Just 1 week to go!

I’m now 37 weeks and 1 day pregnant which means in just 1 week (yes, that’s 1 week today!) I will be in hospital and we will finally meet our new little bundle.

And I think bundle is the right word to use…

37 weeksHe or she may be looking VERY innocent in our latest scan photo that was taken on Wednesday at 36 weeks and 6 days…but baby still isn’t behaving.

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The day of the last growth scan…I hope!

Today I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant – and baby day is set to be in just 9 sleeps at 38 weeks and 1 day!

Whilst I am REALLY excited to meet our new little one…the nerves are kicking in! I’ve been there before…had 2 previous sections…so I know the drill…and I think that is part of the problem.

I know there will be cannulas…I know they hurt…and I know I hate them.

I know there will be that feeling of helplessness afterwards…not being able to move by myself…not being able to get up…and I know I hate that feeling.

But I know there will be a baby…our new baby…our new son or daughter…and at the moment that is my driving force!

Today is our last growth scan, arranged due to the ‘rogue’ stomach reading a fortnight ago that made our baby’s growth look skewed on the charts. I really hope baby behaves today and lets the sonographer get the measurements she or he needs. I hope there are no issues…and the stomach measurement last time was just a mis-reading.

I hope…

But I don’t know…

It’s a waiting game…

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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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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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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