It feels SO LONG since I've posted here, but I have been lurking and reading from my iphone (still having issues signing in through phone, so just lurk). PINK SURVIVOR
Glad to hear all is going well . . . SG290780
I went to the Baby & Toddler Show in Melbourne - not as big as the one due for October, but it was still ok. The only real benefit for us was getting to talk to the stroller people - Silver Cross and Bugaboo. I'm glad I won a free ticket and was able to get hubby a discounted ticket ($10) as I don't think it was worth much more than that.
Did you go? What did you think?PackedToTheRafters
Hello, welcome and WOW . . . I'm impressed that you're on number 7 . . . : )
Hello and welcome to the other newbies . . . I'll try and do more personals in a week or so, once I've caught up on everything properly!
I think the last time I posted here was just before I was due to have my 12 week scan. SHAME ON ME for waiting so long to post!
The scan was AWESOME - it was amazing to see bub moving around doing its thing. Our baby was SO active and it was startling to think all that movement was happening inside me and I couldn't feel it. Hubby got a bit teary during the scan, which was beautiful as I think that was the moment, it truly hit home that he is going to be a dad. Our baby was quite stubborn, (which made us both giggle), which meant the poor guy doing the US had to spend almost 50minutes of poking and prodding to try and get bub to move into the right positions. We got some awesome pictures, which has been great for us to look at and share with our interstate and overseas family.
I got the result of the Down's test and apparently, my odds are very low which is pleasing to hear. On the note of the maternal serum screening test - we were of the impression this was a free test, however we've just received a bill for this and a note advising only some of the cost is claimable through Medicare. Don't get me wrong, its a small price to pay for peace of mind etc, but I had genuinely thought it was a free service. We're in Victoria - what have others experienced regarding this fee?
Other than that, things have been going well - I've graduated to not carrying a box of crackers in my bag, which is lovely . . . I still need to have some food in there just in case I get a hunger pang (which I usually do on the commute home), but can usually get away with an apple etc.
I have moments where the tiredness feels like it's leaving and then it's back with a bang. I guess it depends on what I do - if I do something out of the 'norm' - such as recently I spent a day at the shopping centre with hubby, came home at 4pm and crashed in bed until around 7pm. Took me right back to the earlier days. However, if I have a 'normal' day - up, work, home, I can usually manage to last until bed time.
Have been trying to increase my exercise time as I'm really inconsistent, but still not got that sorted yet. We got a new puppy a few weeks back and I find I get some exercise with him in the evenings. Although it's funny - since we've got a puppy, hubby has started working out (after me nagging him for the last year), which means he doesn't get home until later. So idiot here is playing with the puppy, then he comes home & plays for a bit and then off I go to cook dinner. By the time this is done, I've no time/energy for a workout. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad hubby is finally working out, but I feel like I'm fitting in around him a bit. Although the logical part of me knows this isn't entirely true, the illogical side of me feels a pit peeved about the timing of it all. Especially when he pulls the cross trainer out and sets it up for me to use . . . When is a good time? When I get up for my 2am pee?
*venting* (so I don't take it out on hubby later).
Had my first hospital visit last week (I'm doing shared care) and that was interesting - lots of waiting time, which made me glad we had both taken the whole day off work. These appointments are really going to start chewing into my annual leave time if I have to take a whole day off each visit. Just as well they're not weekly - yet!
Have my next scan coming up on Wednesday - which we're both excited about as we'll get to see bub again. We're currently debating whether or not we want to know the gender. Hubby does and I seem to swing between knowing and not knowing. I guess the organised part of me wants to know so I can plan accordingly, but then part of me doesn't want to share that with anyone. Sounds kinda selfish, but it's just how I feel. My mother has been nagging me since I was 7 weeks gone to tell her what the gender is. Her reasons for wanting to know are lovely - they want to start buying things to help us out and have bought enough white stuff, but I just have mixed feelings on it all. Does that make sense or am I overthinking this (like most things lately?)??
At the moment, we're slowly starting to gather the bits we'll need for baby - we bought our stroller last weekend - fell in love with the Bugaboo Donkey at the Baby & Toddler Show in Melbourne and went home, read a bit more online and then found a bargain, too good to pass up.
Currently researching cots and car seats . . . what a head spin they are . . . so much information and so many options. We were looking at one car seat yesterday that has speakers built into the headrest . . . I mean - seriously?!?! That is a necessity?!? But I guess with this technological age we live in, maybe baby will be born with an ipod!?