I'm back again this week with another installment of pregnancy woes, this is my fourth pregnancy and it's certainly been my toughest of them all, keeping positive had been really hard at times but I can almost see the end in sight now. I feel sad that I can't enjoy the experience as it will be my final pregnancy but I know it will be all worthwhile when he is here.
How Far Along Am I ?
I am now 29 weeks pregnant, I am having a c-section so I will be delivered between 38-39 weeks, well that's the plan although this weeks growth scan as shown that he is a little larger than he should be so that may change the delivery plan.
My Baby's Development
My baby can now react to light and sound outside the womb, his skeleton is becoming stronger by the day so he needs a lot more nutrients from me. The fine hair covering his skin is starting to disapear now.
He is still very active, I think I may have had some Braxton Hicks contractions too, sometimes I can feel him pushing on my pelvic bone which is a very strange sensation.
How Am I Sleeping ?
I have slept a bit better this week through sheer exhaustion, I do wake with heartburn a few times in the night or a numb arm or leg but I am managing about 6 hours straight which is a huge improvement.
How's My Health ?
My bloods were spiking a lot last week so my insulin levels have been raised again, It looks like I will have to add in some Insulin overnight too as my fasting results are a little high too, I also had a growth scan which shows that baby is a little larger than he should be so it looks like the high levels are affecting him too. I've also had a couple of Hypo's due to getting my Insulin levels right, they feel awful and leave me exhausted for the rest of the day.
Nothing exciting, I'm just hungry most of the time.
How's My Mood ?
My mood has been up and down this week, I think I'm just fed up at how ill I feel all the time, even walking to the local shop takes it out of me and I still have a sore ankle which doesn't seem to be getting any better. I know this situation is only temporary but some days are harder than others.
Other Bits & Bobs
We have bought a few more bits & bobs for baby this week and we are going out tomorrow to buy some more, next week I'm going to start getting things ready for his arrival. I will take some photo's and show you how far I get.
I saw a different consultant this week who was lovely and seemed quite shocked at how I was treated last time, I hope I see her again but I doubt it as there has been no continuity of care in this pregnancy, I have never seen the same person twice.
I will be back next week with my 30 week update and hopefully a little less moaning !