Tuesday, 5 January 2010

New life in 3D

We've just had our 22 week "anomaly scan". This is where they check for any obvious problems with the baby's organs and limbs, and I'm happy to report that bump passed with flying colours! We are so relieved. The scan was a particularly amazing experience because it was in 3D. This meant that we were able to see our baby's face for the first time, a magical experience we will never forget. Bump was sucking its thumb and smiling!

I've been feeling the baby kick a lot recently too, which is also a pretty amazing experience. My husband has even been able to feel the movement from the outside - I think we're breeding an athlete! This is less of a bonus at night when I'm trying to sleep. Night-time seems to be bump's favourite time! This doesn't augur well for our sleep!

In other news, I've just spoken to my mum in the UK on skype. It's snowing heavily there, and she moved the webcam so that I could see their garden blanketed in the white stuff. A small part of me feels a teensy bit jealous (there's something very romantic about snow, isn't there) but I also feel rather smug sitting here in 25c in a t-shirt, looking at the sun shining down outside our apartment, when she's in -2, in a thick jumper, hugging her portable radiator. There are definitely benefits to living out here!


  1. Pretty magical isn't? Glad all is going smoothly for you and "the bump" :)

  2. Hello, and good luck with everything!

    Just wanted to let you know I've been enjoying your blog and have had you listed as one of the best of of the blogs on myskymom.com for some time now. I wondered if you might be interested in listing me in your blog roll as well. Ask My Sky Mom is a question and answer column with a sense of humor for pilots, student pilots, and the curious. Let me know what you think.

    Danielle Gibeault CFI CFII MEI

  3. I'm so glad to hear all is well with your baby on the way. My hubby and I called our first pregnancy 'bump' too lol. :)

  4. Thank you! We're both tremendously excited.

    Danielle, your blog is added! x




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