Friday, November 02, 2007

The secret's out

In the last week, I've told my son, my parents, friends, neighbours, work, so I think it's about time I told the rest of the world.
I'm pregnant. 17 weeks. Baby is due on the 11th April.

My DH is pleased, but we were both a bit taken aback that it happened so quickly. DS is pleased, but more excited about his 7th birthday at the end of this month. And he's worried that the baby will eat his lego and break up his models. But there's plenty of time for him to get excited before April and I'm looking forward to sharing with him what's happening. He's started coming up to me and patting my stomach gently saying 'Hello baby' which is really sweet of him. I rather think the rest of my family is in shock!

So far I've had a lot more symptoms than when I was pregnant last time including the morning sickness, changing food tastes, unsettled stomach, bad skin and particularly the tiredness I was expecting. As long as the sky high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia don't return, I'm not going to worry.

I am disappointed that I don't seem to have a more helpful midwife than I had last time. Is it really too much to ask that a midwife take an interest in me as a person and not just in what's happening to my body? And am I really supposed to know everything and what questions I might want to ask when? I just wouldn't mind a bit of proactive advice at times.

20 comments:

Anita said...

Congrats on your pregnacy. Take good care of yourself. I love your Starflake, but I could not figure out who is the designer, could you disclose that secret.

Barbara said...

Yoohoo!!!! Yay! Congratulations!!! :D BIG happy smiles from me to you!

As for midwives and doctors who seem to see pregnant ladies as walking incubators for the wee ones ... well, they exist the world over. Hope your experience with your midwife improves soon. And good luck with all the symptoms, too!!

Vonna said...

Many Congratulations :)

Sally said...

Congratulations Lesley!

Cheryl said...

That's great news Lesley!! How exciting. Congratulations!!

Carla said...

Congratulations on your pregnacy!!!

Kerry said...

Congratulations!

Paula said...

Congratulations

cathymk said...

Such lovely news, Congratulations!!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Lesley, Boo on the midwife! That's what I thought midwifery was all about!...taking a holistic view in the pregnancy..both mother and child's interest!! It would be good to ask her a)Why she went into midwifery, b)What is her personal feeling about the childbirthing cycle, and c) What does she envision for your mother/midwife personal interaction. What a goof she is at this moment!! It's not your place to make it comfortable between you two..it's her responsibility..somehow she's forgotten who she is. I'm ready to give her a virtual hair tug.
Love and hugs,
Deb

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations, Lesley!!!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your pregnacy. Take care of yourself.

The Silver Thistle said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you :D

Hee! It's exciting news!

Barbeeque4 said...

What super news,Congratulations!!!!!

DaisyGirl said...

Congrats! Maybe you could get a new midwife? I of course chickened out, give me medicine quickly! haha, babies smell so sweet! Make sure you rest!
Donna

Von said...

Yippee! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news! :D

I do hope the situation with your midwife improves. The two that I had were marvelous.

Carol said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! See what I miss out on when I fall behind in reading blogs??!! GASP. I am thrilled for you!!

Monkee Maker said...

Many Congratulations!!

I hope you'll have a very happy and healthy pregnancy.

And you were both shocked it happened so quickly? Maybe your hubby hoped there'd be longer in the "trying" stage ;)

Bliss said...

Congratulations & a big hug. The love in your life is now more than ever about to become the love of your life.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news.