Pregnancy to Fatherhood Part Seven.

Originally written on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 22:02

That afternoon we went to the epu and had a scan, before that though we had a wait of 40 mins but the results of the scan made the long wait worth it. Keighley got on the bed and the midwife explained that it was going to be an intervaginal scan and that their might be some discomfort, which Keighley said she understood. With that the scan began and I could tell that the midwife was looking for a baby in the right place, which she found. The next thing she did was to check the heart beat which we heard and that was when Keighley cried tears of joy, our baby was alive and well and growing correctly. 🙂

Pregnancy to Fatherhood part six

Originally written on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 22:12

One of the things I hadn’t banked on with pregnancy are the problems and stresses involved, which considering the miscarriage we had a year ago you would have thought I would have. One of the main things that started from early on were the pains in Keighleys stomach area. Naturally we were worried but going on Google and talk to our doctor who said they were normal did relax our minds slightly, well it did until the 2nd of August. On the 2nd of August Keighley had stabbing pains in her stomach very similar to pain she had when we had lost the baby a year ago, however we decided to wait and see if she started spotting, even though I was, and I’m sure Keighley was also, reliving the same fears and pain from a year ago when we’d lost the baby. The next day which was Friday the 3rd August Keighley woke me up and said I’m not going into work cause I’m spotting, at that moment I felt a rush of sickness and dread, so that morning I phoned the EPU Early Pregnancy Unit at our local hospital who told us to come in at 2:30 that afternoon for a scan.

Pregnancy to Fatherhood part five

Originally written on Sunday, 26 August 2012 at 22:24

One of the things the doctor in Greece suggested was to put our minds at rest that the baby was growing at the right pace and that there was a heart beat was to pay for a private scan back in the UK which we both were up for. In fact that evening we went on Google to find a private scan company in our local area. We found one that charged £70 for the scan, we booked there and then. The date of the scan rolled round, after our honeymoon was over, and the evening of the scan was one of the most amazing days of our lives especially when we heard the heartbeat for the first time. That evening we went round to my parents to show them the scan pictures and told them they can tell our grandparents.

Pregnancy to Fatherhood part four

Originally written on Sunday, 26 August 2012 at 00:37

Well we finally found out why Keighley was getting the pains in her side and the pink discharge. It turns out she has a water infection and after her seeing our own doctor and speaking to the epu (Early Pregnancy Unit) both coming back with it normal we took a trip to NHS Direct at the hospital at 11:30pm to be told it was a water infection. At least it has been solved and we can now relax that nothing is wrong with the baby.

Pregnancy to Fatherhood part three

Originally written on Friday, 24 August 2012 at 17:41

We told our parents before the wedding but didn’t tell any one else until the wedding day when we told our brothers and sisters. Keighleys elder brother John offered to pay for a private scan on our honeymoon in Greece. Keighley also needed two blood tests to see if her HGC had doubled, which it had. Smiles all round there. The day of the scan rolled round extremely quickly and we went with Keighleys brother and sister in law and the doctors was like entering a really posh hotel. Keighley had the scan and we discovered that she was just over 5 weeks pregnant and that everything was proceeding as normal, we were so relieved since we had a miscarriage last year.

Pregnancy to Fatherhood part two

Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 21:09

I found out I was going to be a dad from my then fiancee around 4 days before our wedding and I must have had every emotion under the sun go through my mind from joy to fear and everything in between. There was also a how did that happen moment, which is rather obvious really. It’s just that although it was not unwelcome it was a bit of a shock. Yes we had been trying but we had had months of nothing so I certainly wasn’t expecting it right on top of one of the most stressful times of our lives.