Now where did the time go? This final part is flying. The first 12 weeks really dragged however now the weeks are running away and honestly I’m beginning to worry I may run out of time before all is ready and sorted.
The sickness FINALLY eased and then left at 24/25 weeks, it eased up to only a few times a day by 22 weeks then and got better and then left – yes I also celebrated the NO more sickness but didn’t want to push my luck.
I had my GTT at 26 weeks which didn’t go well. I had to fast from 9pm then have my bloods done at the hospital, however when I arrived they were understaffed so instead of my appointment being in the maternity ward I had to upstairs to where they normally take the bloods – not a problem however they hadn’t given me a proper blood test form (I’ve never needed one before when going to maternity for this test), so had to go back down to maternity to have a midwife fill out a proper form for me, then back up for bloods – which meant re-queueing a little again so instead of my appointment being at 9.10am I had the first bloods taken at 10.15am and two foul cups of glucose drink. Of course then comes a 2 hour wait, luckily I had a good book, however after just over an hour I fainted and had the embarrassment of being wheeled through to a room in a wheelchair where I was made to lay down with my feet up. The bloods taken at the correct time but with a cup of sweet tea given to me straight after, and of course a race to the hospital cafe for a sandwich after.
The results came back fine thankfully and my 28 week appointment brought no surprises except I was measuring 27 weeks, whereas at this stage with Emmy I was measuring 30 weeks.
My next appointment is on 28th August where I will have the 1st of 3 growth scans before heading straight in to see the consultant where he hopefully will make a final decision as to whether it’s to be a c-section or a natural birth.
I’m struggling to sleep now, movements are constant and he is awake quite a lot and I’m being kicked loads. He is also transverse however there is loads of time for that to change. I’m also feeling HUGE and have put on 1st 3oz:
14 days to go until our next appointment and scan, then another scan 2 weeks after that and a final one 2 weeks later at 36 weeks.
We have this week started to clear the junk room which will be the nursery – this will take rather a long time as ALL junk, suitcases, Emmy’s old clothes as well as all baby bits have been dumped in this room. It may well be done before baby arrives – I hope so.