My birth story: 9th May 2014

Baby day! It’s here! It’s finally arrived and I can’t believe it!

Today was the day my bump turned into my baby – I would get to meet the little new life that has grown inside of me for the past 38 weeks and a day!

And what a bump it was…

38 and 1 dayAs I was having a planned c-section I had to be at the hospital for 8am, so this meant saying goodbye to the boys the night before so that they could stay with Nana and Grandad, who would be taking them to school and looking after them for a few days.

Getting to hospital was a straight forward drive and, for once, we got parked on the hospital car park without driving around hunting for a space for 20 minutes!

I had to go to the delivery suite to be booked in and to start my sliding scale ready for my afternoon operation. The sliding scale is to do with the diabetes – it’s a drip which maintains your blood sugar levels – so one cannula in one hand with a glucose solution, and another in the other hand with insulin.

To be honest, waiting all morning is boring…exciting, but boring! And I knew all the time that the moment for the cannulas was getting closer and closer!  Continue reading

Getting creative with Soreen – Making Chocolate Soreen Flapjack!

As you know, we love getting creative in the kitchen – so when Soreen sent us a box of goodies recently which included a recipe booklet we couldn’t wait to get started!

Soreen boxFlicking through the recipes, we decided to make Chocolate Soreen Flapjack – perfect for the Bank Holiday decorating weekend we had planned to keep energy levels up!

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1 sleep left!

Today I am 38 weeks pregnant.

Tomorrow we will meet our new son or daughter.

It all feels a bit strange!

I’ve been here before, having a planned c-section – knowing the exact date and the rough time I will become a Mummy again…

But it still feels strange.

This time tomorrow I’ll be in hospital hooked up to a sliding scale drip to control my blood sugars before the operation.

My bags are packed, I’ve just bought some magazines (believe it or not, it is VERY boring waiting) and with just a few last jobs to do around the house I’m almost ready!

I’ve even bought food and drink supplies to take with us for the hubbie – at least he will be allowed to eat and drink!!!

But I am mostly waiting…thinking and waiting…

Knowing that tomorrow I will be cuddling my baby – this little wriggler that has kept me busy for nearly 9 months – this awkward little wriggler that is still in the wrong position!

Let’s hope this isn’t a sign of things to come…

Pre-op day!

Today I am 37 weeks and 6 days pregnant…and today is my pre-op ready for Friday!

How am I feeling? Nervous, worried…excited! A big mixture of feelings all bubbling up inside and I’m not quite sure which one is the most dominant!

It’s silly really – I’ve been through the op twice before – I know what to expect…and I think that may be the problem. I know…

Not that it’s really awful, I’ve done it twice…and at the end I get to meet my beautiful new baby…I get to see if I’ve a new son or daughter…

It’s just that I know the process. I know how it works. I know about the cannulas in my hands. I know about the injection in my back. I know about not being able to move afterwards…

But today I see the midwife for a final antenatal check. I have bloods taken. They check baby’s position. We chat… and then I sign the consent. The consent for the op. The consent to have my baby…

Only 2 sleeps left…2 sleeps until baby day x