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This morning we had a fantastic time at the park. One of the best parks in our city turns out to be a 6 minute drive away! Ben had a day off, so it turned into a lovely family morning. 

We’d all had a very rough night, though. I seem to have caught a sickness bug and spent most of the night in the bathroom. The fresh air did me some good, but honestly when we got back I had a 2 hours nap upstairs while Aeryn slept on top of Ben on the sofa. I’ve barely managed to eat a thing and even drinking is a monumental effort. I’ve been lying down most of the day. I’m not sure I’ve ever been more grateful for ben’s bizarre day-off schedule!

We suspect it might be the c.difficile bug. Penicillin can cause it in Aeryn (who has had several bouts of sickness and diarrhea while she’s been on it) and it’s very easily spread. 

I’m going to see how I go and may be phone the midwives if I don’t improve soon, in case the baby needs checking or I need fluids. 

And speaking of the baby, we are 24 weeks pregnant today, according to our scan dates. This means he is counted as viable! If for whatever reason he comes early, there is a chance he could survive and they will do all the can to save him. 

It is such a relief to reach this milestone. Ever since our miscarriage, knowing that I’ve brought my babies far enough they might be able to go it alone if needed is a huge weight off my mind, like I’ve achieved what I set out to do. Obviously I would like him to keep brewing a lot longer, but it’s still given me the reassurance I needed to enjoy being pregnant a little more. Just as soon as I’m well, anyway! 



Jen enjoys reading (endlessly, everything), creative writing, playing RPGs, buying from local markets, drinking coffee, drinking tea, craft projects, baking, gentle parenting, home educating and speaking in third person. She blogs about issues and ideas surrounding education, parenting, feminism, craft and various other interesting tidbits. What a wonderful word, tidbits.

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