Arms above the head, almost waving

Dating scan at 13 weeks

The conversation took place with all three of us, bizarrely, standing up. Nuchal measurements looking good so far. In a woman who has had repeat c-sections, there is a greater chance that the placenta is positioned lower down, which makes a vaginal delivery impossible.

Almost immediately our conversation turned to the birth. Bloods taken with no issues. And then our consultant breezed back in and introduced herself with a smile and the three of us stood and spoke about this pregnancy. Results to be sent in days if, indeed, there are results to send. There are risks involved if I go for a trial of labour.

If all is

If all is well, I shall not hear my results at all. And then the chat with the consultant. You can read all my updates week by week here.

Arms above the head, almost waving.

Intestines are starting to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen and vocal cords are forming. Having had three sections, the last one being an elective, it was- quite rightly, I suppose- assumed that baby number four would be an elective too. It felt different to the booking in appointment. The heart hammering in the chest and the legs flailing.

And then the chat with

One good, strong heart beat. And the poppy seed, there on the screen. Until then, it has been decided that my previous babies have all been too small for what they would have liked.

If my placenta is in the correct position, I shall be given a green light to go ahead with a trial of labour, should I want to. The moment I have been waiting for but dreading at the same time. Ready for first words and babbles. This week, the poppy seed is the size of a peach. The sickness and nausea is still ever present but its becoming more manageable with lots of early nights and fresh fruit and veg.