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…
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
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.
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!
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…