Life with Leska

Welcome to my Life with Leska Blog.

I have started this blog with the intention of helping other moms who have been through some tough and scary experiences. It is always easier talking to like-minded people, people you know will understand what you are going through.


About The Blog

Who am I?

I am wife, I am a mom, and I am also a high school Educator. I teach Biology and I absolutely LOVE the subject. My son was born (early) on the 23 January 2016. I am originally from Port Elizabeth but moved to Stellenbosch to study BSc and I met my husband Darron in my 1st year. We got married 5 years later and decided to stay in Cape Town. So we've made a living here.

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Rainbow Baby loading!

So some of you have seen the good news on my Instagram page, or even Facebook and Whatsapp... We're PREGNANT! and this time I've passed the "scary" part of the pregnancy, the first 12 weeks.

I found out I was pregnant on the 10th February 2020 when my period was late. I remembered the gynaecologist told me that as soon as I found out I was pregnant again, I must come in asap so that he could confirm that the pregnancy was intrauterine, and not in my remaining tube.

I waited a few days and called to make an appointment. My sister was visiting when it was time for my scan and she went with me. When I sat down in the gynaecologist's rooms, he asked his usual "what can I help you with?". I said "I'm pregnant Dr.". You should've seen his face! He was SO shocked! So soon he asked? yeah Dr, Im as shocked as you.

Truth is, I stopped charting my temps, stopped testing ovulation and stopped putting symptoms into my app. I just wasn't going stress about falling pregnant this year. And that is exactly what we needed. My gynaecologist confirmed that the pregnancy was indeed intrauterine and I was to take folic acid supplements and play the waiting game.

Fast forward 2-3 weeks and it was time for another scan. The dangerous scan. The one where you hear the heartbeat. Or not. My heart was sitting in my neck already from the nerves and we brought Isaiah with to this scan and I was praying so so hard. Then there it was. My baby's heart beating super fast and steady. Here is a photo :)

Fast forward 4 weeks. Corona virus, lockdown and all the stresses added. I was not feeling too positive and great about the pregnancy during this time. I was researching missed miscarriages and reading up a whole lot of crap. I know I know. Google is the devil in this time. But I was just so worried. I just needed to hear my baby's heartbeat again. With the NT scan, I had to go alone, because Corona. Gosh it was scary. Walking into the hospital, knowing I might actually contract the virus somewhere there (the hospital is the testing grounds for the virus), but luckily we were far from there. Dr did the NT (nuchal translucency) scan and all was well. He even tried moving baby because this child was sleeping and not moving an inch! Ha! I hope he/she loves to sleep when they out too!

I was sent for blood tests and results came back low risk for all Chromosomal abnormalities. Thank the Lord! Dr said he only wants to see me in 6 weeks time when Im 18 weeks. Gosh that's a long time! But I suppose he is not worried so I shouldn't worry either! Here is a photo of my 12 week scan.

So yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a miracle on our hands. A real life miracle. And we thank God every moment and chance we get.

We'll keep you posted on the other scans, and for those who want to know if its a boy or a girl, we don't really mind what it is, as long as it's a healthy, happy baby!

Love, the Adriaans',

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