Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Me, Oliver and Phoenix in Italy

We arrived today, no particular problems on the flight, we were lucky to have three seats for ourselves which gave Oliver a bit more room to move around.
Almost as soon as I met my parents at the airport they said their OB friend was happy to scan me within the hour. So mam and I went to the clinic and we were relieved to see a much bigger (and moving!) Phoenix which is now measuring only 2 days behind at 10w1d (I'm 10w3d)!! I am really happy and now feel much more positive. No sign of SCH which is nice too. We could see the arms and legs, the brains, the heartbeat (we didn't measure it but he said it looked perfect) and it was incredible how he was moving around. I have to remember to update this post with a pic as soon as I get home.

The weather here is great, quite warn for us coming from Ireland, and really enjoying it. Oliver seems to have settled very quickly, he didn't sleep on the plain so was quite tired but went with nonno to the park and had lots of fun at the playground while we were at the clinic and then had a nap on the way home. He's in bed now and everything is quiet, hopefully we'll have a good night sleep. Missing Mike quite a bit already, I'm sure time will fly though, I am quite busy between meeting with colleagues tomorrow and going to Milan for a talk on thursday. Better get some rest myself!


14 comments:

  1. I am so jealous! I love Italy and can't wait to return! I am glad that everything is good with Phoenix! I hope you have a restful trip!

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  2. Way to go Phoenix! Keep on growing for mama! Glad the trip is off to a good start.

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  3. S happy to read such wonderful news. Have a great time in Italy!

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  4. More great news! How reassuring that scan must have been. And so cool to see Phoenix moving (and brains)!

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  5. Hurray for good news! Have an amazing time with your little ones - eat lots of yummy food!!! XOXO
    Love,
    Maddy

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  6. Wow! Such great news!!! Enjoy your trip and your family time:) good luck on the work stuff!

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  7. arms, legs, moving.... isn't that so amazing after only having seen little gummy-bear-shaped blobs? I know that (my) emotions don't always catch up with the facts instantly. But I think that measuring two days off at this stage is within normal range.
    And I hope hope hope we will be pregnant together for some 20 weeks to come! (I'm pretty sure I can't go to 50 weeks just to keep you company ;-)

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  8. Yay for a good scan!!You (and Phoenix) are moving along quite nicely:)

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  9. Hooray for growing Phoenix! What great reassurance to get the scan. I'm so happy for you, Fran.

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  10. What wonderful news! I love that you get to sneak in for a quick scan with your OB friend. How lovely!

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  11. Oh Fran, I'm so happy. I'm so so so so happy for you with how far Phoenix has come. Such an amazing and for me personally, a very hopeful, story.
    Enjoy Italy!!

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  12. I am excited about the upcoming picture. Enjoy your time with family!!! Italy must be gorgeous at this tim of the year!

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  13. I am so envious. I wish I was as far along in my pregnancy as you. I've decided I really don't like the first trimester where all you can do is hope and pray everything is okay in there because its too early to feel or hear anything with a doppler.

    Glad you had an uneventful flight and made it to Italy safely. Have a wonderful time with your parents!

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