Expecting in SiberiaSaturday, 28 April 2012
They say you cant time conceiving a baby but you can at least try, right?!
Seen as though my husband and I are only in New Zealand for 4months of the year trying to time was exactly what we wanted to do. I know it's a bit arrogant of me to not want to have a child in a foreign country, especially one where you don't speak the language, people have babies here everyday! But if I had my way I was going to time it so we could be home in the comforts of New Zealand for the birth of our first child. It's especially hard when your husband is away a lot and so it took a lot of research and getting to know myself more to try and get this done. Thankfully I believe what's meant to be will be and after missing my last due period I already had the feeling our timings had worked out. Now to try and find a pregnancy test in a different language. There are some things that are universal and I was thinking surely the two line positive was one of these things ;). So while buying a few groceries I snuck in a pregnancy test as well. The check out lady had already figured out I wasn't from Russia with my terrible way of asking for 3 bags and then I'm sure she looked at me strangely thinking who is this foreign girl in our city thinking she is pregnant. She was probably looking at my wedding ring finger and seeing no ring may also have thought some other thoughts. It's now I should mention that they wear their rings on the other hand in Russia.
So without being able to read the instructions I carried out the test how I thought it should be done and 5minutes later went back to see what was a faint 2nd line. Cool that may mean a positive but let's just do another in the morning, same thing happened. Without wanting to get our hopes up we waited a few more days to do 2more. This time I had found a test with some English ( jackpot) and the 2nd line came up a lot clearer this time.
Next stop sorting an appointment at a baby clinic. This means we are going to have to rely on a Russian friend to help us make the appointment and come as a translator. We ask my boss Natalie who has two children and very good english and she is happy to help, thank goodness. So it seems there are a lot of people visiting the baby clinics and I can't get an appointment till next Friday so in the meantime ill keep hoping that I am pregnant and not making up this tiredness and keep my fingers crossed my first experience in a Russian baby clinic is a good one.
Wish me luck!