Wednesday, February 24, 2016

28 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #2 ♥

This is my last day of being 28 weeks pregnant, I honestly can't believe how quickly the last few weeks are going by. It seems as though the days are all melting into one another and I feel as though I'm rushed off my feet trying to get organised, keep on top of the blog, get the house in order and look after Tyler Lee, who's going through a difficult stage at the moment. Thankfully my energy levels have perked up again and I'm able to get through the days without a nap again.

I got the results of my glucose tolerance test and thankfully I don't have gestational diabetes, but I was quite sure I didn't have it anyway. I've gotten out and about quite a bit this week and have gone on walks with my boys, it's been great to get out and get some fresh air, although I think all this walking has brought on Braxton Hicks contractions too.

I never experienced these in my pregnancy with Tyler Lee but the crampy, pain in my stomach, wanting to throw up feeling reminds me of the start of labour and I don't know what else it could be apart from the Braxton Hicks. At least my body is practising and getting me prepared for the actual labour.

I must admit I'm absolutely terrified about the prospect of labour again. I suffered terribly with a very painful thirty-one hour labour with Tyler Lee, who was in the O.P. position and I didn't think it left a lasting effect on me but I was wrong. I now worry about it before I go to sleep at night and I think the anxiety of it all will just make it so much worse once the time actually comes. I want to stay at home as long as I can this time around before going to hospital because the long stay in hospital last time made me refuse a second blood transfusion, something I greatly needed and I'd rather labour at home this time and be accepting of the after care, if I need it, instead.

This week...

Baby is the size of a - tropical coconut, according to my Ovia pregnancy app.

I'm looking forward to - getting the baby's room ready next month, we're just waiting for Jacek to finish his exams and then we can get organised.

My favourite moment was - going to Blarney Castle with my boys. The weather was beautiful and we captured some lovely pictures. It was great to get some fresh air too.

I've been feeling - quite energised this week, makes up for the exhaustion of last week. I've been getting organised and it actually feels great.

I've been buying for baby - I bought two more vintage Peter Rabbit outfits for the baby on Ebay and I also bought a custom car seat from a friend on Instagram, which will hopefully arrive today, I can't wait to see it in person, but I've now put myself on a spending ban and I'll be sticking to it.

I'm missing - a glass of Prosecco or white wine, these sunny evenings are spurring on my lust for a tipple even more.

I'm craving - still no real cravings, baby is so quiet too and doesn't kick much either so I'm looking forward to getting to know their personality more when they arrive because in utero they're giving me no clues to what they like, etc.

I'm loving - getting organised somewhat. I finally went through all of Tyler Lee's old clothes that have been sitting in vacuum bags in my wardrobe for the past two years, sorted what we could keep and washed them all. I also donated the clothes we couldn't use to the clothes bank.
I've been meaning to - I actually haven't been meaning to do anything at the moment, I just still need to get the paint for the baby's room but that will all be done after the second week of March.

I can't wait for - my next hospital appointment on the 29th. It'll be good to get my results on the Von Willebrand disease and my GP wants me to bring up the issue of my gallstones and jaw with the hospital too.


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