This week we moved past the half way point and celebrated with a brand new scan :D
Since my last post Claire has completely stopped being sick, has started to develop a very respectable bump, and she can now feel the baby moving around a lot. As such, I have begun referring to the baby as "The Wriggler". Yes, it sounds like a Batman villain, but that just makes it even more awesome.
So yeah, the scan. We had the opportunity to find out the sex... did we?
I wonder :)
Anyway, we had the scan and the baby yawned for us and then started opening and closing its mouth quickly like it was chatting away :) It was adorable :D It also had its legs up in the air and was playing with its feet, before picking its nose. Seeing it alive and moving around in there is breathtaking - to think, everything's fully formed and working in there, it's just really really tiny.
Unfortunately there is a tiny complication. Claire has a low-lying placenta, which could cause a serious problem if it doesn't correct itself before the birth, but a serious problem is extremely rare. The likelihood is that if it doesn't correct itself Claire will have to have a C-Section, which in some ways is preferable to a natural birth.
Claire now knows the date she'll be finishing work - December 21st. She's excited, but focused on doing the best job she can right up to the last minute.
We've also moved the small bed out of the little room and into the cellar, wrapped in heavy-duty plastic. So now I can start stripping the wallpaper and get on with turning it into a nursery! That's my plan for next week, as Claire and I are both off work for the week. This weekend we'll be popping down to Suffolk to catch up with friends and family, so we're looking forward to that :)
I think we've almost decided on names now too, though we haven't had an actual conversation about it in a couple of weeks. Something to talk about on the trip down south :)
That's it for now!