19th September 2016
Week seventeen was relatively quiet in comparison to week sixteen. Thank goodness. I was not keen to repeat that nightmare again.
I put myself on bed rest for a few days to make sure I didn’t have a delayed reaction to the anti-D. (I didn’t, hooray!) I also had a lot of assignments due, so I was writing, writing, writing my little heart out. I think it was something crazy like five assignments in eight days. Needless to say, my brain was slightly mushy by day six and I was counting down the moments until I could breathe again.
I did get to venture to Auckland to see a few friends. The first was a friend who had moved into a new house. A house is a house, but it was definitely a step up from his previous flat. Let’s just leave it at that 😉 We went out for coffee at Shaky Isles and I had my standard chai latte. After a few detours (due to my hatred of turning right out of roads) I dropped him off at his house again and I made my way to a #brunchclub event.
We went to The Garden Shed in Mount Eden and it was amazing. I got extra special treatment because I’m pregnant. Who doesn’t love that? I, like my friend, ordered the absolutely huge Shed Burger. I think my eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw the size of the meal. It was a case of my eyes being bigger than my stomach. The burger was stuffed with onion rings, a huge patty, cheese, tomato, pickles, and lettuce, and it came with a side of fries. Needless to say, I didn’t eat the whole thing but I did my very, very best. The girls also got to do a beer tasting, while I got offered a pregnant-friendly mocktail. The best part was seeing the horrified look on the servers face when I said I couldn’t have beer because I was pregnant. That look of sheer panic and shock was brilliant. I wish I could have saved that moment in time.
I had to leave the event early because I was meeting with someone for coffee in Takapuna. We went to a cafe called Honey, which was lovely. We grabbed a coffee and talked for an hour or two before we continued our day. I had more than enough coffee buzzing in my veins, so I jumped in my car and headed back to Kuaotunu for a very long nap
because apparently I can have coffee buzzing in my veins and still need a nap.
I got to go to my anatomy scan! It’s a boy! He’s a boy. I just knew it. Everything looked really good. He has all his arms and legs and bits in the right places. They just had a bit of trouble seeing all the chambers of his heart, so I’m scheduled to go back for another scan in a month. I’m confident that everything is going to be okay, but I’m not complaining about a second look at my little man.
The rest of the week was relatively uneventful. I was still paranoid as all heck, but I decided to try enjoy my time. Obviously, this means I played a lot of The Sims 4. Yes, I still play that game. Ten years later. Part of me is ashamed to admit it, but part of me doesn’t care. I go through phases of playing the game for days on end and then I don’t touch it for months. I can remember being twelve and fighting my sister for the computer so we could play. I believe we ended up creating a schedule or ‘understanding’ that our characters would play a certain amount of days and then we would swap. Thank goodness for being an adult and having my own laptop 😉
Right now, baby and I are good. I haven’t had any bleeding or cramping this week. My back is still fine. I’m not sick. Here’s hoping it stays that way.