Thursday, 9 February 2012

18 weeks and it's...



...getting a bit (ok quite a bit) scary as we approach the point when we lost George.

Nothing is similar apart from the ligament pain but I find myself wondering several times a day if baby is still alive. And then I feel fluttering and wonder if it's gas (of which I have plenty) or movement. I decide it's movement and a major panic is averted. Rinse, repeat.

our next ultrasound is on the 29th. 20w6d. 1 day longer than George lived. According to measurements. We are 5 days ahead of our original due date. So there's no real meaning to be taken, read or inferred from anything.

Not that this pregnancy is filled with anxiety by any means. I'm trying to relax, find some calm and enjoy it and often succeeding.



So did you think I was going to tell you baby's gender when you read the title?








I am.









He's a little brother.









Currently named Marmaduke Aloysius*








*But not in a serious way!





19 comments:

  1. A little bro. How wonderfully amazing! Congratulations to you all. This is definitely a bumpy ride. Embracing those moments of feeling okay is imperative to sanity. Sending love as always. xo

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  2. I was absolutely certain you were not going to tell us. Sometimes its good to be wrong.

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  3. So incredibly happy for you! I remember all too well the anxiety ridden subsequent pregnancy! Hang in there, Mama... so worth it.

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  4. Yay!!!! WOnderful! I know how hard this sub-pregnancy thing is. Seems a panic anxiety attack is always lurking around the corner. Keep on Mama! So happy!

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  5. Marmaduke Aloysius, its a lovely nickname. I was sure you weren't going to say, now I am crying happy tears for you. Go Marmaduke.

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  6. A brother :) Keep up the good work Marmaduke!

    Thinking of you as you try not to go insane ;) Hang in there!

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  7. YAY! I know how you feel about the anxiety. It will back off some when you pass the point where you lost George and you'll find a bit more peace.

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  8. Oh yay! You totally had me. Then I was disappointed, so you had me again really! Well done sneaky you.
    Grow baby boy, grow.
    xo

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  9. Yay. Grow well Marmaduke.
    Wishing you much peace over the coming days.

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  10. Yeah!!!! Congrats on a little man. I know everything will be great!!

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  11. Wonderful! Hang onto those good moments when the come. Sending love. xo

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  12. I don't think I have ever been so excited for someone to be pregnant, even people IRL. I am so excited for you all! Congrats!

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  13. Yay Marmaduke! :)

    So happy for you, and sending lots of positive vibes your way

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  14. aw! a boy! :)

    i def understand the anxiousness!

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  15. A boy!!! Awesomeness! Go Marmaduke!

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  16. It helps so much to pass that scary date. Hoping the best for you.

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  17. :-) Little brother!!!

    Go way past it....I am so ready to listen to you talking of the baby-does-not-sleep-does-not-let -me-sleep sleeplessness....

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  18. Oooo and I was right! I'm never right. I had such a strong feeling that you were expecting George's little brother! That's the second time I've guessed right this week, perhaps I'm on a lucky streak!

    So pleased for you and thinking of you and Ray as you pass through this scary and joyful time. Grow Marmaduke grow!

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