Time for Another

the diary of our quest for baby number 2

Bump size Thursday 31 January 2008

Filed under: bump,doppler,heartbeat — timeforanother @ 8:45 pm

Ok, so I found a tape measure today whilst rummaging around looking for a 9v battery. My bump measures an impressive 94cm around – I’ll aim to do this once a week or fortnight and see just how enormous I become in the coming months.

Going back to the 9v battery – I never did find it – it was for our baby heartbeat monitor thingy which my sister bought us last time around. It’s not really for use before 21 wks and to be honest it wasn’t all that clear even then. So the call of Ebay came upon me like a flash and before I knew it, I’d found myself a doppler monitor (more like the ones used by midwives). Not content to wait and bid for a high tech 2nd hand one, I felt the need to get one asap. And with that, I ordered us an Angelsounds doppler for a bargain £19.99 +p&p. Hopefully should be with us in a day or two. The reviews look great and I shouldn’t have too much trouble picking up wrigglers hb at this stage. I’m hoping it will give us some reassurance in between scans, although I’m aware that they shouldn’t be used too often as there are concerns with overheating the baby. Still exciting though 🙂

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3 Responses to “Bump size”

  1. erica Says:

    I am glad that things seem like they are going ok.Take care of yourself.

  2. Steve Hart Says:

    Thank you so much for posting this blog. I am currently serving in Afghansitan and my wife and I have found out she is pregnant with triplets after a cycle of IVF just before I came out here. Her appointment is on Monday, we have spoken on the phone so much but like you we are thinking about taking the least risky option and reducing to the singleton.
    I am crying reading your description of the day at King’s, I am gutted I will not be there for my wife during what appears to a terrbly traumatic procedure. I am so glad your outcome has been positive, you have done a wonderful thing by sharing to allow others to ease their anxiety.

    • timeforanother Says:

      Steve, my heart goes out to you and your wife. It must be doubly difficult with you being so far away. People like you are the reason I felt it necessary to write the blog, it’s so unusual and hardly spoken about. Whatever your decision, I send you both my very best wishes for a positive outcome. My advise would be to take up any offers of counselling – as a couple if possible, but definitely for your wife. It literally kept me going and helped me make some kind of sense of what was going on in my head. We’re now over 4 years on, but the grief still overwhelms me at times. True to our original thoughts, we talk about the twins that we said goodbye to with our remaining children and they absolutely remain a part of our family. I’m glad that my blog has been useful to you. If you would like to talk further after the procedure (if you do that) please get in contact via the blog – I’d be happy to be there if that might be useful to you & your wife.

      All the very best for this difficult time x


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