Sunday, 7 August 2011

The One About Our News...

This month rather than share an actual story as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday, I'm going to share some news.  I'm sure that many of you have noticed my absence from blogging recently, and vague references to being ill, well there is a reason, which can be better shared with the following photograph:


Yes we are now 14 weeks pregnant and very excited!!!!!  Like many other women I have suffered with morning sickness quite badly,  however with me it's more like all day long nausea :(  Apparently this is what my mum had, although hers passed after the morning, but I'm holding onto the fact the her sickness didn't last the whole pregnancy.  I'm really really hoping I'm not in that 1% that has it all the way through!  (Oh and I'm shattered all the time!  I get in from work and just sit on the sofa, studying, scrapping, housework, aerobics, for now has gone completely out the window!)

It got quite spectacularly bad at the end of June, the day after M's best friends wedding when we were driving home.  I was feeling so bad I couldn't eat anything, and didn't drink as much either.  It got so bad that I didn't eat for 48 hours, and when finally somebody actually listed to us, I was admitted to hospital with severe hospital related dehydration.  Hooked up to a fluid and anti-sickness drip for 24 hours.  What makes me really cross is that I went to the doctors earlier that week, to ask for some help, and the doctor, a man, fobbed me off saying all women get it, and you just have to cope with it!  If he'd actually listened to me when I went in, maybe I wouldn't have been as ill as I was!

Anyway, enough of that.  I've now got anti-sickness tablets, I make sure I really really hydrated, and eat small meals, little and often.  And for the most part it seems to work.  I've gone off a whole bunch of things though, hot drinks in particular, I haven't had a cup of tea in two months!!!  And I can't stand the smell of tuna or garlic, and I'm completely off pizza and lasagne!  I've not really had any strange cravings, but I have been eating a lot of mini-cheddars and ice-lollies!

We had our first scan last Monday, and everything seems to be fine according to the midwife.  Baby is currently the size of a peach, and so too small just yet to see the sex of the baby on the scan.  I'm really hoping to find out at the next scan what it's going to be.  I'm not naturally a very patient person, so that waiting is driving me mad!


So with everything being ok, I told work this week, and then our family and friends.  And do you know what it's such a relief to be able to tell everyone the truth, and why I eat ginger biscuits and crackers constantly at work!  (They thought I was really weird before I'm sure of it!)  We only had one person guess, at the wedding, because I was eating nothing but melon!

My mum is so excited, its her first grandchild, she has been knitting for a while, and has started putting together a patchwork quilt of the hungry caterpillar!  And has bough patchwork patterns for all sorts of other things too, including the buffer protector things for the cot.  Which is fab because we'll be able to choose the material ourselves and no-one else will have anything like it!

So sorry for the lack of story but I was too excited to wait any longer to share our news!

20 comments:

Sandra said...

What wonderful news, congratulations to you both

Sian said...

What an amazingly wonderful "tale" for Storytelling Sunday! I feel very privileged and delighted that you have chosen today to share your news. Many many congratulations x

The best bit of advice my MIL ever gave me was to eat tinned peaches if I couldn't face anything else. That worked the second time round after I ended up in hospital on a drip the first time!

i am so looking forward to many many more stories over the next few months. The adventure begins here..

Wanda said...

Congratulations on this wonderful news. I do hope the nausea goes away soon so you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. And just think of all the new stories you will have to tell!

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Oh Gem what fantastic news, so very pleased for you both. Huge congratulations, hope you start to feel well again soon, now make sure you get plenty of rest young lady xxxxxxxx Sue xxx

Denise said...

I've just found your blog and many congratulations to you - how exciting and what a lovely story for Sunday x

Becky said...

Oh this is fantastic news - I am so pleased for you. Thank you for sharing this today with us :D Keep well xx

JO SOWERBY said...

the lovely technical term for lots of sickness in pregnancy is hyper-emesis gravidarum and personally i would complain about the doc. if in doubt call your midwife from now on cos they are more used to seeing pregnant women every day and have often had children themselves.
congratulations to you and ur other half,
jo xxxx

Jane said...

so pleased for you Gem, will let all your old teamies know, congratulations to you both and do put your mum's things on your blog when she's finished them xx

debs14 said...

How exciting! Congratulations and hope you are feeling better very soon. I found that nibbling on ginger biscuits helped when I was feeling queasy but everyone will have a different remedy for you.
What a brilliant story to share!

dogmatix said...

That is fantastic news :) so pleased for you both. I hope that you feel better soon xx

Jo.C said...

Congratulations Gem - I am so pleased for you both - Great story xx

Mary B said...

that is the best story every so pleased for you.

Ginger said...

I have missed your "the one about..." , but you will have so many to share in the coming weeks, months and years! Big congrats to you both!

Jimjams said...

Brilliant news - sorry there's been sickness (and a half) to start with - it will get better (hope it doesn't take another 5 months though!)

Amy said...

Congratulations! Good luck with the morning/all day sickness it is not fun at all. I found anything with ginger in it to help ... in small doses though :-)

Gail said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations to you both.

Melissa said...

Congratulations - thanks for sharing your wonderful news!

Ifa said...

Congratulations Gem, what amazing news.

Alison said...

What great news Gemma...congrats to you both! Hopefully the sickness won't last for much longer
Alison xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Woo hoo! Many congratulations! I found chewing lemon sweets helped as the citrus smell helped to focus on something. I also had a CD of ghastly music that I had to listen to before I got out of bed which worked on your inner ear. Odd but did reduce the nausea. I've had friends who have spent months in hospital with HG, not nice at all. Take care of yourself! Xx