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Posi-Parasite Baby,Chocolate and an Alien Philosophy.

I’ve heard the term “Parasite” used before and always thought that was a kind of derogatory term for a  baby,  but really that’s exactly what the reality is.

An unexpected lifeform is taking over my wifes body,  starting with her boobs and working it’s way down.

Oh and by the way… they continue to amaze?? They just look tiring and they are like lifting small bags of concrete.

We are at 10 WEEKS and in 2 more weeks I get the DVD of the now grape sized parasite in full HD motion. Yippee!

Unlike Alien which wasn’t released in HD the exit is not predicted to be through the chest

For the last two weeks I’ve been in hospital,  so blogging or oggling at the boobies hasn’t really been possible. My appologies,  I intend to do a bit of both to kind of catchup.

So back to week nine…..

It’s nice to be home my three dogs are curled up on their beds and the wood heater is cranking along as it’s the middle of winter here.

Food is now more confusing than ever, it has become the enemy? Anything which isn’t cooked just aren’t appealing, so dinners have been mostly  roast veggies and chicken, with chocolate milk and chocolate on the side.

I think this baby must like chocolate a lot!

With both our mothers knowing, I’d have to say we are counting the days before we are at the safe mark, 12 weeks. This is generally identified as the time when it’s safe to tell the rest of the family

For once I am wrestling with a very alien philosophy, and going against my instincts by wanting to share good news. The difficulty is when it’s  recognised as safe to do so.

Having given exactlly the same advice to my brother in law less than several months ago,  I understand fully why people do share this news,  before this timframe,  however I understand it’s quite fraught with disappointment.

All that to one side.

Everything for us is going swimmingly and we are planning to inform both our families in just under 3 weeks time,  after the 12 week scan.

So I am up for idea’s on how to break the news?

How would you?

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Heartbeats that changed my life

After 10 years being together and 8 years of seriously trying to conceive,  a couple of  years ago we tried to get some assistance from specialist fertility Clinic. We had no success but did a series of things.

All sorts of testing up to and including several rounds of IUI.

We were just getting mentally and monetarily worked up for IVF

The last procedure may have  contributed to our current natural pregnancy. My partner had a thing call a hycosy, now I have no training in anything medical but basically this flushes the tubes out and kind of tests the plumbing.

Now we’ve conceived naturally we hadn’t considered recontacting them until yesterday. My partner had discussed this with workmates who suggested we contact them and see what followup they conduct with “assisted” pregnancies.

Turns out they do alot more than just wait around and see how everythings gone at 12 weeks. They do blood tests weekly and ongoing scans to make sure hormones and development are all going well.

The wife made a phone call yesterday and today we had our very first ultrascan today.

I have to say this lived up to the hype!

I was expecting to see a digitized still shot of  a prawnesk fetus or baby.  I certainly didn’t expect to see anything in detail.

Instead what I saw was an incredibly high quality movie of  a tiny small baby. To be precise about 1.17cm.

I was shocked by the clarity. I could see finger buds and toes.

But mostly I was taken back at the strength of the heart pumping.

!  WOW !

There haven’t been many points in my life where i have struggled to describe something but this is definately one of them.

It seemed to me the heart was pumping very hard and really fast.

All was normal and the Dr did a series of checks to confirm sizes of things.

The drive home was the most defensive drive I’ve ever done in my life.

During that drive I had time to contemplate.

I had presumed coming off anti-depressants drugs had been the sole reason for my wife becoming pregnant. The doctor was adament that this would not have caused this. He said in that amount of time we were talking about one strayshot would have splipped through.

He said that after a hycosy a pregnancy is not uncommon.

On the defensive drive home we dropped in and showed my mother the picture of the baby.  The picture we have does absolutely no justice to what we saw otherwise I’d post it up.

I have been informed at 12 weeks we do another scan at which we get a DVD so I’ll post that if I can work out how to convert it.

Ladies and Gentlemen I am not completely happy with this post I feel quite uneasy about it. It’s not as funny as my usual posts. Today was quite unusual and I am a little staggered by the way it has made me feel. It has made me reflect quite deeply and I think it has profoundly changed my life.

This is why.

The baby exists

I’ve seen it

It’s tangible

I know it is mine

It’s only a matter of time now until

I am a Dad.

I am asking for opinions here.

Has anyone had success conception wise whilst on anti-depressants?

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BP Trading Ban and Accountability

Accountability, it’s a strong word to use, but it’s precisely what needs to occur and be displayed by BP and the US Government.

BP should have a temporary US Trading Ban put in place until this situation is completely resolved. This would allow BP to focus it’s efforts and resources entirely on this situation. It would also bring the severity of this to their boardroom table.

A US Trading Ban brought in by the US Government would penalise the company and ensure public faith in this company maybe able to be restored. This Ban only to be lifted if and when the company can show real accountability and have acted responsibly for the massive destruction this has  caused and continues to cause.

Until such time, the Executive Management from BP Worldwide should be flown in to help lead and participate in on the ground clean up.  This would at least show leadership and a willingness to assist when the worst occurs.  The very best they can do is the very least they can do and this would be at best a token gesture.

BP should no longer be subject to it’s own competancies,  a huge fine be imposed from which an independant competence unit be setup to ensure safe practice.  It’s free trading should be scruitineered for 15 years to ensure competence and safe practice.

BP should no matter what the outcome,  have to rebrand it’s company worldwide. They cannot and should not be allowed to represent themselves as any part of nature.

It’s easy to lead when nothing goes wrong but in times like this what we need is a sense of real Accountability.

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