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The calm before the storm…

The calm before the storm…

It was Saturday, my due date (5th May 2012) and I was feeling very poorly, I'd had braxton hicks all day and it got to about 10pm and I started feeling sick, I had a fever, diarrhoea and the braxton hicks felt a lot worse. I managed to get myself to sleep, only to be woken up in the middle of the night with mild contraction feelings: they passed after an hour and I went to sleep again. I woke up Sunday to have absolutely nothing! Bank holiday Monday, we tried 2 of the things that you are advised to do, to spur on labour but they didn't work... Still no baby!Tuesday I had braxton hicks all day and evening, but by this time I wasn't thinking anything of them because I just thought that this baby is never going to come out... Wednesday I had again ...

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The Midwife Appointment: 32 week check

The appointment went well, considering! I went in with the mood of not to be messed with, came out feeling like I hadn't been messed about - so that's a bonus! I firstly spoke to the midwife about my sickness bug, the cramps and tightenings I'd had all weekend. She told me the tightenings were fine and there are lots of bugs about so not to worry. Which is good, she said as long as I managed to keep liquid down, it's fine. My wee sample came up perfect, if I was still poorly from the weekend it would've flagged up, surely? I then proceeded to discuss my absolute disappointment in the lack of support from the physio and the midwives when calling them up about it. She told me she is going to personally write to the physio, explaining I've been trying to arrange an appointment and hopefully ...

27 weeks… The final trimester

27 weeks, wow, I cannot believe the final trimester is here already… It’s gone really quickly and considering we knew right from the start, that’s got to have been quick. 6 months ago was Noahs christening, it was summer, it’s crazy how quickly time flies with bump when you have a tot! I’ve started getting pains in my pelvis again, much the same as when I was carrying Noah. I can’t take side steps, push anything with my foot (like slide the washing basket over etc) it hurts to get up, sit down and roll over in bed. Thank god for my maternity pillow, I wrapped myself around it last night and it felt really comfortable. For the first time in ages! Theraline have a lot to be thanked for 🙂 So what’s in store for my final trimester then? Tiredness, aching, sleepless nights and oh yes don’t forget looking…