38 weeks pregnant
I had written this post while we were on Mahe getting ready to have Freddie! Thought I’d publish this so I can look back on it and have the complete bump update set!! Better late than never right!? Oh, and I rather rubbishly didn’t take a bump selfie, oops! But anyway, here it is!
I’m 38 weeks pregnant!! I’m on Mahe as I write this and the Internet where we are staying is appalling so in all likeliness this won’t actually be published until after I’ve had our little boy bump!!
Weight: 66.6kg (apparently!!)
I had my final midwife appointment this week, near to where we are staying on Mahe. The health clinic was much bigger, newer and generally seemed a lot more organised than my little one on Praslin!
Of course there was a slight problem-what’s a trip to the midwife for me without one!? I had nothin in my notes confirming I was actually having a Caesarian!! The midwife rang my midwife on Praslin, clearly she didn’t give the right info as the midwife then had to call the surgeon directly! He knew (off the top of his head, which I was pretty impressed with!) that I was booked in with him on Tuesday the 11th and that I’d had a previous Caesarian! So, minor panic over!!
The scales said I weighed 66.6kg! The midwife laughed and I was not concerned, different scales after all, and I know there’s no way I’ve lost a kg!!
This week I’ve been up and down quite a lot emotionally! I’m obviously getting really excited now but nerves and anxiety are bubbling close to the surface too!
I’m sure that it’s not helped that we’ve not been sleeping well either. On top of the usual multiple wakings for being a big pregnant mama, being on Mahe, we’ve had Arthur in with us and he’s been in a cot as opposed to his big boy bed he’s now used to. On his best day he woke up at 5:30 but it’s been more like 4:30-5:00 most days. We’ve even had a 2:45am wake up….not cool!!!
We are trying to make this time a bit of a holiday and getting out and about as much as we can, obviously this is wearing me out lots but it’s nice having the time together, we’ve got Mark’s mum here too which is really nice!
I’ve still not got my hospital bag 100% packed!! Everything for the baby is in there which is the most important I guess! I’ve thrown in a couple of maternity tops for myself, and that is it, whoops!!
As I’m writing I’ve got lots of the things for me drying after they were washed this morning so I’m not completely unorganised!!
I do also have some books for Arthur packed in there!
I actually have all my notes from when I had Arthur here with me, I need to take pics of them and I’ll write a comparison post- one day! That will be nice for me to do as I wasn’t blogging when I was pregnant with Arthur and don’t have any written record for myself!!
While I’m in hospital I’m going to do my best to write as much of it all down as possible as it all so quickly becomes a blur!
So, this is officially my last weekly bump update! Looking back, all of a sudden the last 9 months feel like they’ve flown by!
I’ve loved writing these little posts week by week and I know it will be nice to look back on at a later date!!