Today I am 18+4 and though I am still not feeling any miovement I do have a definite bump – as you can see!
Last Tuesday, a week ago now, I saw the midwife and heard the little squidger’s heartbeat. It was lovely to hear and so reassuring because of her lack of movement.
I asked the midwife if I could be referred to the hospital consultant for at least one appointment. After the premature birth of Esther and William due to my own bowel complications I want some idea of whether it is likely to happen again. The midwife seems to think that this time will be straightforward as there is only one baby and I would have to be extremely unlucky to get a twisted bowel again. But all the same, I would like to be checked over by the hospital and have an opportunity to discuss my birthing options. The midwife suggested that this time I might consider a home birth or going to the local midwife led unit but I think I would like the security of being in the hospital, on the labour ward. Just incase.
I cannot believe that this weekend I will be halfway through this pregnancy. It feels like I have been pregnant for such a long time and I can’t believe I still have such a long way to go. Everyone says that the time will start to fly by, but I am not so certain that it will.
Last week I sorted out all the maternity clothes I have from my twin pregnancy only to discover what I already suspected that they are all far too big to be used again. I have ordered some lovely bits to see me through the festive season from New Look and ASOS Maternity. I cannot wait to start wearing them and enjoy showing off my bump.
There are still a few bits that I need to buy such as underwear but I have no idea what size I am so this will have to wait. I could also do with recommendations for good maternity tights???
And a nice warm pair of slippers!!
I have not been eating very well this pregnancy. I have totally gone off fruit. I think it is to do with the season. With Esther and William I was pregnant through the spring and summer, this time it is autumn and winter, not the time for cold fruits and salads. This pregnancy I am craving stodgy dishes and comfort foods, and drinking an awful lot of Coke!
I am suffering with lower back pain this pregnancy. It is not helped by having to deal with Esther and William all the time. As they are not walking lookin after them involves a lot of lifting and carrying. I also feel stiff and have bump ache when I wake up in the mornings. I have been sent a Theraline Maternity Pillow to review which I am hoping will help with this.
So we are almost half way. On the 20th December we have our NHS anomaly scan. I will be just over 20 weeks. I am hoping with all my heart that everything will be okay with our new little squidger and that we are able to have the sex confirmed.
What will we do if Matilda is a boy?!?
I am seriously considering booking a private 20 week scan. We had one with the twins and it was so detailed and so reassuring. I think I will see what happens with the hospital one and then decide.
Heading towards halfway!!!