The past week , we have finally seen some changes.
For the first time we actually saw someone about being pregnant and I have to say I am very pleased that I have a lovely midwife.
Now I am not sure if this is normal but with all the other pregnancies , I was basically seen by a doctor no later than a week or two after I had taken my own home test , but these days you have to do a test for the doctors before even being aloud to see a doctor , then wait for your results then you can then see a midwife and then they say you have to be around 10 weeks no earlier but it took a month before I could get in as she only visits the area once a week and was fully booked.
The problem with me is that I don't actually know how far along I am , and although I think I am only around 11 - 12 weeks now, the bump I am growing seems to show I may be a little further along although I am hoping this is just the signs it is growing healthy and Ii am going to have a large bump as I was not prepared for this whole pregnancy to begin with .
It has been a complete nightmare getting to just see someone and for me all I wanted was a little reassurance and eventually on Tuesday I got to see the Midwife.
I have been gearing myself up for the blood tests that I knew would be done on Tuesday and when I had a call to say the appointment was getting cancelled as they mixed which appointment I was meant to be having (supposedly someone had put me down as already been seen previously and cut it short 45 minutes) .
I kind of screamed down the phone at them in my panic state that in no way was I cancelling that appointment due to the fact I had been gearing myself up for my biggest fear ,,,,,The Needle! and my husband had taken the time of work to ensure I went to give me his support.
The midwife was very understanding about the whole thing and I saw her that very day as arranged.
I was handed so many leaflets and I for one know already that there were many more to come, including my Personal Maternity Records which in over 10 years still have not changed one bit .
Ii am not complaining , I love books, leaflets and all the freebies you get, it is true , every pregnancy is different and you can never have enough information to read .
Some of the leaflets I received were -
There were so many to keep me busy .
As well as the Personal Maternity Records book I had to fill out, I also had more leaflets to fill out too.
So the paperwork was all ready and I had finally had my bloods taken but I still had to return the next day and no scan date had been made.
The midwife rang the hospital we had chosen in our area and arranged for our first scan .
My husband was working on Wednesday, if there was one day that no plans could ever be made it was a Wednesday due to how much work he has (god help me if I end up going into labour on a Wednesday) and so when we were asked to go in then we had to refuse and make it for a later date (I sure did throw daggers with my eyes to my husband who knew I would not be happy to have to wait even longer ) I did however know that my husband needed to work that day and had no way of getting out of it so it was not his fault really .
Booked for a dating scan finally for the 13th April, I went home with a smile on my face and returned the next morning with all my forms and booklets filled in and ready to be passed to the hospital.
I felt pleased that the midwife said so far so good and I was low risk so able to deliver as I wished .
I was a little upset however at the fact I have to use a totally different maternity ward from what I used with all my other babies.
I had all of my little ones in the same hospital , all water births and no worries or troubles in Bishop Auckland but unfortunately it was now closed down and to me it was a disappointment as the treatment I receive there was top quality and with the highest care that could have been given to both me and all my children.
Such a shame that a home from home maternity ward had to be closed and so not only that but me moving to a new area , meant I have to go to a whole new hospital which I am not used to.
I am sure they will take as much care with me and this child as the others did with my other babies .
I have to admit , it felt like a whole weight lifted, a relief to finally see someone regarding the pregnancy after all this time but now I was just nervous for the first Dating scan, all I want to know is if this little surprise bundle is healthy and OK and now have another waiting game for the 13th April.
Of course I will be keeping you updated!