Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Panda 1. Bedbugs 0

Okay, so it took me a couple of days, but I managed to fight off the attack by bed bug insurgents and can now get to my computer again.

While I was sleeping under attack, Monkey Boy had a birthday, which was a very exciting affair of driving to the River Murray and eating hot chicken, and touring antique shops on the way home.

Yesterday, we had our first ante-natal appointment at our chosen hospital, which was very exciting because it was the first time in I dont remember how long that I've had a wand and gel used on me that didnt end up where the sun dont shine. We got to have a go with the doppler machine, and after three attempts at finding the little bugger, we heard Spudly moving around (which sounds like claps of thunder) and then a heartbeat! Its the most amazing thing I've ever heard in my life. Swoosh swoosh swoosh of my blood flow, and underneath a very feint and very fast ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch. And some gas noises apparently, but that's Spudly, not me.

I have the Nuchal Translucency scan (aka Nucklehead Scan) in 4 weeks to assess whether there is an increased risk of Downs Syndrome, which to be honest, I'm only having because I want to have a peek at Spudly again. There's also a follow-up appointment with the ante-natal clinic to decide if I can use the Birthing Unit or have to go to the normal Labour Ward. There's no reason at all I should be considered high risk, so its really a matter of protocol.

My blood pressure has gone down since it was last taken a couple of months ago, which is a Good Thing, and its now nice and completely nice. Oh - and my icecream binges have not done anything to my waistline. Still the same weight I was two months ago. Lets see if some profiteroles today can change that.

I'm officially due on March 27, and officially 9w3d, which is 1 day behind what I thought. Meh. I never was much good at math. I've changed the ticker accordingly.

I heard our baby.



  1. Spudly? Is this the new pet name of choice? What happened to Piglet?

    HOW FABULOUS that you got to hear the heart beat... so exciting for you... ENJOY this!

  2. W O W ! That's so cool. :-)

  3. Cherice8:07 pm

    How cool that they gave you the chance to hear spudly. Yeah, what happened to piglet?

    What other time in your life can you excuse consuming litres and litres of ice cream? Enjoy every last mouthful.

  4. Yay! So you heard the heartbeat? That is just too cool. Good news about the blood pressure too :)

  5. That's great but how are you REALLY doing? heh. Spudly, eh? I'm leaning towards Paulie, just to mock my husband.

  6. Jacqueline3:08 am

    Yes, I remember that swooshie sound too and how incredibly exciting it was to hear.

    Woo hoo! :-)

  7. Keep those details coming, I am living vicariously through you.

  8. Wow indeed! That's the best news. :)

    Glad the buggers let you go to update us a bit.

    Happy bday Monkey Boy!

  9. W O W ! That's so cool. :-)


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