Two weeks to go until the big day
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 | Admin
See you on the other side!
I am currently sitting sweltering in the heat and look down at the calendar (over a giant belly), in a little over 2 weeks I will be a mother of two!
This pregnancy has had many highs and lows, and has been the opposite to the one I had with Elijah.
It seems like yesterday when my first blog post about deciding to try for another baby went live, and now this is my last one until the baby arrives!
I am glad I have been honest, and can look back and read what was happening and how I was feeling through this pregnancy, the good the bad and the ugly sides. I think it is so easy that once the baby is here to forget what your pregnancy was really like day to day and how it can affect you. It is also such a different ballgame being pregnant with a toddler. I think this is why it seems to have gone by so quickly.
Having a high-risk pregnancy comes with its own journey one that is different from what you read about on the baby websites and in the baby books. However, after our NICU and CHD journey with Elijah and my postpartum complications it has provided some sort of reassurance that the hospital are monitoring me so much. Even though at the time I guess I thought it was a lot of fuss of nothing.
The baby is well, very well in fact and is being predicted to be around a 9lber! The delivery suite is aware of my history and all the preventative measure for the delivery are in place. Yes, I would have liked a natural home birth, but I need to make my birth experience my own no matter what happens. One thing I can take from this pregnancy is how important it is to look after your mental health. I have had wobbles, well if we are being honest more than a few but I recognised them and worked through them and have a more positive mindset.
The last two midwife appointments have gone well, especially now the baby has turned even though it is currently back to back! I was sent for a glucose tolerance test and had my thyroid function retested and all results have come back fine. NOTE- after not being able to eat for 12 hours, having three blood tests during the GTT do not go to Primark before you eat. I nearly flaked out looking at the PJS.
Now, it is just a case of waiting until this one is ready to make an appearance and keeping my fingers crossed all is well with the both of us. It is a very daunting feeling knowing that in just matter of days that there will be a new born joining our family. If the baby is not here in two weeks I do have another appointment with the midwife. Without jinxing it all I think we are ready at home now and Elijah has even been practising with his baby too! I am wondering how we will cope with the sleep deprivation and balancing a nealy three-year-old too but it is something we cannot really prepare for and will just have to figure it out on the way.
One thing I know though, is that no matter what sort of day we are having there is another going through the same thing and the good thing about blogging and social media is learning you are not alone. Someone else is going through the same thing as you and we are all in this together.
For now, though, I will see you on the other side!
Wish me luck!