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The second line
"Alex! Would you come up here please?"
"Mmmm...," I mumble as I slowly wake up.
"Where are you?"
"I'm in the bathroom."
"What have I done," I think to myself. I'm sure I left the sink clean. I thought I had put the toilet seat down before I came to bed last night. I make my way upstairs to the bathroom.
"Have a look at this," she said. "Can you see if there is a second line on it?"
"It looks like it. What is it?"
"It's a pregnancy test. Guess what the second line means!" Cue a hug, as, with that, we found out that Rebecca is with foetus. Needless to say, there has been a bit of excitement in the Lubansky household over the last couple of months since we found out. Having heard so many horror statistics, we decided not to announce it publicly until after the first scan.
We have been eating carefully, and, so far so good, Rebecca hasn't been to bad. A week or so before Bec had the first scan, she read a book where the couple were trying for a kid, thought everything was going well, and at the first scan there was no heartbeat. Suddenly, all the good fortune - the lack of sickness etc. - became a cause for concern. Does it mean something is wrong?
We have now had the first scan, and it was amazing. A little body. A tiny head. We could see the heartbeat. Yay! The foetus has a heart - Bec's not carrying a future politician!
I will try very hard not to turn this site into a running commentary on the foetus' progress, but I will give the odd update when there is something interesting.
Comment from gelfen
congrats to you both.
there must be something in the water. two-thirds of my sisters-in-law are pregnant, and one of the guys on my basketball team and his wife just had a son.
lucky for me my wife already has 60 kids to deal with every day.
Thanks, although I should point out that Bec and I are probably drinking different water to your sisters-in-law and your basketball team-mates.
My favourite procrastinations
The Head Heeb - Jonathan provides a balanced view on various Israeli and (former) colonial states in less developed regions of the world.
The Bladder - a sports satire site. Well worth a look.