Monday, 27 February 2006

Pregnancy update

We're at 22-23 weeks now! Had our 19 week morphology scan and it's all good. They are growing at the right pace, all limbs and digits accounted for :)

We've bought 2 cots that convert into single beds, so they should last quite a few years. We've got 2 carseats that are convertible also. A Maclaren Twin Stroller, which is a highend stroller. Heaps of clothes, nappies and blankets. We still need bassinettes (probably hire them?), maybe rockers, a bath/change table...and that's about it for the basic necessities. I'm sure there are plenty of other things we'll need, but for the first few months, we're nearly set. Picking most of this stuff up from Your Child's Nursery (YCN) tomorrow with the help of Dylan (he owes me a favour from the time I helped push his broken down car).

I don't feel like I'm going to be a dad. It hasn't hit me. I have no real tangible evidence that it's happening. Obviously I know it is happening, but on some level I am not accepting it. I have no bodily changes like she does. All I am doing is spending money! LOL. I'm sure that when they are born, or soon after, it'll all fall into place, but right now I can't imagine it! This is all normal I'm sure.
I feel scared too, mostly about when they are babies and how we're going to cope looking after them. The first 12 months will be tough. After that, when they can look after themselves somewhat (go to toilet, not cry all the time, basically not FULLY dependent), it'll be better. I'm sure we'll cope and it'll be all over before we even know it, but right now it's pretty scary!

Bunnie: she's been getting a fair bit of aches and pains, so we've been seeing Jenni Doubell, a masseuse in Stirling who specialises in Neuralign. A technique that is very gentle and aims at aligning the body by massaging certain points on the muscles. This seems to be working, after treatment B is no longer in severe pain. As a bonus, Jenni is a nice person that B gets along with, she seems to genuinely be interested in her well being :)

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