Another week has flown by, I seriously can't believe that it's already March and I'll be thirty weeks pregnant tomorrow - eek! Just ten weeks before a new little baby enters our lives, I seriously can't believe it. This week has been a hard one for me, I'm feeling quite emotional and feel as though I could cry at any moment. I'm also feeling quite drained as Tyler Lee is having problems sleeping and I'm really concerned about him, he's always been a great sleeper and is now suffering from nightmares and night terrors, meaning he doesn't want to be in his cot and wants to sleep right next to me all the time.
This week I was back up in the hospital for the results of my blood disorder tests. Nothing abnormal came back but my plasma readings were on the lower side of what they should be so the consultant has decided to retest me for Von Willebrand disease. Apparently your body will have higher levels of the Von Willebrand factor and other things present in the blood to protect both you and your baby during pregnancy so I think she's under the assumption that I do have something but the raised levels during pregnancy are affecting the result. I was also told that six months after I give birth I have to go to the main hospital for a repeat test, they're being very thorough with me! I got three more vials of blood taken for the repeat test and I joked to my mother that they're slowly stocking up on blood in case I need another blood transfusion after delivery!
These days I'm feeling like a single mother, Jacek is so busy working and studying for his FE1 exams to become a solicitor so I'm not getting much help or support from him at the moment, which is understandable but I can't help thinking that seven months pregnant really is the wrong time to be feeling like this. He'll be gone next week, missing Mother's Day and my birthday but hopefully when he's back I can get some help with getting things ready for the baby and with preparing Tyler Lee for the new arrival too.
Baby is the size of a - Hawaiian pineapple, according to my Ovia pregnancy app.
I'm looking forward to - getting the house cleaned up, organised and painting the box room after next week. I've decided to move Tyler Lee in there as he's having trouble sleeping at the moment and I think he'd be happier in a lighter, brighter new room.
My favourite moment was - Tyler Lee saying the baby's name when asked what it was. As I said in a previous post, we have a girl and boys name picked but Tyler Lee is now referring to the baby as one of them, it's absolutely adorable.
I've been feeling - tired again, but this is down to Tyler Lee crying in the middle of the night, most of the time while he's still asleep. I really don't know why this has suddenly started but it makes me so sad for him. He's been sleeping in my bed the past few days and keeps asking for cuddles, my poor boy.
I've been buying for baby - I'm on a self-imposed spending ban but Jacek and my mother bought a Quinny buggy at the weekend. It's not new by any means but I do love it and I now have the custom car seat I bought off an Instagram friend on it, it looks great. When I have the money I'll be ordering a custom hood, liner and bumper bar for the actual stroller too.
I'm missing - a full night of interrupted sleep. Between bathroom trips and a restless toddler I feel drained. I should actually be napping whilst Tyler Lee is in pre-school but I wanted to get this post written.
I'm craving - nothing at all, although I wouldn't say no to a cake!
I'm loving - my little boy being so affectionate. He's like my little shadow at the moment and it can be hard-going but I love that we're getting this quality time together before the new arrival comes.
I've been meaning to - I've washed all the baby clothes and have put them away in a box and in my wardrobe, I'm waiting to get a new chest of drawers to store them all but it's great to have them all washed and away so I can relax for a bit.
I can't wait for - my next hospital visit which is in my usual clinic. I should be able to see baby again on March 16th, yay!