Friday, 25 January 2013

Status: BUN in the OVEN

If you missed my instagram post last night you also would have missed that the husband and I have a 


We succeeded after about six months of trying and couldn't quite believe the (initial) three pregnancy tests that came back positive ... followed by the extra two digital tests that followed over the following week. I guess I had to accept the truth after five tests right? Has anyone else every gone to that extreme?

The last couple of weeks have been a bit nerve-racking to say the least. My twin sister's little girl was diagnosed as a cystic fibrosis carrier not long after she was born so naturally I wanted to have the blood test done to see if I was a carrier. Ridiculously, the blood test costs over $300 and not one cent is claimable. My results came back positive and so we booked the husband in for the same blood test. If both parents are cystic fibrosis carriers, the baby has a one in four chance of actually having CF ... a pretty scary and confronting percentage. There is such little awareness of how common the carrier gene is as well as the rate of children born with CF. I believe it is something like 1 in caucasians are carriers and 1 in every 3000 children are born with the disorder. Some quick googling revealed Cystic Fibrosis is the most common, lethal disease among Caucasian people. Did you know that? I certainly didn't.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon I rang our Toowoomba doctor to find out if the results were back yet. The lovely lady on the phone announced that the husband's test was negative - what a bloody relief! My new GP on the coast rang about 15 minutes later to reveal the results of our 12 week scan - all very low risk ... again, another relief! It was time to announce, finally!!!!!!!!! I had found out at 2 weeks so keeping the news to ourselves was very difficult - in fact, too difficult to keep it from everyone given the boozer I am. People really start to become suspicious at Christmas parties when the previous life of the party claims she is hungover from the night before and is 'not drinking tonight'. 

I don't think our sonographer was a very good photographer. I think this is the best one.



I've been completely healthy and the only real symptom I have experienced is tiredness. I'm one of the lucky ones that's for sure.

Look forward to sharing the next six months ... and beyond with you all!

20 comments:

  1. I know I already said congratulations on instagram, but I am so excited for you and your husband! I'm glad pregnancy has treated you well so far. That's good news about your husband's cystic fibrosis tests, I'm hoping it's nothing to worry about in future. :)

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  2. Congratulations :) What a beautiful post! I wish you all the very best in your pregnancy! <3 xo

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  3. Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!!

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  4. congrats!!! I had an inkling when your first shot of the year was of your belly! very exciting news!!

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  5. Congratulations!!! Such great news that your husband's test was negative.

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  6. Another congratulations!!! I am so excited for you. I did the exact same thing. 3 normal tests than 2 digital ones :-)

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  7. SO happy for you!! Congratulations! Make sure you keep us all updated on your pregnancy! xxx

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  8. Yay! That's brilliant news, so pleased for you both! xxx

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  9. Oh my gosh - Congratulations!!! xo

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!! I already said it on instagram, but I'm so excited for you guys! what great timing too :) xx

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  11. OMG this is amazing news!!!!!!!! Congratulations I'm so happy for you both :) xx

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  12. How exciting for you both!! You must be over the moon!

    I had no idea about cystic fibrosis, so thank you for the information. Even with the large out-of-pocket I'll make sure my husband and I get tested.

    x Jasmine

    PS. Hooray for Queensland! I love finding bloggers from my state :)

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  13. I am so so happy for you, was so excited when I saw the post on instagram! I never knew that about cystic fibrosis, so scary am so glad that it is looking like things are all good for your little bub. Are you going to find out the sex? x

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  14. I'm a bit late to the party, but congratulations!

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  15. congratulations! good to hear that you have been well! can't wait for more updates! x

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  16. Very late reading the news, but congrats!!! x

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