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The quickening

Sounds like a horror film. Last week, at 22 weeks, I finally recognised that what I was feeling in my belly was the baby moving. You see the movement at this stage described as flutters or a feeling like gas … Continue reading

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21 week scan

I had my first midwife visit at the local clinic last Monday and my “big scan” at 21 weeks at the public hospital today. Humour the 42-year-old me while I clutch at the last vestiges of my youth: when I … Continue reading

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Granny knits #3, #4 and #5

This woman is a machine! Blue with white rectangles and choo-choo train buttons: Blues with choo-choo train button: My favourite: cream bubble wool with lemon trim and yellow pencil buttons, so soft: I’d better learn how to knit a matinee … Continue reading

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Granny knits #2

Because every newborn needs at least two contrasting red and blue matinee coats in his wardrobe. Star buttons this time :-)

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First GP visit

I’ve opted for combined care, which means I don’t need to trek to the public maternity hospital for antenatal visits and instead alternate between my GP and local health care centre. Today was my first GP visit and all was … Continue reading

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Harmony test result

The results of the Harmony blood test came back fine – very low chance (1/10,000) of Down, Edward and Patau syndrome. And midwife H was correct about the gender – it’s a little, long-legged boy! It’s sunny and bright out … Continue reading

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Harmony test – 13 weeks

The €550 I spent on the Harmony test at the private arm of the maternity hospital must rank among the best money I have ever spent on anything in my life. Barring the €33,000-odd I’ve spent getting pregnant in the … Continue reading

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