Manic Monday

Well it’s been a few days of excitement round here, we had a nice lazy weekend which consisted of doing not much at all on Saturday and then we were given free tickets to the world rowing champs not too far from where we live, so we spent a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon on the shores of a lake. Not a sport that we’ve particularly been fans off but it was a nice break from the normal grind for us.

Over the weekend K had been getting a lot more stomach and back pains than normal, some aching and some sharp. She went off to school this morning and after about an hour was in pretty bad shape. She phoned the midwife who ordered her home to rest and to see Mrs CMM, she said that it probably was round ligament pain but that it might be more severe due to all the scar tissue hanging round from the operation in April but that if we wanted to have a scan to make sure everything was ok we could. Despite all our big talk on keeping the scans to a minimum, we decided that it would be a good idea after all, and more stressful not to ‘check in’.

So off to Mrs CMM we went, who told K that she was too stressed – no surprises there, K has had a LOT of stress at work lately, kind of comes hand in hand with her position in the school and the end of the school year but still it’s not good.  She did say that her pulse was excellent and as good as it could be which already started to calm things down.

But the scan.. wow.. that was pretty damn cool! The last one was at 6 weeks and all we could really see was the sac and the flickering of the heart. This time right away there was a real miniature human in there! And it was wiggling around and waving it’s arms all over hehe so cute! Almost right away we saw the heartbeat too, which was a healthy 153 bpm. It was measuring right on track with the original scan dates which is good, I had an irrational fear that it would be several weeks behind or something, but they couldn’t get enough measurements (or the right ones at least) to bypass the 20 week scan so looks like we’ll be back for another one in 3-4 weeks. Everything that they could see looked good though, Sprocket is sitting really low with his/her head tucked right into her hip bone and legs down in the pelvis and was moving around A LOT – it was so amazing to watch.

The duty obsetrician also came in to have a look and reassured us that everything was ok so I think we’ve had all bases covered – MW, Mrs CMM and ob all agreeing that it’s just more severe due to scar tissue. Which, while not nice for K to experience, is nice to know.

Have we mentioned how much we love our MW? She spent 15 mins on the phone with K this morning calming her down and rang us back just now to make sure everything is ok. No feeling stupid or getting the brush off with her around.

Oh and while K was seeing Mrs CMM, I had an appointment with Mr CMM who told me that the really bad pain in my side I’ve been having for a while now is gallstones – yay!


About Tui

30-something kiwi-lesbian-stay at home-Mama, raising our toddler son with my wife, two cats and one dog.
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3 Responses to Manic Monday

  1. oh no! I had gallstones and had to get my gall bladder removed. Hope that yours go away with meds or on their own instead of needing an operation!
    I’m happy to read that nothing serious is going on with the baby and you are all doing well.

  2. Heidi says:

    Yay for a happy dancing Sprocket!!!

    Booo hiss for gallstones 😦

  3. poppycat says:

    Gallstones! Yikes.

    Seeing the baby grow and change in there is so cool isn’t it? I lived for each of my scans and the chance to see them and how much they had changed from the previous month. I was a scanaholic for sure.

    Yay! Great baby update.

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