Category Archives: BabyBlog

Radiation and pregnancy

Isn’t life interesting. Yesterday, Hannah told people that she didn’t want a chest x-ray. They said OK, and they’d do a V-Q scan instead which would give the definitive answer. This morning somebody showed up with a wheelchair to take her down for a chest x-ray! They want to do a chest x-ray first and… Read More »


Hannah has spent the night and day in hospital. She has had more poking and monitors and such like in cluding a D-dimer test. She was finally seen by a medic at around 8pm today and he is 90% sure that is isn’t a PE and more likely some kind of musculo-skeletal pain. She’s going… Read More »

Anaemia and P.E. (?)

Well, what a fun few days. We have finally managed to get to see the community midwife in Reading and booked parentcraft classes here. We’ve also done the final bit of the move from Devon and (almost) washed our hands of the house there. A big sigh of relief. However, while we were down in… Read More »

Dropping the ball

Well, we’ve done it again. Weeks without an entry posted. We do have an excuse, though. We’ve moved house (almost). On the 22nd, we moved a big van load of our stuff including a piano and sofa bed from Devon to Reading and unloaded it into 2 rooms. After a lot of shuffling things around,… Read More »

Parentcraft, moving and breaking things

We’ve not been very good about keeping this up to date recently and quite a lot has happened so an update is in order. First off, we’ve entered the third trimester! Suddenly March is looking a lot closer. We’ve now had three of our five sessions at Parent Craft classes which have been quite fun,… Read More »

Nappies and stuff

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about what sort of parents we want to be to our little boy. The first thing I know is that I want to use real nappies rather than disposables. My reasons for this are as follows: * Usual environmental argument – they take 500 years to biodegrade; every disposable… Read More »

20 week scan

It’s a boy! I know that the scan is never 100% accurate for sex determination, but I would say that it was fairly unambiguous. We had a very nice trainee sonographer, followed by a fully qualified one to double check things. The upside being that we had more time staring at our baby. I was… Read More »

18 weeks (already)

Well, we’ve been pretty rubbish about keeping this blog updated. Quite a lot has happened in the last 6 weeks: I’ve got antenatal depression (whoop). It’s fairly common and I was more likely to get it because I’ve suffered with depression in the past. It is rather annoying though – as if things weren’t hard… Read More »

12 week scan

We finally had our 12 week scan yesterday. We duly rolled into the waiting room for our 14.30 appointment and Hannah started drinking some water to make sure her bladder was full (as directed). We waited for over half an hour and nothing had happened, and Hannah’s bladder was very much making itself known. Eventually,… Read More »

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

FYI hyperemesis is no fun! It is basically an extreme form of morning sickness affecting (depending on what you read) about 3/1000 pregnant women. Last week I had to go to hospital because I couldn’t even keep a glass of water down and had lost 6lbs in 5 days. Thankfully things are a lot better… Read More »