Growth scan number 3!

16th April 2014

I am 34 weeks and 6 days pregnant.

I am worrying…

Will it be the same sonographer?

Will I have to make a fuss?

Will we be able to park?

I have a headache…

But I am excited at the same time.

Today we will see our little one for potentially the last time before he or she arrives. Today we will find out if he or she is growing well.

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34 weeks pregnant!

11th April 2014

It’s been a whole week since I finished work as we broke up for the Easter holidays…though I will admit to spending the first week of the Easter break catching up on paperwork and assessments which I am going to take back into school later today for my temporary replacement.

Seeing as I am now at home I can actually go to the Midwife on a Friday morning for a check up – and as the boy’s are off school too they can  come for a sneaky listen!

Not surprisingly my blood pressure has actually gone down – but is still normal! It has been around 130/75… but today its 110/65! I think finally finishing work must have something to do with it!

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My second growth scan and baby day is booked!

26th March 2014

I’m now 31 weeks and 6 days pregnant.

I’ve been looking forward to today. I’ve nearly finished work and I’m so excited about seeing baby again – to see if he/she is still a good size, to see him or her wriggling around!

We get to the hospital but can’t park. The parking is ridiculous – not enough spaces AT ALL and if you happen to get an appointment during the 2-4pm visiting slot you are basically screwed!

It takes us 30 minutes to park the car and we are late… not a good start!

But the worst is to come…

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Seeing the community midwife at 30 weeks!

15th March 2014

I’m 30 weeks and 2 days pregnant.

I won’t lie – today I’m feeling huge.

My knees hurt, I get cramp at night, my bump aches.

I’m still at work… and I’m ready to finish! Teaching a class of 29 reception children is taking it’s toll and I’m tired!

I smile to carry on, but there are tears at night!

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The first growth scan!

26th February 2014

I’ve been a little apprehensive about today. Both the boys were BIG babies due to the diabetes…and my bump isn’t exactly small…so I have been worrying that this baby is going to follow the same pattern and be a big one!

My diabetic control has been really tight in this pregnancy though, so theoretically this baby shouldn’t have grown too big!

Once again I have that waiting feeling – in my head I know that baby is ok, but there is always that niggling doubt that they are going to do the scan and find something!

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