34 weeks pregnant and pox watch…
Well I’m now 34 weeks pregnant with now only 5 weeks to go before little man makes his appearance whether I’m ready or not! I must admit to having periods of panic now where I think eeek, I’m not ready! I felt much more prepared with NOM than I do with this one, even though it’s no longer an unexpected journey giving birth as I’ve done it all before.
I think my worry now is that the gestational diabetes will have an impact on my birth choices, as does my previous c-section. I’ve already been told that he will be here before 40 weeks and that I can only be induced via the gel so if that doesn’t work, then straight to c-section. My thinking is now whether to just go for a planned c-section. I’m so apprehensive about being induced that I’m seriously considering requesting a planned c-section. I’m wishing little man to come on his own accord as NOM was a spontaneous labour at exactly 39 weeks but if this pregnancy is anything to go by, then he will be stubborn and force me into induction territory. My next appointment at the hospital is in 3 weeks and I will be 37 weeks then so I need to have a serious think in the meantime about my choice of birth before its taken out of my hands…. but would appreciate any experiences with induction after c-section as the information I’ve been given is very limited at the minute!
As a treat to you all, I’ve took my first proper bump pic! After being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I must admit to feeling a little down about my size and peoples comments on how big I am. I already feel awful that my body is failing with regulating my glucose levels causing baby to be big, the last thing I feel like is to see a photograph reminding me of that fact. I am not the most confident of person when not pregnant and hate having my photo taken, so sharing my bump pic on my blog is a big thing for me.
This week has been fairly quiet. We have sorted our room out in readiness for using our Geuther Anika co-sleeping crib (I seriously wish we would have had this with NOM – would have made breast feeding sooooooo much easier!) and I’m trying to begin the task that is preparing my maternity bag but haven’t had the urge to do it yet.
My most exciting thing has had to be snuggles with my gorgeous niece Eleanor! I cannot believe how tiny she is – tiny but gorgeous! And she was so good! not a cry in sight! Here’s hoping little man is like his cousin rather than his sister who never slept until 8 months! lol x
We are also on chicken pox watch. Shingles are going around NOM’s nursery and with her not having had chicken pox yet, I’m fully expecting this to grace our presence. I’d rather her get it now when she’s young anyway but she’s been very out of sorts this week, what with having a random high temp all day Tuesday and being quite unsettled for the rest. I’m thinking it could be the start of it but you never know! I’m just obsessed now with watching for those dreaded blisters. Really hoping that if she gets them, then it will be a mild case (my poor girl!)
Well on to the countdown to week 35….
wonder what my last week at work will bring before Easter…