Sunday, May 30, 2010

6 weeks!

Our holiday in Italy suffered a bit of change of plans...After the scan last week, the gyno recommended to take it easy for a while. Not because there are reasons of concern, but simply because it took us 3 years to get this far. His opinion is that miscarriages are not caused by travelling of course, but certainly if you are less exposed to bumps on the road Elvis will be less shaken. Just in case.

So our trip to the Island was cancelled. Mike also got a violent stomach bug which forced him to bed for a couple of days last weekend, and we kind of had an excuse.

What do we do then? I don't mind really, being with my family and pampered and fed...but for Mike is a bit different, these are our holidays after all...So we decided to go shopping for the Attic conversion plan. You may get the impression that we can't find anything in Ireland...that's not really true provided that you are willing to spend A LOT of money for an average quality product. We think that we can actually save a good bit by ordering things in Italy and get them shipped over.

So far we have selected a bed frame (I like simple things but of a proper size!!) with memory foam matrasses and the sanitaryware for the bathroom. We will have to have the architect checking dimensions and highths just in case but we love what we saw! We will go looking for sliding doors next week, and a few other bits and pieces.

We are also going to buy a selection of delicacies from my region to bring back to the girl who's looking after Patches, we know she loves Italian cusine and she's doing a great job with him! He's eating loads and is very well, so we couldn't be happier.

And today I'm 6 weeks! I tested again with a Clearblue this morning (not the digital just in case it said the wrong number of weeks!), it's my clinic policy to have you testing until the viability scan, and I'm happy to say it was as strong as it can be. Not much else to report on this front, I feel tired and a bit nauseous and I'm delighted with anything that means Elvis is still with me. I haven't booked the scan yet, I think I'll do it on the 10th of June (7w4d) as I'm internal examiner for a PhD viva on the 9th and I don't want to have to deal with bad news the day before if, God forbid, that is the case.
I will update my old posts with pics once I'm back, I can't do it from here at all but thanks so much for all the messages and love you sent me! I don't know what I would do without you all.

27 comments:

  1. Happy 6 weeks! You're in my thoughts!!!! Enjoy your downtime shopping!

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  2. Its always great to be pampered. And shopping for your home can never be boring! I am glad you are having a good time inspite of change in plans! :)

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  3. Happy 6 weeks! Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks to give you proper congratulations at each step of the process. Hope you're having a wonderful trip!

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  4. So glad to hear that both Elvis and Patches seem to be doing so well. Enjoy the pampering.

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  5. Amazing 6 weeks yeah!!! Relax and enjoy yourself girl, you deserve it! xoxox

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  6. 6 weeks!!!! Yay!! That's some very wonderful news and I think taking it easy, and being pampered (though perhaps not with all the Italian delicacies you might ordinarily like...must be tough:) is a top idea. I am thinking such good thoughts for your scan!

    Memory foam is fab. I've slept on it in nice hotels and I love the stuff. We keep saying that we'll get one too.

    Thinking such good thoughts. Three years or not: you ARE this far. Happy day:)

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  7. Happy 6 weeks!!! I am so happy all looks great, Elvis sounds like a strong baby!! Which region of Italy are you from then? I am also Italian and my parents live near Pavia.

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  8. Yeah for 6 weeks! I am glad to hear you are taking it easy in Italy and shopping can be lots of fun, especially when you are shopping for house stuff (something usually both men and women enjoy). I'm glad you are having a good time and you sound very peaceful, and relaxed. Also glad to hear Patches is thriving with you being gone as well. One less worry for you. Safe trip home!

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  9. Sorry you had to cancel the island trip, but taking it easy and celebrating 6 weeks is a most excellent trade off! Pleased as punch for you, Frannie Fran!
    Love,
    Maddy

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  10. Six weeks already? Wow! Time is flying by! I am secretly glad you didn't go to the island and I think you're safer staying on non-moving ground and being pampered and taking it easy! :)

    We have a memory foam bed...the one thing that I do NOT like about it is that they are very warm to sleep on. I miss being able to slide around the sheets and find a nice cool space. With memory foam, the bed is just WARM - you'll need lighter blankets. OK, another thing (here comes some TMI) is that they're hard to BD on. Someone is always sinking into the bed! LOL! (Sorry, but I had to warn you about this!)

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  11. Yay! Congrats sweety, Ive been thinking about you lots. It seems we are 1 day apart, Im also scanning on the 10th June.

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  12. Glad you had a nice time shopping for stuff for your attic convert.

    Happy 6 weeks! I know all will be well at your scan on the 10th. I just know it.

    xxx

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  13. Sounds like a nice holiday nevertheless! And yay for 6 weeks!

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  14. 6 weeks, congratulations! I'm thrilled at all of the "___ weeks" posts I've seen on my dashboard lately. Hopefully I'll be joining you soon!

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  15. YAY for 6 weeks. We finally got our BFP with IVF! I think we are about 1 1/2 weeks apart!!! I'll be 5 weeks on wednesday!. Our first scan is june 14th. I'm terrified and excited.

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  16. Six weeks! Yay! And yay for nausea and symptoms. I'm SO looking forward to your scan and seeing Baby FranandMike - the little penguin! Happy attic conversion shopping and I hope Mike is feeling better.

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  17. Congrats on 6 weeks! Hope you are keeping well and enjoying your holiday.

    Take care!

    xxoo

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  18. I'd totally be staying put too if the doc advises it :)
    Can't believe we were so close this weekend. We absolutely loved Rome!! A truly amazing city, we'd go back in a heart beat :)

    Happy 6 weeks!!

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  19. Congratulations on 6 weeks!!! Every day, we keep getting closer. And take care of that baby!!! Keep getting pampered - you deserve it!

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  20. Bummer about the trip being cut short, but you don't want to take any chances. You have to give Elvis every fighting chance. It is even better that you are around people who can take such sweet care of you. I'm glad to hear you have having a good time so far. I hope Mike starts to feel better soon. I am also glad to hear Patches is doing so well! That is great news!

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

    *hugs*

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  21. Yay for 6 weeks!

    June 10th is just around the corner...

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  22. God Fran, I've been away so not been checking blog sisters. You're pregnant! That's completely amazing. I'm really rather emotional for you. So many congratulations xxx

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