be signing a contract as after the birth I want to be able to work closer to home. So it's all working out the way I wanted it to on that front too :)

7 comments:

MrsShilts said...

Wow! Congratulations on your pregnancy, fantastic news all the best for a healthy pregnancy for both of you xxx

Enigmanda said...

CONGRATS!!!

Aren't scans absolutely fabulous??!! I loved having mine. ;o)

It looks like a stunning holiday!
*jealous!!*

Linz M said...

Massive congratulations! xx

Joy said...

OMGosh!!! So glad to see this news!

Congratulations. That's one happy growing little babe. =)

Joy said...

Oh, and wanted to let you know I nominated you for beautiful blogger. http://tinyurl.com/ylo2qcr

Sara said...

Aaw, thanks guys, and thank you Joy for the nomination :)

Mandy said...

Huge congratulations hun! And thatnks for my nomination. xox

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