Three great things:
- My dad finally got his angiogram today and he got the all clear. No blockages around his heart and blood as pure as the driven snow. That’s a great relief…it has been a long week of waiting around for him so I hope he can go home now and get back to normal.
- We are having a baby.* I haven’t written about it before but we are, due the first week in January.
On Wednesday we had a very thorough scan (@ 20 weeks) that found that our baby appears to be developing as expected. We were both so relieved to watch our friendly ultrasounder Linda click on the ‘DEFAULT’ button to auto-fill all of the forms associated with the baby’s vital statistics. Fingers crossed / Inshallah/ please God everything will continue to progress and we’ll get to take the baby home this time.
It was amazing to see our child kicking away and having a suck on its fingers. It’s a bit like watching a video report from a space shuttle though…the child is effectively a million miles away even though we are all in the same room.
- We are going on holidays tomorrow for a week to Portugal. The weather here has been miserable all ‘summer’ so I can’t wait to feel warmth and sunshine on my face and spend time with Irishmam and Littleboy. Great fresh fish and world class wine won’t hurt either.
* I hope I don’t sound flippant about having another baby. (Note to self – we don’t have the baby yet)
I know that we are so lucky that we have been able to get pregnant again soon after Littlegirl died. I am aware that this is not the case for many many people out there, so much so that sometimes I feel like a fraud, as if I have a cheek writing a blog when *all* that has happened to us is the loss of a baby….and us already with a healthy lovely little boy in tow! I do know though that nobody should have to go through the experience of losing a baby and that I won’t take even a minute in the life of any child of mine for granted.
Finally, I increasingly suspect that I’ll be coming back to learn that my job is finished, but that’s a bridge I’ll cross in ten days time.