The end is nigh! It’s over 4 weeks since my last pregnancy update but the time has continued to absolutely fly by. Is my hospital bag packed? Erm kinda?! *hangs head in shame* I’ve got most things in it and if there was an emergency I could shove the last few bits in – I just haven’t quite sorted them all yet!
This weekend’s task was to get the house ready – we’ve got the pram, the car seat has just arrived, things are washed but we needed a good sort out and clean to make space for the new arrival! I had been mentally nesting all week but my body had other ideas so it was a relief to have Dave to help out!
The heartburn had reached ridiculous levels – to the point that I was actually vomiting acid into my mouth – yes sorry I know that’s a bit graphic but it was really that bad and it was regularly either stopping me from going to sleep or actually waking me up. There is only so much milk to be drunk and yogurt to be eaten. I asked my Dr for a prescription for Ranitidine – its like a miracle cure – from the first tablet I’ve not suffered at all. I’ve even been able to drink orange juice and eat chocolate without so much as a twinge! I can’t tell you how much of a relief that is!
I’ve had a couple of random home visits from the midwife – seems the hospital had requested them which was a bit odd considering I’d only been there the week before and been told I didn’t need to be seen till my pre-op. Anyway the midwife didn’t really know why she’d been sent either so did all the usual checks and everything was fine. We arranged I’d go for an appt in a fortnight, a week later I got another home visit but again neither of us really knew why?! My BP was slightly up but nothing to be worried about. I’ve got one more check up due before the big day now!
I’m constantly absolutely knackered now – sleeping is difficult as I can’t escape the hip pain and lower back ache. I use my heated beads every night and will occasionally “treat” myself to some paracetamol. If I manage a straight 4 hours I’ve done well. I tend to find my SPD is particularly bad when I get out of bed in the morning but eases as I move around. I’ve taken to driving to school in the morning as I just can’t manage the walk (despite the fact its only just over half a mile there and back – shameful) I do walk at home time though as we’ve got more time to take it steady then.
I’m getting lots of Braxtons of an evening and enormous movements – it has been quite uncomfortable at times but I’m also trying to relish every second being as how I know this is absolutely my last pregnancy.
Dave was away in Middlesbrough all last week which obviously meant I was playing the role of single mum – exhausting! I honestly don’t know how people manage on their own full time and have huge respect for them. I had friends on standby just in case Beak decided to make an early exit but everything was fine – I survived the week with baby intact.
So here we are – at the start of half term which I expect could be a long and exhausting week! In less than two weeks Beak will be here and you’ll all know what flavour I’ve been baking all this time!
(I don’t think you can actually see it clearly in the photo but my bump is measuring about 133 cm all the way round – which is considerably less than the 150ish cm of the other two! )