So, if you can’t guess, this is a picture of a healthy growing baby inside Tany’s womb. You’ve got to admit, it’s kind of cool. For those who can’t tell, and there’s no reason why you should be able to, the head is at the right and the legs are at the left. Launch date is due sometime in early October.
Now the important, technical bit. We have been pregnant before (I say ‘we’, obviously it was Tany that was pregnant but I understand that it’s politically correct for husbands to say ‘we’ in all things related to the baby), the last time ending in a miscarriage at some point towards the end of last year. Miscarriages happen in somewhere between 1/4 and 1/3 of all pregnancies in the UK, so it was by no means a unique event, but during the course of medical check-ups afterwards we discovered that Tany’s womb was a slightly different shape to normal. As a result we carry a 43% chance of miscarriage right through the second trimester (technical phrase for the fist six months of gestation) and a higher than normal chance of a premature birth.
We are OK about this. Although, if you do talk to us about babies you may find that we are not quite as excited as normal expecting parents. We are, it’s just we are trying to keep that excitement in check. In fact, we probably wouldn’t be saying too much about this now if it wasn’t for the fact that Tany’s physique isn’t doing a very good job of keeping this a secret anymore.
So, there you go. The news is now public, we are pregnant.
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