Posted in Being pregnant, Second trimester, tagged 20 week scan, 25 weeks pregnant, baby in wrong position, blood test, consultant, Gestational diabetes, heart, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second trimester, test, ultrasound on October 31, 2011 |
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Today I am 25 weeks pregnant exactly – that means only 16 weeks, 3 days to go, maximum!
I am feeling ok. Tired, but nothing to complain about really. I’m ok in the day, mainly, but am shattered by the evening and always falling asleep on the sofa. Hard to tell really how much of that is pregnancy, and how much is working and having two children!
Last week I went for a gestational diabetes test. Despite the two previous pregnancies, this was a first for me. I was told to have it because of family history – although it has never been flagged up before. It was a very simple process, in fact, I was quite looking forward to it as I got to visit the hospital’s relatively posh antenatal day unit, and spend two hours relaxing and reading a book – bit of a treat that! Basically, I had to fast from midnight the night before, go in at 8.30am to have a blood test, drink half a pint of sugary stuff and then relax for two hours before having another blood test. As expected the results came back normal. I don’t know how gestational diabetes works but if I hadn’t had it the past two times I would’ve been surprised to get it now. And it would’ve meant cutting back on the amount of sweets and chocolate I ate… total disaster!
While I was in the unit I had the third attempt at the 20 week scan, where the registrar and consultant tried again to look at this illusive ‘outlet pipe’ in baby’s heart. Can you believe that for the third time there she was, lying on her tummy curled up into the tightest ball you ever saw? The consultant reassured me that he doesn’t suspect any abnormality, but he simply cannot see what he needs to see when she is stubbornly in that position. So it will be attempt number four in four weeks from now!
All I can hope is that this baby is not as stubborn once she is actually born!
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Posted in Being pregnant, First trimester, tagged 11 weeks pregnant, 12 week scan, anxious, baby, birth, birth experience, c-section, consultant, due date, heart, heartbeat, induced, June 2010 baby, nightmare, relief, scan, sonographer, ultrasound on December 2, 2009 |
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Yay! 12 week scan today was all fine… saw little bubs kicking and waving away!
It was all over so quickly, and although we did get a short but clear look at baby, the picture isn’t very clear (nowhere near as clear as Lilly’s 12 week scan).
We saw the legs kicking and we clearly saw a whole hand… and baby seems to have a really round belly! Best thing of all though, was seeing that little heart beating away ten to the dozen!
They also confirmed my dates, which puts my due date one day later than just going from my LMP, which I’m glad about because that’s one extra day before they start trying to mess about persuading me to have an induction or planned section. It could make all the difference!
I must say though that the scan hurt ! the sonographer pressed so hard on my belly! I mean, I know the whole “having a baby” thing gets much more painful eventually !! but still!
Last night I had another nightmare about the birth – I’m hoping this isn’t going to become a big issue as time goes on. When pregnant with Lilly I don’t think I had a single dream about the birth, not a bad one at least, and I was never anxious about it. I just had faith that, if I was determined to do it and didn’t worry about it too much, then it would all happen to plan. But obviously, it didn’t. So I suppose this time around, the birth is now my main focus.
I have my first consultant appointment on December 29 and I need to try and get some reassurance then.
But, that aside, an amazing day and sooooooo great to see this little tyke wiggling away! June the 17th, here we come…
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