Friday 09/03/12 '15 weeks, 3 days' (69/366)

14:25 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

I know that this is a photograph of a photo but, frankly I couldn't think how else to finally break the news to you all!

This little photo explains the reason for my lack of posts, tweets and general radio silence since Christmas as, not only have I been feeling all the usual pregnancy-related symptoms, but my sickness has been quite debilitating and this, combined with a severe dose of tonsilitis which took ages to shift, has led to an unhappy Red Rose Mummy. I've also had something of a writer's block as I didn't want to share our news until I was safely past 12 weeks but, when you have such exciting news waiting, it is hard to write about other topics!

We had our 12 week scan yesterday and it turns out that baby is actually 15 weeks and 3 days along. I'm a bit cross about this as, at my GP appointment, I was sure that my LMP was late November but I then had what I assume was an implantation bleed in December (definitely not a period) which is the date that my GP took for my appointments, despite my protestations. Anyway, that's all done now and I'm firmly into my second trimester and hoping for the sickness to abate and to start blooming (I can hope!)

So, a whole new adventure for our little family. The baby is due on the 28th August (I'm hoping it might stick in there until September though) and we're all very excited. Bud will be 2 and a half when the baby arrives and we are looking forward to seeing what kind of big brother he will become. Obviously he is very young but we have shown him the photo and told him there is a baby in Mummy's tummy, he looked very sceptical at this but I'm hoping he will start to understand more as the bump starts to expand.

I feel like I'm not going to be away from the hospital later in my pregnancy. I'm Rhesus Negative so have an appointment for an anti-D injection but have also been booked for a Glucose Tolerance Test and three additional growth scans because Bud was such a big first baby (10lbs 5oz), I'm hoping that Bump won't be quite as big as their brother! I didn't have any issues with glucose in my samples when I was pregnant with Bud and I was wondering if anyone else had been in this position - a 'precautionary' GTT, and what your thoughts are on it?

I'm so surprised at the number of people who've said 'oh, you'll be wanting a girl this time', we really don't mind either way, in fact I'm assuming that this baby will be a boy too. Neither of our families really have girls so another lovely boy is likely to be on the cards. I know my parents would love a little Granddaughter as they only have boys but we will see what arrives. We won't be finding out, as we didn't with Bud, so we're looking forward to the surprise.