We’ve been for our 12 weeks scan, typically the point when it really kicks in for many parents/parents-to-be.
Up until now it’s all been a bit weird if I’m honest. It’s basically been Donetta throwing up, being really ill and me floating around washing pots wondering WTF else I should be doing to make all this feel like it’s meant to.
Over the last couple of weeks Donetta has been much better and that’s obviously made the whole thing feel much more exciting. This period between Donetta being back to a coherent level of living and waiting for this scan has felt so strange it’s hard to explain.
As you will have read by now if you’ve been following this LIVE REACTION, in the early stages of this pregnancy it wasn’t daft to consider that when Donetta got so ill, the baby may not survive in those first few weeks. Her keytones were through the roof and was an all round shit show, I’m so happy she’s feeling better. So this period of her feeling ‘normal pregnant’ for want of a better phrase, basically still a little sick now and then but as expected during pregnancy. This along with no official testing as yet, ie: 12 weeks pregnancy scan meant we were still a little anxious to find out that everything was OK and as it should be.
The excitement we should have been feeling leading up to this 12 week scan wasn’t the same as Corben’s. We had it all planned that after the 12 week scan we’d make calls to our closest family and friends and break the news, everyone getting really excited etc. This time we’ve already told close family members much earlier as we had a very worrying stage early on so that excitement wasn’t there, it was more making calls of relief that the scan went well and everything was back on track.
Then we started making plans for our Pregnancy Announcement Video but only the night before the scan. We’d been a little worried to start getting too excited and making big announcement plans just in case that early period of illness had effected the baby.
I’ve just noticed whilst typing all of this exactly why typing all of this is such an amazing idea, it’s helping me so much!
It’s now clear talking this through with you that where I thought we should be feeling ‘excitement’ we were actually feeling ‘anxiety’. Then upon hearing everything was OK and the baby is doing well at 13 weeks and 3 days, again ‘excitement’ was replaced with ‘relief’. That’s what’s happened.
Then, releasing the announcement video and finally being able to tell the world, that’s when this excitement we now have has finally kicked in!
We are now officially excited!
You’ll know by now this Live Reaction series is basically for me to get out exactly what I’m feeling as I’m feeling it so may come across slightly more rambly than other posts. I hope it’s an interesting window into my thoughts though and may even be helpful for others experiencing similar feelings.
The scan went well, we got some photo’s and everything is absolutely fine. The scan was Christmas Eve too and it made this Christmas one to remember for sure. Having the scan at 8:30am was great, there was no waiting around and then we put out the video at dinner time and had so many messages from so many lovely people and the fact it was Christmas Eve too added to all this magic. We went for a huge dinner at Donetta’s mums and had an early Christmas there with her opening a few presents, it was amazing!
So there you have it, excitement and relief all mixed in together at this stage of our pregnancy journey. We will create a more specific blog post and video around the 12 weeks scan and our 1st trimester as a whole, to give you a more in depth look at exactly what happens etc.
Please do keep me in the loop as to whether you’re enjoying this Live Reaction series, as it stands we’ve not released any yet and this will be the 8th I think?! I plan to continue this throughout the entire pregnancy, so let me know if there’s anything specific you want me to talk about.