So its been a long old time since i have posted a pregnancy update. I really wanted to keep up to date both here on my blog and my youtube but i was so busy over Christmas and then me and Lilly got a horrible viral infection on new years eve and we were both stuck in bed and today is the first day we are both 100% better!
I'm now 34 weeks! I really don't know where the time has gone, it seems to be going really quickly now and i don't feel like I'm ready for him to come yet. There so much i still have to buy and i feel like every day I'm getting more nervous about the actual birth and leaving Lilly. There has been alot happening these last few weeks I'm now seeing my midwife every 2 weeks and have had my appointment with the 'VBAC team' The 'VBAC' team is basically a midwife at the hospital who goes through the pros and cons of both a natural and c-section birth to help me make a decision. I have already made my mind up before i went to see her but it was really nice to go and speak to someone who was really down to earth, supportive and didn't push a decision on me at all. I have decided to try and have a natural birth, mainly because of the recovery afterwards and i feel i would kick myself if i didn't at least try. Admittedly i still feel like i will end up have a c-section and if so I'm preparing myself and I'm OK with it.
I also have a bit of control over how long i go over my due date. I wont be induced and it will be a c-section if i don't go into labor naturally which i was pleased about as i really did not want to be induced again.
I'm also somehow measuring 2 weeks behind, and i have been have a few issues with baby boys movements. He was always very active at certain times in the day and around Christmas his movements really dipped, to the point where i didn't feel him move all day. I went to the midwife and she checked his heart beat and said he had a really strong heart beat and that i needed to feel 10 movements a day or i need to go and be monitored. I hadn't been feeling movements in the day at all and then when it came to the evening and i had tried a cold glass of water, poking him talking to him etc then i would start to think about calling the hospital he always would then move. Thankfully these last few days he has been moving alot more and i have a growth scan next week to make sure everything is ok ( i should have had it last week but i had to cancel because i was so ill)
How far along? 34 weeks!
Pregnancy symptoms: I'm having braxton hicks most mornings and also i feel alot of pressure 'down there' like his head is really trying to push down. I have the lovely pregnancy waddle going and can only be on my feet for so long before i start to get a ache in my abdomen.
Stretch marks: Still no stretch marks which I'm really surprised about but I'm not complaining
Sleep: Sleep has been a bit more of a struggle, i wasn't sleeping at all at night the last two weeks because of being ill and up with Lilly being sick and the last few nights i keep waking up at least 3 times.
Best moment this week: Feeling better and getting Lilly back to full health!
Worst moment of the week: I had a burning pain in my stomach which i think has something to do with the amount of coughing i have been doing, that hasn't been pleasant.
Movement: Movement is starting to pick up again, i can feel his little feet kicking me under my ribs.
Food cravings: I'm not craving anything this week
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Labour signs: Braxton hicks, and the pressure down there is making me a little nervous.
Belly button in or out? Its basically out now...
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or moody most of the time: I feel fine this week, I'm alot happier and feel as though i did before i was pregnant.
Looking forward to: My scan next week for reassurance everything is ok and he is on track.
I'm Also doing youtube updates on my channel HERE I'm going to be doing one week on my blog then the other on my channel.