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So the #superpinkbun is a…

Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by pinky in Pinky



Today we had our scan at 4pm, what a long time to wait. I was a bit nervous as I was so convinced that it is a girl that I was worried I would be shocked if it was a boy. Not that ever minded either way it is just that I have been certain from the beginning that it was a girl. Baby took ages to show us and at first Dr thought it was a girl. But eventually he showed and then kept showing.

I was also worried about the low placenta from the bleeding scare before and worried that it might be placenta previa ( the placenta totally covering the cervix) and then I would not be able to have a normal birth as cesearan is always needed in these cases. But placenta is fine.

The Geek is grinning.

Our first scan

Posted on 01. Sep, 2010 by pinky in Pinky

Many of you know that the T word has been tossed about a bit. I was showing early and looked huge for being just barely pregnant. I finally decided to go for a scan and just put my mind at rest. I knew that chances of 2 were ridiculously small but yet the worry was still there. I threatened to kill the poor Geek if it was two. I joked that I would leave him with 4 kids. When I phoned to make the appointment and found out that a 15min first appointment with the Dr costs R900 I nearly cancelled. WTF! I never went to a Dr with Rachel except at the end just to meet the backup Dr for my homebirth. I saw him once with Caleb as an emergency visit when we thought the placenta was coming detached but that was a weekend call out and still i don’t think as expensive.

I actually have never by choice gone for a scan this early. Well with Rachel I had none, and with Caleb only the one when it was an emergency. Now third time round you would think I would be old hat at this and more relaxed but no I am paranoid. But it is more than that. This time I have someone who is sharing this journey with me and is excited and involved. My ex never showed any interest in my pregnancies, he did not want to feel them move, he did not talk to them and in fact the whole thing was an annoyance to him. But The Geek is attentive and loving and rubs my tummy and has picked out his song he wants to play the baby when it can hear. He knows week by week what is happening. But it is hard for it to be anything but abstract to him. One of the reasons I decided to keep this appointment was that it was a way he could see his baby and feel more connected.

I was so nervous. This was my bump this morning a bit big for almost 12 weeks.

Geek met me at the Dr’s rooms and we got our first peek and confirmation of it being only 1 geekbaby. I liked the Dr he was happy with me seeing the midwife for most of the care. He did not push any test or appointments and was quiet but friendly. I think The Geek found him a bit reserved but I am used to quiet Drs, as this is what my dad is like. He was happy just to see as at 20 weeks for the scan to see the gender and to leave the rest to the midwife.

Here is the fist pics of our pink-geek-baby
I am 11weeks 6 days by my dates but baby is measuring 8 days bigger. How I have no idea, it is not like the geek or I are very big. Maybe it is just tall LOL