I am feeling better in general. Still get tired sometimes, but hard to get to sleep at night. I am all done with my Diclectin for nausea, and didn't refill the script. I still get moments everyday of feeling nauseous and "gaggy" but mostly after eating or smelling something not so nice. The whole world stinks to me lately. Ya'll smell. I have had some headaches spells but try and manage with water, stretching, warm baths and massage every 3-4 weeks.
We are awaiting our anatomy scan which is coming up on the 6th of March. Not only hopefully we will find out boy or girl, but most importantly we will see everything looks good and measures normal etc. A healthy baby= a happy mommy & daddy!
We have a few pieces for the nursery but just by chance. I think once we know the gender we will register soon so we can gradually add or remove from it as the weeks go by. Maybe sometime in April we will pick a weekend to move the rooms, paint and start assembling furniture in the nursery.
We did opt to do the special testing. You are just asked and have to decide in the moment if you are doing it. Even the day we had the 12 week ultrasound and they did the NT measurement, I was still unsure if I wanted to do the bloodwork to test for downs, trisomy 18 & spina bifida. There is a LOT of controversy around this testing. For one, you can get a false positive, or people think if you got a positive result- you would terminate. To be honest before this all started we both agreed we didn't want to bring a child with severe disabilities into the world. This wasn't for us and our social standing or how we would be deprived of a normal child, it was for the health and well-being of the child. You don't know how sick they will be. That being said, I always felt in my heart if we found out our child had downs syndrome, I wouldn't be able to terminate. I would want to know for the simple things like being educated, prepared in all aspects and just know what to expect with a potentially sick baby. I am well aware there are plenty of wonderful, healthy, functioning people in the world with downs. Our results were all negative and came back clear of those conditions.
For now I am growing, looking forward to the next ultrasound and finally sitting back and enjoying being pregnant. All the tests are done and the worry phase. I don't want to wish the time away and just relish in this moment.
Until next time.