After my usual disappearing act I’ve decided it’s been long enough this time and I’m back to update my much neglected blog. I do have a good reason for being missing this time though!
Having started blogging a little about IVF I realise I never gave an update on how it was all going! Well… It worked!
I took two just incase … then about 5 more just to check! 😁
Knowing it had worked was the best and most worrying feeling ever! Amazing to see 2 pink lines, as we had never had that before, but worrying as so much could happen between that and our appointments up to that 12 week scan. All of the worry sort of sent me in to hibernation mode! I hid away from friends and pretty much went through a cycle of eat, work, sleep, repeat.
I had 2 early scans, one at 6 weeks after a bit of bleeding and emergency hospital visit (all was fine, phew!) and one at 8 weeks before being discharged from the fertility clinic.
8 weeks – looking a bit like a doorman 😂
Strangely, these didn’t make me feel better! I don’t know if it’s a common thing in pregnancy, or if it’s linked to my issues with anxiety, but I couldn’t settle until we had that 12 week scan. However, the sickness that kicked in at just after 8 weeks helped keep my mind at rest a little. So much sickness!! I didn’t realise it was possible to be sick after most meals each day and still function, but I did! I managed with only a couple of days off work and now at 13 and a half weeks I have had to take another due to a permanent headache that has now been in residence for 3 days! The midwifes/doctors assured me I’d feel a lot better after that magical 12 weeks – they were lying! But through all the sickness and headaches I keep thinking that it means the baby is in there, making itself at home, where it will stay until May, when it is born all healthy and beautiful (if a little slimy and gross!)
The 12 week scan was pretty special. I could breathe afterwards, it felt like everything just might work out. We saw a bouncy baby, and I mean bouncy, that did a somersault and wouldn’t stay still! I think I might be in for a lot of kicks when baby gets a bit bigger. I can’t wait – I say that now but when I can’t sleep in a few months I know I’ll regret it 😊
12 weeks and looking like a real (but blurry) baby 😍
So, there’s my update. There’s why the blog had been neglected. I am happy to report that I think I can relax (a little) about it all now and I plan to blog about the pregnancy experience a bit more over the coming months.
I would love to hear from others in a similar situation as sharing symptoms and advice always makes things easier. Drop me a comment below or an email and I’ll get back to you between having my head in the toilet from the nausea and locking myself in a dark room to rid myself of the headache.