I cant believe i am already 35 weeks. These weeks are flying by now and its becoming more and more real that I'm soon going to have another baby!! I have been finding these last few weeks hard, i remember around the 34 week mark with Lilly i felt the same and i had to leave work early as i wasn't feeling great all the time. This last week has been a little eventful in this pregnancy. I had a midwife appointment on Thursday and had more bloods done for my iron which was as horrible as always and she couldn't get blood out of one arm again so had to do my other. I heard the blood going into the tube and it made me feel all faint and horrible. My midwife also noticed a excessive growth spurt on my chart, i was always measuring behind and this week i was measuring a week ahead, she said it could be that he has moved or that i had eaten too much ( i said i had eaten too much) and as i had a growth scan booked with the consultant already for the Tuesday they would look into it then.
As i said in my last update i haven't been feeling movement as much, the beginning of this week i was feeling lots of movement and then on Friday i hadn't felt him move and i started to get a really intense pain in my side, so painful it took my breath away and i couldn't move. I kind of knew it wasn't pregnancy related but my midwife wanted me to go and get checked at hospital just to make sure everything was OK. We spent 3 hours in triage being monitored and looked at by a doctor as they needed to rule out a blood clot in my lung and turns out i just pulled a muscle in my side from coughing so much, i felt pretty stupid haha!
Yesterday i went to my second consultant appointment about my previous c-section and for a growth scan, baby is now weighing 6.2lbs! He is huge and they said he will be around 9 pound at my due date! This scares me because i plan on having a natural birth however if the baby is too big it lowers my chances of it being successful and meaning i will have a emergency c-section again. They want to examine me at 38 weeks to see if my pelvis is big enough to push him out but I'm starting to think i want a c-section again as I'm scared of going through what i went through with Lilly.
I'm also having braxton hicks every day, and a really strong pain in my lower back. I'm struggling to do anything and even the task of walking around Tesco is becoming a challenge. When I'm walking for too long i get pains under my bump and my bump starts to tighten and i feel faint, its no wonder as he is so big! I'm not sleeping well at all, i am so uncomfortable and feel like I'm constantly tossing and turning trying to get comfortable.
I have packed my hospital bag now and will hopefully be filming a video on that this week and we bought a few more clothes for him i may do a haul on.
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