Monday, 28 January 2013


Well 3 days ago on Friday 25th January we received some amazing news that my balanced translocation is purely carried by our baby, no unbalanced translocation is present.  Obviously best case scenario is that it would be clear, however we are over the moon that we can have our take home rainbow baby and no longer have the future hanging over us.  The only thing is when my baby tries to conceive they will come up against the same challenges that I have :-(

I finally announced on facebook and was taken aback at all of the lovely responses and well wishes from people, the post has 154 comments!

I did find out the sex purely because my DH wanted to and we are excited to learn we are having a baby boy.

My HG has been coming back in the evenings and I haven't been keeping too well but still better than I was previously so shouldn't really complain.

Since we have had results mum, gran and sister have been great wanting to buy things etc.  Went pram shopping on Saturday and found the one which my mum is buying me its the Emmaljunga Edge in black carbon fabric on Duo S chassis, total is £845 and £200 for car seat and belted base for the car which gran is paying for.  I feel so guilty it's such a lot of money but they are ok with it so hey ho!

Our 20 week scan is on Wednesday, 2 more sleeps till we see our wee man!!!

Friday, 11 January 2013


Well this morning we set off at 8.15am for the hospital, I was pretty nervous.

Arrived in plenty of time then they doctor took me through to the scan room.  It was a lovely doctor who I had seen before on one of my hyperemesis admissions, Dr Holmes.  He didn't waste any time and got right down to scanning where we saw a lovely strong heart beat I was so relieved as part of me thought it wasn;t going to be there. 

When he put the needle in it was a lot sorer than I thought it was going to be and I did struggle to stay still but I couldn't look as he extracted the amniotic fluid, hubby said he took quite a lot.  When he finally removed the needle he rescanned me and said there was still plenty of fluid around the baby.  he also pointed out our baby's stomach and lungs and showed us its face eyes and the lens in its eye it was very interesting.

I was still a bit sore and went to bed when I got home for a lie down and slept for 2 hours.

Will get a call with some results in a few days but the main important one will be in about 3 weeks. x

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Well today I got my flu jag, I hope I don't get ill!  I also had my 16 week midwife appointment where embarrassingly no-one told me I had to provide a urine sample and I was dry so couldn't provide one :-(.  we had a brief chat she checked my blood pressure and measured my bump too.

So amniocentesis is on Friday (2 more sleeps) I am looking forward to the scan to see baby again but I am also worried they won't find a heartbeat.  I am also worried about the actual test and the results too and can't believe you have to wait for 3 weeks for the results!  This test will tell us if my baby is free from my translocation, a carrier like myself, or unbalanced which is the worst case scenario and may results in a termination.  It doesn't bear thinking about really.

Good news is I am gradually feeling better as the days go on and I have a bit more energy.  I still have nausea a lot and the sickness normally comes in the evenings.  I have a good appetite now and am eating more and more, DH says I will be very fat soon.  My specialities this week are Pennstate sour cream pretzels and salt and vinegar mini chips the KP crisps, not to mention Malteser Bunnies!!!!

I am not sleeping very well which is a pain considering I am so tired, I can't seem to settle and quote often take myself to the spare room to try to relax in there but it's a cold room brrr.

I made my first baby purchases! Amazing January sales deals on Kiddicare all Avent, steriliser, breast pump and starter set of bottles.  I have also found the pram I want but DH doesnt want to make anymore purchases until after amnio results!