If I’m honest I always think I’m slightly behind my “official date” but this is the best date that the sonographer has confirmed so the baby is officially due end of September. SO here’s the pregnancy update for this week, at 15 weeks, the baby is the size of an avocado, although you wouldn’t think it to look at me. You’d think I was carrying a sackful of avocados.
At our first consultant appointment last week we found out a massive amount of information about Little Z’s birth. His birth was pretty awful and lasted 40 long hours followed by a crash section. We finally found out all the things that contributed to it and I think we were pretty speechless at a few points during it. Having said that its been a huge relief to find out what and why it all happened although I still don’t understand why its not normal process to go through this with the mother after the child is born. Anyway, as a result of everything that happened first time around I will be monitored very closely and given a whole lot of additional scans to monitor growth and progress of the baby. At 36 weeks they’ll also recommend the advised labour. Its very possible some of the same circumstances may repeat themselves meaning I need another section. For now though, I’m not going to think about it. A very calm elective section is very appealing though I have to admit.
Pelvic pain has come knocking very very early this time and its HORRID! Weirdly, it seems to have disappeared again over the last day and I’m really really hoping it doesn’t come back. I will be shaking my midwife next week though for assurances that physio is out there and available.
Cravings have also come knocking with a vengeance. I am pretty much making my way through all the naughty food in the North West and after almost 20 years have fallen back in love with curry flavour Pot Noodles. I am really trying to limit myself and have only had 3 this week. I balanced it out with some very fresh salad tomatoes though so that’s cancelled out. Right? I may also be in love with sardines right now. How amazing are they? I am contemplating having them with ketchup next week. With a tall glass of ice cold Vimto. Yum!
As I slowly and joyfully lose my sanity to food, Little Z is slightly confused with what people are asking him. As per our excellent factual parenting, we have told him we are getting another baby from the shops and it won’t be ready for now. He is looking forward to it and, as per every four year old, is forever occupied with something else more exciting so thankfully isn’t asking every 10 minutes for the status of it. He did get a bit confused last week when a good friend patted my stomach and asked Little Z what was inside. He frowned slightly a bit puzzled and then got bored and went off to play with his hula hoop. Phew!