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So where was I? We'd fallen pregnant and I'd been away for a month in Sydney doing some courses for the Navy. I return home and life is pretty good. I mean, the world is slowly being infected by COVID-19 and lock-down is about to hit the country, but I was happy to just be at home with Kasey and our bundle of joy growing inside her.
I remember Kasey going to her second OB appointment..I missed the first one due to being in Sydney. I was so mad that I was denied the opportunity to support my wife and see my baby. I wasn't allowed to attend as restrictions were in place, but Kasey brought home a little white piece of glossy paper, a photo, which had the smallest outline of a baby.. that was my baby!
The weeks ticked on and Kasey began to feel tired, like really tired! But, I kept saying to her that if all you had to deal with was being tired, I think you're doing well! She hadn't suffered from morning sickness which was something I was dreading and her appetite seemed normal. None of those late night trips to 'Woolies' like you see on TV. Kasey was travelling absolutely amazingly, I was so proud of her.
I think the lock down had happened and we were coming up to 20 weeks. So probably around the 18 week mark I think we met with the OB and did a normal check up. It was the first time I'd get to see my baby on a monitor. It was fantastic! Seeing him moving around, "very active" the OB would say. I asked if that was a good thing and she replied, "Yes, it's a sign the baby is happy."
I was feeling pretty good about how Kasey's pregnancy was going, the baby seemed like he was doing well and Kasey was doing great.
The next scan was the '20-week growth scan' and I was finally allowed to attend the Ultra Sound rooms... This scan changed the course of action for our lives and little 'Bodhi,' forever!