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Hip Hip Hooray (25th August 2020)

Hip Hip Hooray (25th August 2020)
 
#WentToTheHospitalTodayForBToHaveHerHipsChecked
#SheHadToHaveAnUltrasound
#WeWereWaitingForAgesAndBWasGettingRestless
#IDidNotWantToFeedHerInCaseWeWereAboutToBeCalledInAndIWouldHaveToScrambleToGetReady
#IWasJustHoldingHerButICouldNotReallySeeHerWithMyMaskOn
#ButEventuallyIThoughtScrewItAsWeHadBeenWaitingFor30Minutes
#SoIFedHerButItWasHardToSeeWhatIWasDoingWithMyMaskOnAndSheKeptPullingItDown
#After5MinutesIThoughtTheyWouldCallUsThroughSoonAndItSeemedLikeSheHadDrankEnoughToTideHerOver
#SheCanDrinkALotIn5MinutesNow
#TheyCalledUsThroughAFewMinutesLaterAndSaidSorryforTheDelayAsTheyOnlyHadOneSonographerWorking
#SheWasMovingBetweenTwoRoomsWhileHerAssistantCleanedTheVacantOneToSpeedThingsUp
#SheSaidTheyUsuallyHaveAtLeastThreeWorking
#BWasSuperChillEvenWithTheUltrasoundGel
#TheSonographerSaidAllSeemedFineButWeGotSentToAnotherDepartment
#ADoctorThereConfirmedAllWasGood
#SheSaidTheyWouldUsuallyDoAnExamThereTooButBecauseOfCovidTheyAreNotAtTheMoment
#AndApparentlyAtTheStartOfLockdownYouWouldGoToTheSonographerAndGetSentHomeAfter
#ThenSomeoneWouldCallTheNextDay
#ButSheSaidItLeftParentsFeelingAnxiousWhichIsFairEnough
#IHaveNotBotheredStressingAboutItAsIThoughtWhatWasThePoint
#SheHasSeemedFineAndAll
#ButSittingWithHerForAnUltrasoundMadeItFeelMoreSerious
#SoIfIHadHadToWaitForADayItMightHaveBeenStressfulIfTheSonographerHadNotSaidHerHipsSeemFine
#ButAllIsGoodAndNowBOnlyHasToWearOneNappyAgain
#IStoleTheTitleFromATextMyDadSentWhenHeHeardTheGoodNews
#YesterdayWeWentToOurFirstRealLifeBabyClass
#ItWasSoNiceToTalkToAndSeeOtherMumsAndBabiesAndGetOutTheFlat
#ItWasWeirdRecognisingPeopleFromZoom
#BHadNotHadADirtyNappyForTwoDaysSoMyMumSaidToEatSomeLettuce
#IAmNotSureIfSheWentBeforeOrAfterIFedHerAfterEatingLettuceButSheHadADirtyNappyAnyways
 

That’s a bit of a blown out background to the left, but never mind. It’s the best I could do on my phone whilst wearing a mask, breastfeeding a baby in one arm and anxiously checking to see if B’s name was going to be called.

#WentToTheHospitalTodayForBToHaveHerHipsChecked

The appointment was a bit later this time, so we had plenty of time to get ready unlike last time.

#SheHadToHaveAnUltrasound

I was going to make some joke to the sonographer like ‘tell me she’s not pregnant’, but then I realised how messed up that sounded…

#WeWereWaitingForAgesAndBWasGettingRestless
#IDidNotWantToFeedHerInCaseWeWereAboutToBeCalledInAndIWouldHaveToScrambleToGetReady
#IWasJustHoldingHerButICouldNotReallySeeHerWithMyMaskOn

I fed her before we left, but she seemed restless like she might want a feed. I really don’t like the feeling of ‘I should probably feed her’ in public whilst not knowing how much time I have…

#ButEventuallyIThoughtScrewItAsWeHadBeenWaitingFor30Minutes
#SoIFedHerButItWasHardToSeeWhatIWasDoingWithMyMaskOnAndSheKeptPullingItDown
#After5MinutesIThoughtTheyWouldCallUsThroughSoonAndItSeemedLikeSheHadDrankEnoughToTideHerOver
#SheCanDrinkALotIn5MinutesNow

…And then you finally decide to feed and you could have just done it already and had lots of time. Yay breastfeeding. Yay parenthood. It’ll be less stressful when I can just give her a snack bar/anything and not have to worry about these situations.

#TheyCalledUsThroughAFewMinutesLaterAndSaidSorryforTheDelayAsTheyOnlyHadOneSonographerWorking
#SheWasMovingBetweenTwoRoomsWhileHerAssistantCleanedTheVacantOneToSpeedThingsUp
#SheSaidTheyUsuallyHaveAtLeastThreeWorking

After sitting down in the waiting area I reread the letter and it said to arrive 15 minutes early for any tests. We were at least 10 minutes early but I went to the department that the letter said first, before getting sent to the radiography department. Obviously by the time they called us our appointment time had long gone, but I knew it wasn’t entirely my fault now.

All the surfaces need to be wiped down because of Covid, so it was smart that they had two rooms set up. I felt bad for her though as it must have been quite intense. I was slow packing up after, but it gave her plenty of time to write her notes up so I felt less bad.

#BWasSuperChillEvenWithTheUltrasoundGel

Super chill. I just had to hold her on her side whilst she looked at one hip, and then do the same on the other side. Her nappy was around her feet and I was worried that she would poo on us. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been the first time it had happened in that room…

#TheSonographerSaidAllSeemedFineButWeGotSentToAnotherDepartment

She did pause a bit longer on the one that the doctor said was a bit clicky, so I was worried but she said they seemed fine.

#ADoctorThereConfirmedAllWasGood

She said she had a look whilst we were walking across and all looked good. I felt relieved. She explained more about it but I don’t really remember what she said and as only one parent was allowed in the hospital I can’t ask Tiago what she said either.

#SheSaidTheyWouldUsuallyDoAnExamThereTooButBecauseOfCovidTheyAreNotAtTheMoment
#AndApparentlyAtTheStartOfLockdownYouWouldGoToTheSonographerAndGetSentHomeAfter
#ThenSomeoneWouldCallTheNextDay
#ButSheSaidItLeftParentsFeelingAnxiousWhichIsFairEnough

Oh yeah, this is some of what she said. It’s so weird hearing how things used to be.

#IHaveNotBotheredStressingAboutItAsIThoughtWhatWasThePoint
#SheHasSeemedFineAndAll
#ButSittingWithHerForAnUltrasoundMadeItFeelMoreSerious
#SoIfIHadHadToWaitForADayItMightHaveBeenStressfulIfTheSonographerHadNotSaidHerHipsSeemFine

To be honest I didn’t really understand what the problem was and because she was so young I knew they would be able to fix it if they needed to. I got a bit nervous the night before, but nothing was noticeably wrong to me.

#ButAllIsGoodAndNowBOnlyHasToWearOneNappyAgain

It’s great being able to easily see if her nappy needs changing again, though the second one was a bit of a barrier that protected her clothes from getting dirty. Oh well.

(She had been having to wear two as the doctor said she had a clicky hip and it apparently helps. She also said that the hospital might tell us to do it. Maybe it helped or maybe it wasn’t necessary?)

#IStoleTheTitleFromATextMyDadSentWhenHeHeardTheGoodNews

Thanks Dad! I don’t think I would have thought of it. He did say hip hop hooray first though 🙂

#YesterdayWeWentToOurFirstRealLifeBabyClass
#ItWasSoNiceToTalkToAndSeeOtherMumsAndBabiesAndGetOutTheFlat
#ItWasWeirdRecognisingPeopleFromZoom

It was interesting to get a glimpse of what B’s early life would be like if there wasn’t Covid, though the class was outside…

I mentioned in my last post about getting a call from the children’s centre to see if we wanted to register for classes that they aren’t sure when they’ll be able to run yet.

#BHadNotHadADirtyNappyForTwoDaysSoMyMumSaidToEatSomeLettuce
#IAmNotSureIfSheWentBeforeOrAfterIFedHerAfterEatingLettuceButSheHadADirtyNappyAnyways

It might have just been a coincidence, but when she goes now I am really missing those double nappies!


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