Each pregnancy for me has brought with it some challenges, be it preterm labor or dealing with a tremendous amount of back pain. This one is proving to be no exception. I caught Fifth Disease from my daughter, which apparently most people have had by adulthood, not I. Also it has no real harmful effects for children or adults - unless - of course - they are pregnant! So now I have to have regular ultrasounds to make sure the baby is not becoming anemic which could then cause heart failure. I'm heading into my 16th week - so far all is good, crossing fingers that it stays that way.
I've been so busy with the house that I haven't had time to think about it - which is probably a blessing, seen as I am the worlds worst person for patience and waiting for news. I'm currently waiting for an appointment with a specialist at the local hospital who will then decide how regular the scans need to be, so of course I'm on pins waiting for that phone call. Also it's been 3 weeks since my last scan, so I'm nervous to go in when the call comes - just in case something has now gone wrong. The chances are very small - after the initial threat of miscarriage which I think is 10% has passed - it's now around 5% that have issues. So 1 in 20 - which of course sounds much worse than 5%! I can't really start planning for the baby - preparing the little nursery off our bedroom, buying things I like as I see them, until after the 25th week - which as far as I can tell is when if you've had no problems arise the likelihood is slim to none of any further down the line. But I am knitting. The first cardigan I attempted went very wrong and somehow I knitted the sleeve backwards - don't ask! Now I'm attempting a new pattern. There's nothing like a brand new baby in a hand knit goodie. So I'm focusing on that. And nothing else.