I had mentioned in passing I was pregnant.
There are no tests offered here as standard, however due to history we were offered the triple blood test. For some reason we opted to take the test. After they had taken the blood I was thinking what was the point. We didn’t have any tests with Ella and therefore there could have been a 1 in 2 chance or a 1 in 20000. Ah well the bloods had been taken. The results were posted back and it was a 1 in 1900.
I was nervous all through the pregnancy but I honestly think it had very little to do with ds but more what happens if I don’t get to take this baby home? This was my 5th pregnancy. I think this is a fear a lot of mothers to be have.
On the run up to the birth Ella couldn’t quite understand why by tummy was getting bigger. We kept asking is there a baby in there to which she firmly shook her head and put her finger and thumb together to indicate incy wincy spider. So there you have it I was having a spider not a baby. David was rather worried about the shoe bill should a spider appear. Ella really knows how to make you feel good about yourself. Just about a week after I’d given birth I was feeding Hannah early one morning in bed. Ella appeared poked my jelly belly and burst out laughing. Yeah I know I have work to do but please give me a break your sister is only a week old. Thankfully just last week Ella has stopped lifting my top and poking my belly — must been it’s going in the right direction.
Hannah came into the world Friday 18th Novemeber at 2356, her due date.
Given the speed of my labour (1hr 41 mins from first pain until arrival) Ella didn’t even know David had been away through the night.
Ella came to meet her sister on Saturday morning. The first meeting went well. Despite the fact I had a room to myself and the door was closed I still knew Ella was en route. All I could hear from the corridor outside my room was “hello, aren’t you just beautiful” and the response to “are you going to visit mummy?” was arrrggggg.
So far so good in terms of acceptance from Ella of her little sister. Ella will give out lots of kisses but if she has had enough she will let us know by pushing Hannah. If Hannah cries too much Ella will get upset so very quickly I have two girls in tears on my hands. Let me assure there is nothing wrong with either set of lungs.
December has been a very busy month but there is another story.