This week I had another hospital appointment, in a different clinic from my usual one. It feels strange to be in two clinics at the moment but at least this one was a lot quieter than my usual and I was able to get out of there in forty-five minutes. I had to meet another consultant to discuss the possibility of me having a blood disorder of some type that caused me to lose a lot of blood during Tyler Lee's birth. I had ten vials of blood taken from me on the day to test for Von Willebrand disease, my full blood count and a platelet function testing. I'll be back in the clinic on February 29th for my results and if they have found anything we'll discuss a plan of action from there. The consultant did ask me what I thought was a strange question, she asked if there were any plans in place for me to deliver the baby early. There aren't and hopefully there won't be.
This week I've also been looking into placenta encapsulation and I'm considering it. It's supposed to be great for getting iron levels back up after birth (something I have an issue with), giving lots of energy and for combating baby blues and I'll do anything to not suffer from post-natal depression again. I'd love to hear from anyone who has actually done placenta encapsulation and the benefits it brought them after birth.
Baby is the size of a - napa cabbage, according to my Ovia pregnancy app.
I'm looking forward to - making the box room into a lovely little toddler room for Tyler Lee and getting the house organised. I want to start putting the baby things into what will be the spare room again.
My favourite moment was - spending some quality time with my boys and Tyler Lee saying hello to my bump and telling it that he was it's big brother - so adorable!
I've been feeling - much more positive after a hectic few days. I also have a lot more energy these days too.
I've been buying for baby - I bought another vintage item for the baby on Ebay. I had my eye on another but sadly they only ship to the US, cue my sad face. I also spotted a gorgeous Beatrix Potter themed wooden teething ring on Instagram and I asked the lovely lady who made it if she sells them, she kindly offered to make me one. It's a discontinued fabric and I love that it has Peter Rabbit on the front and the sleeping Flopsy bunny babies on the back. It's so sweet.
I'm missing - an undisturbed nights sleep and a life without silent reflux. My throat is constantly burning from acid, especially in the evening and night time.
I'm craving - blueberry muffins! I finally got my hands on one at the soft play yesterday but it wasn't the best. I think I'll have to resort to making my own.
I'm loving - the fact that Tyler Lee seems to be taking a big interest in the baby these days and seems genuinely excited that we're going to have a new baby in the house soon. I think the fact that we meet up with my friend who has a son Tyler Lee's age and a two month old baby has helped him get used to the idea.
I've been meaning to - I actually haven't been meaning to do anything this week as I finally booked my hair appointment. I'm looking forward to some pampering time as I haven't had my hair done since last June!
I can't wait for - my little boys birthday on February 16th. I'm going to have a three year old... I may shed some tears, he really has grown up so fast.