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Four years, his lifetime July 30, 2008

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This day, 4 years ago, I found out with the P word on a CBD that D had decided to hang around.  I remember the complete euphoria and confusion I had when the P word came up.  M had no clue what was happening.  I can’t believe it is 4 years already.

I called Dyson today.  She told me that I had an engineer in to look at my DC08 in July.  I assured her that I didn’t, she told me that I did!  I told her that I didn’t have a DC08, I have a DC05 and the pieces that were sent to me are lovely but I can’t use them.  It turns out that someone else with the same surname had the engineer out on the 17th and the parts should have gone to them.  The parts are to be collected by the engineer the next time he is in town.  All sorted.

Nearly a week July 29, 2008

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I have sat down to write something several times over the last week and simply forgotten what I wanted to write.

We have had a busy week, specifically a busy day today. We went to visit with J and her family on their boat. It was a fab day and D had a ball with A.

Oy! I am here now, writing away and I have again forgotten what I want to say.

I am getting bigger. The baby is moving all the time, especially at 3am! I am 2 weeks into the 4 week wait for my next Ob appointment.

Heavens above I am boring! There is some oddness going on though. I got home from work yesterday to a package and a notice to let me know that there were 2 parcels that couldn’t be delivered but I could collect them from the post office. I opened the package yesterday – it was a Dyson vacuum cleaner filter. We collected the 2 parcels today – a purple turbo brush & a Cyclone assembly.  All very odd as I didn’t order them!  It was more than €100 worth of Dyson parts and while I could use the filter and the brush I can’t use the cyclone assembly (it is for a newer model than mine) and ultimately I don’t own them as I didn’t order (or pay) for them.  So I must ring them tomorrow and see what the story is.

There are no words July 23, 2008

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Words cannot begin to express how overwhelmingly delighted I am for you Calli.  It is so very much your turn.  You are one fertile woman for an infertile (2 BFP’s from 2 IVF’s!).

I can feel the baby move above my belly button and on Monday I put my hands on and discovered that I could feel it from the outside too.  I am delighted.

It worked! July 22, 2008

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The baby is awake.  Now that is how powerful the interface is!

I feel a plan coming together July 22, 2008

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I have been thinking for a while about what to do about Christmas cards this year.  This baby is due 4 weeks before Christmas so I don’t see myself in a position to do what I did last year (sit on the couch with 2 free hands and make Christmas cards on my laptop on Dec 1st).  I have been going backwards and forwards about what to do and nothing was ringing my bell.

Well, this morning my bell got rung!  I feel so organised.  I feel one more little bit ready to have this baby.  I will publish the cards closer to Christmas.  I still need to organise one for D to send out but that will be easy enough to sort out.

After commenting the other day how much this baby moves it has decided to be quiet yesterday and today which is freaking.me.out!  So, all is forgiven baby, you can wake up now and stop messing with your Mamma.

I’m not complaining July 20, 2008

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DAMN this baby moves a lot.  I swear it is awake 20+ hours of the day and on the move once it is awake.  I think it has found my stomach and likes to kick it which makes me feel sick 😦

4 years ago July 17, 2008

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It is 4 years today since we brought D home, all 6 cells of him.  Today he, slightly more than 6 cells, is sick.  He has been sick for a week and I feel so bad for him.

It is now 35 hours since I used the doppler.  I am feeling the baby all the time now.  It was asleep for a few hours this afternoon/evening and I was starting to worry a little but it has woken up now.  All is good.

As requested July 17, 2008

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I got 2 other pictures but they are not good enough to put up here.

It’s a… July 16, 2008

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baby!

The scan went perfectly. Everything that was seen is as it should be. 1 complete skull, with appropriately sized ventricles, 1 intact top lip, 1 complete & intact spine, 4 complete & intact limbs with appropriately measuring long bones, 2 hands, 2 feet, 1 heart with 4 chambers & an intact septum, 1 liver, 2 kidneys of equal & appropriate size… all in all one incredibly wriggly baby. Head circ is measuring 22w3d, abd circ is measuring 22w4d so I guess I am having another big baby.

No desire to look for a sex and I would have been surprised if she could because it had it’s ankles crossed & it’s heels at it’s bum.

BP was 120/70, urine was clear and my Ob ROCKS!  M commented that he has a very firm handshake “for a doctor”

On the move July 14, 2008

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I am sitting watching something on E! and the baby started to move.  I looked down (not sure why) and my tshirt moved!!  It happened a few times so I didn’t imagine it.  I am really amazed that it happened at 20w4d because, truth be told, there is plenty of me between the baby and my PJ’s.

This morning I got out the 0 – 3 & 3 – 6 month babygrows & vests, sorted them into boy & gender neutral (with lots of “would I put this on a girl?” – I do not know that I am having a girl) and put them into a vacuum bag together.  I also put away all of D’s 2 – 3 year clothes, a king size quilt, 2 single quilts and all of my non maternity clothes, all into vacuum bags.  The quilts alone were taking up the top of 3 of my wardrobes, they now fit into half of the top of one of the wardrobes.  D’s wardrobe looks SO empty, it is ready for Winter clothes.