Thursday, 19 June 2008

Back track and update

Previous to the episode with the doctor, back when i first discovered i was pregnant i tried to return to my old doctors practise as i was happier there but had changed when Chris moved in, the logic being we knew we were going to have children and it made sense to us for the whole family to be with the same doctor.

I spoke to the practise manager at my old doctors but they told me i couldnt go back as i now lived out of the area, i explained that the doctor had let me register there before knowing i was out of the area as he had been my doctor since i was young but they still wouldnt hear of it.

So after this episode with my new doctor, my mum who is still with my old doctor has made an appointment to go next week and will discuss it in person with the doctor to see if we can come to some sort of arrangement where Chris and i can both register there.

Their argument was that should i need anyone to come out to me i was out of their area, my response is that the emergency doctors clinic is on my street and i am very close to the hospital so should anything happen i am unlikely to call them out anyway!

I'll keep you posted!

Lynsey pointed out that i havent really blogged much about being pregnant, well am sure that will change in the next few weeks as the only reason i havent is nothing has been happening!

I have had no morning sickness or anything like that, i was very tired at the beginning but on the whole that has passed although i am absolutely knackered today!

However over the past week i have started to be "uncomfortable", at one point having to sit up in bed for half an hour as no matter how i lay i couldnt relax.
The baby has been moving a lot more over the past week but its still at the stage where only i can feel it and its still quite light.

I do realise though that at 20 weeks all these things are going to change over the next few weeks and i will probably have lots to complain about!

I went up to the hospital to meet my midwife after work last night so she could take a blood sample for the Barts test and she listened to baby's heartbeat while we were there.
It doesnt seem to matter how often we hear it, it's still incredibly reassuring and fascinating :0)

On a more day to day basis Chris and i finish work today until next Wednesday giving us 5 glorious days off! We are having a barbeque on Saturday weather allowing to which we have invited neice Claire, her boyfriend Paul, friend Amanda and her boyfriend Paul and our other friend Keith so if the weather is good i can see us all sitting in the garden until the early hours!
Saturday is also coincidentally the 2 year anniversary of when Chris and i met for the first time, if you had told me then in two years i would be married with a baby on the way i'm not sure i would have believed you!

On the Monday we go to see Goldfrapp at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester which was one of my anniversary gifts to Chris.

And then on the Tuesday we have our 2nd scan! Expect a picure!


Melain said...

OMG, I LOVE Goldfrapp! You'll have to let us know how she is in concert. I've always wondered...

Lynsey said...

No morning sickness?? You lucky girl you! It's cool cause both you and my cousin are the same amount pregnant. I hope the doctor takes you back!!! How's the belly button? That would suck.

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sweets said...

you have to register to go to a doctor? i would hate that! here in SA we go to whichever doctor we want... end of story :)

i always loved the movement, i even dreamt of it after i had my babies... enjoy your pregnancy!

random moments said...

Can't wait to see! I enjoy when you talk about your pregnancy - you should blog more about it, if you want that is. :) Its something that will happen in my near future and its nice to read about what to expect and get excited with you!

angel said...

ooh i can't wait for new scan pictures!
enjoy your time off!!!

The Mighty Beluga said...

babies everywhere! enjoy....

hayley-emsley said...

I can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy! So i know what to expect when that is me next year!

Unlucky about the belly button! :(

spice-the-cat said...

Pol, when someone in post apartheid South Africa is telling you that life is better there than it is in Cheshire, I reckon it;s time to jump ship, get the hell out of the UK and give your child a chance to grow up in the kind of world that - truth be told - all kides deserve, but few will ever come remotely close to experiencing.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That seems (to me) to be a lot of red tape just to see the MD you want to see.